Coffs Harbour: Glen Booth reports from the Solitary Islands Game Fishing Club pointscore day last Saturday which nine boats fished. Glen says the water’s still blue and warm outside 80 fathoms, with the temperature between 25.5 and 26.5 degrees but the blue marlin were a bit doughy, as they have been on and off this year. Black and Blue managed to tag one of 200kg from two bites. Some nice yellowfin tuna are getting around, with two tagged at 35kg apiece, a couple more lost, and another weighed in at 33 on 24. Big dollies are still present, as are the wahoo, the best being around 15kg.
The photos show new club angler Michael Maras with a 20kg dolphin fish and a nice wahoo caught off Kestelle.
Sydney Peter Goadby Memorial Results: Smartbill took out the T&R section with 4 marlin tags, all caught by Champion Female Angler Claire Graham. Champion Male Angler was Doug Grant on Incognito with 3 marlin tags. In A Meeting was the runner-up Champion Boat T&R. In the Capture section, Blue Illusion edged out Rampage for the gong.
Full results after the jump – with a big thanks to Ken Klein.
T/R CHAMPION BOAT- SMARTBILL- 44 500points
T/R CHAMPION BOAT R/U- IN A MEETING – 35 500 points
T/R CHAMPION TRAILER BOAT- CASEY
T/R CHAMPION MALE ANGLER – DOUG GRANT (INCOGNITO) – 3 MARLIN
T/R CHAMPION FEMALE ANGLER – CLAIRE GRAHAM (SMARTBILL) – 4 MARLIN
T/R CHAMPION JUNIOR ANGLER – NICK BABER (AVANTI) – STRIPED TUNA
T/R MOST MARLIN TAGGED BY BOAT – SMARTBILL- 4 MARLIN
T/R MOST SHARKS BY BOAT – PELAGIC (BOTBAY) – 1 SHARK (on a countback)
T/R TUNA & OGF – MAKAIRA – MAHI MAHI
CAPTURE CHAMPION BOAT – BLUE ILLUSION – 20237 POINTS
CAPTURE R/U CHAMPION BOAT – RAMPAGE – 20223
CAPTURE CHAMPION TRAILER BOAT- BAJA
CAPTURE CHAMPION MALE ANGLER – LEWIS DOYLE – BLUE ILLUSION – 20237 POINTS
CAPTURE CHAMPION LADY ANGLER – REBECCA NELSON – MAZZARA – 2175 POINTS
CAPTURE CHAMPION JUNIOR ANGLER – LUKE THORNTON – ABSOLUT – 5856 POINTS
CAPTURE HEAVIEST MARLIN – LEWIS DOYLE – BLUE MARLIN 236.9 KG – BLUE ILLUSION
CAPTURE HEAVIEST SHARK – DARREN LUMSDEN – TIGER SHARK – 72.4 KG – BAJA
CAPTURE HEAVIEST OGF – MATT WRIGHT – YELLOWFIN TUNA – 25.8 KG – MALOLO