We had 26 boats enter the tournament which consisted of 85 anglers. There were 140 strikes, 108 hook ups and 70 fish which included 32 Blue marlin, 13 black marlin, 1 striped marlin, 11 mahi mahi, 1 wahoo, 4 yellowfin tuna & other species. 47 Billfish were tagged and 23 other species were tagged.
Champion Team 7.5m & over: All In
Champion Team Under 7.5m: Crafty Catch
Champion Heavy Tackle Angler: Adam Devlin
Champion Light Tackle Angler: Ken Radunz
Champion Female Angler: Sarah Best
Champion Junior Angler: Ben Massurit
Champion Hervey Bay GFC Angler: Ken Radunz
First Billfish Tagged (each day): Ken Radunz, Jake Lawson & Nathan Theuerkauf
Last Billfish Tagged (each day): Ryan Thomsen, Jo Mulders & Tony Irwin
Heaviest Wahoo: Phillip Kennedy (30.9kg)
Heaviest Tuna: Clinton Krahe (29.5kg)
Top 3 Boats:
1.) All in
2.) Crafty Catch
Photo from Matt Metcalfe of a blue on board Craft Catch at top!
Catch up report from Capt. Dan Bergamo on Wild Turkey who fished out wide over 4 days with Bluedog lures catching 7 from 15 up to 900lbs.
And Capt Jason Legg’s Black Ops went 2 from 3 and raised 2 more. One good mid ranger and the rest were smaller fish. (Photo below).