Sunshine Coast Light Tackle
How’s this for a hot shot taken on the fly?!
Fantastic David Granville shot taken with one hand on the leader and one hand on the camera. David was fishing with the boys on Reel Capture and with only the three on board was multi-tasking.
They had another top day ending up with 7 blacks and this sail. David said that all the fish were small in the 20-25kg range. Kajiki was fishing nearby and although I’m not sure their final numbers, they would have been in on the same action.
And while the fishing off Sydney has been a little hit and miss this year, Mick Altman sent me a note about some better fishing from the last week. Botany Bay G.F.C boat Marquis lost a good blue marlin on 130lbs on the southern canyons which they called for 200 plus kilos.
Last Sunday some of Sydneys top marlin boats and crews were out chasing fish including Marquis, Lockout, Nic-Nat, Razorback, Spindrift, No Rules, Unwind, Casey, Gorilla, Wahoo, Pisces…just to name a few! Botany Bay boat Spindrift went 1-1-1 on a small striped marlin just south of Browns Mountain. In on the closer grounds just outside the ‘Plonk Hole’ on board Botany GFC’s No Rules skippered by Eddy Rostirolla, Mickey said they also converted a stripe about 70kg for Steve Spinks. Mickey hear of a blue tagged as well as plenty having fun on small dollys and rat yellowfin on some floating debris.
Broken Bay Invitational
The official results from last week’s Broken Bay Invitational are up – and you can read the full report here. 48 boats and 180 anglers put to sea on a great weather forecast Day 1, but unfortunately the weather put an early end to the comp with Day 2 cancelled due to gale force winds. With the shorted comp, the Heaviest Blue Marlin award was not won and jackpots for the 2014 tournament. Tenacious had a great afternoon’s fishing tagging a black marlin and swag of yellowfin tuna to take out Champion Boat Tag and Release. And Katana took out Champion Boat Capture with a 292.5kg Tiger hooked with only 2 minutes to cease fishing propelling them into the lead (photos).
Solitary Island Heavy Tackle Challenge
The Solitary Islands GFC’s Heavy Tackle Challenge was held over the weekend just gone. Champion boat with a black and blue marlin and a yellowfin tagged was Kikino, with Foreign Exchange coming in second with a big blue and three yellowfins. Highest point scoring boat blue marlin was won by No Frills on a countback.
Glen Booth tells me that all up, there were four blue marlin (one disqualified when it tangled in two lines), six black marlin, five yellowfin and two wahoo tagged. No fish were weighed and twenty boats competed.
The Kikino crew of Steve and Ryan Marshall and Shane Panton also collected a cool $3000 first prize plus $3575 in Calcutta winnings. The club’s nominated charity, the Leukaemia Foundation, also benefited to the tune of $718 from the raffling of a mahi mahi mount donated by Scott Ward of SW Fish Mounts. This was won by Mike Shadbolt, owner of Kestelle.
Ulladulla Jess Sams Tournament
And the rescheduled (and then lost two days to weather again) Ulladulla GFC Jess Sams comp results are also now available in full here. Tough fishing this year and the weather playing no favours either!