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Andrea’s Grand Slam


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On her first day marlin fishing with Capt. Jim a few years ago, she caught a sailfish. Since then she’s caught a number of Striped and Black Marlin. Yesterday she completed the Grand Slam by releasing an estimated 250lb Blue Marlin.Joining us out on the shelf and beyond were some of the 40 odd boats competing in the Riviera Billfish Shootout held over the weekend. Tycon took out the Champion Boat ‘Capture’ after weighing a 521kg Tiger Shark at 3am Sunday morning – the fight went on into the early after a 10am hookup and team were assisted by Gunrunner who took them some more Petrol to get them home after the fish took them in excess of 40 mile from Gamefish Base. Attempts to get the boxhead into the boat resulted in near swamping and so it was towed in.Champion Boat ‘Tag and Release’ was Blood, Sweat and Tears who won from our friends Griffo and team on Magic with 23 Yellow Fin tuna tagged. Magic following up with a Blue Marlin, 4 tuna and a dolphin fish tagged.

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