Report via Rick O’Ferrell of a hell of a day for Coffs and Solitary Coast game fishing with
Skipper Rob Lang and crew Gerrard Billings on Black N Blue converting a marlin grand slam with a blue, stripe and black. Its possibly the first slam off Coffs?Although the conditions were fairly lousy with a northwest to northerly wind gusting to 25 knots and generating very rough and bumpy seas, the fish were still keen to bite. They raised a huge blue marlin early in the day, and although it took a swipe at a lure and moved on, it was a smaller (and more manageable) blue that smacked the Marlin Magic Ruckus lure about 30 seconds later, and which they eventually tagged. Next came a smallish striped marlin on the same lure which hooked up and more or less swam to the boat without fuss, and then finally, in the same spot they’d raised several black marlin over the weekend tournament, they hooked a little black marlin on a McGoo and got it tagged at about 1430 and decided to rest on their laurels and come home.Rick said that although most have heard of this feat, but he’s never actually met anyone who’s done it. It was the first for Rob, who’s been marlin fishing half his life, and if it was going to happen, it was almost certainly going to happen here, where we get all three species at the same time in a good year during the early and late summer.
Sunshine Coast Ben Campbell Building Group Classic
Congrats to Rob Smith and his team on Sea Star for the win with 3 blue marlin on the Friday!
Champion Team Overall – Sea Star SCGFC
Champion Angler – Evan Jones SCGFC
Runner Up Champion Angler – Jamian Seeto RPGFC
Champion Angler Heavy Tackle – Evan Jones
Champion Junior -Ben Massurit SCGFC
Runner Up Champion Junior – Bryce Bartleson SCGFC
Champion Angler Other Species – Ben Massurit
Champion Boat O/7m – Sea Star
Runner Up Champion Boat O/7m – Big Business RPGFC
Champion Boat U/7m – Viking GCGFC
Runner Up Champion Boat U/7m – Beat SCGFC