Winners! Gamakatsu Elite Series Rd2, Forster 2016

IMG_1131The 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.

Day 1
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

Gamakatsu Teams Rd2, Tweed River 2016

img_0128.jpgThe 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

Winners! Gamakatsu Teams Rd2, Forster 2016

winFishing 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

Winners! Gamakatsu Teams Rd1, South West Rocks 2016


3.78kg of Macleay River Crub munchers

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

South West Rocks, GTS Round 2

The Macleay River serves up coloured water and potentially trying conditions for Round 2 of the Gamakatsu Team Series, Mid Region. 1st Feb 2015. swr1  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

Winners! 2015 GTS TAREE Rd 1

Team Carpet Court / Cranka Lures wins opening round of the 2015 Gamakatsu Team Series run on the Manning River.


With the 1st round taking place on the Manning River one of our home water ways, the pressure is on to return with a respectable bag. In the weeks leading up to the tournament a couple of quick recon missions were in order. What we found was, well not much at all. Continue reading