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Title: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic 2013
Post by: Sweetwater on February 08, 2013, 09:49:11 AM
2013 Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
September 7 & 8
Captain Logans Camp, Lake Wivenhoe



www.bigfishkayak.com.au (http://www.bigfishkayak.com.au)


Any questions can be posted here
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on March 20, 2013, 12:22:10 PM
Just hold on booking camp sites until this Friday. If you have already booked a site, you need to make a payment or deposit to definitely secure your camp site.
The triathlon have applied for exclusive use of the Logan facility on  the same weekend we have booked.
Issue should be resolved this Friday.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on March 20, 2013, 12:43:47 PM
What is it with SEQWater and trying to get rid of our one weekend competition each year?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: kamarooka_kid on March 21, 2013, 05:52:03 PM
the wivenhoe triathlon web site has the dates as the 24 and 25 august 2013. which means i won't have to change my holidays..
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: fish38 on March 21, 2013, 08:09:41 PM
 Cann't change my holidays either,so hope original date doesn't change
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on March 22, 2013, 04:19:12 PM
Problem is solved. Thanks to SEQWater staff for their efforts. Lyn you are awesome!
. We have the weekend as planned. Feel free to book your camp sites thru the ranger or Wivenhoe info centre.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Binder on April 11, 2013, 09:08:26 PM
Just thought to check if the date was still ok. I see it is, great news!
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on April 11, 2013, 10:39:00 PM
Yep, we're locked and loaded as per booking from last year.   :thumb  :tick

I'm told the Clarrie Hall invitational has been moved to the same weekend. A shame to see a conflicting date as I know a couple few people who regularly attend both............. can't be helped  :-\ 
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on April 12, 2013, 06:34:34 AM
Yep, I got the Invitation for the ABA comp in the mail yesterday.  Not sure why they'd want to do it on the same date.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Binder on April 12, 2013, 05:53:11 PM
could one be brash enough to day because they dont care about anyone else  :o
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussbasstony on April 12, 2013, 06:19:35 PM
could one be brash enough to day because they dont care about anyone else  :o

NO !! sorry Binder you are wrong !!

In my stupidity, the ABA had only 2 weekends to pick from and our first priority was the major Sponsor whom puts up Big dollars to support our event and make it possible for us to raise money.  They had to work around 4 x 4 shows, camping shows and commitments so the rest is history.

The said sponsor came back with that date and we locked it in, hinde sight in a great thing and seems I should have looked harder.

Sorry if it clashes with this event but life will go on and wish Fitzy's comp all the best which I'm sure it will succeed again as it always does.

I firmly believe that the cross over of people that go to both of these events will matter not in the big picture for either event.

Again I am sorry for the Date clash and Fitzy had his date listed long ago.

But to many comps and not enough weekends, and to tell you the truth I'd rather not have this happen but everything was out of our control.

Regards Tony Payne

ABA President
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on April 12, 2013, 11:05:16 PM
Bloody reality TV shows hey TP? It's all their fault.  Wish they'd leave our lakes alone.  :walkplank
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 03, 2013, 10:02:22 AM
Beanies are in for the comp..  :tick
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 05, 2013, 04:34:17 PM
Site bookings

Anyone who has booked a site and has not yet payed for it in full needs to do so before July 15 or you will lose your reservation. The whole of Capt Logans Camp had been reserved for the kayak convention / comp, however SEQWATER advises that after July 15 all sites will be released to the public.

As of Sept 1. 2013 both of the camping areas at Wivenhoe will be taken over by private enterprise. If Wivenhoe follows what happened at Somerset (difficult and demanding manager at tourist park), this could well be the last convention / comp held at this location.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 05, 2013, 04:35:49 PM
I just booked sites 20, 21 & 22 for sponsors, workers and this mob of kiwis coming over to show us Aussies how to fish...... Get in quick.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on July 05, 2013, 04:54:04 PM
So really Fitz you are saying that there could be a mix of competitors and general public staying at the camp that weekend? It would be in the best interests of the regulars to book a site asap before the 15 July  ?

Btw I have a who's camping where started over on the KFDU Forum


Cheers

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 05, 2013, 05:31:44 PM
So really Fitz you are saying that there could be a mix of competitors and general public staying at the camp that weekend? It would be in the best interests of the regulars to book a site asap before the 15 July  ?

