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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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Chris Lindsay holds aloft a pair of Convention winning bass.

ABT BASS Electric newcomer Chris Lindsay has stolen the show at the largest event of the year, coming from 9th place overnight to win the 2016 ABT BASS Electric Convention, supported by Bluefin Boats and ePropulsion electric outboards.
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The only true national kayak fishing series in Australia, the Hobie Kayak Bream Series presented by Daiwa, ended with an amazing final day to the Series 8 Australian Championship on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
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The 35th Anniversary October Long Weekend Mighty Bonanza Fishing Competition had fantastic attendance this year. Anglers of all sizes headed out from the northern end of the Eurobodalla to wet a line for the chance of winning some great cash and fishing prizes.
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2016 Gold Coast Flathead Classic wrap up
Bob Thornton | November 2016

Despite the windy days, the mornings that greeted anglers at the beginning of each session were beautiful.

The 2016 Gold Coast Flathead Classic was, just like every other year, a monumental gathering of like-minded individuals, and the competition still remains the biggest fishing tournament in the country!
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Wilson Fishing takes top team title trolling
Bob Thornton | November 2016

The Wilson Fishing boys used Wilson imported tackle to trick all their flathead, and while they mostly trolled, a few came on the cast, such as this beauty.

Wilson Fishing are no strangers to classics – with a Barra Classic under their belt and a very near win at the Cod Classic, they look to be well on their way to becoming kings of the classics!
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Tom Slater with a pair of his Clarence winning bream.

Tom Slater secured his maiden ABT BREAM Qualifier victory almost 12 months after leading the BREAM Grand Final on the very same waterway.
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Carter claims coast and AOY
ABT | October 2016

Warren Carter holds aloft two of the fish from his Gold Coast and AOY winning bag.

Victorian BREAMer Warren Carter stamped his name on the Power-Pole Angler of the Year title in emphatic fashion, winning the final qualifying event, the Berkley Gold Coast BREAM Qualifier. There’s certainly no better way to guarantee an AOY victory than by winning the final event. With six anglers in contention going into the final event, Carter knew exactly what everyone needed to improve their tally.
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Last year saw many great cod landed.

As always, excitement is starting to reach fever pitch in the lead up to the 17th annual Yamaha Cod Classic! Off the back of last year’s massive One Million Dollar tagged cod promo, competitors can expect the same high-level event, minus the tagged fish. You would be crazy to miss this iconic event held at the home of the Murray Cod, Lake Mulwala!
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