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ABT Has Moved- www.abt.org.au

ABT is excited to announce the launch of its new website www.abt.org.au. The bream, bass, and barra websites will remain as archives, so from today forward head to www.abt.org.au for all your latest ABT tournament information.

Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BASS Series- Tallowa Results

The first round of the Hobie Kayak Bass Series was held at Tallowa Dam which is nestled among the undulating hills in Kangaroo Valley approximately 30 minutes West of the small village. This event saw the 2014 Daiwa Hobie Kayak Fishing season get off to a great start with the biggest number of competitors to attend a Kayak bass event so far.
Posted by bassadmin on Monday, January 13 @ 15:10:28 EST (1132 reads)
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ABT Calendar 2014- The Future is Now

While the exact dates for all the 2014 events is still being finalised we have a draft schedule and dates for many of our events. Click the following link to see what we have scheduled for the year.
Posted by bassadmin on Wednesday, December 04 @ 22:52:30 EST (1370 reads)
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ABT/Nomad Elusive Reef Trip of a Lifetime

ABT and Nomad Sportfishing Adventures have joined forces to bring you the ultimate remote mothership sportfishing experience.

Join 2013 BASS Pro Grand Final champion Dean Silvester on a week long adventure fishing Nomad's premier GT location targeting a host of reef and pelagic species. From GTs to tuna and all species in between, it's sportfishing action that only Nomad and the Great Barrier Reef can deliver.

Scheduled for 6th - 13th July 2014, guests will fly to Hamilton Island before boarding a seaplane that'll deliver them to Elusive Reef and the Nomad mothership. Seven spots are on offer on the trip, with ABT members eligible to a 10% discount on the cost of the trip.

For ABT members keen to experience the adrenaline rush that only an outer reef Nomad trip can offer July 2014 is the best time you'll ever find to do it.

Pricing and more detailed info can be had by emailing info@nomadsportfishing.com.au 

Posted by bassadmin on Tuesday, November 26 @ 14:25:19 EST (403 reads)
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Press Release- ABT Decides Future and Business Direction for 2014

By ABT (Australian Bass Tournaments P/L) Friday, November 22, 2013

Shailer Park, QLD- Australian Bass Tournaments (ABT) provides multi species catch-and-release tournaments to anglers across Australia. Since 1999 ABT has grown from a handful of tournaments to multiple tournament series involving thousands of anglers.

ABT's mission is to provide anglers, and the industry, with a premier, catch and release tournament circuits that the industry in an ethically responsible manner. Catch and release lure fishing has gained traction with the wider angling community and subsequently is educating generations of anglers to participate and enjoy angling..

Communication and dissemination of successful tackle and techniques is the key element to making the successful anglers role-models for the wider angling community. ABT's motto "Who Shares Wins" remains the cornerstone of this principle.


Recent challenges have seen ABT restructured with the goal of making the business better organised for its present needs. These changes are integral to the long term viability of ABT. As a result of these changes ABT can focus better on its core business whilst maximising the variety of opportunities available. This ultimately translates to exciting new opportunities for both anglers and sponsors.

The overall number of events is set to be reduced in 2014. The silver lining to the cloud is that a reduction in the number of events will see an increase in quality with a growing list of new media, features and opportunities being introduced to benefit anglers, spectators and sponsors. Other areas of business such as the membership, Tournament Angler Guide, and staffing are being restructured, a change that will deliver greater financial viability to ABT and enable the freeing up of resources to enable the development of new industry-leading practices and tournaments. 

With unparallel experience, historical data, infrastructure and access to all forms of media, ABT remains at the forefront of tournament fishing in Australia. The 2014 calendar is rapidly emerging and is set to deliver anglers and sponsors amazing opportunities via a cross section of media platforms and digital technology.


In the next week ABT will release a more detailed plan of what it has to offer for 2014. Included in that will be a draft calendar, detailing the number of events for each series, and the broad areas in which those events will be held.

A more detailed final calendar will be released prior to Christmas with the new tournament season predicted to start in February, 2014.

While the events of 2013 have hit ABT hard we are invigorated by the opportunity that has been presented to us. The opportunity to evolve, to strive for bigger and better things, and to deliver anglers the ultimate tournament fishing experience and for associated businesses and industries to continue to reap the rewards.

Posted by bassadmin on Friday, November 22 @ 11:23:35 EST (458 reads)
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Daiwa Hobie Kayak BASS Grand Final Final Results & Story

Chen Storms to Bass Win

Hobie Kayak Tournament regular Jonathon Chen has come from behind to take out the 2013 Daiwa Hobie Kayak BASS Grand Final with 6/6, 234 cm limit relegating Daniel Brown to second place on a count back.

Chen's honey hole over the tournament was a submerged flat across from Bell's Bay. This location held small schools of fish transitioning up the dam and continually refreshed during the session allowing Chen to stay on the fish.
Posted by bassadmin on Saturday, November 16 @ 17:30:31 EST (1193 reads)
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Bjelke Petersen Dam 2013 Blue Fin Boats Bass Electric Convention

Renz Rules for Convention Win

On a weekend that saw young talent rise to the top Bundaberg based bass young gun Jordan Renz secured a convincing win at the Bjelke Petersen Dam hosted 2013 Bluefin Boats BASS Electric Convention.

Compiling a 4/4, 4.09 kg two-day bag to claim the win Renz relegated Joe Urquhart (4/4, 2.97 kg) to 2nd, and Jack Gold (4/4, 2.95kg) to 3rd to secure the biggest win of his young tournament career.
Posted by bassadmin on Monday, September 30 @ 10:51:35 EST (1310 reads)
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Megabass BASS Megabucks- Final Results

Dean Silvester and David Green from Team Quantum/Lowrance cleaned up at the Megabass BASS Megabucks.

Read more for full results and story, click here for event pics.
Posted by bassadmin on Wednesday, September 18 @ 19:16:31 EST (2301 reads)
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Smak Lures BASS Pro Grand Final- Final Results

Dean Silvester claimed his maiden BASS Pro Grand Final win with victory in the Cania Dam BASS Pro Grand Final.

Steve Kanowski finished 2nd while Matt Johnson finished 3rd.

Dane Radosevic secured the non-boater title while Terry Allwood finished 2nd.

Full story and final day pics to follow soon.
Click here for pics.
Posted by bassadmin on Saturday, September 14 @ 11:44:08 EST (2483 reads)
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BP BASS Electric Result- 7/8th September

Twenty two anglers turned up for the last qualifying round of the bluefin bass electric series at Bjelke-Petersen dam. The two day event was always going to be a tough slog with dirty water conditions from the 2013 floods still ever present. Nevertheless with 39 bass hitting the scales it's safe to say the dam is on the comeback.
Posted by bassadmin on Friday, September 13 @ 09:44:46 EST (620 reads)
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Cressbrook BASS Electric Results

Father and son anglers Christian and Adrian Manolea took out 1st and 2nd place in the Fathers Day Cressbrook Electric. Although it was fathers day it was Adrian who came in first, relegating his father Christian to 2nd place. 15 anglers fronted for this Bass Electric comp but only 5 anglers weighed in bass. The bass that were weighed in however were very impressive putting Cressbrook on the map as an aspiring big bass dam.
Posted by bassadmin on Tuesday, September 03 @ 10:02:19 EST (679 reads)
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