Australia’s Best BREAM Anglers are Headed to Bribie

Australian Bass Tournaments (ABT) runs catch and release events for BREAM, BASS and BARRAMUNDI Australia wide.  Like all sporting organisations its 2020 calendar was impacted by COVID-19 for several months.  Pending the opening of Queensland’s borders, ABT’s Costa BREAM Series is set to resume at Bribie Island on the 25th and 26th of July.

Taking advantage of the Net Free Zone in the Pumicestone Passage some of Australia’s best bream anglers will be competing for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

“Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage was an inaugural BREAM event venue over 20 years ago” said Steve Morgan, ABT Director, “it is great to revisit this venue because of the variety of fishing it offers”.

Competitors will fish waters as far afield as Caloundra and the Brisbane River but most action will take place near the event start and finish location at Spinnaker Sound Marina.

Popular spots will include the Ningi Flats, Bribie Island’s canal systems and the rocky shallows of Deception Bay.

“As well as being catch and release, this tournament uses artificial lures which results in a near zero mortality of bream that are brought back to the weigh in site to be weighed and released alive.  It’s a win for the anglers, the fish and the local community” said Morgan.

With some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the best place to catch the weigh in will be when it is broadcast live on the ABT YouTube Channel (ABT Tournaments) at 2pm on the Saturday and Sunday of competition.

Moreton Bay Region Mayor Peter Flannery said it was fantastic the event was going ahead after it had risked being postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“This event is expected to attract more than 100 visitors to the Moreton Bay Region and inject approximately $110,000 into the local economy to help drive our region’s post-coronavirus recovery,” he said.

“Now that the state border has reopened, and restrictions eased further, we’re working to supercharge the region’s major events program to be able to cater for an influx of residents and visitors.

“If you’re an avid angler who’s been itching to get back on the water and compete, this is an event not to miss!”

If you think you have what it takes to mix it with some of the best in the game all entry information and requirements are available at www.abt.org.au.

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