A fantastic, highly social event was enjoyed throughout the weekend, kicked off with a spirited Calcutta on Briefing night, favourite Chaos selling for $1001 setting up a very healthy pool for the 24 teams to compete for.
Day 1 saw the majority of the fleet start on the light grounds which looked full of promise with plentiful bait. Throughout the day strikes were recorded however it was a slow day over all resulting in 1 Blue Marlin to Privateer, 28.2kg Wahoo to Pocket Watch (pending Qld record) and a 9.4kg Cobia to Galaxy 2. Unfortunately an over length leader lead to nil points for Privateer, however they had found the fish, raising 4 Blue Marlin including a double header and had every chance to get amongst them on day 2.
Day 2 saw the majority of the fleet head wide stretched from the Northern Noosa Canyons to the Circle. Throughout the day the bite continued with around 20 Blue, Black & Striped Marlin hooked. Most boats had the opportunity to clean sweep the comp with multiple hookups however by cease fishing 6 boats, Cat A Pult, Never Home, Whitehorse, Privateer, Reel Capture, Sea Star & Capricorn had all tagged Heavy Tackle fish resulting in a count back win to Team Catapult.
Champion Team – Cat A Pult 1500 points
Champion Angler Overall – Mark Holland 1500 Points
Champion Angler Runner Up – Kourtney Kersnovske 1500 points
Champion Male Angler – Light Tackle – Brad Skinner 352.5 Points (pending Qld Record Wahoo on 8kg)
Champion Male Angler – Heavy Tackle – Mark Holland 1500 points
Champion Female Angler – Heavy Tackle – Kourney Kersnovske 1500 points
Champion Angler Other Species – Brad Skinner
Champion Boat U/7m – Never Home 1500 Points
Champion Boat O/7m – Cat A Pult 1500 points
Runner Up Boat O/7m – Whitehorse 1500 points
Point scoring Teams
1500 points – Cat A Pult, Never Home, Whitehorse, Privateer, Reel Capture, Sea Star & Capricorn
352.5 points – Pocket Watch
118.12 points – Galaxy 2
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that competed and made it a weekend to remember, our amazing sponsors and fellow committee members that worked so hard to ensure a great weekend. Again the Kawana Waters Hotel provided a great venue to host the tournament.