2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

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2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by marcel_krieger » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:18 pm

2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

As you may have read in the advertisements in Fishing Monthly Magazines, ABT and Hobie Australasia have teamed up to create the inaugural BREAM Kayak events. The series is compact in 2009 to fit into a timeframe which allows us to conduct the Hobie BREAM Kayak Grand Final in Forster at the end of March in conjunction with the Forster Family Fishing Carnival.

The Grand Final is unique in that there is no entry fee and all competitors fish out of identical Hobie Kayaks that are supplied for you! Qualification process is outlined in the rules.

Kayak events are all enter-on-the-day, however, you can streamline the process by downloading an entry form and bringing it along with you.

Keep an eye on this site and on the Forums (click the FORUMS button at the top of this page) for the latest BREAM Kayak information.

DATES

* 17 January 2009 Sydney Kayak Tournament (Bayview Park, Parramatta River)
* 22 February 2009 Sunshine Coast Kayak Tournament (Mooloolah River)
* 15 March 2009 Gold Coast Kayak Tournament (Budds Beach, Nerang River)
* 21-22 March 2009 Forster Kayak Tournament (Forster, NSW)
* 24-25 March 2009 Hobie Kayak Grand Final (Forster, NSW)

http://www.bream.com.au/abt/ABTBreamKayakForm.pdf

http://www.bream.com.au/abt/KayakRules.pdf

http://hobiefishing.com.au
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Post by Profishional » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:05 pm

It's great to see kayak fisho's being given a chance to get amongst the tourno scene. Have long wanted to compete in ABT events but a boat has never been on the cards for me due to costs. Yaks can be set up with live wells and all the bells and whistles, anything that can be targeted in a boat can be chased with a yak. Let's hope we get a good turnout to all events so it becomes an annual series.
Good work ABT!!!!
Good work Hobie!!!!
I'll certainly be trying to make as many as I can.

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Post by flyrot » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:59 pm

Marcel,

Firstly, well done to all involved to get this series up and runnning.

Secondly, could I get some clarification re livewells, obviously in Qld we only need something the size of a lunch box for 2 Bream, but does said box have to be plumbed?

Thirdly, is 6 hours long enough to paddle to the Bay and back?? :twisted:

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Post by Steve Morgan » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:02 pm

Angus,

It doesn't have to be plumbed. Aerators and water changing is fine.

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Post by Profishional » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:00 pm

Can I get a bit of info on where the Mooloolah river torno will be to organise accommodation etc.
Any info for accom. at all the events would be handy if available.
Also what prises might be up for grabs at the qualifier rounds.
Any info would be appreciated.
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Post by lostoutatsea » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:51 am

Hi all

first i would like to thank ABT and Hobie in giving us Yakkers a go.

second i'm planning to be at the FFC in March and it is now combined with the ABT on the 21/22 of march. Would the ABT rules change to fit in with the FFC or is it the other way around or is the FFC still going to be just photo evidence and carry a livewell for the ABT event.

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Post by Nativeman » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:50 pm

Steve

Will the Livewells need to be insulated?

Any what will be the minimum size allowed?

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Post by Steve Morgan » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:11 am

25 litres is the minimum suggested size for 2 bream.

Insulated livewells are usually better for the fish, although fully plumbed ones are usually just as good.

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Post by marcel_krieger » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:58 pm

For the Forster Fishing Carnival Kayak event the rules will be the same as previous years and a little different to the new ABT style events.

Eligible species: Yellow fin bream, dusky flathead and sand whiting. All legal fisheries
lengths to apply.

Photos to be in the hands of the Weigh Master by 2.00pm each day (these hours are
advisory. They may be adjusted to suit conditions).

No power assisted craft eligible. Paddle/peddle only. Late penalty of 100grams per
minute. Judges decision to be final.

5 Qualifying spots apply towards the Hobie Kayak Grand Final as per other events and tournament rules.
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Post by marcel_krieger » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:01 pm

Hobie Cat have also announced a $100 big bream prize per event and a $500 prize for the biggest bream caught in the Grand Final.
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Post by jew » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:01 pm

Bookings are begining to increase for camp sites for the FFC week in particuliar the Kayak interest is big.
It may be an idea to organise camp sites early if with a kayak club or group so that you can be placed close to marina access.

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Post by justcrusin » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:21 pm

Marcel and Steve, being a regular yak fisher I love the idea, after my first season in ABT comps last year its great to see the yak comps start.

For the Forster rounds I noticed in another thread the weigh in was via the harbour. This would be fine for the KGF but the quailfiying round competitors would have to battle an incoming tide, for the wider slower yaks this could be a struggle.

