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Fear and Loathing in Los Pittwater…a land based Hydro Derby?

Epic. Hunter S Thompson, the grand daddy of Gonzo Journalism would be stirring in his grave with the prospect of so much “pure Gonzo journalism” taking place all over the Hydro Derby arena. How ever what’s not so clear (until i point it out) is the amazing amount of parallels with Thompsons’ Fear and Loathing … Continue reading

Pro time – Bass fishing USA

  Dave Mercer – Pro Awesome Dave Mercer cannot make it this year to the Hydro Derby despite numerous requests, he did however send this link for a few tips; Dave Mercer on Kopper’s Live Target Lures at Bass Pro Shops Dave Mercer on facts of fishing Some pretty serious stuff here, A true champion … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: The Stepfords

So the late entries continue to roll in to the Hydro Derby’s various global HQ’s… with the latest and greatest coming to us from the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney. Delivered with a stunning backhand lob by a strapping young lad in tennis whites the hand written letter of intent was presented on bone white … Continue reading

Hydro Brew – a hop in the right direction

Like a stealth Ninja, last Sunday the Hydro Derby Brew team smashed out 80L of mighty fine beer for the much anticipated after party. Included within the brews were the following samples that shall be available for you – Après Hydro Derby. Australian Pale Ale American Pale Ale Amps Wheat Beer Special Ass Beer Pale … Continue reading

This is the final countdown….

five ah ah ah huh? Hydroderbyists a communique from the Count. Five days are left to register your Hydro intentions. Join the likes of Team RAMROD and Team Gout in the quest for as the French may term it “piscatorial et hydro dominance”. I know that there are some lurking teams out there ready to … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: The Triumphant Touristic Trawlers

Lookout! At 2.52am Friday morning local time the Hydro Derby HQ (Bangalore Sub-Outsourcing Registration Processing Branch) received word via INTERPOL and a wikileaks blog, that The Triumphant Touristic Trawlers (TTTT) were indeed lining up for a second suck of the sauce bottle in the Hydroderby, when Captain J Mc, recently was interviewed by the Hydro … Continue reading

Great Hydro Derbyists Through Time: Santiago

“He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish” As we continue to journey through the annals of Hydro Derby Mythology we alight today on the sandy shores of Hemingway’s Cuba. So mix yourself a Mojito, spark up … Continue reading