Btw I have a who's camping where started over on the KFDU Forum


Cheers

That's correct Sel.

Are you able to replicate that list here possibly omitting the names?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on July 05, 2013, 05:54:04 PM


Are you able to replicate that list here possibly omitting the names?

 :tick Yes I'll start a seperate thread and maintain the list for you.

Cheers
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 09, 2013, 10:42:01 AM
The grounds at Wivenhoe are looking fantastic at the moment.

You can't see it in the panorama picture attached, but apart from the one boat you can see there's a few boats sitting out there on a school just out in front of Logan's Inlet. The photo stitching cut the other boats out.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: A Marshall on July 09, 2013, 03:45:51 PM
I will grab the wood again Gary, can I squeeze in to one of your sites? looking foward to another great weekend.

Cheers Andrew
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 10, 2013, 12:25:13 AM
Entry forms have been updated and are now available for download at www.bigfishkayak.com.au (http://www.bigfishkayak.com.au)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 16, 2013, 08:06:55 PM
Just realized that this will be the first time that anyone will be able to launch at the Spillway Common for the Brisbane River Bass Opening side of the event. Is a lot easier than launching at Heart Attack Hill.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 18, 2013, 07:34:35 PM
Have it confirmed that the first Old Town Predator kayak in Oz will be there on the weekend for viewing & test paddle.

More info on this new design kayak at www.predatorkayak.com.au (http://www.predatorkayak.com.au)

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Daveo on July 19, 2013, 01:57:53 PM
Hi Fitz, Can we talk to SEQ water about late check out for the competitors in the comp on the Sunday 08/09/13. The comp doen't finish until 2pm and I think check out is 10am. Thanks
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on July 19, 2013, 06:41:16 PM
Hi Fitz, Can we talk to SEQ water about late check out for the competitors in the comp on the Sunday 08/09/13. The comp doen't finish until 2pm and I think check out is 10am. Thanks

Has someone said something to you David? It has never been an issue before. If I go asking it could become one...
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Daveo on July 19, 2013, 07:31:44 PM
Last year people were waiting and upset with competitors in the powered site haven't left. It's not a problem if no one is booked in for Sunday night. Mybe when competitors book, they ask for a late exit on the Sunday. I have book sites 92,93 & 94 at Lumley Hill, I am bring 8 mates to the comp this year. Thanks Daveo
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 20, 2013, 03:15:30 PM
Attached is a picture of the new kayak / canoe launch site below the dam.

With limited car parks at this location, I'm liaising with SEQWater for a designated parking area on the grass for competitors.

Wivenhoe
I've also put in a request for launching access very close to Platypus Cliff. Watch this space for updates....
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: fish38 on August 23, 2013, 06:39:18 PM
 Fitzy
Sent entry today and paid by PayPal
Counting down the days looking forward to another top weekend.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 27, 2013, 10:51:14 PM
Entries are now into the 80s. Only the first 100 paid entries (and forms received) get a free embroidered event beanie.

Not long now........  :youbeauty
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 27, 2013, 10:53:54 PM
Fitzy
Sent entry today and paid by PayPal
Counting down the days looking forward to another top weekend.
Got your payment on paypal mate.  :tick Forms haven't arrived yet, but am checking the PO Box daily now.....
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 27, 2013, 10:55:37 PM
Last year people were waiting and upset with competitors in the powered site haven't left. It's not a problem if no one is booked in for Sunday night. Mybe when competitors book, they ask for a late exit on the Sunday. I have book sites 92,93 & 94 at Lumley Hill, I am bring 8 mates to the comp this year. Thanks Daveo

Mate I got your message. Entries and payments received  :tick
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Capitan Morgan on August 30, 2013, 06:34:03 PM
I have booked camping already, can payments / entries be taken on the day? I note due date for posted forms on the entry form is the 8th, ie the last day. TIA
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on August 30, 2013, 07:07:46 PM
It's much, much easier if entries are done before the day.  Leaving it until you get out there makes life much more difficult for the organisers and any catering people.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on August 31, 2013, 10:47:12 AM
I have booked camping already, can payments / entries be taken on the day? I note due date for posted forms on the entry form is the 8th, ie the last day. TIA

Typo fixed on the form. Insurance requirement is that they receive a copy of the insurance form for each person before they are covered. Therefore you cannot compete until they have a copy. That means we run all copies into their office on Thursday the 5th & have to scan any after than & email.

