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O’Dowd Takes Over in the Slam!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

O’Dowd Takes Over in the Slam!

Michael “Paddy” O’Dowd takes over the lead in the Garmin Somerset Slam presented by Berkley Fishing and brought to the scales a cracking 2.11kg Tonic Big Bass leader after session two. As what can only be described as a grind, O’Dowd seems to have a pattern sorted and is heading into the final session with confidence in what he is doing.

O’Dowd Takes Over in the Slam!

Michael “Paddy” O’Dowd takes over the lead in the Garmin Somerset Slam presented by Berkley Fishing and brought to the scales a cracking 2.11kg Tonic Big Bass leader after session two. As what can only be described as a grind, O’Dowd seems to have a pattern sorted and is heading into the final session with confidence in what he is doing.

In second place Cody Haynes is only 680 grams behind and looking to push hard for the AOY title. With his win in the first round, a top 3 finish here will put him back in contention as one of the favourites for the AOY title.

It also seems Garry Harman has stepped out of his Co-Angler role and will be looking to push the field all the way in the Garmin Somerset Slam. Harman has had major success over the years in the co-angler ranks, taking out 2 Australian Championships back to back and a win here would complete his transition into the pro ranks. Only 850 grams behind O’Dowd and fishing on his home lake, does Harman have a trick or two up his sleeve for the final session?

In the Co-Angler ranks Craig Hanlon didn’t make it to the scales in the second session, but still holds the lead after his amazing 3.22kg bag in session one. Hanlon is in contention for this year’s major TABS Boat & Honda Motor Co-AOY title package and this win will put him in good stead for the remainder of the year.

In second place and finishing fast is Jayden Fox, who was very humble at the weigh-station this afternoon. With another impressive limit, he will be putting major pressure on Hanlon come 10:30am tomorrow morning.

Rounding out the top 3 is Andrew Carlyle who also knows how to catch them in the Queensland impoundments. Andrew is only 1.13kg behind and will be hungry to instantly qualify for the Championship and get his AOY chase back on track.

With some many big fish yet to hit the scales, this tournament is wide open in both divisions, and players like Young, Munro, Langford and Reinbott hot on their heels it will be the angler who can step up and take control of the bite period that walks away with this impressive title.

 

Tune in tomorrow morning as we bring you the finale on Championship Sunday of the Garmin Somerset Slam presented by Berkley.

Current Standings - Session 2

Pro

Garmin Somerset Slam
Tournament Report
Berkley B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Series
3/16- 3/18/2018 Lake Somerset 
Place Participant Boat# #Fish Wgt B/F Total
1.00 MICHAEL O'DOWD 4.00  4/ 4 4.64 2.11 4.64
2.00 CODY HAYNES 3.00  4/ 4 3.98   3.98
3.00 GARRY HARMAN 10.00  3/ 3 3.79 1.39 3.79
4.00 DAVE YOUNG 38.00  2/ 2 3.18   3.18
5.00 CALLUM MUNRO 12.00  4/ 4 2.89   2.89
6.00 MATTHEW LANGFORD 6.00  2/ 2 2.66 1.88 2.66
7.00 MARK REINBOTT 44.00  2/ 2 2.35   2.35
8.00 MARK FERGUSON 1.00  2/ 2 2.17   2.17
9.00 JACK DAY 42.00  2/ 2 2.04   2.04
10.00 GREG MITCHELL 31.00  2/ 2 2.03   2.03
11.00 PETER WILSON 39.00  1/ 1 1.99 1.99 1.99
12.00 MATTHEW MOTT 33.00  3/ 3 1.98 0.55 1.98
13.00 MICK JOHNSON 16.00  2/ 2 1.86   1.86
14.00 GRAHAM FORD 24.00  1/ 1 1.85 1.85 1.85
15.00 ROBERT TILLEY 20.00  2/ 2 1.81   1.81
16.00 DANNY BROOKS 11.00  2/ 2 1.62 1.06 1.62
17.00 SEAN HAYNES 29.00  2/ 2 1.50   1.50
18.00 JOHN CIANCIO 9.00  2/ 2 1.47 0.98 1.47
19.00 RORY SAINT 34.00  1/ 1 1.05 1.05 1.05
20.00 JONATHAN BALE 7.00  1/ 1 0.90 0.90 0.90
21.00 STEVE OTTO 23.00  1/ 1 0.88 0.88 0.88
22.00 JAYSON de
FORRERST-HADDLETON
25.00  1/ 1 0.83 0.83 0.83
23.00 LUKE DRAPER 32.00  1/ 1 0.62 0.62 0.62
24.00 MITCHELL CONE 30.00  1/ 1 0.58 0.58 0.58
25.00 JAIMEN TUNSTALL 15.00  1/ 1 0.57 0.57 0.57
26.00 DAVE WELFARE 2.00  1/ 1 0.50 0.50 0.50
27.00 TROY DANES 18.00  1/ 1 0.50 0.50 0.50
28.00 NATHAN PALMER 36.00  1/ 1 0.44 0.44 0.44
29.00 PAUL ALDOUS 8.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 BEN DAVIDSON 43.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 MARK PETERSEN 27.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 DANE RADOSEVIC 28.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 BARRY REYNOLDS 19.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 RAY HOLMES 45.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 SCOTT HUTCHINSON 13.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 DAYNE TAYLOR 41.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 STEVE KANOWSKI 22.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 BRETT TURNER 14.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 SHAUN FALKENHAGEN 40.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 DAVID LANE 17.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 NICK ANDERSON 21.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 CAMERON BARRY 35.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 STEVEN CHANG 5.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 DAN MALLORY 37.00   0.00   0.00
29.00 JOHN NOBLE 26.00   0.00   0.00

