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Chen leads the Native Watercraft Championship

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B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Saturday, September 23, 2017

The 2017 B.A.S.S. Kayaker of the Year Jonathan Chen currently leads the Native Watercraft B.A.S.S. Australia Kayak Championship with an incredible session one bag of 3.91kg, with Filippe Gapski and Dayne Taylor not far away in 2nd and 3rd place.

Jonathan had a determined look on his face as he headed out in session to and he will be looking to repeat his session one performance and try and put some distance

The 2017 B.A.S.S. Kayaker of the Year Jonathan Chen

The 2017 B.A.S.S. Kayaker of the Year Jonathan Chen currently leads the Native Watercraft B.A.S.S. Australia Kayak Championship with an incredible session one bag of 3.91kg, with Filippe Gapski and Dayne Taylor not far away in 2nd and 3rd place.

Jonathan Chen has taken out the AOY, will he take the Championship as well?

Jonathan had a determined look on his face as he headed out in session two and he will be looking to repeat his session one performance and try and put some distance between himself and the field.

Filippe Gapski is hungry to take out this title.

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Dayne Taylor with the family and heading out in third place in session 2.

Steve Bolin currently holds down the Atomic Big Bass of the event managing a 2.61kg monster for his solo fish of the session.

Steve Bolin with a cracking 2.61kg Somerset Bass.

With the big fish turning on throughout the afternoon sessions we expect even larger bags to hit the scale at 5pm this afternoon. If you want to catch the weigh-in live, tune in on the B.A.S.S. Australia Nation Facebook page at 5pm this afternoon.

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Current Kayak Standings

Session One

Native Watercraft 
Tournament Report
9/22- 9/24/2017 Lake Somerset 
Division: KAYAK 2017 Federation#: Australia      
                                               
    Participant Boat# #Fish Wgt Pnlty Bonus B/F Total YTDB Points
1 JONATHAN CHEN 17.00  2/ 2 3.91       3.91              
2 FELIPPE GAPSKI 20.00  2/ 2 3.27       3.27              
3 DAYNE TAYLOR 8.00  2/ 2 3.26     2.03 3.26              
4 TYSON ROWAN 9.00  2/ 2 3.18     2.20 3.18              
5 GREG RIGBY 10.00  2/ 2 2.82       2.82              
6 STEVE BOLIN 5.00  1/ 1 2.61     2.61 2.61              
7 JOHN NOBLE 16.00  2/ 2 1.75       1.75              
8 BEN FARO 18.00  2/ 2 1.29       1.29              
9 JAMES HOWARTH 19.00  2/ 2 1.22       1.22              
10 TODD YOUNG 11.00  1/ 1 1.06     1.06 1.06              
11 WADE WALKER 7.00  1/ 1 1.04     1.04 1.04              
12 ANDREW MCKINNON 21.00  1/ 1 1.00     1.00 1.00              
13 LUKE ATKINSON 14.00   0.00       0.00              
13 MATT WILLIAMS 1.00   0.00       0.00              
13 JO STARLING 4.00   0.00       0.00              
13 BLAIR SHAPLAND 12.00   0.00       0.00              
13 DAVE MAGNER 2.00   0.00       0.00              
13 MICHAEL MAAS 6.00   0.00       0.00              
13 GLENN HAYTER 22.00   0.00       0.00              
13 TRENT CARPENTER 3.00   0.00       0.00              
13 ALAN BRITCLIFFE 15.00   0.00       0.00              
13 PHIL BRADLEY 13.00   0.00       0.00              
                                               
      Total Participants:  22.00 Total Hours Fished:  4.00            
      Total Fish Weight:  26.41 Average Fish Weight:  1.32        
      Total Fish Weighed:  20.00 Average #Fish/Participant:  0.91        
      Total Fish Released:  20 (100.00%) Average Weight / Participant:  1.15