Shads Lads take out Atomic Youth Championship

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Shads Lads consisting of Blake Manthy and Jake Johnson took out the Atomic Youth Championships on Lake Somerset today after the field felt the pinch of a tough bite that the lake is producing at the moment. Weighing-n a cracking 1.93kg bass the pair took home a swagger of prizes including a Garmin GPS Hand Held unit for the largest bass of the tournament.

The Shads Lads consisting of Blake Manthy and Jake Johnson took out the Atomic Youth Championships on Lake Somerset today after the field felt the pinch of a tough bite that the lake is producing at the moment. Weighing-n a cracking 1.93kg bass the pair took home a swagger of prizes including a Garmin GPS Hand Held unit for the largest bass of the tournament.

Shads Lads cleaned up in the Youth Championship.

Using an Ecogear ZX blade the pair constantly would hop the lure off the bottom and the big 1.93kg bass took it in and swam off. With dad Shaun Manthey at the helm, the anglers focused their attention close to the start line and fished around the Queen Street area.

In second place the tiny team of Fish N Bits consisting of Tayla Johnson and Rylan Manthy brought a bass in nearly as big as them and weighed in a great 1.85kg bass to claim a big bag of prizes. Regular pro angler Mick Johnson was at the helm and mentioned that the girls used a Halco Twisty tricked up with Atomic Trick Bitz did the job in the tough session.

Tiny anglers (Fish N Bits) with massive bass. All the kids had a ball over the weekend.

Rounding out the Top 3 was Team Somerset Tackle Pink consisting of Alexia Bezzina and Teleah Hennah with two fathers in the boat, Garry Bezzina and Jason Hennah who used a Smak Ice jig to catch the 580gram keeper and claim 3rd place.

Team Somerset Pink took out 3rd place even with a broken arm.

A special thanks needs to go out to all the family members and parents of the 15 teams that came along a got involved, we will definitely be looking to run another one of these sooner rather than later. Also the anglers who gave up their time over the weekend and dedicated their craft, and gave the kids a lot to look forward to running around in big bass boats all weekend. The kids had smiles ear to ear even through the fishing was tough.

Keep an eye on what’s install in the Youth events on and through the Facebook page, as we will definitely be giving everyone plenty of time to schedule this event in again to increase the participation.


Final Standings

Position Team Name Pro Name Angler One Angler Two State Limit/4 Garmin Big Bass Final Score
1 Shads Lads Shaun Manthey Blake Manthy Jake Johnson QLD 1 1.93 1.93
2 Fish N Bits Mick Johnson Tayla Johnson Rylan Johnson QLD 1 1.85 1.85
3 Somerset Pink Jason Hennah/Garry Bezzina Teleah Hennah Alexia Bexzzina QLD 1 0.58 0.58
4 Noahs Ark Barry Reynolds Emma Wojtasik Noah O'Neill QLD      
4 Team Barrabass Rory Saint Harrison Saint Tom White QLD      
4 Team Spuds Robert Richardson Ty Richardson Nikyla Richardson QLD      
4 Somerset Gold Brett Klaws Matt Taylor Ryan Creely QLD    
4 Somerset Silver Andrew Mitchell Rylan Morris Halle Morris QLD      
4 Somerset Green Tony Olsen/Alex Szendry Cooper Olsen Maddison Ihle QLD    
4 Team Smak Jamie Facer Jayden Facer Jackson Tinney QLD      
4 Smak Kids Matthew Mott Aiden Whiteman Charlotte Whiteman QLD    
4 Bassman Spinnerbaits Glen Luck Mackenzie Luck Anthony Melchior NSW      
4 Somerset Red Greg Mitchell Dylan Clark Clark Aleckson NSW    
4 Team Fish Candy Tony Schembri Caleb Schembri Sienna Schembri QLD      
4 Team Stanley Craig McKay Taj McKay Ethan Duncan QLD