Tourney report via Club Captain Jamie Behrens – thanking you as always Jamie!
14 boats competed in the Ladies’ Annual Tournament held on Saturday made up of 38 female anglers (36 seniors and 2 juniors).
Conditions in the morning were calm with 1.5m swell although the wind got up 15-20 knots in the afternoon.
Fishing stats: 47 strikes and 38 hook ups resulted in 11 tags. All tag fish were black marlin, with a handful of non-qualifying tuna and mahi mahi.
Champion Senior Babe – Charli Chabau.
Champion Over 7m Boat- Luna
Champion Under 7m Boat- Aquaholic
Most Decorated Boat – Filthy.
Last Billfish Tagged- Kayla Thomsen
Encouragement Award – Chloe Wrack
Best Photo- David Trask
Greenie Award – Kate Brazier
Calcutta – 1-Luna, 2-Still Producin’, 3- Filthy
Champion MGFC Boat- Luna
Lucky anglers- 10:00 – Challenger- Sophie Le Blowitz / 13:00- Gusher – Deanne Van De Western / 15:30- Big Unit- Mikayla Jongejan
Marlene Hicks (from Topless Charters) fished back on board one of their previous boats Still Producin’ with current owners Wayne and Leanne Baker. Marlene said it was a dream for her to catch another billfish on her! Both Leanne and Marlene tagged a fish each early in the comp but soft bites between tides prevented them from adding to the score seeing them come in second overall.
Thanks to both Jamie and Marlene for the pics – well done to the ladies!