It’s a wrap on the Ben Campbell Classic for another year, after moving to our backup dates we final got the tournament underway.
Boats and crews tested their skills in conditions that were not perfect, but manageable to produce some excellent fish numbers as some boats demonstrated their superior fishing skills. In total there were 118 Strikes for 87 Hookups which resulted in 57 fish. 48 Black Marlin, 1 Sailfish and 2 Striped Marlin were eventually tagged with 3 Mahi Mahi and 3 Wahoo also going the 8kg line class.
Official Results Were:
Champion Team Overall – Reel Capture
Champion Angler Overall – Channon Arbuthnot
Champion Angler Runner Up – Brett Barton
Champion Male Angler Light Tackle – Channon Arbuthnot
Champion Male Angler Heavy Tackle – Brett Barton
Champion Female Angler Heavy Tackle – Wendy Pendrick
Champion Junior Angler – Bryce Bartleson
Champion Junior Angler Runner Up – Ben Massurit
Champion Angler Other Species – Ryan Parry
Champion Boat 7m & Under – Preposterous
Runner Up Boat 7m & Under – AThrill
Champion Boat Over 7m – Reel Capture
Runner Up Boat Over 7m – Sicario