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

Welcome to our page!

You have reached the home of Carpet Court / Cranka lures tournament fishing team, consisting of Mike Nelson and Grant Manusu.

Hailing from the Mid North Coast of NSW the team primarily competes in the Gamakatsu (GTS) and Berkley Evinrude (BETS) team series bream events. Which run up and down the NSW and Southern QLD coast. The intention of this site is to keep a blog of our tournament travels, results and other fishing experiences.

Our primary piscatorial passion is to chase bream and bass on lures. This pair of Australian sport fishing icons provide a vast array of angling opportunities, from Lakes, rivers and bays to tiny freshwater creeks. While these are our primary target species we regularly take a break from the norm to target anything that will hunt down an artificial.

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Grants Boat
Grants Boat
BRAND: Ruffnek
LENGTH: 5.20m
WIDTH: 2.03m
MOTOR: Yamaha Vmax SHO 200HP


This boat has had a lot of custom work including major hull modifications. Its far from your average fishing boat.


Mikes Boat
BRAND: Nitro
MODEL: 640lx
LENGTH: 4.93m
WIDTH: 2.13
MOTOR: Mercury Optimax 90HP

The “CRANKA CRAB” Truly an awesome lure

The CRANKA Crab is an original and unique Crab design that has been more than 10 years in development. This lure was designed specifically for bream but as anglers are quickly finding out it is deadly on a wide range of different estuarine species. This lure features realistic floating foam claws that are attached to the treble hooks to make the lure come to life in the water.

The foam claws float up above the crabs head in the water waving around just like a real “defensive” crab that is trying to defend itself from predators that are trying to eat it. These floating claws not only make the crab look extremely real in the water, but they also place the hooks into the perfect position for a positive hook up when a fish eats the lure… these floating claws also makes the lure extremely “snag resistant” as the hooks stay up off the bottom during the retrieve!
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