2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open (30/31 October)
Session 2 - Sunday 31st October, Wivenhoe Dam
3:00pm - We can officially congratulate Stephen Kanowski who is crowned the 2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open!
1:30pm - Anglers are all in and it's time to cross check all the catches and make sure we haven't missed any bass. Things are looking good for Mick Johnson to take home the big cheque.
12noon - The Live Stream didn't quite go to plan...apologies for viewers. A great cross to Carl in the US and we got out on the water with Steve Morgan but weather conditions didn't make it easy for anglers to get involved and our stream at the ramp got cut. Next time!
8:00am - The first catch of the day has been logged from Steve Kanowski doing a little bit of work to close the gap between himself and first placed Mick Johnson.
6:15am - Anglers are all checked out and the second session of the 2021 Rapala BASS Queensland Open is underway. 11/12 boats have observers on them today. We're busy getting ready for the LIVE show which will kick off at 10am (local time).
Session 1 - Saturday 30th October, Somerset Dam
2:00pm - Anglers were all back by 1:30pm and catches have all been cross checked and our day one leader is Mick Johnson with a five bass limit for 8.883kg.
12:00pm - There's 90mins left in the session and we have 10 anglers on the scoreboard. Matthew Langford is still in the lead.
10:30 - Matthew Langford has taken the lead. Steve Kanowski needs to upgrade the smallest few fish in his bag for another 100g to reclaim the top spot. His smallest is currently a 1.118kg (39cm) bass.
9:45am - Back to the fishing! Steve Kanowski is upgrading and has over 8kg for his best five bass so far this morning. Matthew Langford is stepping it up and has a 5 bass limit for 7kg. 9/12 anglers are now on the scoreboard with at least one BASS for the session.
9:30am - The ABT ground crew just spent the last hour with the team from Somerset & Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Association releasing 97,000 bass fingerlings at the event site. Look forward to seeing these caught at tournaments in years to come!
8:00am - Half of the anglers have now logged at least one bass for the session.
7:45am - We are 90mins into the first session and Stephen Kanowski is off to a cracking start. First to send through a bag of bass this morning via the app for nearly 8kg. The rest of the field has some work to do.
6:00am - Check out what went into the awesome welcome kits every angler competing this weekend received at the event briefing. A reel and a stack of lures for everyone.
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Entry List current as at 29 October 2021
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 The Spit Boat Ramp.
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 email@example.com