For the first time in our 20+ years, we don’t have a scheduled event on our calendar. And I’m fine with that, because we all need to do our part to slow the spread of this virus. No matter who you are, it’s your civic duty to minimise human contact.

Things are moving quickly – from the team leaving for the St Clair BASS event (where outdoor events were fine) to coming home (border lockdowns happening), we’re glad that BASSers got a fish in, because who knows the next time we’ll be able to get together and share our love for tournament fishing.

We are going to be attempting to stay in touch with y’all over the next few months – whether it’s some interactive live shows or some Membership competitions. It’ll all hinges on what access we have to our broadcast studio and how our movements will be restricted.

It does seem that the faster and harder the restrictions, the quicker the spread is slowed and the more lives are saved.

Please bear with us over these difficult times. Just like a lot of you, ABT has no income in the forseeable future. We will do what we can with what we’ve got.


Obviously with the new travel rules, the next ABT BREAM (Mandurah, WA) is postponed. Anglers with tickets booked will be able to redeem flight credits with their airlines.

Also, the BASS Electric series is postponed until further notice.


On a brighter note, well done to the winners at the Sufix BASS Pro qualifier at St Clair! Matt Langford and Mal Draper working as a team to really get the job done on what started as a tight event. Winner’s a prize cheques will be posted today.


And it seems like a lifetime ago, but the Tassie BREAM Tour was awesome. Around 25 mainland boats joined the locals to make it the most attended Tassie events – EVER. Full coverage on the ABT YouTube page.

If you’ve got plenty of time of your hands and don’t want to me immersed in more virus news, take advantage of the four links here for the free copies of all of the Fishing Monthly titles. It might be the break you need from reality to calm your nerves and re-set.

Tight lines and stay safe,

Steve Morgan
Director, ABT.

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