Capt. Scotty Thorrington says he’s been eyeing off the Golden Hook for close on 30 years and was excited to bring the Interclub Shield home to the Central Coast for the first time – a historic win for Central Coast GFC Team 1 made up of Freedom (Scotty Thorrington, Jay Househam, Ben Bright & Pip Walker), FinFishn (Nathan Bajada, Amanda Bajada, Luke Brummel, Brad Corrie), Assault Weapon (Luke Bell, Ryan Mogan, Victoria Vincent).
In the end, there was only 200 odd points in it with the Sydney GFC Team 4 of Ambition (Overall Champion Boat), Smartbill and Shikara – coming a very close 2nd. Newcastle Port Stephens GFC Team 3 (Born Free, The Omen, True Grit) took out third place.
Ivan Bennett’s Amibition was Champion Boat T&R for his second big tournament win in consecutive weekends. Congrats to Ivan and his team! (3 blues, 2 stripes, 1 spearfishg and 1 mahi mahi). And likewise, he was pushed at the end from the Freedom crew who came in second in the boat awards.
On the Capture side Lake Macquarie GFC Team 2 (Gloriana, Redemption, Offshore) took home the gong for the second year running. Broken Bay GFC Team 2 (Murrifin, Mauna Kea, Dealne) came in second boostered by Murrifin’s Heaviest Marlin, Heaviest Blue Marlin and Champion Boat Capture haul. Third place went to Sydney GFC Team 1 (Tantrum, Double Trigger, Loose Crew).
Full list of winners and grinners are here.
Thanks to Stephen for the great pics above and below from on board Gale Force who finished the comp with 1 marlin, 2 mahi mahi as well as 1 bronze whaler.