News

Barwise leads the Okuma Kayak Open.

Post by : 
B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Saturday, May 19, 2018

David Barwise has pushed forward and taken the lead in the Okuma North Pine Kayak Open in the 3rd round of the Native Watercraft Kayak Series with 2 consistent bags over the first 2 sessions. With some heavy bass hitting the scales, it seems that even thou North Pine is fishing a little tough, this amazing fishery is still producing some quality bass.

David Barwise has pushed forward and taken the lead in

David Barwise has pushed forward and taken the lead in the Okuma North Pine Kayak Open in the 3rd round of the Native Watercraft Kayak Series with 2 consistent bags over the first 2 sessions. With some heavy bass hitting the scales, it seems that even thou North Pine is fishing a little tough, this amazing fishery is still producing some quality bass.

Barwise with one of his good ones.

In second place and making a big run at the leader with the largest sack of the tournament so far is Alan Brittcliffe, who landed a giant 2.93g limit to push himself within 100 grams of Barwise.

Brittcliffe with a cracking North Pine bass.

Rounding out the top 3 is Filippe Gapski who also is making a run and has some large bass lined up for the championship session.

Gapski was all smiles.

The current Tonic Eyewear Big Bass of the event is session one leader Wade Walker who managed a 1.70kg healthy specimen early in the session. Walker unfortunately struggled in the morning session, but will be looking to make a comeback by 4pm this afternoon.

Walker will be looking for 2 of these for his final session.

Tune in today at 4pm as we bring you the Championship live weigh-in and see who will take home the awesome Native Watercraft Mantaray 12 Propel as the major prize.

Current Standings - Seesion Two

Position Name Kayak Number Limit Weight Penalty Big Bass Total Weight
1 DAVID BARWISE 28.00  4/ 4 4.77   1.67 4.77
2 ALAN BRITCLIFFE 5.00  4/ 4 4.68     4.68
3 FELIPPE GAPSKI 6.00  4/ 4 3.63     3.63
4 CALLUM SIVEWRIGHT 13.00  3/ 4 3.09   0.57 3.09
5 DAYNE TAYLOR 22.00  3/ 4 2.70   0.68 2.70
6 JAYDEN NEWTON 14.00  3/ 4 2.63   0.67 2.63
7 WADE WALKER 29.00  2/ 4 2.59   1.70 2.59
8 DANIEL HOLDER 16.00  3/ 4 2.33   0.80 2.33
9 ANDREW MCKINNON 26.00  4/ 4 2.05     2.05
10 PETE BOSTOCK 23.00  2/ 4 2.00     2.00
11 MICHAEL MAAS 18.00  3/ 4 1.68   0.43 1.68
12 JONATHAN CHEN 1.00  3/ 4 1.62   0.54 1.62
13 LUKE ATKINSON 25.00  3/ 4 1.50   0.55 1.50
14 GREG RIGBY 3.00  3/ 4 1.39   0.46 1.39
15 STEVE BOLIN 15.00  2/ 4 1.88 0.75   1.13
16 MARK MCKAY 4.00  2/ 4 1.12     1.12
17 BEN FARO 20.00  2/ 4 1.11     1.11
18 BLAIR SHAPLAND 9.00  2/ 4 1.08   0.68 1.08
19 MICHAEL RANDALL 17.00  2/ 4 1.02   0.51 1.02
20 PETER WILSON 19.00  2/ 4 0.98   0.50 0.98
21 KEN GERKE 10.00  1/ 4 0.93   0.93 0.93
22 ZAC TRAVIS 7.00  1/ 4 0.85   0.85 0.85
23 WAYNE LISTER 24.00  1/ 4 0.63   0.63 0.63
24 JARRYD ALECKSON 21.00   0.00     0.00
24 MATT WILLIAMS 11.00   0.00     0.00
24 DANIEL LAWTON 2.00   0.00     0.00
24 STEVE GAUDRON 27.00   0.00     0.00
24 JOHN CIANCIO 30.00   0.00     0.00
24 DENIS SHAW 12.00   0.00 0.75   -0.75