The battle for Australia’s ‘bream king’ will culminate in the Great Lakes this week.
Eleven rounds of the Hobie Kayak Bream Series 10 Australia Championship will come to ahead on Wallis Lake in Forster.
Anglers will battle it out on the water between February 15 and 17 to determine who walks away with the Australian title.
A welcoming function will be held on February 13, with a ‘pre-fish’ scheduled for the following day.
The championship decider returns to its spiritual home as Wallis Lake hosted the inaugural decider in 2009.
Almost 50 confirmed starters will travel from across NSW, ACT, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia to compete.
Harrington angler Brendan Pieschel is the only North Coast entrant listed so far.
A cumulative weight of the fish caught across the three days will decided the title.
All eligible fish must be weighed alive and released in a healthy condition.
The winner will also receive an event kayak and a wildcard entry into series 11 of the championship.
Second place wins $1000 with $750 to be awarded to third.
Cash prizes will be award each day for the biggest bream.
Action gets underway from the Forster Boat Harbour Foreshore (off Dolphin Drive) at 6.30am on Friday.
A decade on and with Hobie now organising and running the series exclusively, it has transitioned into Australia’s premier kayak fishing series.
Thousands of anglers have taken part in the series over the years.
The championship returns to the North Coast later in the year, with round eight of series 11 to be held in Port Macquarie in September.