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Australian Kayak Specialists today hosted the Palm Beach Blitz; a race style fishing comp and like its predecessors in the area, the event was a success.
On behalf of Australian Kayak Specialists I would firstly like to thank those who entered and participated in this event. Particularly those who travelled a fair distance to join in on the action.
It is always a tough ask, given that some of the participants travel hours with the potential of being off the water within minutes - that said the turnout was good and although 46 Entries were received, 36 Paddlers hit the water just before 5am. Again - given the forecast was for 17 knot winds, I appreciate the travellers making the effort.
The winner of this comp is essentially the first one back on the beach with one of the following fish:
1st, 2nd and 3rd are awarded prizes, followed by the person who scored the largest fish for the day.
The first paddler back on the beach, after being on the water a tad over 30 minutes was Tim Kreis.
Spanish in Hatch Tim claimed top honours. Followed by Olly Wren with a Spotty; and not far behind was Sean Van Der Walt who scored a Spotty.
Fish continued to trickle in with the Largest fish changing three times. Clive Mathias ending up with the Largest fish - scoring a 120 cm Spanish Mackerel.
Full results listed below.
1 - Tim Kreis
2 - Olly Wren
3 - Sean Van Der Walt
4 - Jadon Joske
5 - Blake Mossman
6 - Mike Setterberg
7 - Ian Balderston
8 - Clive Mathias ( Largest Fish)
9 - Noel Ducray
10 Stanley Sinclair
After a brief discussion with Thomas prior to the prize giving, we are keen to potentially turn this event into a Dual Location Shootout ! As it is great fun. Keep your ear on the ground for the next one !
We have posted many of the images on Facebook already with a few more of the surf launch yet to come, so feel free to like, share and tag yourself !