Cairns Bluewater tourney report & Sydney swords

Scenic Helicopter Cooktown

Full Telstra Business Centre Cairns Bluewater Billfish Comp winners and grinners. Fish numbers and more details in yesterday’s report. Thank you to Paul and Sharon Poulter for sharing with us. Sorry its in all caps….I’m not shouting I promise!

PAKULA PHOTO COMPETITION
THE BEST PHOTO/ VIDEO TAKEN DURING THE TOURNAMENT WITH A PAKULA LURE; SIMON WOOLCOTT ON JCA SPIRIT

DAILY PRIZES FOR THE FIRST AND LAST BILLFISH TAGGED.
THURS FIRST BILLFISH; HARRISON HEADLEY / OCEAN HAZE
THURS LAST BILLFISH; JOHN GAMMIE/ OUT THERE
FRI FIRST BILLFISH; PAUL POULTER / THINK BIG
FRI LAST BILLFISH; DAVID BLANK / OCEAN HAZE
SAT FIRST BILLFISH; GREG SIMS / BOUNTY HUNTER
SAT LAST BILLFISH; KATIE BARRY / TROPHY HUNTER

DAILY PRIZES HEAVIEST OTHER GAMEFISH
FRI; WITH A 10.8KG COBIA, ANDREW TIVEY ON OUT THERE
SAT; WITH A 8.6KG MACKERAL, DEBBIE GAMMIE ON OUT THERE

RUNNER UP JUNIOR ANGLER
MATHEW SANDY ON AMOKURA

CHAMPION JUNIOR ANGLER
TIA PICKERING ON DONE DEAL

RUNNER UP SENIOR MALE ANGLER
DARREN SANDY ON AMOKURA (The committee’s apologies for announcement of incorrect score at presentation).

CHAMPION MALE ANGLER
RALPH CZABAYSKI ON LEVANTE from Darren Sandy on countback (both tagged 11 fish)

RUNNER UP SENIOR FEMALE ANGLER
TARRAH PIPPERT ON ENTOURAGE

CHAMPION FEMALE ANGLER
WITH 12000 POINTS IS KATIE BARRY ON TROPHY HUNTER

CHAMPION OUT OF ZONE TEAM; TEAM WITH THE MOST POINTS WHO HAVE BROUGHT THEIR OWN BOATS TO CAIRNS
EMMA KATE FROM MACKAY

CHAMPION TEAM UNDER 7.5M
WITH 13500 POINTS IS OCEAN HAZE

CHAMPION TEAM 7.5M AND OVER
WITH 34500 POINTS IS LEVANTE

CHAMPION TEAM OVERALL
LEVANTE

2018 Tournament dates: 15TH TO 18TH AUGUST

My gallery of pics from Thursday are here –> Full gallery here.

Sydney Swords

Photo at top from Chris Cleaver’s 208 Edgewater Cleavedge from Saturday off Sydney. Ryan Camlin fished with Chris and Justin Essex for a 4-3-3 all released. The fish were estimated at 10kg, 15kg and 30kg. (I think this might be the first ‘3 released in a day’ in Aus?) The Port Hacking GFC anglers have now tagged 4 swords in their last two trips and Chris’ boat has notched up 8 for the year! Photos by Chris and used with thanks! Awesome stuff!