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Gold Coast Light Tackle Masters 2016


Congratulations to the team on board Capt. Matty Johnson’s Gypsy who took out the Gold Coast Game Fish Club’s annual Light Tackle Masters on the weekend with 4 tags.  Matty said that after being postponed for a week due to the weather, the conditions were ‘moderate’ all weekend “20kts, some call it rough, you guys in Cairns call it a glass out!” :-)

The official report from the club is:


22 boats fished the tournament including 6 junior, 3 female anglers in a total of 88 entrants.

And over the three days there were 46 tags, 86 hook-ups and 108 strikes with 21 of the tags being marlin.

The Winners are as follows:

First Billfish Day 3: Andy Graham, MUFASA
First Billfish Day 2: Cheyne Sales, GYPSY
First Billfish Day 1: Sam Capel, STELLA
Best Tag Person: Nathan Wakefield, RELENTLESS
Champion Angler Other Species Tagged/Weighed: Campbell Edwards, RELENTLESS
Champion Angler Heaviest Other Species: Levi Taylor, CALLIN IN SICK
Champion Junior Runner Up: Jayden Royal, ZEUS
Champion Junior Angler: Sam Capel, STELLA
Champion Female Runner Up: Tracey Fletcher, GRINNER
Champion Female: Claire Duke, ADIOS
Champion Male Runner Up: Campbell Edwards, RELENTLESS
Champion Male Angler: Cheyne Sales, GYPSY
Champion Boat 5th: Zeus
Champion Boat 4th: Stella
Champion Boat 3rd: Mojo
Champion Boat Runner Up: Relentless
Champion Boat Overall: Gypsy


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