If you show up at 6:00am on Saturday morning & want to enter & go straight away, you will have to wait until we finish the briefing & attend other matters before we can scan your insurance & make a competitor card for you before you go fishing. Up to you, but I guess that would be annoying to you & add to the workload for us at the busiest time.

Also if you're not in the first 100 to enter, you miss out on a few gifts.

You can scan / email completed forms this week if that helps.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Capitan Morgan on August 31, 2013, 11:25:17 AM
You can scan / email completed forms this week if that helps.

It does heaps, doing it now! Thanks!
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 01, 2013, 12:07:10 AM
Here is some images from 2012 Convention / Classic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsEDs6U8djE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsEDs6U8djE#)

http://youtu.be/NsEDs6U8djE (http://youtu.be/NsEDs6U8djE)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 02, 2013, 09:56:30 AM
Re: Wivenhoe Kayak & Canoe Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic

Update - the all new Old Town Predator 13 kayak will have it's Qld debut at the Wivenhoe Convention. This new kayak along with a huge range of other kayaks will be available for test paddle (for both competitors & public) over the weekend. This is a great opportunity to test drive a wide range of kayaks to find one that suits you.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 02, 2013, 09:09:17 PM
I've been asked a few times for a map showing access points to the Brisbane River.

Have posted this before but have just updated it & reposting here for everyone to see.


View in a larger map
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: A Marshall on September 03, 2013, 09:40:49 AM
The weather is looking perfect for the weekend, forcast of 29c for both days. Saturday morning wind, 6km from the NW, Sunday 4km from the same direction. Current barrometric pressure is 1031 & looks like it will only fall slightly by the weekend. Bring it on.

Cheers Andrew
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 03, 2013, 11:09:51 AM
Poll added to topic.

Who is fishing where? River or Lake?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 03, 2013, 12:39:46 PM
Speaking to the new camp manager this morning.... Capt Logan Camp is fully booked.

I have 3 sites booked but only need 2 now so if anyone is still looking drop me a line.

There are still camp sites available at Lumley Hill.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Nativeman on September 03, 2013, 05:44:13 PM
Fitz

I have heard that the Ewan Maddock Group is doing the Friday and Saturday night BBQ's. Are there options for Saturday and Sunday Lunch? Just wondering if I need to pack food or there is a sausage sizzle or the like ...?

Cheers
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 03, 2013, 06:21:10 PM
The Lions will be there with their BBQ too Sel.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 03, 2013, 06:53:24 PM
Friday night BBQ is hosted by the Ewen Maddock Fish Management Committee so make sure you support them.

Lowood Lions are locked in to be there for Saturday breakfast through to Sunday lunch.

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 03, 2013, 08:30:39 PM
The prize list is impressive....

Major Random Draw Prizes
Ocean Kayak - Tetra 12
Old Town - Vapor 12 Angler

Humminbird Fish Finders x 7
Carlisle paddles x lots
PFDs
Kayak Accessories
Pacific Action sail
Rack It Up - kayak rack & rod rack
Shimano Rod & Reel Combos
Daiwa Rod & Reel Combos

+ Loads of lures & other goodies.....
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Jason L on September 03, 2013, 08:42:47 PM
You've done well Fitz, that's a pretty good list of prizes.  :Clap)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 05, 2013, 12:27:50 PM
Update - We now have access to launch very close to the Platypus Cliff area. Track is only usable for vehicles with high chassis eg 4x4. Full details at comp.

The attached photo is from the launch site looking at the point on the eastern end of platypus cliff. 

 Many thanks to SEQWater  :Clap)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: UBK on September 05, 2013, 03:48:09 PM
Hey Fitzy, is this launch just accessible for the comp or any time?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 05, 2013, 04:25:37 PM
A once off just for those entered in the convention. For insurance reasons, no guests, no visitors, no public are allowed into this area.

