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Gold Coast Garmin Light Tackle Masters 2018

Garmin Light Tackle Masters 2018 Well what a weekend was had at the Garmin Light Tackle Masters 2018. The weather challenged us with varied sea conditions, the fish hung around and turned it on on Sunday. We enjoyed the prestigious venue of Southport Yacht Club and had some great entertainment on Saturday night with our pirate theme. With fishing reports the week...

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Successfully Satellite tagged juvenile black Marlin

The picture below shows the result of a successfully tagged juvenile black Marlin that was estimated to be 8kg and 110cm at the time of capture and tagging. It was caught by TGFC boat Kiama on 6 August 2017. The tagged stayed successfully attached for 90 days. The tag is still yet to be recovered for the remainder of the data to be collated....

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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;...

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