20 boats competed in the Mooloolaba Game Fishing Club’s annual Billfish Bonanza over the Anzac weekend and there were plenty of fish to go around. Overall the stats were 11 billfish tags (4 blue marlin, 4 black marlin, 1 striped marlin and 2 sailfish) as well as other gamefish.
The Douglass family’s Luna took out a convincing win with a blue and a black on Day 1, and a light tackle black on Day 2. The team was Wayne, Sue, Lauren and Nathan Douglass and Conor Lynch.
Champion Light Tackle Angler – Rod Clarke
Champion Heavy Tackle Angler – David Moreton
Champion Other Species – Chris Dickenson
Champion Male – David Moreton
Champion Female – Lauren Douglass
Champion Junior – Taj Reeves
Runner-up Junior – Kara Dickenson
Champion Boat Over 7m – Luna
Champion Boat Under 7m – Illegal Activity
Champion MGFC Boat – Luna
First Billfish Tagged – Dave Moreton
Last Billfish Tagged – Lauren Douglass