19th Annual Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club Classic Game Fishing Tournament 

19th Annual Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club Classic Game Fishing Tournament 

19th Annual Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club Classic Game Fishing Tournament 

19th Annual Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club’s CLASSIC GAME FISHING TOURNAMENT                    16th – 19th November, 2017    As usual the Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club’s Committee worked very hard in securing a Tournament Base with facilities to enhance the Bay’s reputation for Hosting excellent sporting events in pristine surroundings. They decided to Honour Albert and Pauline Threadingham for their untiring efforts on behalf of the Club by dedicating this Tournament to them. The Briefing included notable personel from Marine Rescue Hervey Bay, Fish and Fauna on speed limits in the Turtle protection zones , Reef fin fish spawning season and no take season and even the Police showed their welcome presence and were on patrol in the Tournament Anchorage area. Add to that the enormity of staging the actual event with a Base at Rooneys Point in one of the most pristine of all areas along our coast in Queensland, where the Teams are comfortably and easily brought to the most accommodating “Mothership” for food and accommodation, if you are fortunate enough to get more than deck space to sleep on! I’ve never seen anyone unhappy with anything and that includes the Crew ! The only unhappy person ever seen is the bloke that announces to the Angler that his gear doesn’t comply. It must be boring to listen to how the Leader or double line can’t be longer than their maximum allowable length within the maximum combined maximum length… 39 Teams decided to Enter and on Day One it was established that 2 Teams were happy to use light tackle of 8 kg only and fish in the “Inside” Tournament Zone while the other 37 Teams fished a combination of Tackle categories from 15, 24, 37 and 60 Kg in the “Outside” Tournament Zone and were also free to use light tackle of 8 kg until the depth reaches 100 meters. Very exciting and to use the Heavy Tackle, all Boats had to cross the Great Sandy Cape Bar in several available locations by registering with VMR466 Marine Rescue Hervey Bay on VHF channel # 22  to cross East/ West and West/ East on each occasion and what a great...

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SUMMARY OF PSAT TAGS DEPLOYED IN THE GREAT NORTHERN 31ST LIZARD ISLAND BLACK MARLIN CLASSIC 2017

This year there were 162 Strikes for 123 Hook-ups and 73 Tags. 18 of the tags were Satellite Tags as detailed above and are part of the IGFA Great Marlin Race, monitored by Stanford University for scientific study into our Black Marlin. Estimated weight range in pounds for all marlin tagged were: 1200: 1; 990: 1; 950: 2; 900: 1; 850: 2; 800: 1; 700: 1; 650: 1; 600: 1; 550: 1; 400: 5; 350: 4; 300: 3; 250: 6; 200: 6; 150: 18; 140: 1; 125: 1; 120: 3; 100: 9; 80: 1 and 50: 2. Plus 3 tagged but self disqualified for rule breaches. Tag Nos. 17P0178; 17P0646 and 17P0650 were not deployed and were returned to Stanford University for reprogramming to use in The Great Northern 32nd Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic to be held 13 – 20 October 2018.   Tag No. Date deployed Location Angler Boat Boat Captain Estimated weight in pounds 17P0656 23/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Ichiro Takahashi Moana 111 Daniel McCarthy 400   Teakle 17P0655 23/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Ichiro Takahashi Moana 111 Daniel McCarthy 1200 Teakle 17P0175 24/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Sheridan Yates Absolute Peter Yates 200   Bertarelli 17P0657 24/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Darren Sandy Amokura Brett Goetze 400   Teakle 17P0158 24/10/17 Yong Reef Wade Blizard Dog House Scott Thorington 350   Teakle 17P0649 24/10/17 Yong Reef Parke Berolzheimer Bounty Hunter Darren Hayden 150   Teakle 17P0659 24/10/17 No. 4 Ribbon Reef Neil Greives Little Audrey Daniel Carlson 150   Bertarelli 17P0661 24/10/17 No. 9 Ribbon Reef Tomonori Omi Top Shot Ross Finlayson 950   Shevlin 17P0468 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Trevor Scott Kanahoee Hayden Bell 850   Bertarelli 17P0518 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Jeff Noldt On Site Daniel Klein 150   Bertarelli 17P0652 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Sharon Poulter Think Big George Poulter 150   Bertarelli 17P0627 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Michael Shadbolt Kestelle Stephen Haygarth 120   Teakle 17P0682 26/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Garry Van Den Boss Adrenaline Tony Van Straten 100   Teakle 17P0648 26/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Simon Atkinson Hellraiser 11 Stephen Ahlers 200   Teakle 17P0653 26/10/17 Yong Reef Andrew Hungerford Zulu Casey Dent 120   Teakle 17P0662 27/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Milton Holmes Hattitude Mike Dobbins...

