The Sydney Game Fishing Club, located in Sydney’s Watsons Bay, hosted the Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament over the weekend of 13th and 14th April 2019. The tournament is proudly presented by Little Audrey Charters, Australia’s premier luxury game fishing charter.
The tournament saw glamourous conditions and with the prize pool including $50,000 in cash, a total prize value of over $80,000 and a historical big fish. Over 50 boats took up the challenge and the fish arrived on cue and did not disappoint.
With reports of good numbers of marlin, tuna and sharks throughout the entire fishing zone, the fleet stretched out between chasing the Stripes on the inshore grounds, while the sharkers and those chasing the big Blues and yellowfin went wide.
Between the fleet, there was a total of 86 strikes and 67 hook ups. 25 marlin were captured or tagged, which comprised 21 Stripes, 1 Black and 3 Blue marlin. On the yellowfin tuna front, 9 were caught with many more big barrels earning their freedom while the sharkers got a mixed bag of tigers, makos, whalers and blue sharks.
Congratulations to Zorro who took out Champion Boat Tag and Release, Undertaker who took out Champion Boat Capture and Rabbit who took out Heaviest Marlin over 250kg and the $50,000.
Sydney Game Fishing Club would like to thank all of the competitors and sponsors who made the tournament possible including: Little Audrey Charters, IBW Constructions, Short Marine, Sylvania Marina, Furuno Australia, Marina Bayside, Ottos Tackle World, Pakula Lures, Fishing Station, Sydney Harbour Exclusive, Lewis Financial Management, Dalbora Marina, Okuma rapala, Costa Sunglasses, Black Pete Tackle, Sheldon & Hammond Victorinox Knives, Tantrum Lures, Collin Forrest Jewelry, Wellseys Tackle, Global Tackle, Cons Milk Bar, Bowies Diving and Coffee Den.
Results – Tag and Release
|Champion Boat Tag and Release||Zorro (BBGFC) – 57,500 points|
|Runner up Tag and Release||Markoo (SGFC) – 47,087 points|
|Third Tag and Release||Hoodlum (SGFC) – 33,058 points|
|Fourth Tag and Release||Ambition (SGFC) – 20,000 points|
|Champion Boat under 8m||Zorro (BBGFC) – 57,500 points|
|Champion Lady Tag and Release||Lubi Belacova (SGFC)|
||Jonah Levi – 10,000 points|
Results – Capture
|Champion Boat Capture||Undertaker (PHGFC) – 37,042 points|
|Runner up Boat Capture||X-Stream (BBGFC) – 18,080 points|
|Heaviest Marlin Over 250kg
||Rabbit (PHGFC) – 288kg|
|Heaviest Shark||X-stream (BBGFC) – 269kg Mako Shark|
|Heaviest Tuna||Rabbit (PHGFC) – 58.5 Yellow Fin Tuna|
||Hammish Husband – 18,023 points|