2018 Peter Goadby Tournament Report

The Annual Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament presented by Little Audrey Charters and hosted by the Sydney Game Fishing Club over the 28th and 29th April 2018 out of their iconic game fishing club at Watsons Bay on Sydney Harbour.

Despite average weather conditions the fishing was on point with tags and captures of blue and striped marlin, big yellowfin tuna, spearfish, sharks and even the odd dolphin fish being recorded.

Over the two days of fishing the fleet of thirty boats raised a total of 104 fish, with 76 being fought and 29 being tagged or captured. The fish weren’t small either with multiple yellowfin over 150lbs being taken, as well as a number of blues in excess of 350lb.

Congratulations to Elly Offord fishing in the Junior (female) category on board Cookie, skippered by Murray Offord, who caught a 372lb blue marlin on 130lb tackle and to Ron Kovacs fishing in the Male category onboard Ambition, skippered by Ivan Bennet, who caught a 744lb blue marlin on 50lb tackle. Both of these fish are pending Australian and New South Wales records and are a testament to the quality of fish that can be found off Sydney each year in April.

Sydney Game Fishing Club would like extend a warm thank you to all those who entered the tournament and have supported the event. The club would also like to thank the many sponsors who made the event possible, in particular our major tournament sponsors – Little Audrey Charters, IBW Constructions, Furuno Electronics, Great Norther Brewing Co, Sylvania Marina and Tonic Eyewear.

Results – Tag and Release

Champion Boat Tag and Release Hoodlum (SGFC) – 23,000 points
Runner up Tag and Release Big Blue (BBGFC) – 20,000 points
Third Tag and Release Happy Days (SGFC), 10,000 points (countback)
Fourth Tag and Release Tantrum (SGFC), 10,000 points
Champion Boat under 8m Gamechanger (JBGFC), 8,525 points
Champion Lady Tag and Release Karen Wright (SGFC)

Results – Capture

Champion Boat Capture Ambition (SGFC)
Runner up Boat Capture Tantrum (SGFC)
Heaviest Marlin (in the jackpot) Tantrum (SGFC) 450lb blue marlin
Heaviest Shark Carnage (BBGFC) 665lb tiger shark
Heaviest Tuna Scott Hallowday (SGFC), 160lb yellowfin on 50lb
Champion Lady Capture Janet West (BBGFC), 665lb tiger shark on 30lb
Champion Junior (female) Elly Offord (PHGFC), 372lb blue marlin on 130lb
Champion Junior (male) Oscar Davies (CCGFC), 306lb tiger shark on 30lb


2018 Peter Goadby Tournament sponsored by Little Audrey – 28th and 29th April

Rules & Entry Form Available Here

SGFC is proud to announce the 2018 Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament sponsored by Little Audrey will be held on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018.

This year in addition to all the normal prizes and trophies we have a new Calcutta style competition for the heaviest marlin over 150kg, entry into this competition is $500 per boat with the winner taking 90% of the total pool (remaining 10% to the Club).  Conditions apply.

Check back soon for full details of all prizes.

Prizes and Trophies – Tag & Release
1. Champion Boat T&R
2. Runner-Up Boat T&R
3. Third Place Boat T&R
4. Fourth Place Boat T&R
5. Champion Boat Under 8 Meters T&R
6. Champion Adult Lady Angler T&R
7. Champion Junior Angler T&R
8. Champion Small Fry Angler T&R

Prizes and Trophies – Capture
1. Champion Boat Capture
2. Runner-Up Boat Capture
3. Heaviest Marlin over 150kg
4. Heaviest Shark over 250kg
5. Heaviest Tuna over 40kg
6. Champion Adult Lady Angler Capture
7. Champion Junior Angler Capture
8. Champion Small Fry Angler Capture


Rules & Entry Form Available Here

Notice of 2017 AGM

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 65th Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Game Fishing Club Limited will be held at the SGFC Clubhouse, The Wharf, Watsons Bay on Tuesday the 5th September 2017 at 7:30pm.



  1. Apologies.
  2. To confirm the minutes of the 64th Annual General Meeting.
  3. President’s Report.
  4. To adopt the Annual Report and Balance Sheet for the year ended 30th June 2017.
  5. To elect office bearers for the forthcoming year, namely President, two Vice-Presidents and Honorary Treasurer.
  6. To elect eight committee members & Honorary Life Member’s to committee.
  7. To appoint Auditors and to fix their remuneration.
  8. To elect Honorary Weighmaster.
  9. To transact any other business that may be brought forward in accordance with the Company’s Articles.


SGFC – Proxy Voting Form 2017

SGFC – Nomination Form 2017

Mako Tournament – Postponed till 12th & 13th August

The SGFC Tournament Committee would like to advise all competitors that the Geoff Woolley Memorial Mako Tournament has been postponed due to the revised weather forecast that was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology earlier this morning.

The committee has taken into consideration the safety of all boats fishing the tournament as well as the social intent of the tournament.

The Tournament will be rescheduled for the following weekend the 12th and 13th of August.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this has caused but the safety of out competitors must be the number one priority. Please contact the club if you have any questions.

2017 Tuna Slam – July & August

The SGFC Tuna Slam for the biggest Yellowfin and the biggest Bluefin caught during July and August is about to start.

This is a boat tournament with cash prizes, the cost of entry $250 per boat. The prize : 40 % of the take for each of the tuna 20% to the club, more info coming soon.

With reports starting to come in of Tuna being caught make sure you have your entry in before you head out!

2017 Tuna Slam Entry Form


Monster Mako Tournament – August 5th & 6th 2017

The annual Geoff Woolley Memorial Monster Mako Tournament is set to be held on August 5th and 6th 2017.

Entry is $80 for adult anglers and $35 for juniors.

Boats must return to SGFC clubhouse on Saturday evening but can return to their home ports on Sunday evening.  Boats returning to their home port on Sunday can weigh fish at their home club premises, but all tag cards and capture
certificates for that day must be received by SGFC by 3:00pm on the Tuesday following the tournament.

Monster Mako Tournament – Entry Form