Reel Deal: Wind plays havoc with Wollongong Game Fishing Tournament

Fantastic plastics: Glen Sherriff with his plastics-caught snapper from last weekend. (Photos submitted for publication should be high res - around 1MB)
Fantastic plastics: Glen Sherriff with his plastics-caught snapper from last weekend. (Photos submitted for publication should be high res - around 1MB)

Shellharbour Game Fishing Club wishes has reminded those interested in the upcoming inaugural Mako Tournament to be conducted on the weekend of October 28-29.

Updated information and fresh entry forms are available from website www.shellharbourgamefishingclub.com.au

In far from favourable conditions last weekend Wollongong Game Fishing Club hosted their 26th annual game fishing tournament out of Belmore Basin.

The west and sou’wester winds gave the boats a proper hammering on the Saturday, especially for those crews who opted for the long trip to Browns Mountain out off Sydney south.

Saturday scoreboard was hardly worth writing up with a couple of tagged striped tuna and a small shark.

Sunday was entirely different with a number of sharks tagged and few tuna caught but alas no southern bluefin tuna made it to the gantry in time, including a 60kg plus fish for Bushy Hayes.

Final results saw champion junior tag and release go to Jackson Smith with a solid mako on 15kg tackle. Most sharks T&R Angler went to Grant Hatherly.

Adam Priestly took out tag and release game species with an albacore and tag lady award went to Genelle Murphy.

Dave Stella worked overtime on 8kg tackle to capture his 162kg mako that took out heaviest shark and champion boat capture division and the raffle winner of the much sought after Shimano tiagra 30WRS reel was a very happy Eva Rose.

Appreciation is extended to event sponsors.

More info at www.wollongonggfc.com.au