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2016 Gold Coast Blue Marlin Classic


The Gold Coast continues to deliver the blue marlin for the annual Garmin Blue Marlin Classic held over the weekend. With 30 boats and 120 anglers competing in great conditions, overall 24 billfish were tagged (from 54 hookups and 76 strikes).  And all were blue marlin as well, with an additional blue marlin weighed and coming in at 193.5kg for Wayne Mackay on Reel Dynamic.  As well as a 20.3kg dolly weighed as well for Samantha Petworth on Watchdog.

The team on board Hot Deal took out the win with three tags as well as Champion Angler for Craig Leadoux from First Priority with two  as well as Champion Female to Alana Tuckwell. On the small boat side Team Garmin who have been on many a leaderboard of late, took it out again as well a third overall and two tags. And junior angler Bree Thomsen also took out Champion Junior with her first blue marlin – big congrats Bree!

Some great action shots taken by Mark Bird on board Jugs at top! Full  results for download here.



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