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The 2019 Garmin Golden Lure week of fishing at Port Macquarie is over and although fishing was tough this year with the constant Nor’ Easters bringing cold green water inshore, a great time was had by all. Conditions were also tough out wide with 4.5knts+ of current coupled with boiling hot water from 27deg to 29.5deg affecting the blue marlin as well.

Overall 53 boats 215 anglers (192 Male, 13 Female, 6 Junior, 4 Small Fry) competed in the four days of the major competition.

Tag n Release 151

Billfish: 83 x black marlin, 12 x blue marlin, 1 x striped marlin, 2 x shortbill spearfish

Other species: 2 x wahoo, 19 x mahi mahi, 32 x sharks

Capture: 1 x blue marlin, 1 x mahi mahi (Many more Mahi Mahi, Wahoo & Spearfish captured on heavy line class for dinner.)

The 2019 Garmin 35th Golden Lure Tournament – Official Results Champion Boat Champion Boat T&R : Calypso III PMGFC 98750 points

Runner Up Boat T&R: Zanzibar NGFC 82531 points

3rd Place Boat T&R: The Menace PMGFC 78740 points (on count back)

4th Place Boat T&R: Weekend Detention PMGFC 78740 points

5th Place Boat T&R: Phillet PMGFC 73781 points

6th Place Boat T&R: Live Action PMGFC 65000 points

7th Place Boat T&R: Reel Trouble GLGFC 62500 points

8th Place Boat T&R: Rampage PMGFC 53750 points

Champion Boat Heaviest Marlin over 150kg: Not Won

Runner Up: Not Won

Champion Boat T&R Blue Marlin only: Seaka NPSGFC 27000 points

Runner Up: Warlord PMGFC 18,500points

Champion Male Angler T&R: Damian Rafter on Calypso III 86250 points

Runner Up Male Angler T&R: Nick Duggan on Phillet PMGFC 73781 points

Champion Female Angler T&R: Caron Collins on Weekend Detention PMGFC 78750 points

Runner Up: Ebony Brown on Rarely In NPSGFC 32500 points

Champion Junior Angler T&R: Rhys Jolly on Zanzibar NGFC 53781 points

Runner Up: Nathan Boughton on Bullet Proof SGFC 25000 points

Champion Small Fry Angler T&R: Blake Herbert on Rampage PMGFC 28,750 points

Runner Up: Maddison Fairlie on No Excuse NPSGFC 10050 points

Highest Point Scoring Fish Champion Male Angler (Capture): Paul Arthur on Wild Tuna PMGFC 3711.65 points

Champion Female Angler: Not Won

Champion Junior Angler: Not Won

Champion Small Fry Angler: Not Won

Capture Boat Prizes

Most Meritorious Capture: Wild Tuna PMGFC Blue Marlin 98.4kg on 24kg 3711.65 points

Heaviest Shark Capture over 150kg: NOT WON

Heaviest Tuna Capture: NOT WON

Heaviest Other Game Fish Capture: Reel Crazy LMGFC 16.8kg Mahi Mahi

Angler Prizes

First Billfish T&R: Harriet Crowley on Backed Up II PMGFC

Last Billfish T&R: Ian Collins on Wild Thing NPSGFC

Most Marlin T&R: Caron Collins on Weekend Detention PMGFC, 6 Marlin on count back

Most Shark T&R: Maddison Fairlie on No Excuse NPSGFC, 3 Sharks on count back

Most Other Game Fish T&R: Mal McKeirnan on Ramp Rat PMGFC, 4 Fish

Special Junior/Small Fry Award: Tristan Sharrock PMGFC

Major Lucky Boat Draw: Whippen PMGFC

Novelty Boat Prizes Best Dressed Boat: After Hours PMGFC

Boat Furthest Traveled by Road: Ramp Rat (Ocean Grove VIC)

Boat Furthest Traveled by Sea: Sequana (Lake Macquarie) NGFC

Early Entry Draw: Reel Trouble GLGFC

A big thanks to all of the Sponsors, Participants & Volunteers who made our tournament such as success. We hope to see you again for the 36th Golden Lure Tournament. Proposed dates Jan 10th – 18th 2020.

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