The 2nd Gamakatsu Elite Series event of 2016 was held on April 2-3rd at Forster, one of our home waterways. Hometown advantage definitely paid off for us taking out first prize and a nice pay cheque. Following is a brief rundown of how it all went down.
Session time 1pm-5pm 5 fish limit
Starting at 1pm definitely feels unnatural but we definitely made the most of it, well I did anyway as Mike was on call and due to Continue reading →
The 2nd Northern Round of the Gamakatsu Team Series has been run and won on an ever difficult Tweed River bite.
Practice: Only having visited the Tweed once before we decided to spend Friday and Saturday on the water to work out what the fish were doing and where the quality bites may come from. We fished everything we could find, Rock Walls, Natural banks upriver, bridge pylons, top water over shallow weed/rocky flats. Continue reading →
On our way to Tweed Heads for round 2 of the Northern Gamakatsu Team Series we stopped in at the Coffs Harbour Court store to say Hello. Store owners Simon & Fiona McCredie have a great looking store, they were also happy to see the boat and have a quick chat about our travels and the fishing tournament scene.Thanks to Simon & Fiona and the Coffs Carpet Court Team for their support.
Fishing your home water way is always exciting as you are aware of the potential; it also makes you second guess your game plan as there are so many options. However sometimes it all comes together for a great result as it did in the last round at South West Rocks where we came away with the win so the pressure was definitely on to perform.
Starting at the rear of the large oyster racks famously known to Forster locals as ‘The Paddocks’ , we concentrated our efforts on casting Heavy Cranka Crabs in cockle & brown as close to poles as possible. The key Continue reading →
There’s no better way to start the 2016 tournament season than with a win. Round 1 of the Gamakatsu Teams series was held at South West rocks with ideal weather & water conditions for fishing.
The Macleay catchment area was lucky to miss most of the heavy rain fall that other areas received this week. After a fairly ordinary practice & no larger fish found we decided to focus our attention on the lower parts of the system where we found the better quality of fish Continue reading →
During our visit to South West Rocks for round 2 of the Gamakatsu Team Series we stopped in at the Kempsey Carpet Court store to say Hello. Whilst store owner Ray Farrawell was out we were able to catch up via phone for a chat. Thanks to Ray and the Kempsey Carpet Court Team for their support.
The Macleay River serves up coloured water and potentially trying conditions for Round 2 of the Gamakatsu Team Series, Mid Region. 1st Feb 2015. With only one other event run during winter last year, the Macleay is still a relatively new arena for most anglers including ourselves. With this in mind a prefish was organised the weekend before to scope out some upriver hunting grounds.Continue reading →