Bluefin Boats teams up with ePropulsion to headline the 2016 BASS Electric series. The Electric series was originally started to ease the transition into the BASS Pro Series. However, the BASS Electric tournament has developed over time into a fully-fledged stand-alone series, supported by a group of avid electric anglers.
The 2016 series will hit five of the best electric waterways on the East Coast of Australia and will finish with the BASS Electric Convention. The lucky winner of the Convention will walk away with a Bluefin Estuary Pro on a trailer, rigged with an ePropulsion Spirit electric outboard motor. This highly sought after package is worth more than $12,000.
“Bluefin have been a long time supporter of the BASS Electric series and it’s great to have them back again for 2016,” explained ABT’s Simon Goldsmith. “The Estuary Pro is perfect when it comes to fitting out for electric only fishing, full casting decks, a big livewell, matched to an excellent hull make for one heck of a prize.” In 2016, anglers won’t be left without power, as ePropulsion jumps onboard to supply an electric motor that leaves all others envious. The Spirit 1.0 is a new design that is sure to turn heads on the prize boat. A quick-change Lithium-Ion power pack is the most noticeable feature of the unique design. Fishing Monthly Magazine’s Steve Morgan has tested the ePropulsion system over a number of months, and supports the motor’s performance,
“The ePropulsion system is a really unique and innovative design, the ability for anglers to quickly swap out the battery pack with one clip and plug is going to make for an excellent addition to the prize boat.”
With all that to play for, ABT is expecting a great response from the BASS Electric community this year. Electric series stalwarts Charles West and Adrian Wilson are chomping at the bit to get back on the lakes for the 2016 season. With Adrian recently securing the BASS Electric Angler of the Year title and Number 1 ranking, the ever consistent duo are excited to add a convention win to their resumes in 2016.
“The BASS Electric series is really enjoyable for me,” said Charles, adding “the laid back nature of the tournaments puts no pressure on anyone to perform, it’s only your own own goals and expectations that you need to worry about.”
In 2016 anglers can expect more coverage of their successes with in-depth reports and blog coverage on www.abt.org.au that will detail each winning angler’s technique and game-plan. Increased media around the Bluefin Boats/ePropulsion BASS Electric series is sure to be welcomed by the anglers, and more importantly highlights the series as one of the premier tournament trails in the country.
For more information on the Bluefin Boats/ePropulsion BASS Electric series you can go to www.abt.org.au or find each event on the Australian Bass Tournaments Facebook page.
$50 single day event ($20 per angler will be paid back in prize money on a 1:5 ratio), $100 two-day event ($40 per angler will be paid back in prize money on a 1:5 ratio.
Series Calendar & Tournament Directors Details
13 Mar QLD Clarrie Hall Dam BASS Electric #1 | Joseph Urquart | 0439 764 369
17 Apr QLD Isis Balancing Storage BASS Electric #2 | Les Barber | 0428 726 857
7-8 May NSW Toonumbar Dam BASS Electric #3 | Adrian Melchior | 0415 587 900
10 July QLD Hinze Dam BASS Electric #4 | Justin Thompson | 0421 476 392
27-28 Aug QLD Borumba Dam BASS Electric #5 | Steve Noble | 0409 239 065
25 Sep NSW Lake St Clair BASS Electric #6 | Dan Clancy | 0419 690 418
22-23 Oct QLD Maroon Dam BASS Electric Convention | ABT | (07) 3387 0888