I fished the Hobie round at The Basin and did absolute crap but you know what? It was so good to see everyone again and spend a weekend away.
I also found Yak Hunters last year and I have to say, what a refreshing bunch of people you all are.
Which brings me to the yak hunters tournament series.
What a perfect way for anyone wishing to dip their little finger into the competition pot and have a crack.
There are many awesome benefits to competition fishing and with YH it gets opened up: bream, bass, flathead, trout, multiple species, held all over the country.
Cash, prizes, and importantly knowledge (which is free) which can only make us better at what we love to do, prizes are a bonus and what I personally consider the best thing? Weekends away with the crew!!!
I’m looking forward to doing a couple of YH events this year, meeting some new people and learning some new things.
Back to the fishing bit...... you got a yak, you got gear, you really have all you need to have a dig, put yourself up against a field of anglers, back yourself and see how you go. You may even surprise yourself.
One thing I have learned over the years is your fishing will only get better by fishing tournaments as you learn from you’re decisions, you learn from those who have done well over the weekend, and then you dead set scratch you’re head and wonder why some are so consistent and what the secret is! But over time and fishing different venues, being around like minded people, you can’t help but naturally improve.