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
|Runner up Tag and Release
|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
|Runner up Boat Capture
|Heaviest Marlin (in the jackpot)
||Tantrum (SGFC) 450lb blue marlin
||Carnage (BBGFC) 665lb tiger shark
||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
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
At one time in the not too distant past, back in the days when Capture was the mainstay of all the Game Fishing Clubs the most vied for trophy in our club was the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY. The charter for this trophy is such that the boat most adept at catching fish on ALL line classes on point score days only was the winner. However, since the introduction of Tag & Release the number of fish killed has decreased dramatically. In fact to the point where last season only five boats killed fish and four of them tied for the first place.
Through Gary Sexton the club has been offered a trophy for which the charter will be the equivalent in Tag & Release to the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY.
This new trophy, the TENNESSEE ll Trophy will be for Tag and Release on Summer Point Score days. Like the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY the winner will be the boat with the lowest points accrued from its position within each of the four NSWGFA line class categories thus giving us the boat which performed best over all.
Below is an example of how the winner of the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY and the
TENNESSEE ll Trophy is calculated…
Tag & Release line class categories (Capture categories are different):
Ultra Light : 4 kg. to 10 kg. lines
Light : 15 kg.
Medium : 24 kg.
Heavy : 37 kg. and 60 kg. lines
Boat Ultra Light Light Medium Heavy Accrued
Ambition 2000 (3) 5000 (1) 1500 (3) 2000 (3) 10
Tantrum 1000 (4) 2000(2) 6000 (1) 1900 (4) 11
Shakara 3000 (1) 500 (3) 1000 (4) 6000 (1) 9
Midnight 2500 (2) 200 (4) 5900 (2) 5000 (2) 10
As you can see each boat has scored points in each of the line class categories. To the right of each category is each boats position within the category ( in brackets ). By adding each boat’s position, in its row, we get the ‘Accrued’ total. The boat with the lowest Accrued total i.e. Shakara is the winner with Ambition and Midnight tying for second place.
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.
- To confirm the minutes of the 64th Annual General Meeting.
- President’s Report.
- To adopt the Annual Report and Balance Sheet for the year ended 30th June 2017.
- To elect office bearers for the forthcoming year, namely President, two Vice-Presidents and Honorary Treasurer.
- To elect eight committee members & Honorary Life Member’s to committee.
- To appoint Auditors and to fix their remuneration.
- To elect Honorary Weighmaster.
- 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
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.