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Co-Angler

Garmin Somerset Slam
Tournament Report
Berkley B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Series
3/16- 3/18/2018 Lake Somerset 
Place Participant Boat# #Fish Wgt B/F Total
1 CRAIG HANLON 39.00  2/ 2 3.77 1.97 3.77
2 Jayden Fox 10.00  2/ 2 2.93 1.78 2.93
3 ANDREW CARLYLE 22.00  2/ 2 2.64   2.64
4 BRETT HYDE 36.00  2/ 2 1.73   1.73
5 LIAM FITZPATRICK 8.00  2/ 2 1.61   1.61
6 DANE PRYCE 20.00  1/ 1 1.37 1.37 1.37
7 ANDREW MCKINNON 2.00  2/ 2 1.35   1.35
8 GARRY BEZZINA 11.00  1/ 1 1.10 1.10 1.10
9 CAMERON LEY 35.00  1/ 1 1.02 1.02 1.02
10 DANIEL MCCOY 6.00  1/ 1 0.93 0.93 0.93
11 DAVID NELSON 24.00  1/ 1 0.76 0.76 0.76
12 Jake Schwerin 41.00  1/ 1 0.75 0.75 0.75
13 TOM ACKERMAN 26.00  1/ 1 0.65 0.65 0.65
14 CAMERON JONES 31.00  1/ 1 0.39 0.39 0.39
15 DEBORAH KOWALCYK 34.00   0.00   0.00
15 PETER HOLMES 42.00   0.00   0.00
15 BOB SCHMAHL 38.00   0.00   0.00
15 CRAIG SCHNEIDER 25.00   0.00   0.00
15 JAMES BARKER 45.00   0.00   0.00
15 MATT Domjahn 19.00   0.00   0.00
15 COLE HUTCHINSON 13.00   0.00   0.00
15 JAMES BUCHNER 3.00   0.00   0.00
15 ZAC TRAVIS 15.00   0.00   0.00
15 MAL DRAPER 14.00   0.00   0.00
15 VANESSA DANES 44.00   0.00   0.00
15 Lukas Martin 33.00   0.00   0.00
15 MATTHEW MARTIN 43.00   0.00   0.00
15 PAUL MCHUGH 32.00   0.00   0.00
15 MARK MCKAY 28.00   0.00   0.00
15 LLOYD BROWN 7.00   0.00   0.00
15 JORDAN SCHULZ 18.00   0.00   0.00
15 JACK SIVEIR 40.00   0.00   0.00
15 TIM STEENHUIS 1.00   0.00   0.00
15 BAILEY WATT 9.00   0.00   0.00
15 DYLAN FRYER 5.00   0.00   0.00
15 BRANDON GOULDING 37.00   0.00   0.00
15 ALLAN PRICE 4.00   0.00   0.00
15 GREG RIGBY 21.00   0.00   0.00
15 RODNEY SINCLAIR 17.00   0.00   0.00
15 NATHAN TAYLOR 23.00   0.00   0.00
15 MING LUI 30.00   0.00   0.00
15 MATTHEW HART 16.00   0.00   0.00
15 BLAIR SHAPLAND 27.00   0.00   0.00
15 TROY LOWE 29.00   0.00   0.00
15 THOMAS PATTON 12.00   0.00   0.00

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