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Reports from the 2010 NSW Interclub tournament at Port Stephens are still coming in however congratulations must go to the Newcastle/Port Stephens Team who have taken out the Champion Team Tag & Release trophy for the 5th year running and to Amoukura for Champion Boat Tag & Release with 15 marlin released for the 4 days. I’ll update as more reports filter in.
In the meantime, some great stories out of the tournament include that of 12 year old Jacinta Thomas fishing on board Amoukura who released 10 of her team’s combined 22 marlin (15 for the Interclub and 7 to give them runner up on countback from Little Audrey for the AIBT held mid-week). An amazing effort for a 12 year old which also landed her the Champion Junior award. Congratulations Jacinta!
Also congratulations to Karen Wright fishing on board Sydney GFC boat Tantrum, skippered by president Glen Wright who weighed a 96.5kg striped marlin on 10kg which is a pending Australian Ladies record.Also congratulations to Daniel and the team on Little Audrey who won the AIBT mid-week with 7 fish over the two days, 4 striped marlin and 3 black marlin, marking Daniel’s first win as captain. I hear that for the final weekend the weather was a bit ordinary at times which will explain why we had glamour weather up here yesterday for the electronics sea trials for the new Furuno gear aboard KEKOA.
Champion Team T&R = Newcastle & Port Stephens Team 2 (Born Free, Billistic, Gunrunner, Diversion, Seaka)
Champion Team Capture = Lake Macquarie GFC Team 1 (Offshore, Ba’ja, Head Hunter, Blue Blooded, Victory)
Champion Boats T&R = 1. Amoukura, 2. Born Free, 3. Gunrunner
Champion Boats Capture = 1. Offshore, 2. Gloriana, 3. Askari
Champion Male Angler T&R = James Holt, Diversion
Champion Male Angler Capture = Chris Harris, Offshore
Champion Female Angler T&R = Katie Lee, Gunrunner
Champion Female Angler Capture = Karen Wright, Tantrum
Champion Junior Angler T&R = Jacinta Thomas, Amoukura
Champion Junior Angler Capture = Claire Jones, Headhunter
Champion Visiting Team T&R = Mauna Kea fishing for GFC of South Australia
Champion Visiting Team Capture = Nuvatu fishing for Gold Coast Y&GFC
Congrats to the boys on Offshore (Lake Macquarie) for their Champion Boat Capture win for the second year running. Rob tells me their captures were 103, 106 & 88kg striped marlin all caught on 10kg. On board Headhunter, junior angler Claire Jones caught a massive 418kg tiger shark on 15kg.