Never before, never again. Credit to SEQWater & staff for making this unique opportunity available.  :tick
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: UBK on September 05, 2013, 07:33:01 PM
No worries that's what I figured!
Cheers
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Capitan Morgan on September 06, 2013, 07:59:16 AM
Does anyone know the latest time tonight or earliest time tomorrow morning one can arrive at the camp grounds?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: estuary girl on September 06, 2013, 12:15:55 PM
Update - We now have access to launch very close to the Platypus Cliff area. Track is only usable for vehicles with high chassis eg 4x4. Full details at comp.

The attached photo is from the launch site looking at the point on the eastern end of platypus cliff. 

 Many thanks to SEQWater  :Clap)
That's fantastic news Fitzy looks like I won't be unpacking the yak from the Luxy tonight when I get there. :thanks
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 06, 2013, 12:47:16 PM
Does anyone know the latest time tonight or earliest time tomorrow morning one can arrive at the camp grounds?

I think the sign at the gate says 6:00am, but considering the briefing starts at 6am and everyone at the camp site is there for the comp, 5ish should be ok if you're quiet.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Jason L on September 09, 2013, 06:07:21 PM
Another successful event Fitzy; well done to you and your team, the efforts are very much appreciated!  :Clap)

Highlights for me: Steve M's 58cm Bass and Bushwacker's range of lures.

Lowlight: The number 8.

 
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: A Marshall on September 09, 2013, 09:06:59 PM
Yes, well done Gary. Another great weekend, they just keep getting better.

Cheers Andrew
Title: Reults - Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 09, 2013, 10:16:17 PM
It wouldn't be a Wivenhoe Convention unless there was some sort of mistake.

The announced results - Lake
1st - Paul Deecke 173 points
2nd - Anna Deecke 167 points
3rd - Sel McLennan 132 points

Sel came & saw me after the presentations & asked if Steve Micallef should have been 3rd place, so we've checked it out. Taking Sel's word for it that I may have stuffed up, I asked if Sel would be catching up with Steve. He said he would so I gave him an extra Carlisle Paddle I had and asked if could give it to Steve for me. 

Going back through the data base & photos, here's what we've found.
Steve entered the event twice to put him into the draw for both random draw kayaks. Entry numbers 68 & 69. This is great from an organisers perspective as it raises more $ from entry fees. A few enter twice & the $ is gratefully received.  :Clap)

Steve fished the lake for the whole weekend.

Day 1
Steve went out on the lake and while he missed getting a bass his best golden perch was 41cm long, he had mistakenly taken his river entry card with him, so he took the photos with this card. This is why his score went onto the incorrect entry number. I looked at the number of the card in the photo.

Day 2
Steve again fished the lake & took his correct entry card with him this time. He caught that huge 58cm bass & 39cm Golden Perch.

If his combined points from both days were totaled Steve would have been on 138 points. This would have put Steve into 3rd place overall.

After discussions and long thought it has been decided to award equal third to Steve & Sel. Acknowledging that Steve took the incorrect card on Saturday and Sel for being so thoughtful of his mate. Sel's prize & 3rd place stays, AND Steve is awarded equal 3rd where he would have been.

I've got to say that Steve did not say a thing, nor did he complain at all. However credit given where credit is due, he caught the fish fair & square so should be recognized.

Adjusted Results - Lake
1st - Paul Deecke
2nd - Anna Deecke
EQUAL 3rd - Steve Micallef AND Sel McLennan

Below are the pictures of Steve's scoring fish:
1st pic - Day 1 Golden Perch = 41cm
2nd pic - Day 2 Bass = 58cm
3rd pic - Day 2 Golden Perch = 39cm

I hope this has explained the situation effectively, however if anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: SurfingAnt on September 09, 2013, 10:39:58 PM
That's one hell of a fat bass  :youbeauty
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 09, 2013, 11:12:52 PM
That's one hell of a fat bass  :youbeauty

An absolute cracker  :Clap)
Title: RESULTS- Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 09, 2013, 11:43:41 PM
2013 RESULTS
OCEAN KAYAK WIVENHOE KAYAK FISHING CONVENTION
 +
OLD TOWN CANOES BRISBANE RIVER BASS OPENING CLASSIC


THANKS TO S&WFSA MEMBERS & ENTRANTS FOR MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS

SPONSORS:
BLA
OCEAN KAYAK
OLD TOWN CANOES / KAYAKS
CARLISLE PADDLES
HUMMINBIRD
DAIWA
SHIMANO
CHARLTONS FISHING 
BASS ACTION NETS
BACK WATER PADDLES
BASSMAN SPINNERBAITS
SUBWAY FERNVALE & KINGAROY


