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2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:59 am
by Steve Fields
complete info as it comes to hand

Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:29 pm
by chris byrnes
Please find below a map of the start location for the Walpole round of Hobie-ABT Kayak Series (Subject to council approval):
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Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:08 am
by Shufoy
Can we get a clarification on the Pre-fish rule for this round, as there seems to be some contradicting information, ie:

On here it lists Walpole as having a pre-fish ban, under the "Pre-Fish Ban" section.

http://www.bream.com.au/abt/2009/kayakrules.pdf

But here it says there isin't one.

http://www.bream.com.au/abt/2009/Walpole.pdf

Also it says we are only allowed to fish inside the seaward mouth of Walpole Inlet. How does this relate to Nornalup Inlet, i cant see any maps with Walpole Inlet on them? A clear map showing the area we can fish would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.

Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:07 pm
by Steve Morgan
Kayakers can fish anywhere within the lake system - their arena is the same as the boaters for the BREAM event. Someone called the office and said that it was restricted to the small lake. That's rubbish!

Cheers,

SM

Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:36 pm
by Shufoy
Thanks for the clarification Steve, dissapointed about the timing, as the question was asked on every forum the Kayak ABT has been promoted including here, twice.

It was VERY misleading:
ABT Kayak PDF wrote:NO GO ZONE
Outside of the seaward mouth of Walpole
Inlet.

Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:57 am
by Steve Morgan
My apologies for that. It's because we're Queenslanders.

Cheers,

SM

Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:12 pm
by shortytheyakker
Well the fishing was mind blowing at times, a fish a cast up to 11am one hobie team member was overheard saying on the 2nd day, i myself got two first two casts within 2 seconds of the lure hitting the water 2nd day,many bream doing airial displays jumping 1-2 feet out of the water in the skinny flats water,,just how many fish were landed is anybody guess,with 50 + days sometimes over the 2 days,,many hundreds before with most sitting on 24 .9 cm ,lol

At the end of the day experience beat keeness and the Hobie fishing team members went home with the goods,,one shinning light was W.A 's Ben Hough who got a ticket into the Grand Final,although the long distance and confusion kept local numbers down, folks are putting their hands up for next year and with local fishing magazine coverage the publicity surrounded the event will be enourmous in W.A,,seeing it was held in conjunction with the boats (launching at the same place) the local bream fishos are sitting up and taking notice.

Thanks to the guys from the East making the long trip over,,it was a pleasure meeting you and you are always welcome,,don't ever expect to win again,,thats never going to happen again :lol:

Heres a few pictures from Walpole 2010


I caught them on Top water lures"" Hobies Steve fields being a bit careless with the truth,,lol
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My day 1 catch,
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Three of the W.A lads calling it a day,,

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Scott Lovig sorts out his tackle
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It took me stright into the rocks..
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Local hope and fishing writer Brett Ozzane brings home the bacon

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A local Albino ray checks out the kayaks,,
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Scott lovig helps hold up the marqee on day 2
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My rig overlooking the Walpole inlet

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Local bream guru Ben Hough with his grand final fish,,

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Heres the man with the breakfast and food packs and drinks for the day,,Grant from Sailpower
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Ready to rock and roll,
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Time to go home,,
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ABT's No.1 Greg Lewis giving folks a run down of his day,,

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The king of Walpole Scott Baker
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The big crowds start arriving for the weighin,,half the town turned up,,

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The Boss Hogs,,Greg Lewis Day 2 Brett Ozzane day 1

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Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:38 pm
by Shufoy
Here's a quick video from Walpole. Was a great weekend, thanks for bringing it across!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CCXxZ_wG-w


Enjoy!!

Re: 2010 Hobie-ABT Kayak Series Round 9 Walpole WA

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:49 pm
by shortytheyakker
Great little video,,we should all take cameras down and put together a complete video of the events,,i will have to get one of those Go Pro HD,s cameras myself,,,,they seem to be the best of the bunch,,,

The head cams they come with are pretty nifty as well :idea: