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Sunshine Coast & Ulladulla tournaments and more


The NSW Central Coast season and Port Stephens season has kicked off with Capt. Scotty Thorrington’s Freedom recording two blacks and a striped marlin on their first day yesterday. And the Lake Macquarie Bigfish Bonanza results should also be available soon. Other tournaments over the weekend:

Sunshine Coast

The 2019 Ben Campbell Building Group Classic is over for another year.

47 anglers including 2 female and 5 junior anglers fished for 17 hours in very trying conditions for 67 strikes, 41 hookups and 27 fish (14 black marlin the remainder other species).

After leading Day 1, Keneka could not get the fish to stick on Day 2 and were eventually relegated to 3rd after hard charging dual between Outside Edge and Reel Crazy for the lead.

The team on Reel Crazy came out eventual winners with 3 tags and a line class mahi mahi to Tim Massurit bringing them home eventual winners.

Full results –

Champion Team Overall – Reel Crazy
Champion Angler Overall – Nick Jones
Champion Angler Runner-up – Channon Arbuthnot
Champion Male Angler Light Tackle – Nick Jones
Champion Female Angler Light Tackle – Leanne Kalpus
Champion Junior Angler – P.J. Bennett
Champion Other Species – Tim Massurit
Champion Boat 7m & Under – Never Home
Champion Boat Over 7m – Reel Crazy
Champion Boat Over 7m – Outside Edge
Calcutta – 1st Reel Crazy, 2nd Outside Edge, 3rd Keneka

The SCGFC Committee and sponsors wish to thank everyone who participated in the event as well as the team of helpers with a special mention to Albert and Pauline Threadingham for their fine work on the radio, tallying results and selling the raffle tickets.


The 81st Annual Jess Sams Game Fishing Tournament was held over the weekend with 43 boats competing and 49 marlin tags.

Final results:

Highest point scoring boat T&R (billfish only) -ZORRO
2nd Highest point scoring boat T&R (billfish only) – CHILDS PLAY 2
3rd Highest point scoring boat T&R (billfish only) – DIRTY DEEDS
4th Highest point scoring boat T&R (billfish only) – SHIMANO TOMAHAWK 
5th Highest point scoring boat T&R (billfish only) – CHASN TAIL
Highest point scoring boat T&R Sharks – MAYHEM
1st Marlin tagged and released – MISSBEHAVING
Last Marlin tagged and released – CHASN TAIL
Highest point scoring senior male angler – JAMES THACKERAY
Highest point scoring senior female – HAYLEY BONNICI
Highest point scoring junior – REECE COKUN
2nd Highest point scoring junior – ZAC WATSON
Highest point scoring small fry – ALISON RUSHTON 
2nd Highest point scoring small fry – KADEN CLARK

Saturday Cash Shoot Out – PRO-FISH-ENT

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