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KFT Round 3 Wrap Up

Postby kftadmin » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:05 pm

Hi all, sorry for the delay in this posting but I had a funeral in Victoria and preparing for the next Bub.

The third and final round of the KFT Sunshine Coast Series 1 was held once again at Mooloolaba, after the good run anglers had at round 2 and with the top 3 anglers sharing their success stories all anglers had a strong game plan which was evident at the measure in with the large quantity of fish caught. First up in the morning the conditions were a little hard to work out but once the morning got under way conditions began to clear and another glorious Sunshine Coast day was about to be enjoyed.

Excitement and anticipation was strong as the 6.30 start time approached, 50 kayak anglers milled on the water as the siren sounded and each game plan was set in motion, again there was a solid split of anglers going up river with the tide into the canals and others slogging it out against the tide and wind to hit the productive grounds were fishing trawlers rested. After anglers shared their tactics from round 2 it was interesting to see many anglers running the ever productive combo of 2” Gulp Shrimp with a TT HWS Jig Head, would this prove to be the fruitful package to land some quality Bream once again or would there be a new weapon unleashed?

Talking to many competitors on the water there were a lot of Bream seen from their polarised sunglasses but again a good deal of them were not on the chew so the anglers wit was surely going to be tested, leading up to the top of the tide quite a few quality Bream were landed and photographed from a good mix of locations such as the harbour with it’s trawlers and in the canals. Once the tide had peaked many anglers rested and reflected what had worked and what hadn’t, not resting too long as the tide had started it’s run out and game on once again for 21 of the competitors.

Again there were plenty of Trevally around together with a few Cod and for some anglers if we were to put together a Trevally tournament they would be walking away a swag of goodies at the presentation, the lures that were consistently tempting fish were small hard bodies such as Atomic Hardz and Ecogear SX40’s, while TT Lures Switch Blades accounted for a good number of Bream also. The wicked combination of the 2” Shrimp with a TT HWS Jig Head without a doubt accounted for the bulk of the Bream photographed. Luke Rogan was the competitor of the day taking out 1st place with 5 Bream and a total of 128cm, Luke used Squidgie Wrigglers with TT HWS Jig Heads to great success, 2nd place went to Phil Pluis with 4 fish adding up to 106.6cm and Terry Hitzke coming home with 3 fish and a total 79.9cm one of those Bream measured 30.4cm which handed Terry the BCF Big Bream and a $200 Gift Card. Jason Clarke and Tyson Hayes scored 2 fish each with 57.6cm and 48.7cm respectively.

With over $5000 worth of prizes at each round given away the major lucky prize draw of the Extreme Kayaks Fish Bandit went to Nick Steel, with a grin from ear to ear Nick is sure to land plenty of fish from his new Kayak. Every competitor went home with something and the feedback from the prizes was outstanding, it was certainly great to see many prizes won being used at the following rounds. KFT would like to congratulate every competitor for their efforts and the friendly atmosphere as everyone was keen to share their tactics and discuss kayak setups, offcourse without the generous support from our extensive list of sponsors this unique event would not be possible, we would like to thank TT Lures, Extreme Kayaks, Berkley, Mako, Ecogear, Pflueger, Sun 2 Sea Clothing, BCF, Daiwa, Humminbird, Atomic, Watersnake, Evakool, Platypus, Gary Howard Rods, Sea to Summit, Solution, Fish Off Wipes, AFN and QFM that all produce fantastic products and their support with kayak fishing.

The rumours of the next Gold Coast series are true and make sure you check out www.kft.net.au for the next event for late January, February and March. Until the next event yak hard and fish hard.
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