STATS

ENTRANTS – 133 TOTAL
OLD TOWN BRISBANE RIVER BASS OPENING CLASSIC – 46
OCEAN KAYAK WIVENHOE KAYAK & CANOE FISHING CONVENTION - 87

SATURDAY 22 ANGLERS CAUGHT BASS (43 IN 2012). 20 ANGLER CAUGHT GOLDEN PERCH (9 IN 2012)
SUNDAY    29 ANGLER CAUGHT BASS (27 IN 2012).    33 ANGLERS CAUGHT GOLDEN PERCH (8 IN 2012)

BIG FISH RESULTS
BIGGEST BASS LAKE       58CM    STEVE MICALLEF
BIGGEST GOLDEN PERCH LAKE                   51CM    DANIEL MARSHALL
BIGGEST BASS RIVER      49CM   TRAVIS O’BRIEN
BIGGEST GOLDEN PERCH RIVER   56CM   MATTHEW OSLEY

OCEAN KAYAK - WIVENHOE KAYAK & CANOE FISHING CONVENTION – MAJOR PLACE GETTERS
3 (EQUAL)      SEL MCLENNAN      132 POINTS*
3 (EQUAL)      STEVE MICALLEF                   138 POINTS*
2         ANA DEECKE      167 POINTS
1 CHAMPION ANGLER   PAUL DEECKE      173 POINTS   
(* JUDGES DECISION TO AWARD POINT EQUAL 3RD)   

OLD TOWN - BRISBANE RIVER BASS OPENING CLASSIC – MAJOR PLACE GETTERS
3          MELISSA THOMPSON   127 POINTS
2         TRAVIS OBRIEN      130 POINTS
1 CHAMPION ANGLER   MATTHEW OSLEY                   142 POINTS   

AUSTRALIAN LURES RAFFLE DRAW
WON BY DOUG SMITH   

RANDOM PRIZE DRAWS
LAKE RANDOM PRIZE - OCEAN KAYAK TETRA 12 ANGLER 
WINNER - BEN HAGAN
   
RIVER RANDOM PRIZE - OLD TOWN VAPOUR 12 XT ANGLER    
WINNER - DARYL SMYTHE    
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 10, 2013, 06:18:53 AM
Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thanks to Sel for letting us know there was a misunderstanding with the scores.  Steve's Bass is an absolute horse.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: StevenM on September 10, 2013, 06:41:07 AM
That fish was a bloody pig.

I could not get it to lay straight cause of its guts and that picture doesnt really do it justice.

Would have been 4 kg at a guess. Madness, fat bugger.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: UBK on September 10, 2013, 07:01:21 AM
Jeeez that is a proper football bass!! Bloody huuuuge well done mate!
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussbasstony on September 10, 2013, 07:08:59 AM
Well done all in which looks like a fantastic weekend was had !
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 10, 2013, 07:13:31 AM
That fish was a bloody pig.

I could not get it to lay straight cause of its guts and that picture doesnt really do it justice.

Would have been 4 kg at a guess. Madness, fat bugger.

You have to wonder just how much all these 60cm + fish that are supposedly being caught weigh.  Congratulations Steve.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Jason L on September 10, 2013, 08:39:28 AM
An absolute cracker  :Clap)
Is that the biggest Bass caught in this competition over the years Fitz?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 10, 2013, 09:04:56 AM
Yes, it's the longest recorded in the comp, and definitely the fattest.  I think there was a 56 caught in the River last year or the year before.  Someone claimed a 60 once, however the photo didn't reflect that size.  You don't see many Bass that could wear a saddle.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Jason L on September 10, 2013, 09:54:01 AM
Yes, it's the longest recorded in the comp, and definitely the fattest.  I think there was a 56 caught in the River last year or the year before.  Someone claimed a 60 once, however the photo didn't reflect that size.  You don't see many Bass that could wear a saddle.
or carry a stagecoach!!
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: elops on September 10, 2013, 10:46:08 AM
Great weekend as always, fantastic support by the sponsers and competitors for the stocking group.
Well done to everyone involved  :youbeauty
That is a fatty Steve definitely 4kg and heavier than the current All Tackle World Record of 3.75 kg
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: elops on September 10, 2013, 10:52:44 AM
You have to wonder just how much all these 60cm + fish that are supposedly being caught weigh.  Congratulations Steve.

