BETS 2016 Grand Final



Just a few weeks and the 2016 BETS Grand Final will be upon us!

A poll of anglers wishes see’s Lake Macquarie return as our venue, revisiting the location that offered such an enthralling finish last year. In mid August the Lake will be a test for all anglers and the fish could be anywhere in the system. A tough bite over two days could see spot management become vital and could determine who walks away with the $10,000 Berkley Evinrude top prize! With a $6000 Second Prize and a $4000 Third Prize being just off the pace still has its rewards!

So here are the details of the weekend – nothing too complicated, just take a BETS round and do it twice!

  1. Start and Finish Location – Wangi Point Holiday Park 13th & 14th August 2016
  2. Briefing at 6.30am each morning.
  3. Tournament Hours: 7am to 2pm. Please ensure you have plenty of time to show your key tag on return
  4. Start order for Day One as per order of qualification. Day Two  – chasing start
  5. Penalties apply for late key tag return.

The important stuff –

  1. There is a Pre Fish Ban in place from midnight on Sunday 7th August to midnight on the Thursday 11th August. Official Pre Fish Day is Friday 12th August.
  2. An additional rule will be in play for the 2016 BETS Grand Final. A team may only use one boat on the Official Pre Fish Day. Teams are not permitted to split up in to separate vessels.  This is to ensure a fair playing field for all teams.

No Go Zones:

  1. East of a line drawn between the northern and southern wall of Swansea Heads.
  2. Inside Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Marina at Belmont

Speed Zones:

  1. No wash zone– Marmong Point, Black Neds Bay (including lead-in), Secret Bay, Windermere Park, the back of Chain Valley Bay
  2. 4 knots– Cockle Creek South Creek Stony Creek Dora Creek
  3. 8 knots– Up river of Fennell Bay Bridge Channel from Naru through to Coon Island


The Entry Form the for the top twenty qualifying teams (listed below) can be found here. Closing date for entries is Monday 8th August.

So that the important part for the anglers – simple! For family, friends and spectators will have more posts in coming days. This is a great family venue and we’ll have a few things going on including the chance to meet a celebrity of two! Keep an eye on the website and the BETS Facebook Page!

Until then here’s those lucky twenty teams –

  1. 1 Abu Garcia/Evinrude Australia Ross Cannizzaro Codie Stewart
  2. 2 Team PowerBait/Nitro Jig Heads Tim Staunton Rocky Hodges
  3. 3 Team TT Lures/Hobie Fishing Kris Hickson Daniel Brown
  4. 4 Team Windybanks Simon McAlpin David Dobson
  5. 5 Savage Gear Ben Walker Damien Skeen
  6. 6 Lowrance/Shimano Mark Healey Gavin Joyce
  7. 7 Team NDS / Mako Eyewear Dan Scott Nick Scott
  8. 8 Team Parko Andy parkinson Adrian Soto
  9. 9 Hobie Fishing 1 Shayne Gillett Mark Holman
  10. 10 13 fishing / Zipbaits Michael Colotouros Paul Mazaroli
  11. 11 Cronulla Slipway and Shipwrights Tim Vickers Grant Grounds
  12. 12 13 fishing Jay Rook Brendon Mcneil
  13. 13 Berkley Russell Babekuhl Nathan McInnes
  14. 14 Hi Tec Batteries-Franklins Australia Graham Franklin Greg Silva
  15. 15 3B Michael Milburn Daniel Bray
  16. 16 Just for SHO Frank Raineri Daniel Bonnacorso
  17. 17 Complete Angler Batemans Bay / Shimano Jason Mayberry Terry Parmenter
  18. 18 Bluefin Boats/ Mark Scott Mark Robertson
  19. 19 Reel Action / Mako Eyewear Chris Harris Trevor Harris
  20. 20 Team Lance Stuart Kelly Jason Olsen

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