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Australian Bass Tournament Presents

2023 Rapala BASS Australian Open | RESULTS & INFO (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. 

VENUE:

Clarence River, NSW (Grafton)


DATES:

22/23 April 2023


ENTRY FEE:

Boater only ($550. inc. GST) - you can swap any ABT entry credits you may have across.


RULES:

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)


PAYOUTS:

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


PRE FISH:

Friday 21st April 2023 (from first light)


SESSION TIMES:

6:30am-1:30pm,
(boat checkout 5.30am-6:15am)


LAUNCH LOCATION:

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 


WEIGH IN:

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.

OBSERVERS

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. 


MORE INFORMATION:

ABT - 0427 326 464 or email admin@bream.com.au 



Entry List current as at 19th April 2023

 

START BOATER 
1 Steve Morgan
2 Nicholas Brunyee
3 Keeghan Painter
4 Bill Latimer
5 Ben Hay
6 Corey Goldie
7 Dane Pryce
8 Paul Mazaroli
9 Mark Shannon
10 Brendan Page
11 Mitchell Cone
12 Jamie McKeown
13 Tim Morgan
14 Mick Horn
15 Matthew Langford
16 Mick Johnson
17 Taigan Heath
18 Chris Greensill
19 Cameron Hall
20 Tony Thorley
21 David Browning
22 Kris Hickson
23 Russell Winters
24 Wayne Robinson
25 Brian Everingham
26 Rick Gough
27 Joseph Urquhart
28 Mark Parriott
29 Phillip Nix
30 Matt Vaccaro
31 Robert Blackeby
32 Braden Schuch
33 Tom Slater
34 Michael Goodwin
35 Gregory Burke
36 Adam Mears
37 Mike Nelson
38 Glen Bailey
39 John Chrisostomos
40 David Nelson
41 Tim Price
42 Mark Lennox
43 Luke Atkinson
44 Beau Eveleigh
45 Tom Deer

Length (mm) Weight (kg)
150 0.050
155 0.056
160 0.062
165 0.069
170 0.076
175 0.083
180 0.091
185 0.100
190 0.109
195 0.118
200 0.128
205 0.139
210 0.150
215 0.162
220 0.175
225 0.188
230 0.202
235 0.216
240 0.232
245 0.248
250 0.265
255 0.282
260 0.300
265 0.320
270 0.339
275 0.360
280 0.382
285 0.405
290 0.428
295 0.452
300 0.478
305 0.504
310 0.531
315 0.560
320 0.589
325 0.619
330 0.651
335 0.683
340 0.717
345 0.752
350 0.787
355 0.824
360 0.863
365 0.902
370 0.943
375 0.985
380 1.028
385 1.072
390 1.118
395 1.165
400 1.214
405 1.264
410 1.315
415 1.368
420 1.422
425 1.478
430 1.535
435 1.593
440 1.653
445 1.715
450 1.778
455 1.843
460 1.910
465 1.978
470 2.048
475 2.119
480 2.192
485 2.267
490 2.344
495 2.422
500 2.502
505 2.584
510 2.668
515 2.754
520 2.842
525 2.931
530 3.023
535 3.116
540 3.212
545 3.309
550 3.408
555 3.510
560 3.613
565 3.719
570 3.827
575 3.937
580 4.049
585 4.163
590 4.280
595 4.398
600 4.519