Lowrance HDS dominates barra tour

Lowrance Pro Team members fill three of the top 10 places in last year’s 2009 ABT Barra Tour

Lowrance HDS dominates barra tour
Lowrance HDS dominates barra tour

Angling champion Cy Taylor cemented his position as Australia’s number one-ranked barra angler by taking out the Individual Angler of the Year (AOY) title for the third consecutive year, while fellow Lowrance Pro Teamer, Jason Wilhelm, came in a close second.

Cy and Jason also won Northern Barra AOY title and Southern Barra AOY title respectively. Making it a family affair, Cy and his brother Kerrin also took out the Team AOY title!

All three anglers said they used Lowrance HDS to give them a winning edge during the tour. The system uses award-winning Broadband Sounder™ technology to deliver the highest underwater definition ever achieved by Lowrance.

According to Lowrance, the system provides greater sensitivity, minimal clutter, and amazing separation of fish from cover, in both freshwater and saltwater, and in shallow water or extreme sea depths.

The HDS series of multi-function displays, says Lowrance, also combines innovative chartplotting, and intuitive operation. It also accommodates Ethernet radar and NMEA2000 networking for managing fuel, engine and boat-operations.

The units are available in fully sunlight-viewable HDS5 (12.7cm), HDS7 (16.3cm), HDS8 (21.3cm) and HDS10 (26.4cm) screen sizes, in several configurations.


Runner-up AOY Jason Wilhelm said he also used the Lowrance StructureScan™ system during the tour.

StructureScan features a combination of SideScan and exclusive new DownScan Imaging technology. SideScan provides full-screen left and right side-viewing with extra-crisp detail of up to 146m (480ft) of underwater coverage that displays structure and fish targets, as well as their imaging-scan shadows.

The new DownScan Imaging feature allows anglers, for the first time according to Lowrance, to see submerged detail directly beneath their boats, providing what is said to be a complete underwater picture in a screen format that is easy to interpret.

The on-screen display versatility of Lowrance HDS allows anglers to merge side and down sonar scans in split-screen to view wide-area surveys and highly-defined detail. As a unique tool, says Lowrance, anglers can also compare DownScan Imaging with 2D sonar images in split-screen display to better distinguish fish from structure — removing the guesswork common to other fish-finding technology.

Visit www.lowrance.com.au for more information.

PIC: Three-time consecutive individual Angler of the Year (AOY) award-winner Cy Taylor and one of his many barra.

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