Those 58/59 river fish you see on yellow brag mats would certainly have been weighed Dale, no record claims though.
581mm river fish weighed only 3.05kg
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 10, 2013, 12:48:29 PM
From memory, Steve may have been equal bass record holder for the event  at 56cm. That horse will take some beating for sure.  :Clap)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Doubletrouble on September 10, 2013, 04:53:46 PM
Good on ya Sel. That's terrific to see you looking out for Steve like that. Congratulations Steve. It's good to see you get your due credit, especially after such a horse. Many thanks to Gary, Dale and all those hard workers that make this such a great event. Thanks to all the sponsors, and in particular to Craig Charlton, who very quickly offered to install the new humminbird sounder in Ana's Kayak. He has already installed that exact model in my own kayak a few months ago. Craig and Gary have both been a big help to us in the past, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Reults - Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Dodge on September 11, 2013, 08:36:03 AM

I've got to say that Steve did not say a thing, nor did he complain at all. However credit given where credit is due, he caught the fish fair & square so should be recognized.

 

Fitzy to me this is an example of the differences between a genuine angler, and some others who like to see their name in magazines quoting tackle brand and equipment to gain kudos.

Compliments to both Sel and Steve on their actions.
Title: Re: Reults - Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 11, 2013, 08:51:31 AM
Fitzy to me this is an example of the differences between a genuine angler, and some others who like to see their name in magazines quoting tackle brand and equipment to gain kudos.

Compliments to both Sel and Steve on their actions.

Well said Dodge, I couldn't agree more.  :Clap)

Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 11, 2013, 10:44:23 AM
There are plenty of photos here:
http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php?action=gallery;cat=79;sortby=date;orderby=desc;start=0 (http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php?action=gallery;cat=79;sortby=date;orderby=desc;start=0)
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: WayneD on September 11, 2013, 02:41:59 PM
From memory, Steve may have been equal bass record holder for the event  at 56cm. That horse will take some beating for sure.  :Clap)

Yep caught in the 2011 event. How do I know? It is written on my paddle which was his prize  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 11, 2013, 02:54:07 PM
Have you beaten it and written a better length on the paddle Wayne?
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: WayneD on September 11, 2013, 03:09:26 PM
No unfortunately Dale. 56cm is my biggest and I have caught 3 at that size, just can't crack it.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 11, 2013, 03:26:47 PM
Still bigger than mine Wayne.  Pam's first Wivenhoe fish was bigger than my biggest!
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 11, 2013, 08:10:25 PM
My PB is 59, and it was a long time ago now, but holy cow that fish of Steve's somehow seems more impressive than my memory of my PB.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Outcast on September 11, 2013, 10:01:47 PM
Those 58/59 river fish you see on yellow brag mats would certainly have been weighed Dale, no record claims though.
581mm river fish weighed only 3.05kg

I take it that's targeted at me, they "certainly" weren't weighed and I'm not sure why your so sure they were seeing as I don't carry scales in the yak and haven't weighed a Bass in 20 odd years .
For what it's worth that fish now holds the ANSA national "length" record.
While I'm here, AB it seems you've had second thoughts about the $100 for that fish and I'd hate for people to think I was taking the money and running so maybe you could donate it to stocking and at least someone will benefit.
P.S It seems I'm the only one that cops the mouth open, bent tail etc cr@p, just gotta be one a the boys I spose. Sorry Steve that's a top fish.

See ya and Happy fishin' 
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 12, 2013, 12:23:39 AM
I take it that's targeted at me, they "certainly" weren't weighed and I'm not sure why your so sure they were seeing as I don't carry scales in the yak and haven't weighed a Bass in 20 odd years .
For what it's worth that fish now holds the ANSA national "length" record.
While I'm here, AB it seems you've had second thoughts about the $100 for that fish and I'd hate for people to think I was taking the money and running so maybe you could donate it to stocking and at least someone will benefit.
P.S It seems I'm the only one that cops the mouth open, bent tail etc cr@p, just gotta be one a the boys I spose. Sorry Steve that's a top fish.

