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Tournaments and Tournaments


Upcoming Tournaments February & March 2013

A big month for tournaments all over starting with the Little Ship and NSW Interclub events this weekend – lets hope the weather cooperates for them to go ahead.

If you’d like to see your event in the calendar, be sure to send me the details!

Port Hacking GFC club members are already off to a good start this tournament season. David put together this recap from the Shootout last weekend:

“Port Hacking vessel Paceemo has begun its 2013 Interclub campaign with a positive step forward by winning the Capture Division of the Hatteras/ Cabo Billfish Shootout at Port Stephens on the weekend (16th -17th Feb). Skipper Murry Offord and his crew ventured wide, north of the Norah Canyons to find some nice water and break away from the pack of boats fishing the car-park on day one to raise a solid blue marlin late in the day. I am told that the big fish initially gave the crew a few nice aerial displays before diving deep into the depths for a long and hard tussle of 4.5 hours in which they drifted some 10 nautical miles during the fight due to the fast moving currents.

Angler Marcus Fazzolari displayed some exceptional stand-up technique applying full drag at one point late in the fight to finally raise the fish  from the depths on the 24kg outfit. Back at the weigh station the big blue tipped the scales at a very solid 176kg ( 387.5lb). Day two was slightly quieter for the team, however they managed to tag a striped marlin to round out their weekend. Back in at Port on the Sunday the crew were rewarded with the final placings confirming their win and netting them a cheque for $12,500 dollars, so a big congratulations to Team Paceemo on their efforts and win.”


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