I had the privilege of fishing recently with Carl Jocumsen and Simon Goldsmith on the Gold Coast, chasing Australian Bass in an urban environment on “Robina Lakes”. Not all that different to the canals that Dave Poulton and I were fishing in the ABT Classic Grand Final on the weekend (that’s another story), this waterway is home to Bass, Bream, Jacks and Trevally.
Carl is an inspiring guy, on the verge of a birth in the Bassmater Elites in the US. That’s a big deal, yet he’s still generous with his time and knowledge. I learnt plenty about his mindset and techniques fishing tournaments on the big stage, his preparation and his ambitions.
I fished behind Carl and Simon on the back of the boat and watched them siphon the Bass from the pontoons and docks in front of me. Fortunately they left one behind – my PB.