2023 Rapala Bass Australian Open (22/23 April)
Rapala headlines the BASS Australian Open in 2023.
A boater only, five fish limit two day bass fest, this year the Open will be held in one of ABT's favourite bass fishing locations - the mighty Clarence River. The 2023 Rapala BASS Australian Open will be run 100% on the ABT Tournament Series App.
Full details on this unique event can be found below.
Entry into the event is now open so click here to download the entry form.
Click here to download the ABT Tournament Series App for iPhone.
Click here to download the ABT Tournament Series App for Android.
Clarence River, NSW (Grafton)
22/23 April 2023
Boater only ($550. inc. GST) - you can swap any ABT entry credits you may have across.
Rules mirror those of the 13 Fishing BASS Pro Series with the following exceptions:
- 100% run on the ABT Tournament Series App.
- Boater only
- Five fish per angler per session
- 1 x 7 hour session per day (2 x session for the tournament)
Cash prizes will be paid out at the event with a 100% payback paid on a 1:5 return (e.g. 100% of entry fee returned in prizes, 25 teams = payouts for 1st-5th place).
PRE FISH BAN:
From 5:35pm (official sunset) Monday Monday 10th April 2023 - Thursday 20th April 2023
Friday 21st April 2023 (from first light)
(boat checkout 5.30am-6:15am)
Corcoran Park Boat Ramp, Grafton
REGISTRATION / BRIEFING:
Friday 21st April 2023
5:00pm at Grafton Firearms and Fishing Tackle
(16/40 Hyde Street,South Grafton NSW South Grafton, NSW, Australia 2460)
Registration from 4pm
No weigh in. This event is being run 100% on the ABT Tournament Series App. Here is the link to the instruction video for the app, which can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store or from Google Play:
The App gives us real, live scoreboards throughout the event and is an important part of marketing this event to spectators, so it’s important to become familiar with it. The week before the Open you will be able to practice with it and make sure it works well on your smartphone.
Glory Photos from the app will be used in the live coverage, so please take them wherever possible.
ABT will allocate camerapersons or observers to many of the boats on the first day of competition, as the tournament progresses, observers will be put on leading boats. Observers are allowed to assist only with App data entry and interview camerawork. They are not able to assist with anything to do with fishing, including netting fish or operating the boat.
To nominate as an observer see the tab at the top of this page.
ABT - 0427 326 464 or email email@example.com
Entry List current as at 19th April 2023
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