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Alan McNamara claims the Berkley Championship!

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B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Alan McNamara claims the Berkley Championship!

Alan McNamara claims the Berkley B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship in an absolute nail biter as the field is tested too their full limits.Alan McNamara claims the Berkley Championship!

Alan McNamara claims the Berkley B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship in an absolute nail biter as the field is tested too their full limits.

Alan McNamara claims the Berkley Championship!

Alan McNamara claims the Berkley B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship in an absolute nail biter as the field is tested too their full limits.

McNamara who has years of experience on the southern impoundments, and winning history locally took on the best 32 pro anglers for the Berkley B.A.S.S. Series and waited to the last session to take control of the tournament. Stepping to the stage with only Dean Silvester in front of him, McNamara filled a full limit of quality bass and snatched the win by 470 grams.

Silvester who ended up one bass short was looking to go back to back and head over to the U.S.A. 2 years in a row to represent Australia did everything possible to land his final keeper, unfortunately this wasn’t to be for the king of Australian Bass fishing.

Rounding out the top 3 was Rob Tilley who has only been competing as a pro angler for 5 months had a stellar tournament and was right in the last two anglers. 

McNamara has won a trip to the U.S.A. now and will be representing Australian in Alabama, where he will have his shot at the Bassmaster Classic and a huge payout pool.

Congratulations to all the members who made the final top 12 shootout and the anglers who made the Championship. Next season we will be starting in the first week of February for the Pro Series, and again we will be back on Lake Glenbawn, special thanks to Berkley for their amazing support.

Final Results

Berkley B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship
Tournament Report
Final results
9/02- 9/03/2018 Lake Glenbawn NSW 
Division: PRO S5  Federation#:       
                                               
    Participant Boat# #Fish Wgt Pnlty Bonus B/F Total YTDB Points
1 ALAN MCNAMARA 2.00 10/10 10.27     1.45 10.27              
2 DEAN SILVESTER 1.00  9/ 9 9.80       9.80              
3 ROBERT TILLEY 8.00 10/10 9.58       9.58              
4 SEAN HAYNES 10.00 10/10 9.27       9.27              
5 MATTHEW LANGFORD 4.00  9/ 9 9.06     1.40 9.06              
6 PAUL ALDOUS 6.00 10/10 8.93       8.93              
7 JONATHAN BALE 5.00  9/ 9 8.59       8.59              
8 DALE JOHNSON 7.00  9/ 9 8.48       8.48              
9 DAVID LANE 9.00  9/ 9 8.30       8.30              
10 MARK FERGUSON 3.00  8/ 8 8.03       8.03              
11 MICK JOHNSON 11.00  8/ 8 7.21       7.21              
12 TOM SLATER 12.00  7/ 7 6.92       6.92              
                                               
      Total Participants:  12.00 Total Hours Fished:  4.00            
      Total Fish Weight:  104.44 Average Fish Weight:  0.97        
      Total Fish Weighed:  108.00 Average #Fish/Participant:  9.00        
      Total Fish Released:  108 (100.00%) Average Weight / Participant:  8.03