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Chen claims the 2017 Kayak Australian Championship.

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B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chen claims the 2017 Kayak Australian Championship. 

Jonathan Chen claimed the Native Watercraft B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship in incredible form weighing-in over 12kgs and now heads to the U.S.A. in 2018.

With just minutes to go and with only one average bass in the well, Jonathan Chen made an incredible move and with one last cast caught a solid 2 plus kilo bass to snatch

Chen claims the 2017 Kayak Australian Championship. 

Jonathan Chen claimed the Native Watercraft B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Championship in incredible form weighing-in over 12kgs and now heads to the U.S.A. in 2018.

With just minutes to go and with only one average bass in the well, Jonathan Chen made an incredible move and with one last cast caught a solid 2 plus kilo bass to snatch the title in the dying seconds.

In second place an angler new to Australian Bass tournaments, Filippe Gapski pushed Chen all the way to the end, and walked away with huge prize pool worth over $3,000.00.

Rounding out the top 3, John Noble came from nowhere after session one and weighed 2 consecutive 4 plus kilo sacks to take home a great cash and prize pool.

Jonathan Chen also claimed the Atomic Big Bass of the tournament, weighing-in a 2.78kg bass and took home one of the new rods for his efforts.

Check out all the media including videos, still images and the complete write up on how the kayak anglers took apart Lake Somerset this week.

Final Championship Standings

Native Watercraft 
Tournament Report
9/22- 9/24/2017 Lake Somerset 
Division: KAYAK 2016 Federation#:       
                                               
    Participant Boat# #Fish Wgt Pnlty Bonus B/F Total YTDB Points
1 JONATHAN CHEN 17.00  6/ 6 12.06     2.78 12.06              
2 FELIPPE GAPSKI 20.00  6/ 6 11.55       11.55              
3 JOHN NOBLE 16.00  5/ 5 10.59     4.04 10.59              
4 DAYNE TAYLOR 8.00  5/ 5 9.92     2.29 9.92              
5 GREG RIGBY 10.00  6/ 6 9.65     2.49 9.65              
6 TYSON ROWAN 9.00  6/ 6 9.52     2.20 9.52              
7 MICHAEL MAAS 6.00  4/ 4 7.94     2.26 7.94              
8 BEN FARO 18.00  6/ 6 7.48       7.48              
9 TODD YOUNG 11.00  4/ 4 3.73     1.06 3.73              
10 STEVE BOLIN 5.00  2/ 2 3.16     2.61 3.16              
11 WADE WALKER 7.00  2/ 2 3.01     1.97 3.01              
12 MATT WILLIAMS 1.00  4/ 4 2.34       2.34              
13 JAMES HOWARTH 19.00  3/ 3 2.14     0.92 2.14              
14 DAVE MAGNER 2.00  3/ 3 1.47     0.60 1.47              
15 ALAN BRITCLIFFE 15.00  1/ 1 1.18     1.18 1.18              
16 ANDREW MCKINNON 21.00  1/ 1 1.00     1.00 1.00              
17 TRENT CARPENTER 3.00  1/ 1 0.50     0.50 0.50              
18 LUKE ATKINSON 14.00   0.00       0.00              
18 JO STARLING 4.00   0.00       0.00              
18 BLAIR SHAPLAND 12.00   0.00       0.00              
18 GLENN HAYTER 22.00   0.00       0.00              
18 PHIL BRADLEY 13.00   0.00       0.00              
                                               
      Total Participants:  22.00 Total Hours Fished:  4.00            
      Total Fish Weight:  97.24 Average Fish Weight:  1.50        
      Total Fish Weighed:  65.00 Average #Fish/Participant:  2.95        
      Total Fish Released:  65 (100.00%) Average Weight / Participant:  4.23