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The particular species of garfish that is common to Tasmanian waters, especially during winter, is the Southern sea garfish. It is found in most Southern Australian states both in the open ocean and throughout our estuary systems. They are predominantly a herbivore and feed mainly on varying species of sea grass, algal filaments and small amounts of crustaceans. They spawn in shallow sea grass beds throughout the summer months October to March.Georges Bay becomes a hot spot for big fat XOS sized garfish from April onwards and when a hot garfish bite is on dozens of boats line up to jostle for a position along the main channel leading out to the barway

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bream03Atomic Bream Classic Round 1 St Helens

Firstly massive thank you to the series sponsor Atomic. Special thanks must also go out to Zip Baits and CRANKA lure's for once again jumping on board.
Friday night started well with all anglers toey for what was looking to be a promising weekend of fishing on St Helen's beautiful Georges bay. Briefing was a great event with local tackle shop owner and guru Jamie Henderson opening his shop and putting on a feed for the teams. 
The rules were made clear and the Zipbait rogue fish was announced. "king fish". A lot of hearts sunk as many anglers realising the enormous effort it would take to land a king fish on the typical 1-3kg gear angler’s use. 

Day 1
Day 1 saw a still morning with all anglers eager to go. Names were called and all teams were off.
Reports suggest many anglers had their bag early from a mixture of fishing deep and some up on the shallows. Tides were optimised by the later start time and all anglers made the use of it.
At the end of day 1 team addiction soft plastics / evolution jig heads was in the lead with a bag of 5.52kg, second place saw Team Ecogear just behind them with a bag weight of 5.29kg and in third was team Sportsfish Tasmania. 
At this stage no one had landed a Zip Bait rogue King Fish.

Day 2
Day 2 saw many anglers keen to get out compete for what was a extremely close contest. As with day 1 the weather gods were kind and as result spirits were high. Day 2 certainly was tougher how ever Georges bay like always produced the goods. 
For one lucky angler young Dylan Loh his first cast saw him hook a nice sized King fish and after a great battle on light tackle he managed to land what would later be the winning fish in the Zip Bait rogue fish.
All anglers left weigh in to the very end and made the most of those crucial minutes. 
I am glad to report that team addiction soft plastics / evolution jig heads managed to hold the others off and take victory. Made even sweeter buy the fact that team addiction soft plastics / evolution jig heads is made up of a father / son team. A massive congrats to young Zac Kerrison and his father Jason. Top job.
After day 2 angler Tony Robinson took out the CRANKA big bream of with a nice fish of 1.5kg. 

Once again a massive thanks to Frogley's offshore for becomming our series sponsor. This company does many fantastic products including the awesome ATOMIC lures and of course the world famous SAMURAI rods. 

Anglers will enjoy the following prizes from out sponsors 
1st $800 and 2 x Samurai Reaction rods
2nd $400 and 2 x Samurai reaction rods
3rd $200 and a Atomic lure pack.

CRANKA big bream an assortment of CRANKA products including the new and anticipated Cranka crab
Zip Baits rogue fish  an assortment of Zip Bait lures

Results ATOMIC Tasmanian Bream Classic St Helens overall
1st Team addiction soft plastics / evolution jig heads Zac Kerrison / Jason Kerrison
2nd Team CRANKA Steve Steer / Andrew Coz
3rd Team Ecogear Adam Crick / Plinio Taurian

ZIP BAIT Rogue fish : Dylan Loh

CRANKA Big bream : Tony Robinson 

Well done to everyone who fished, Alistair and my self had a ball running this event for you and we look forward to round 2 at the Swan River




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