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Gold Coast Shimano Shootout Report

Shimano Shootout Report – Zone 4 Gold Coast Saturday 28 October 2017 With 22 Boats and the weather Gods smiling down the Gold Coast Game Fish Club’s money Tournament the “Shimano Shootout” a one day event, was sure to produce some good results. With boats ranging from as small as 6.4m (Redonkulous) to 51ft (Jugs) everyone was in with a chance to win some cold hard cash with over $17,000 on offer. The day ended with 21 hook ups and 12 Marlin being released & tagged comprising of 10 Blue and 2 Striped Marlin. Rumour has it there were a few Marlin dropped beside boats which unfortunately cost a couple of boats the winners spot but that’s fishing. Big congratulations goes to Mufasa (34ft Blackwatch) with Capt. Glanville at the helm and anglers Andy Graham & James Badcock winning Champion Boat Tagged & Release along with the top prize of $10,000 cash.  Mufasa won on countback with two Blue Marlin. Special mention goes to Witchway (28ft Bertram) captained by Wayne Thomsen and his crew.  Even though they just missed out on the top prize they still were awarded the Champion Angler Junior Tag & Release and this went to Bree Thomsen with a nice Striped Marlin. Most tagged & released Other Species went to Old Skool (31ft Bertram) on countback again.  Skippered by Dave McCallum and with angler Adam Small with a nice Mahi Mahi winning a cool $1,000. Prizes that weren’t awarded the day were the Heaviest Marlin weighed (a $5,000 prize) along with the Heaviest Other Species ($1,000). All in all it was another successful tournament in 2017 for the Gold Coast Game Fish Club and they will be running the same format again in October 2018.   Alisa Schofield QGFA Zone 4 Representative...

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SUMMARY OF PSAT TAGS DEPLOYED IN THE GREAT NORTHERN 31ST LIZARD ISLAND BLACK MARLIN CLASSIC 2017

SUMMARY OF PSAT TAGS DEPLOYED IN THE GREAT NORTHERN 31ST LIZARD ISLAND BLACK MARLIN CLASSIC 2017   There were only 20 Boats in this year’s Tournament and they accounted for 162 Strikes for 123 Hook-ups and 73 Tags. Estimated weight range in pounds for marlin tagged were: 1200: 1; 990: 1; 950: 2; 900: 1; 850: 2; 800: 1; 700: 1; 650: 1; 600: 1; 550: 1; 400: 5; 350: 4; 300: 3; 250: 6; 200: 6; 150: 18; 140: 1; 125: 1; 120: 3; 100: 9; 80: 1; 50: 2; Plus 3 tagged but self disqualified for rule breaches. Tag No. Date deployed Location Angler Boat Boat Captain Estimated weight in pounds 17P0656 23/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Ichiro Takahashi Moana 111 Daniel McCarthy 400   Teakle 17P0655 23/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Ichiro Takahashi Moana 111 Daniel McCarthy 1200 Teakle 17P0175 24/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Sheridan Yates Absolute Peter Yates 200   Bertarelli 17P0657 24/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Darren Sandy Amokura Brett Goetze 400   Teakle 17P0158 24/10/17 Yong Reef Wade Blizard Dog House Scott Thorington 350   Teakle 17P0649 24/10/17 Yong Reef Parke Berolzheimer Bounty Hunter Darren Hayden 150   Teakle 17P0659 24/10/17 No. 4 Ribbon Reef Neil Greives Little Audrey Daniel Carlson 150   Bertarelli 17P0661 24/10/17 No. 9 Ribbon Reef Tomonori Omi Top Shot Ross Finlayson 950   Shevlin 17P0468 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Trevor Scott Kanahoee Hayden Bell 850   Bertarelli 17P0518 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Jeff Noldt On Site Daniel Klein 150   Bertarelli 17P0652 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Sharon Poulter Think Big George Poulter 150   Bertarelli 17P0627 25/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Michael Shadbolt Kestelle Stephen Haygarth 120   Teakle 17P0682 26/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Garry Van Den Boss Adrenaline Tony Van Straten 100   Teakle 17P0648 26/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Simon Atkinson Hellraiser 11 Stephen Ahlers 200   Teakle 17P0653 26/10/17 Yong Reef Andrew Hungerford Zulu Casey Dent 120   Teakle 17P0662 27/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Milton Holmes Hattitude Mike Dobbins 700   Teakle 17P0658 27/10/17 No. 10 Ribbon Reef Jim Stenning Tsukiji Peter Jenyns 350   Bertarelli  ...

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