In the Forster yak fishing comp last year we could load the yaks on our cars and return to the weigh in via road, would this be the same this year ?

I'll be there regardless but thought i'd mention it early.

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Post by marcel_krieger » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:03 am

Allowances will be made to keep everyone safe and fishing - will be announced closer to the event.

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Re: 2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by justcrusin » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:46 pm

Another question, any prefish bans for the kayak comps and if so for how long?

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Re: 2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by Steve Morgan » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:43 pm

Dave,

No prefishing bans at all.

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Re: 2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by flairj » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:16 pm

OK........... Stupid question number 1. And I am sure it's stupid.

Competitors will be fishing out of identical Hobie kayaks that are supplied during the grand final........ Is that for the the grand final only? or will there be kayaks supplied at qualifying rounds? (very stupid if the answer is no, but somehow I got the impression from somewhere that this was the case)

I ask because I have access to a Hobie kayak and want to know if I need to bring it back up the coast as I would like to do the QLD dates.

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Re: 2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by Dell » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:52 pm

Josh,
I believe you use your own yak in the qualifiers as on the entry form it asks you what brand of yak you're using.

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Re: 2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by Steve Morgan » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:31 pm

Josh,

Hobies supplied in Grand FInal.

BYO to qualifying events.

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Re: 2009 Hobie BREAM Kayak Events Announced

Post by Steve Fields » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:43 am

Hi guys,

A good number of KFDU, AKFF and other forum members PM me asking if the ABT / Hobie events are open to all kayaks. Yes, we welcome all SOT kayaks. In fact the GC round was won on a Extreme kayak from memory. It's all about the fishing, the right place at the right time with the right lure! Simple eh?

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Hobie BREAM Kayak Rules - 2009/10

SUMMARY

ABT BREAM Kayak events are designed to offer kayak anglers a competitive framework under the ABT umbrella. They are cast and retrieve, lure and fly only, and involves bringing your three biggest legal bream alive back to the weigh-in.
Like all ABT formats, BREAM Kayak will have its own events, rankings, payouts and prize schedule. Culminating in the Grand Final, where qualifying competitors will fish in identical sponsor-provided kayaks on a totally level playing field.

BREAM KAYAK SERIES

• One and two day events which are enter-on-the-day.
• $50 (includes GST) entry fee per day of competition.
• Competitors must be ABT members. Membership can be purchased on the day ($50 per year for new members, $40 for renewing members).
• After registration and before the start, competitors’ kayaks will be checked for empty livewells, safety gear and issued a key tag.
• Competitors must ensure that they have a minimum livewell capacity of 25 litres.
• After the pre-start briefing, there will be a shotgun start.
• All competitors must make their way to their desired spots by pedal or paddlepower.
• Competitors must have their key tags on the board by the nominated finish time. Failure do to so will result in time penalties at the rate of 50g per minute (or part thereof) late and disqualification of the bag for returns over 15 minutes late.
• All rules are applied as interpreted by the Tournament Director, and the Director’s decision is final.

WHAT IS A KAYAK?

• Sit on and sit-in kayaks are allowed
• No combustion, sail or electric propulsion allowed.
• Canoes are not allowed.
• Outriggers are allowed.
• Tandem kayaks are allowed, but only with one operator.

SAFETY

• All competitors are to wear a PFD type 1 at all times.
• All competitors must return their key-tag to the tagboard when they return to the event site. Organisers will search for late returns.
• Competitors may use mobile phones for safety reasons, but not to communicate fishing information.

FISHING

• Competitors must abide by all state fishing and boating regulations.
• Cast-and-retrieve only – no trolling. Drift fishing is allowed.
• Bream must be the minimum state legal length to the fork of the tail (QLD – 23cm, NSW – 25cm, VIC-28cm, SA- 28cm, WA-25cm).
• Bream must swim away from the weigh-in to be eligible. Dead fish, as deemed by the weighmaster, will not be eligible.

EVENT FORMATS

• The series will feature one and two day events. In two day events anglers can fish either/both of the tournament days, however, their best bag of the two days will count towards their final results.
• AOY points and Grand Final qualification will be based on this single-day final result. Rankings Points, however, will be calculated on a combined two day bag result.
• Each state hosting multiple events (QLD, NSW, & VIC) will use its last round as State Title deciding round. State Title events will feature a two-day bag and will offer GF qualification spots to the top five.
• Non-state title events will offer GF qualification spots to the top three.
• For an additional $50 anglers can enter the ‘Pro’ division and compete amongst other Pro optioning anglers for an additional side pot of cash. Pro entries can only be paid for with cash, and will be paid out with 100% payback and with a 1
in 4 ratio. e.g. If 8 anglers option up, the top two will share in the $400 Pro Pool.

