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The 2017 Getaway Outdoors WA Bream Kayak Classic Grand Final will be held in conjunction with the Perth International Boat Show on the Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September.

This will be the culmination of five qualifying events held across four venues being the Moore, Swan, Murray and Collie Rivers where the five top placed anglers receive an invitation to attend the two day Grand Final. The Grand Final has a cash and prize pool of approximately $8,000.

With the average field size being around 50 kayaks, this is a hotly contested series, with much sought after bragging rights for the winner and kayak angler of the year (which will be confirmed after the final weigh in).

This is a lure and fly only event, meaning you can only use hard-body lures, soft plastics presentations and even wave a fly rod if that is your thing. All fish caught through-out the day are held in a purpose built aerated live-well on board each angler’s kayak, which keeps in prime condition for their release after the weigh in.

The target for each angler is to bring their heaviest three bream to the weigh master with a check-in time of 2pm (although the weigh station will be open from 1.30pm), which means those anglers that catch more than three keepers are allowed to upgrade the smaller bream and replace them with the bigger specimen.

The Grand Final is held over two days with the winner being the angler who ends up with the heaviest two day total weight; there is also a cash prize for the angler who weighs in the HOBIE POLARIZED BIG BREAM for the weekend. Most of the BIG BREAM weighed in this season have been over 1kg and 40+ centimetres, in previous seasons we have seen big bream up to 1.8kg drag the scales down, so seeing a monster hit the scales is certainly on the cards.

So whether you are a bait fisherman interested in lure fishing, a lure fisherman interested in tournaments or just a keen angler looking at fishing from kayaks, then head down to the weigh in each day and have a look at some of the set-ups being used, and how some of the anglers set up their kayaks for fishing.

This is a short stroll from the convention centre, so get on down for a look and see what all the fuss is about!

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