2015 SBS Grand Final Report.

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THE Southern Bream Series (SBS) Grand Final was held at St Georges Basin on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th – the event was proudly run and sponsored by the Basin Lure & Fly Anglers Inc.

Over the two days the event’s top 40 boating teams and top 15 kayak competitors enjoyed warm conditions and clear sunny skies (until the weigh-in on the final day, when the skies opened up and the rains bucketed down combined with thunder and lightning, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of all the competitors). A total pre-fish ban had been in place from midnight Friday October 2nd until the commencement of fishing on Saturday the 11th, allowing all competitors a level playing field and hopefully to see the return of many full bags.

Day 1 results saw team Garmin/Honda Marine in 1st place with a 5/5 bag weighing 3.430kg bag; in 2nd was Team SaltnFresh with a 5/5 bag weighing 3.390kg bag; 3rd was Team Hunts Marine/Hurricane Lures with a 5/5 bag weighing 3.330kg bag; 4th was Team Fish It with a 5/5 bag weighing 3.210kg and 5th was Team Bream Attack with a 5/5 bag weighing 3.170kg.

Day 2 saw the Boating section taken out by Team Hunts Marine/Hurricane Lures with Troy Parsons & Ryan Jamieson scoring a 10/10 bag total of an amazing 7.660kg.
Second went to the Team 13 Fishing with Jay Rook & Brendon McNeil 10/10 bag total of 6.720kg; third went to Team with and taking a 10/10 bag total of 6.540kg.
Fourth went to Team Gamakatsu/Atomic with James Jones & Brad Chin with a 10/10 bag total of 6.240kg; and fifth was Team Mixed Bag with Wayne Sherriff & Geoff Coe with a 10/10 bag total of 6.160kg.

In the Boating section 21 teams achieved their full bag of 10 fish over the two day event and there were a total of 320 fish caught for a combined weight of 178.950kg for the 80 anglers.

The Austackle Big Bream prize was taken out by Ritchie Delaney from Team Free Spool with a solid 1.610kg fish.

The cash payouts for the top 5 were: 1st $8,500, 2nd $3,700, 3rd $1,900, 4th $1,300, 5th $870.

Day 1 for the kayaks had Team Prolure/Sailing Scene – Luke Kay in 1st with 3/3 bag of 1.780kg; 2nd was Team Fishin.com – Andrew Death with a 3/3 bag of 1.680kg; and 3rd was Team Totally Immersed Watersports – Shane Taylor with a 3/3 bag of 1.660kg.

Day 2 saw Team Fishin.com – Andrew Death take out the Kayak section for the second consecutive year with a bag of 6/6 totalling 3.420kg, second went to Team 13 Fishing/Searing Tackle – Simon Morley with a bag of 6/6 for a 3.340kg total and third went to Team Totally Immersed Watersports – Shane Taylor with a 6/6 total of 3.250kg.

In the Kayak section there were a total of 60 fish caught for a combined weight of 30.570kg for 15 anglers.

The Austackle Big Bream prize was taken out by Darrin Haywood from Team Totally Immersed Watersports with a 0.940kg fish.

Cash payouts for the top 3 kayakers were: 1st $2,000 plus a Micro Power Pole, 2nd $1,400 & 3rd $900.

The organisers would like to thank all the competitors and Sponsors, Shimano, Fishing World, Tonic Eyewear, Austackle, Hobie Fishing, Skeeter Boats / Power Pole, Totally Immersed Watersports, iHound, Asakura Lures/Techfish and Attack Fishing Apparel.

Southern Bream Series 2015 stats:

130 Registered Boating Teams with 281 competitors – 1758 bream caught for a total weight of 990.070kg
71Registered Kayak Competitors – 381 bream caught for a total weight of 210.180kg
Total cash & prizes paid out for entire Series = $92,589

Cheers

Ian Phillips (Big E)
Tournament Director