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Townsville Tournament Wrap Up


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A picture says a thousand words… The fleet thinned on the final day with winds gusting to 25 knots for the 7am start fishing but within half an hour it had started to drop – leaving us a glamour run in at the end of the day. Final days fishing was slower with only 3 fish for the day. Fortunately for us two of them were tagged on Reel Chase handing the “Ladies” team the win for sixth time since 1999. Anne started the day off with a very energetic Black of 20 kgs and our male influence (with purple thongs borrowed from one of his 4 daughters!) Ken, brought it home with a stubborn 30 kg fish half an hour before cease fishing. Kekoa, now affectionately known as Keo amongst the fleet (courtesy of Townsville Coast Guard) also tagged a Black Marlin for Australia’s “biggest” boat builder, Peter O’Brien, on the final day bringing them up to fourth place on count back.The final results were:Over 8 Metre ClassReel Chase (Champion Boat with 6 fish), Kanahoee (Runner Up with 4 fish), Maratimo 55 (Second Runner Up with 3 fish) and Kekoa (Third Runner Up with 3 fish also).Under 8 Metre ClassSedative (Champion Boat with 1 fish) and Viagra (Runner Up with 1 fish also)Congrats to Champion Angler Chris (Kanahoee), Runner Up Stuart (Maratimo 55) and Second Runner Up Anne (Reel Chase)!

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