Mallacoota: The NSW south coast fishing has already been pretty good this year but they kicked it up a notch yesterday to take the focus away from the Gold Coast with Grant Shorland and Matt Cassar and the boys on Grant’s Grady White Cubin’ going 21-21-16 striped marlin. Fishing alongside their mates in the 6m Bass Straits trailer boat also released 7!
Gold Coast: Capt. Ross McCubbin’s Lucky Strike fished half day yesterday and while Ross said that the fishing was a lot slower with the current running hard, they still got a nice double just before lines inn 70/100 kg to finish up 2.5 days with Dav and Adrian Wright with an outstanding 17 from 19 for the 2 brothers!
Also this week Michael Umback christened his new boat Foghorn a 185 Scout with a first marlin on Thursday. Michael said that originally he had tried to find some water away from the crowd in the hope of switching one on fly by without luck tried the live baits going 6-5-3 black marlin and a 19kg wahoo. One of the blacks was previously tagged so he’s looking forward to hearing the story on that!
Results for the Simrad Redcliffe Australia Day Billfish Tournament
The annual Australia Day event took place in great conditions over the long weekend with 18 boats and 77 anglers (including 16 females, 9 junior boys and 1 Junior girl) competing. Overall there were 25 black marlin and 3 sailfish tagged as well as 6 mahi mahi weighed (including a pending Australian Junior Record!) as well as 13 wahoo and 21 additional other species weighed that didn’t make line class.
Champion Angler Overall – Bevan Barnes – 4,500 points
Champion Angler Billfish Day 1 – Tyler Barnes (jnr) 3,000 pts
Champion Angler Billfish Day 2 – Troy Tinslay – 1,500 pts
Champion Angler Male – Bevan Barnes – 4,500 pts
Champion Angler Female – Wendy Pendrick – 1,500 pts
Champion Angler Junior – Tyler Barnes – 3,000 pts
Champion Angler Other Species – Ethan Kroll – 241.2 pts
Champion Boat and Team Overall – Release – 9,000 pts
Champion Boat & Team Over 7m – Release – 9,000 pts
Champion Boat & Team 7m & Under – Life’s Great – 1,603.3 pts
1st Billfish Tagged and Released – Tony Clark – 07:26
Last Billfish Tagged and Released – Diego Zambrana – 14:31
Champion Two Boat Team – Release & Nobby’s Way – 9000 pts
1st Place – Release – 9000 pts
2nd Place – Tango – 7500 pts
3rd Place – Over It – 6000 pts