Rapala headlines the BASS Queensland Open in 2021; an event created to fill the gap of the Rapala BASS Australian Open while COVID border lockdowns remain in place.
A boater only, five fish limit two day bass feast, this year the Open will spread across two lakes in South East Queensland - Somerset Dam and Lake Wivenhoe for what may be the last ABT BASS event in 2021. In a first for ABT BASS Events, the 2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open will be run 100% on the ABT Tournament Series App. Coverage permitting, a LIVE show will run on Sunday the 31st of October 2021 covering the event and following angler's progress across a large part of the session.
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.
Saturday 30th October 2021 - Somerset Dam, QLD
Sunday 31st October 2021 - Wivenhoe Dam, QLD
30th & 31st October 2021
Boater only ($550. inc. GST) - you can swap your BASS Australian Open / BASS Series entry credits 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 8 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 Monday 18th October - Thursday 28th October 2021.
Friday 29th October 2021 (sunrise to 2pm)
(boat checkout 5.30am-6:15am)
Saturday 30th October 2021 - The Spit, Somerset Dam, QLD
Sunday 31st October 2021 - Logans Inlet, Wivenhoe Dam, QLD
REGISTRATION / BRIEFING:
Friday 29th October 2021
5:00pm at Somerset Campgrounds (Below the Dam Wall)
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.
ABT - 0427 326 464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry List current as at 22 October 2021
During the event you will be able to follow LIVE Scorboards and event coverage here.
The official BASS length/weigh table will appear here shortly.