Participants were treated to some sensational weather over the 2 days of the tournament with the odd gust of 5knt wind. These conditions made up for the lack of marlin in large numbers but there were a few about, you just had to be at the right spot at the right time.
A number of boats also caught good sized yellowfin over 50kg and the shark boys really got into it with a few very large toothy critters caught and lost, the biggest one going 410.1kg.
Congratulations to all the sponsors who donated so generously and in particularly Phil and Dan from Little Audrey Charters who put up a 3 day trip heavy tackle fishing this year in Cairns for the winner of the Champion Boat Tag and Release and congratulations to Loose Crew who took it out with the trophy with three tags. The team on Little Audrey were not far behind with two blue marlin on 50lb for Ken.
LITTLE AUDREY TROPHY CHAMPION BOAT TAG & RELEASE
– Loose Crew SGFC 30 000 pts
CHAMPION BOAT CAPTURE
– Blood N Guts SGFC 40 010 pts
CHAMPION ANGLER TAG AND RELEASE
– Daniel Klein’s Dad, Little Audrey SGFC 20 000pts
(sorry Ken, DC made me do it! ;-))
CHAMPION ANGLER CAPTURE
– Glenn Butters Blood N Guts SGFC 40 010 pts
RUNNER-UP BOAT TAG & RELEASE
– Little Audrey SGFC 20 000pts
CHAMPION TRAILERBOAT TAG & RELEASE
– Hard And Fast CCGFC 10 075pts
MOST MERITORIOUS SHARK
– Glenn Butters Blood N Guts SGFC 42 045pts 410.1kg Tiger Shark
MOST MERITORIOUS MARLIN
– Cameron Symons Haulin CCGFC 10 234pts 163.4 Blue Marlin
MOST MERITORIOUS OGF
– Simon Wonderlic Harley SGFC 1489pts
MOST SHARKS TAGGED
– Sirocco BBGFC 2300pts 1 shark
CHAMPION JUNIOR TAG & RELEASE
– Cassy Danckert Gale Force SGFC 217pts
CHAMPION SMALL FRY TAG & RELEASE
– Jack Purkis Tanacious SGFC 155pts
1st SHARK/MARLIN DAY ONE
– Dealne BBGFC 8.30am Stripe Marlin
1st SHARK/MARLIN DAY TWO
– Little Audrey SGFC 11.50am Blue Marlin
Thanks Daniel’s Dad, I mean, Ken for the report! ;-)
Outside the tourney, other boats on the fish included Craig Findlay on Murrifin with a grand slam on Sunday. Starting with a black marlin of around 130kg, next was a blue of approx 150kg and they finished off the day with a striped marlin – all switch baited!
Thanks Kel, i thought you were my friend – lol
At least can you add DC new nickname (LC) onto the report as a get square
Thanks – Ken
Haha! I’m not sure I want to know what it stands for. Hang on, maybe I can work it out ;-) lol!
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