End of Summer Pointscores – Winter Pointscore Commences…

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).

2019 Peter Goadby Tournament Report

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)
Champion Junior
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
Champion Junior
Hammish Husband – 18,023 points


2019 Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament – Rules & Entry

2019 Peter Goadby Memorial Tournament, presented by Little Audrey  Charters

Download Rules and Entry Form

  • 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

Download Rules and Entry Form


Pakula at SGFC on 9th. November’18


Peter Pakula on 9th. November'18
Peter Pakula on 9th. November’18

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…


Marine Park Lock Outs

SGFC does not support the proposed Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Park.  Below are some ideas to ensure your voice is heard.

  1. Make sure you fill in the Governments own online survey
  2. Register your support at the Stop the Lockout website and facebook group.
  3. Sign the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers petition on their website
  4. 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.
  5. Email your objections to submissions@marine.nsw.gov.au
  6. Attend he Anti-Marine Parks Lockout Rally – Thursday 27th September in Sydney.  Meet at Hyde Park from midday, march begins at 1:30pm.

2018 Monster Mako Report

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!

2018 Tuna Slam – July & August

SGFC is proud to announce that the annual Tuna Slam commences on July 1st and runs through until the end of August.

Entry Forms Available Here

  • Entry: $250 per boat  (regardless of anglers) .
  • Event runs for entirety of July and August, boats can fish as many days as they wish.
  • Entries will be accepted throughout the event but must be received and paid for before boat leaves port on day of fishing.
  • Prizes: 40% of cash pool to heaviest Blue Fin tuna and 40% of cash pool to heaviest Other Tuna.
  • Fish may be weighed at vessel homeport – refer rules for specifics.
  • Fishing are is limited to SGFC prescribed waters – which essentially extend from Norah Head to Wollongong Lighthouse and 60 nautical miles seawards from the Coast.

Entry Forms Available Here


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