Garmin Mooloolaba Billfish Bonanza
The oginally weather postphoned tournament was held over the weekend with David Trask’s Big Business notching up their third tournament win in as many comps! While the fishing was not red hot compared to how it has been the stats 61 strikes, 53 hookups and 30 tags/captures and the billfish portion made up of 4 black marlin, 1 striped marlin and 4 sailfish.
The final standings were
Champion Boat: Big Business (Newport GFC)
Runner Up: Ymer (MGFC)
3rd place: Catalyst (MGFC)
Port Hacking 100
Again the event was weather affected and reduced to a one day shootout held on Saturday. Tournament report recieved and updated below!
Recently relocating to Exmouth from Mission Beach in North Queensland, Joey Atzeni who is better known for his spearfishing exploits on the east coast has been ticking off boxes as an angler in the great Exmouth fishery. This past weekend Joey put a swordfish on the scales at 48.5kg which is a pending WA record on 24kg. As Joey said he put a bit of time into researching the swords but was lucky enough to hook this one on the first drop. He also caught his first stripe the same day making it a very memorable day for him! (photo at top).
SHIMANO Port Hacking 100 Tournament – wrap up
David Joyce, President writes: It was fantastic to see 46 vessels take part in this year’s one day shootout format due to the wild weather from the south thrown our way. However there were still a range of great fish tagged and captured on Saturday. We had a fantastic Presentation Lunch with over 220 people attending.
HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR LOYAL SPONSORS AND ALL THE TEAMS THAT TOOK PART.
Champion Team T&R – Cookie, PHGFC
1 Stripe Marlin on 37kg
4 Yellow Fin Tuna on 37kg
Champion Team Capture – Sharkin, Botany Bay GFC
219.5kg Mako on 15kg
181kg Mako on 15kg
Runner Up Team T&R – Hermatage, PHGFC
Tag stripe marlin on 24kg
Runner Up Team Capture – Game changer, SGFC
Capture 128kg Blue Marlin on 24kg Makira Wright
3rd Place Team T&R – Doghouse, PHGFC
Tag Stripe Marlin on 60kg
3rd Place Team Capture – Mr Pig, CCGFC
Capture 155kg Mako on 15kg Oska Davis
4th Place Team T&R – Dark horse, PHGFC
Tagged Mako on 15kg
Tagged Tiger on 15kg
4th Place Team Capture – Dark Horse, PHGFC
Capture 128kg tiger on 15kg
Champion Lady Capture Senior Lady – Kate Gurdy, Sicario, LMGFC
Champion Angler T&R Junior – Elly Offord, Cookie, PHGFC
Champion Angler Capture Junior – Makira Wright, Game Changer, SGFC
Champion Angler T&R Small Fry – Preston Essex, Bruised Tuna, PHGFC
Champion Angler Capture Small Fry -Jayden Essex, Bruised Tuna, PHGFC
Highest Point Scoring Team T&R (Sharks) – Dark Horse, PHGFC
Heaviest Shark Over 200kg – Sharkin, Botany Bay GFC, Mako 219.5kg
Heaviest Capture by a Junior / Small Fry – Oscar Davis, Mr Pig, CCGFC – 155kg Marko