It seems the fishing was on for the Broken Bay tournament held last weekend (20-21 March). Capt. Daniel Carlson reports they fished on his father’s 35 Bertram True Blue (4 stripes weighed plus 2 tagged) while Little Audrey has some work done and took out third place in the Capture Division. 2nd was Blue Blooded (4 stripes weighed) and Outcast who won the category with 2 striped marlin, a black marlin and tiger shark weighed.
On the Tag & Release side, the action was red hot at the top of the leaderboard with the top three boats all finishing with 11 marlin tagged – Bite Me (9 stripes and 2 blacks) winning on count back from Born Free (10 stripes and 1 black) and Rivenge II (10 stripes and 1 black).
By my count there were approximately 160 marlin tagged and released and 31 captured in the two days of fishing.
(Apologies for the delayed report as we’ve been out of phone/internet range – we’re set to round the Cape at about 4pm this afternoon, the most northerly tip of Australia.)