Gold Coast Shimano Shootout Report

Gold Coast Shimano Shootout Report

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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Queensland winners of the 2017 GFAA Junior Tournament

CAPTURES: Junior Male:                      Dylan Roberts    Weipa Billfish Club           125 points Smallfry Male:                  Ryan Meads       Mackay GFC                       1721.6 points Junior Female:                  No Participation Smallfry Female:             Emmi Roberts    Weipa Billfish Club           405 points   RELEASE: Junior Male:                      Ben Wratten      Sunshine Coast GFC        2100 points Smallfry Male:                  Ben Massurit     Sunshine Coast GFC        10060 points Junior Female:  Savannah Woolcott         Yorkeys Knob SFC            680 points Smallfry Female:             Emmi Roberts    Weipa Billfish Club           1170 points   NATIONAL WINNER – SMALLFRY RELEASE: Ben Massurit                     Sunshine Coast GFC        10060 points   Sincere congratulations go out to all of these winners for their participation and effort throughout the year. For those Juniors and Smallfry who participated and didn’t win anything we say “job well done and don’t give up as next year could be your...

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2017/18 SEQ Game Fishing Club Challenge

2017/18 SEQ Game Fishing Club Challenge For the Albert and Pauline Threadingham Trophy A challenge to bring clubs across South East QLD together and promote camaraderie, sportsmanship, conservation as well as the future of game fishing to QGFA members. Rules 1. Any SEQ Club affiliated with QGFA can enter, it is not exclusive to club hosting events. 2. No cost involved to enter. (apart from tournament entry fees to host club) 3. Ideally two boats from your club would enter each of the nominated tournaments below. Clubs must participate in each of the 4 rounds to be eligible and stand a chance of winning. 4. Points will be awarded based on the finishing position of the boats from your club plus attendance for visiting boats that are entered. 5. More than two boats can enter, points will be awarded on finishing places. 6. All rules of the individual tournament and host club must be followed. GFAA rules apply. Any club can fish the nominated tournaments below. The idea is to encourage boats/clubs to patronise other QGFA club tournaments. Tournament Qualification List – Nov 24th- Nov 26th 2017 – Mooloolaba GFC Billfish Bash January 25th – 28th – Redcliffe Peninsular G&SFC Australia Day Billfish Tournament March 3rd – 5th – Moreton Bay GFC Back to Tanga’s 10 April (Dates TBA) – Gold Coast GFC Blue Marlin Classic For entry information please contact one of the clubs listed below Gold Coast GFC – www.gcgfc.com.au Ryan Goding – ryan_goding@yahoo.comRedcliffe Peninsular GFC – www.rpgsc.com.au Greg Skinner – gregory.skinner@menziesaviation.comMoreton Bay GFC – www.mbgfc.com.au Paul Ditchfield – pditchfi@bigpond.net.au Mooloolaba GFC – www.mgfc.com.au Josh Cox –...

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