2017 – What’s the Story?


Wow! Where did 2016 go? Before you know it we’re back in a new year and calls for more fuel to the boiler room are coming thick and fast. So 2017 – what’s the story?

After every BETS year we sit back and review what was. As all our anglers witness there are some amazing highs, a few lows and for the organisers no end of challenges. We all ride the waves with a smile (usually!) and it is the efforts of everyone involved that make the Berkley Evinrude Team Series what it is today and indeed what it has been for the last seven years. Like everything in life there comes a time when a change is needed and for the Berkley Evinrude Team Series that time has come.

With that in mind it is time to wave goodbye to the BETS Series in its current form. Looking through the Gallery there are so many memories, so many happy moments, that this feels as if it should be a sad day. It should actually be a proud day for all who have played a part. From all our sponsors who have invested so heavily in developing the sport over the years, our numerous helpers who have contributed to each and every event in some way, shape or form, to our anglers who have participated with such passion and dedication. All have been pivotal, all should be proud and all deserve a place in the corner of history that the Berkley Evinrude Team Series had created. Thank you to each and every one of you!

So let’s change it up a gear for 2017!  The format is still having the rough edges rounded off but here will be the basis –

  • Three big teams based events with a $5000 Cash First Prize for each event.
  • A two day format – Saturday and Sunday with no pre-fishing the week prior!
  • Random start for both sessions
  • Big Bream Prize for both sessions.
  • Facebook 500 Challenge
  • Facebook Live Updates.

The dates and locations for these event are –

  • March 25th/26th – Hawkesbury River
  • May 27th/28th – Forster
  • July 22nd/23rd – Lake Macquarie

Full details will be released on an updated website and Facebook page in coming weeks – keep an eye out but you’ll certainly hear about it!

In the meantime scroll down and take a moment reflect on the BETS winners through the years and the good times you had trying to get that cheque. Happy days!

Win Boat

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GF Winners

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