2012 Cabo/Hatteras Billfish Shootout – Gold Coast

33 boats comprising of  84 male anglers, 9 female anglers, 5 junior anglers and 42 crew entered with the two day event which resulted in 76 strikes, 55 hook ups and 17 tags and 8 captures. Of the 17 fish tagged, there were 15 blue marlin, 1 black marlin and 1 spearfish tagged.

The $5,000 Most Tagged Marlin awarded went to the team on board Zeus (CABO) skippered by Trent Knappick, Champion Boat Overall, and the $5K Heaviest Marlin Award for a fish over 150kg went to CJIG (Riviera), skippered by Grant Thomson.  Well done and congratulations to everyone who was a part of the event!

Prizes and Awards:

Champion Boat Overall

1 Zeus GCGFC 20000

2 Rammpage HBGFC 20000

3 Outside Edge SCGFC 11000

Champion Male Angler

Anthony Goulding Num Nuts SPGSFC 10000

Champion Female Angler

Claire Duke Addixion GCGFC 10000

Champion Angler < 8 M

Claire Duke Addixion GCGFC 10000

Champion Junior

Jai Tooley Cabo 35 GCGFC

Heaviest Fish Other Species

Jai Tooley GCGFC 21.6kg Yellow Fin Tuna

Heaviest Billfish Over 150kg

CJIG Joe Bonnici GCGFC 160kg Blue Marlin

First Billfish Day 1

Num Nuts Anthony Goulding SPGSFC 10:44

Last Billfish Day 2

RU4REEL Troy Winslett SPGSFC 2:36

Best Tag Person

Rammpage Chris Fallon 2 Blue Marlin

Larva Lure – First Fish Day 1 & Most fish Overall

Num Nuts Anthony Goulding SPGSFC Blue Marlin

Larva Lure – Last Fish Day 2

Sea Eagle Cameron Rylance SPGSFC Blue Marlin