Photo at top of some real industry legends at work: Alex Johnston in the chair on an estimated 200lb-er, with soon-to-be-inducted Capt. Peter Bristow on the tagpole and Capt. George Bransford’s daughter Gale on the camera on Shikari! (which I also heard being called Shakira, and Shakiri yesterday as well :-))
Day 3 saw more fish than the first two days put together…well actually, the same amount of fish as the first two days put together. 17 tags and the improvement has us all hoping for a final big hurrah for the last day today. No terribly huge fish reported but a couple of noteables were the first blue marlin of the comp on Capt. Bobby Jones’ Iceman and the opposite of huge on Capt. Kim Andersen’s Adrenaline with one that Kim reported as 40lbs.
Capt. Haydon Bell’s Kanahoee kicked off with an 80lb-er for Jim Walpole Snr followed by Shikari‘s fish (top). Local club boat Cgirl got on the board with a fish of 500 – one of two for the day for them. Likewise, Capt. Daniel Klein’s Cookie with two in quick succession – which I believe will give them the daily win – and Gavin Goowin’s Above Grade who also released two as well as Kim Andersen’s Adrenaline. Capt. Corey Hard’s Askari added another fish for Mitch to put them in the lead clear on 4 tags and Mitch clear in the lead for Champion angler as well.
After self disqualifying a fish on the first sked, Capt. Chris “Sharky” Miles’ Levante also got on the board on the second sked which was part of a post-lunch tide timed flurry of fishing. Adding another on Day 3 to mark their second fish of the comp also was Capt. Brad Craft’s Kiama and Capt. Bill Billson’s Viking II.
GFAA President Doug Sanderson’s Rampage also got on the board as did Capt. Rick Eustace’s Billfish.
That puts Askari in front on 4 tags. Althaldo next with 3 tags. Black Magic leading the pack on two tags followed by Cookie, Kiama, Viking, Above Grade, Adrenaline and CGirl. Of course these are unofficial results and any errors entirely my own. As those trying to follow me on Twitter will know the internet is abysmal out here so its been very difficult to stay updated.