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Mark Hayes delivered the tournament’s only 4kg+ bag to the scales on the final day to claim victory at Mallacoota.

Despite owning the smallest boat in the 61-strong field, Victorian breamer and long time ABT angler Mark Hayes brought it home to claim victory in the opening round of the 2017 Costa BREAM Series. The 2017 season kicked off with the BKK Hooks Mallacoota BREAM Qualifier, where anglers were greeted with one of the biggest fields for the past several seasons. A total of 61 of Australia’s best BREAM boaters and 56 non-boaters lined up for their shot at the perfect start to a tournament season.
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Steve Morgan with a pair of his Gippsland Lakes winning bream.

Fishing Monthly’s own Steve Morgan has claimed victory at the Mercury Marine Gippsland BREAM Qualifier, the second stop of the 2017 Costa BREAM Series.
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The NSW Mackerel Championships will once again be staged in Coffs Harbour over the Easter long weekend this year. Fished over two full days, Good Friday and Saturday, the presentation lunch will be held on Easter Sunday at what is now known as ‘Game Fish HQ’ – the old Deep Sea Fishing Club.
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The Riverina Classic had a huge turn out again this year.

The fourth annual Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition was held over three days in February on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point in the Riverina NSW.
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Richard Somerton took out first place, once again, by peddling a great distance to a secret winning spot.

Daiwa Australia Round One was a tough start to the season for all 75 anglers competing in Hobie Kayak Bream Series 9, which was contested over the 22-23 January weekend, at Marlo in Victoria.
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The Heaviest Yellowbelly overall winner Jim Dunn.

Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition spokesman Terry Allwood says that the lake fished extremely well for the 2017 event with 260 fish going through the Catch And Release section and another 329 in the Gilled And Gutted section. The biggest yellowbelly of the event was weighed in at 2.4kg.
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Beau Britton with a beaut yella.

Nearly 40 anglers from seven teams recently converged at Bjelke Petersen Dam on the first weekend in February to try their luck at the South Burnett Interclub Fishing Competition.
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Cod come out for Cod Classic!
Tag | February 2017

They couldn’t all be monsters, but many competitors had fun catching good numbers of fish on the lake.

If you were going to order some weather conditions, be it for a wedding, funeral or fishing competition, you would order the absolute perfect conditions served up to the masses for the recent 2016 Yamaha Cod Classic. Near on 2500 fishers descended on Lake Mulwala and the Murray River to enjoy what was labelled as ‘the perfect event.’ Everything went to plan without a hitch, and the fish came to play as well.
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The 2016 Shimano Reel It In Flathead Challenge
Scott Wakefield | February 2017

Winners are grinners. Team G used hardbodies to take home the gold.

The Shimano Reel It In Flathead Challenge has quickly become one of the most anticipated events on the fishing calendar in Victoria and Southern NSW. The 210 anglers that formed the 71 teams this year converged on the coastal town of Mallacoota on 19-20 November for what would be the biggest Flathead Challenge yet.
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