Outstanding sails

Game & Leisure Boats Gold Coast

Updated: Thursday was another great day on the water for the sails. In WA, Blue Lightning added another 10, while at Weipa Ben and Fifi went 11 from 14 on Last Cast – including a recapture for Fifi that was caught by Mark Parks also fishing with Ben back on 16 June! – while Darryl French solo on Wine Down added another 7 solo. Wade Alleyn from Frontier Fishing joined in on the action for 11 as well. Thanks to Ben for the update!

Some outstanding sailfishing accross the country especially in the last few days and including the 2019 Broome Billfish Classic!

At the Montebello Islands, WA, Capt. Chad Mills’ Blue Lightning released 20 sails yesterday in just 4.5 hours of fishing! That’s following up from 7 sails and 2 marlin on Monday!

And at Weipa, QLD, which has been running hot the last few weeks some awesome numbers again yesterday with Ben “Notso” Bright and Theona Downs on Last Cast with 6 from 9 after only putting lines in a 2:30pm. And amazing work solo by Darryl French on Wine Down who surpassed his previous solo best of 9 with a tally of 12 yesterday! Awesome fishing!

Broome Billfish Classic

Weekly stats (raised, strikes, hookups, tags):
Sails 1006-856-686-529
Marlin 18-12-8-4
Fatties Day only
Sails 264-191-134-79
Marlin 4-3-3-2
(raised, strikes, hookups, tags)
Sails 1270-1047-820-608
Marlin 22-15-11-6

I’ve updated my spreadsheet (my own records) tallying billfish at the comp since 2008 below. As you can see, 2019 well outranks them all!

Sails
Raised
Sail
Tags
Marlin
Raised
Marlin
Tags
Total Boats
2008 404 88 not avail not avail 88
2009 1136 335 41 14 349 21
2010 351 105 53 23 128 19
2011 564 224 71 13 237 18
2012 589 210 50 12 222
2013
2014 381 131 65 14 145 16
2015 571 196 63 12 208 22
2016 15
2017 581 218 106 36 352 10
2018 672 347 40 8 355 17
2019 1270 608 22 6 614 14

Results

How close are the standings!

Champion Male Angler: Kurt Williamson (34 sails, 1 marlin)

Runner Up Champion Male Angler: Easy Kenyon (34 sails)

Champion Female Angler: Tammy Scholte (21 sails)

Runner Up Champion Female Angler: Kelly Locke (20 sails)

Champion Senior Angler: Kevin Blatchford (15 sails)

Runner Up Champion Senior Angler: Shane Minshull (14 sails)

Champion Junior Angler: Jye Heard (17 sails)

Runner up Champion Junior Angler: Michael Comino (14 sails)

2nd Runner up Champion Junior Angler: Steele Greenhill (11 sails)

Champion Boat Under 7M: Team Racoon (63 sails)

Runner Up Champion Boat Under 7M: Bite Me Tackle (43 sails)

Champion Boat Over 7M: Reel Game (93 sails, 1 marlin)

Runner Up Champion Boat Over 7M:  Sailraiders (61 sails)

Overall Champions: Reel Game