Well after our frustrating start to the 50th anniversary interclub tournament, we managed to crawl our way back to end up on the podium.
The tough fights on 15kg line with larger than normal fish for this area persisted for us, and a couple of black marlin in the 130kg class took up moretime than what we required.
My clients from the Port hacking Game fishing Club were more than happy, when we got called up as third place in this large and competitive
tournament, and as a bonus I picked up the major sponsor award from nautilus insurance.
First and second place in the Tag and release section wen tto Gun Runner and Diversion respectively, Top effort from both these teams.
As mentioned before the fishing at Port Stephens this season has been outstanding, with big numbers as well as big fish.
As a special mention, Rod Templeman and wife Tracy fished the mid week Billfish challenge with us. Rod unfortunately has been doing it
very tough of late with cancer, and it has always been a dream of his to fish on marlin boat, in a tournament. They fished the midweek tournament devoted to tag and release for Billfish, Rod’s energy levels were very weak due to his medication, but his effort came close to being rewarded as we were only one fish from taking out this tournament which had a purse of $5000.00. This was aoutstanding effort for someone in his condition and bought a lot of emotion on board.