Mark from Kiama Game Fishing Club has reported on the very successful game tournament they held on the weekend.
Mick Bailey fishing on Doghouse scooped the pool by taking out heaviest marlin with his 228.4 kilo beast plus second heaviest 160.5kg to Tristan Davis, winning them $15,000 in cash plus Simrad electronics gear.
Champion Boat went to Rare Breed skippered by Steve Lamond that scored a 130 kilo blue billy for Carol Goodger who took out champion lady angler capture.
Heaviest shark went to Mark Lloyd fishing on Outcast with his 174 kilo mako on 15k kilo line class and heaviest tuna was a stunning yellowfin of 72.5 kilos for Mathew Britton.
Junior champion was a well-deserved young Taj Newcombe who toughed out the hard yards to win out with a sensational yellowfin of 63kg on 15 kilo tackle - certainly a great capture for this young gun!
The timing of the tournament could not have been better according to club preso, Mark Way, as the currents subsided, water temp breaks were everywhere and the marlin and the magical big barrelled yellowfin tuna all came out to play.
Mark went on to say the abundance of big yellowfin tuna was amazing with many fish over 50 kilos and it was undoubtedly the best fishing seen off Kiama for many years.
A great result for all concerned and he thanks go to the sponsors and those club members who worked behind the scenes.
For more information, please contact Mark Way Tournament Director on 0427377865 or go to www.kiamagfc.com.au.