While reports have been relatively scarce, NSW GFA have published a provisional leaderboard after the first two days of fishing. With only 130 boats estimated to be fishing the two weekends, it is a smaller event than usual but even still, there are not too many surprises on the leaderboard!
Tag & Release
Sydney GFC’s team 2 (Ambition, Casey, Gale Force, Tenacious, Smartbill) are in the lead with a healthy margin over the next two closest teams, Newcastle/Port Stephens GFC team 2 (Born Free, Gunrunner, French Look III, Seaka, Akuma) and Port Hacking GFC team 1 (Just Chill, Shimano Orca, Livin’ the Dream, Viking II, Ultimate).
On big surprise however the individual boat in the lead in the T&R pointscoring so far: the Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania’s solo entry (visiting team) Reel Gold – well done!
On the Capture side, things area much closer affair with the Central Coast composite T1 (Dark Horse, Sirocco, Topaz, Reel Trouble, Althaldo) leading from Lake Macquarie GFC team 1 (Redemption, Glorianna, Blue Blooded, Baja, Bundy 1) and Broken Bay GFC team 2 (Rampage, Carnage, Chasing Tail, Facilitator, All Business).
Some of the notable captures: 328kg tiger for Carnage, 359kg tiger on Bundy 1 and 166.2kg blue marlin on Lockout.
Apologies in advance for any errors in recapping the point scores (line class will get you every time!) as they were most likely mine. If you have any corrections for the above or any stories from the weekend, please email me.
Little Ships did indeed cancel day 2 of fishing due to weather on the weekend. Please see the report below for the fishing results. I’ll hopefully update in the next day or two with the final list of winners.