The 2016 Cairns marlin season is nearing its end although the fishing keeps plodding along much as it has all season. The big closer will be the Ladies Ribbons competition on Saturday!
Yesterday not too much to report with only a few boats fishing – Capt. Tim Richardson’s Tradition 450 for Stuart from Hong Kong. Hopefully they can add another today their last short day of the season! And Capt. Casey Dent’s Zulu also added two.
2016 Groote Eylandt Billfish Tournament
Final stats for the comp were 180 raised, 99 hooked and 61 tagged. 14 of which were marlin with the remainder sails.
Premier prize category winners were:
First billfish day 1 – Jayden Lergessner 07:17 “StormTrooper”
First billfish day 2 – Taro Tominaga 07:28 “No More Favours”
First billfish day 3 – Rachel Barnett 07:19 “One More Favour”
Black Beauty – Peter Fuller, “The Ones That Got Away”
Champion Junior – Jayden Lergessner, 1000pt “StormTrooper”
Champion Female – Rachel Barnett, 2000pt “One More Favour”
Champion Male – Taro Tominaga, 3500pt “No More Favours”
Champion Team – “No More Favours” skippered by Bomber Farrel.