PRIZES

The prize pool payout structure will be paid back on a 1 in 5 ratio. In a 50 angler field, prizes will be paid down to 10th place with a $3450 prize pool.

e.g.
Place Prize $
1st 1000
2nd 500
3rd 400
4th 350
5th 300
6th 250
7th 200
8th 150
9th 100
10th 100
Big Bream 100
Total 3450

Big Bream

A Hogs Breath sponsored $100 big bream prize will be awarded each day of competition and will be known as the Boss Hog. This will apply to all events except the Grand Final and State Titles, where a $500 (GF) and $100 (State Title) Boss Hog will be awarded over the two days of competition.

PREFISH BAN

There are no prefish bans in place except for the rounds that are run in conjunction with scheduled BREAM Qualifying events. The kayak rounds that have a prefish ban include Glenelg River (19/20th September), Walpole (13/14th February), Forster (13/14th March), Mallacoota (27/28th March) and the Grand Final (May 2010). The prefish ban for these events is as follows:

• There will be a practice fishing ban for all competition waterways and linked systems from dawn on the Monday week prior to the competition until dawn on the day immediately before the tournament. For instance, if a Qualifier
tournament is held over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of a month, the pre-fish ban will extend from dawn on Monday the 8th until dawn on Friday the 19th. This is the same period as ABT BASS Pro and BREAM Qualifiers.

GRAND FINAL QUALIFICATION

• There are 45 slots available for the 2010 Hobie BREAM Kayak Grand Final.
• In each of the Qualifying events, the top three placed anglers will qualify. Declined places will be offered to the next down the list from that event.
• Five places will be offered to anglers from each of the State Title events. Declined places will be offered to the next down the list from that event.
• There are 5 wildcard spots that will be filled at the discretion of the Naming Sponsor.
• All grand finalists will fish from supplied, identical Hobie kayaks with livewells, ensuring a level playing field.
• Anglers provide their own tackle/safety gear for the Grand Final event.

BREAM Kayak Rankings

• Rankings, rather than AOY reward consistent performance over a two year period. The top three rankings points per year, over a two year period, will determine an angler’s Rankings score. At the Grand Final 70 points will be allocated for State Titles 50 points and at standard events 40 points. The top 4 (GF), 5 (State Titles) and 5 (Qualifier) receive bonus points per their position.
• Rankings points are allocated as follows:
Place Grand Final State Titles Qualifier
1st 70 50 50
2nd 59 47 47
3rd 55 44 44
4th 51 41 41
5th 46 38 38
6th 45 34 34
7th 44 33 33
8th 43 32 32
9th 42 31 31
10th etc etc etc

BREAM KAYAK AOY

• Points from each BREAM Kayak event will be allocated according to placing. 1st 100 points 2nd 99 points etc etc
• Anglers not catching a limit will be awarded 10 less points than the last placed fish catching anglers.
• The BREAM Kayak Angler of the Year (AOY) will be awarded to the angler with the highest points at the end of the Qualifying events.
• AOY ties will be settled by a countback with the placing going to the highest placed angler in the last event.

DATES

Round Date Event Days Scoring Format GF Quals
1 * Sep 19-20 Glenelg River, VIC 2 1 day bag 3
2 Nov 7-8 Narrabeen Lakes, NSW 2 1 day bag 3
3 Nov 14-15 Gold Coast, QLD 2 1 day bag 3
4 Dec 12-13 Redcliffe, QLD 2 1 day bag 3
5 Jan 9-10 Noosa, QLD 2 2 day bag (QLD State Titles) 5
6 Jan-23 Sydney Harbour, NSW 1 1 day bag 3
7 Jan-26 Bemm River, VIC 1 1 day bag 3
8 Feb 6-7 Westlakes, SA 2 1 day bag 3
9 Feb 13-14 Walpole, WA 2 1 day bag 3
10 Feb-28 Scamander River, TAS 1 1 day bag 3
11 * Mar 13-14 Forster, NSW 2 2 day bag (NSW State Titles) 5
12 * Mar 27-28 Marlo, VIC 2 2 day bag (VIC State Titles) 5
13 Apr 17-18 Camden Haven, NSW 2 1 day bag 3
GF * May BREAM Kayak GF, NSW 2 2 day bag n/a

* Prefish ban is in place for this event.

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Event results and information will be posted on http://www.bream.com.au. and http://www.hobiefishing.com.au

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