See ya and Happy fishin'


G'day Outcast.
I thought AB was talking about the bass on the yellow mat which had accidentally folded or something in this thread http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php/topic,4217.0.html (http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php/topic,4217.0.html)

BTW- @ everyone. The legal way to measure a bass is TOTAL LENGTH. This fork length caper is an ABT rule brought in after some Potsy bought in under sized bass; it gives them a little bit of room to move so they don't cop a flogging over under sized fish. You wouldn't measure your Johnson that way would you?

I noted a couple of people at Wivenhoe comp scored themselves at fork length, I changed their scores to the correct length....
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 12, 2013, 12:43:01 AM
There are plenty of photos here:
[url]http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php?action=gallery;cat=79;sortby=date;orderby=desc;start=0[/url] ([url]http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php?action=gallery;cat=79;sortby=date;orderby=desc;start=0[/url])


Thanks AB. I will be loading up more pictures to that gallery folder over next few days......
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: aussiebasser on September 12, 2013, 06:49:05 AM
I take it that's targeted at me, they "certainly" weren't weighed and I'm not sure why your so sure they were seeing as I don't carry scales in the yak and haven't weighed a Bass in 20 odd years .
For what it's worth that fish now holds the ANSA national "length" record.
While I'm here, AB it seems you've had second thoughts about the $100 for that fish and I'd hate for people to think I was taking the money and running so maybe you could donate it to stocking and at least someone will benefit.
P.S It seems I'm the only one that cops the mouth open, bent tail etc cr@p, just gotta be one a the boys I spose. Sorry Steve that's a top fish.

See ya and Happy fishin' 
I'm not sure what happened to your order, but I have placed it again, details messaged to you.
I wasn't referring to your fish, I was referring to the fish I see each week on Facebook being held by people with very fat fingers, and the one on the ANSA mat last year that was only 70mm short!  As I said when your fish was submitted, it is the longest fish I've seen on a measuring mat.  Congratulations on the ANSA record.
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: elops on September 12, 2013, 11:14:08 AM
I take it that's targeted at me, they "certainly" weren't weighed and I'm not sure why your so sure they were seeing as I don't carry scales in the yak and haven't weighed a Bass in 20 odd years .
For what it's worth that fish now holds the ANSA national "length" record.
While I'm here, AB it seems you've had second thoughts about the $100 for that fish and I'd hate for people to think I was taking the money and running so maybe you could donate it to stocking and at least someone will benefit.
P.S It seems I'm the only one that cops the mouth open, bent tail etc cr@p, just gotta be one a the boys I spose. Sorry Steve that's a top fish.

See ya and Happy fishin'

No not targeted specifically at you Steve a lot of people have ANSA mats got one myself. An assumption made by me as weighing is common practice by those that use them for which I apologise. Congratulations on the TL record it is the longest Bass on an accurate measure thus far and IMHO the standout in the list of multiple species you have recorded.

cheers,
Steve
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Outcast on September 12, 2013, 05:21:55 PM
AB I wasn't referring to anything you said it was elops's quote and I guess I'm a little over protective of Mine and ANSAs reputations, there may well be others using ANSA mats but I don't recall seeing to many pics with 58-59cm Bass on them and why single out "yellow" mats. Elops I know your a good bloke and didn't mean anything by it I just need to make sure no one else gets the wrong idea after all that post was pointed out to me by a mate who immediately thought it referred to me.
And just to clear the air a bit, I've weighed 1 Bass in 30 years of ANSA and that was weighed in a net (as all my weighed fish are), this is why I won't claim weight records, I have Boga grips but I would never contemplate hanging a fish off them for weighing, as far as I'm concerned they should be purely used for releasing fish with teeth but that is my opinion and I usually keep these to myself for fear of offending someone, I know as the hair gets greyer the fuse gets shorter but I'd rather whinge and be hated than have people think I'd even contemplate killing or weighing a Bass or any other fish for that matter just because it's a record.

Happy Fishin'
Title: Re: Wivenhoe Kayak Fishing Convention / Brisbane River Bass Opening Classic
Post by: Sweetwater on September 24, 2013, 11:22:02 AM
Just found this video from 2012 Convention showing some of the Show N Shine. Thought I'd share it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yps8VbFIaRY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yps8VbFIaRY#)