Capt. Eddy Lawler’s Peak Sport Fishing have wrapped up their heavy tackle season for 17/18 and the Exmouth Masters Tournament was held on the weekend (results below).
Great year for Team Peak
And what a fantastic year it has been for them again with some awesome milestones achieved. First without doubt the crowning glory being Australia’s first official blue marlin Grander back in January (1089lbs). But also as Eddy describes as a very memorable year!
Over 81 days of heavy tackle fishing they recorded 223 billfish (mostly lures as well as tease and switch) made up of 165 blue marlin, 33 black marlin, 16 striped marlin and 9 sailfish.
The grander was one of 17 blues that were estimated at over 500lb and also included a 37kg (80lb) junior Australian record at 580lb (263 kg). Another crowning achievement was taking out the Exmouth Heavy Tackle Tournament. The best day’s score was 14-13-11 with other numerous days off 4 to 6 blue marlin = world class fishing!
Congrats to the whole team which includes Eddy and Wes and Riley on deck.
Exmouth Masters Tournament
Thank you as always to Tackleworld Exmouth Jeni Gates’ for the report!
The Masters Billfish Tournament was held over a fabulous weekend of weather with the prizes spread among the teams. [The Masters Tournament was created by the Exmouth Game Fishing Club for anglers over 50 to target billfish and other pelagic species off Exmouth.]
The crew from South Australia took out Champion Team aboard Capt. Josh Bruynzeel’s On Strike II with four black marlin.
Dale Moir of Perth was fishing on Nail It and was hot on the heels of On Strike II to defend the title from last year. Dale had three black marlin and a sailfish.
A team that flew in from Victoria took out the heaviest other game fish section with a mackerel, while Jim Ireland on his boat Our Time took out Champion Angler Marlin.
Champion Angler Sailfish went to Craig Joynos from Victoria.
A great time was had by all in this event that we are sure will gain even more interest in 2019!