Following up from the weekends Port Stephens report from below, Craig Murphy on Dadsboat was keen to let me know that the fishing was good further to the south for the Kiama Leagues Club Blowhole Classic held over the weekend.
The heaviest marlin was a 206kg blue weighed by the team on board Argus which just pipped a 201kg blue for the team on the 40 Luhrs Pro-Fish-Ent and putting them into second place. Simon Smither’s Cobra coming in third with a 187kg fish. Craig says it was unusual to see only a couple of striped marlin come in to the weigh station this year.
The Most Marlin Tagged trophy went to Pro-Fish-Ent with 4 blue marlin tagged yesterday with Sondal on the sticks. Rebecca Finney caught a stripe which went 76kg on 8kg on board Mitch Ryan’s boat Outcast and the heaviest tuna was a 56kg yellowfin to Mark Hallings on Anticipation. The sharks were also very quiet this year and Craig also tells me he heard of a 284kg blue weighed down at the Eden tournament and that plenty of boats not fishing the tournament got blown away by big fish! Good to hear!