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2012 Hydro-Derby Launch Day… coming soon

After many weeks of working through the format of 2012’s Hydro-Derby (fishing-drinking-fancy dress) we have stumbled upon Hydro Man… possibly a figment of our imagination. We may or may not have plagerised the following… Hydro Man aka Morris “Morrie” Bench gains his superpowers while as a crewman on the cargo ship the U.S.S.Bulldog, having been knocked overboard accidentally by Spider-Man (after the hero … Continue reading

Its coming…. 7th January 2012

After a recent convening of the Board of Competition Stewards we can confirm that Hydro-Derby 3: Beyond Thunderdome is returning to Pittwater on Saturday January 7th 2012. Get ready, get excited… this one is going to blow your mind! The Board of Competition Stewards met under the banner ‘Moderation is a fatal thing, Nothing succeeds … Continue reading

2012 3rd Annual Pittwater Hydro-Derby Summer Invitational

Hydro-Derby 3: Beyond Thunderdome. It’s coming and there’s nothing you can do about it!

If we’re going for Round Three…

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

I’ll bring the soy and wasabi.

In a perfect world, all Hydro Derby participants would essentially just bring a sharp knife and some chopsticks to consume the catch as fresh as possible. However the reality is that most of the Hydro time will be spent hauling in small fry taking photos of them next to cans for submission. Could it be … Continue reading

The Inside Line: Knowing your Knots

Social Athletes of all persuasions are often presented with a series of scenarios within the Hydroderby arena that can make or break your race for the 2011 Pittwater perpetual pail. Losing fish in the context of the fierce social athlete fuelled competition, will have you a long way down the leader board. The Hydroderby since … Continue reading

The one that got away…

The line screams!  Your rod is bent over!  The adrenalin is flowing!  “Big one!, I’ll need another beer” you yell out.  And then… the pressure is suddenly missing.  It takes a few seconds of futile reeling for the horrible truth to sink in.  The hunker fish is gone!  As your heart sinks, you finish your … Continue reading

Hydro Communique: 2011 Go for Orbit

“Hydro Derby, this is Houston. You are confirmed Go for orbit.” Seventeen hours after launch and we’re pleased to report forty five downloads of the 2011 2nd Annual Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational Competitor Information Package. The Hydro Derby HQ [Mumbai Outsourcing Branch] has reported strong interest from prospective teams looking to secure a Death … Continue reading