Lakes Entrance local, Steven Pryke, last week made the journey to Hobart, Tasmania for the third round of the Australian Bass Tournament bream series, winning the Der-went River event.
Pryke, in unfamiliar waters, each day man-aged to reel in his full limit of five bream to the scales, bringing more than 5kg of bream to the scales to narrowly take the victory by 80 grams over Hobart local, Adam Crick, who made a massive come back on day two to bring in 6.43kg five bream.
Each day Pryke fished the rocky edges of the Derwent in an area commonly known as bed-lams walls. This massively rocky expanse suited his fishing style, the winner saying it was incredibly similar to the Mitchell River Pryke used the ever popular squidgy bio tough wrigglers matched to 1/16th jig head on 3lb line, which turned a few of the local heads as it’s a extremely risky to fish that light in the Derwent.
Pryke’s win was a massive achievement and has cemented his lead in the angler of the year race.
Pryke took home $3250 in prize money.
IMAGE: Lakes Entrance angler, Steven Pryke, was all smiles after winning the Australian Bass Tournament bream series event in Hobart’s Derwent River last week. (PS)