The SGFC Tuna Slam will take place throughout the entire months of July and August.
Entries are $250 per boat regardless of anglers – boats must be registered before heading to sea.
40% of total entry pool goes to heaviest Blue Fin, 40% to heaviest other tuna and remainder to the Club.
SGFC website and facebook will be regularly updated with details of leading fish.
The 2019 Geoff Woolley Memorial Monster Mako Tournament will be held on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August.
Fish from home port or raft up at the Club on Saturday night.
$80 per adult angler, $35 per junior angler.
As of the end of fishing on Sunday 5th. May’19 the Summer Pointscores being the ‘Keith Whitehead Trophy‘, the ‘Poros Trophy‘ and the ‘Tennessee ll Trophy‘ are now finalised for the 2018-2019 season. However the ‘John O’Brian Trophy‘ and the ‘Line Class Trophies‘ continue until 30th. June’19.
As of the 6th. May’19 the ‘Winter Pointscore‘ commences and continues until the end of fishing of the ‘Mako Tournament‘ on the first week-end of August’19, unless otherwise advised.
The Winter Pointscore is composed of a ‘Capture’ and a ‘Tag and Release’ section:
Winter Pointscore Capture : There are no set point score days i.e. you may fish on any day but only the highest point scoring fish for each of the winter months is eligible. The winner is the boat with the highest aggregate points over the four winter months (May, June, July and August).
Winter Pointscore T&R : As with the Winter Pointscore Capture there are no set point score days but in this case only the day with the most Tag and Release Points for each of the Winter Pointscore months is eligible. The winner is the boat with the highest aggregate points over the four months (May, June, July and August).
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|
2019 Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament, presented by Little Audrey Charters
- Massive $50,000 up for grabs for heaviest blue marlin over 250kg! (check rules for specific details & requirements)
- Brand new format – boats are allowed to fish from and return to a port of their choice. For the boats wishing to return to Sydney, we’ll still be hosting our normal raft-up at the Club.
- Fishing is in Sydney Waters only – regardless of port boat fishes from (check rules for specifics detail)
- Massive prize pool on offer – cash & prizes across 16 categories
Legendary lure maker Peter Pakula will be at the Sydney Game Fishing Club located on the Watsons Bay ferry wharf, Watsons Bay, on the 9th. November. Starting at 7:30 pm he will be there to answer all your questions about lures and their use as well as to update us on techniques and technology…
SGFC does not support the proposed Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Park. Below are some ideas to ensure your voice is heard.
- Make sure you fill in the Governments own online survey
- Register your support at the Stop the Lockout website and facebook group.
- Sign the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers petition on their website
- Send a letter to your local member explaining why the marine parks proposal is flawed, we’ve created a simple template to give you some ideas. Click here to download the letter template.
- Email your objections to email@example.com
- Attend he Anti-Marine Parks Lockout Rally – Thursday 27th September in Sydney. Meet at Hyde Park from midday, march begins at 1:30pm.
A big thanks to all who participated in this year’s Monster Mako Shark Tournament.
As a quick tally we tagged 39 Mako Sharks, 14 Blue Sharks, 2 Thresher Sharks and a Whaler Shark plus a few were captured.
|Champion Boat Tag and Release||Undertaker – 32,775 points|
|Runner-Up Boat Tag and Release||Gale Force – 20,125 points|
|Heaviest Mako Shark Capture||Casey – 182.5kg|
|Champion Junior Angler – Capture||Makira Wright – 139.5kg Mako on 15kg|
Fingers crossed also for 13 Year old Makira Wright with her 139.5 Kg Mako Shark on 15kg pending National, NSW and Club Record. Well done Makira!
The annual Geoff Woolley Memorial Monster Mako Tournament will take place on August 4th and 5th.
- Entry is $80 per angler ($35 for juniors) – includes dinner Saturday night at the Club and breakfast on Sunday morning
- Fishing starts at 7am and ends at 4pm each day.
- This tournament is a 15kg line class and circle hooks tournament only