Hervey Bay Game Fishing Tournament Results & Cairns

Game & Leisure Boats Gold Coast

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
3.) Pheonix

Photo from Matt Metcalfe of a blue on board Craft Catch at top!

Cairns Updates

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).