The club has been very busy planning and running our signature event, the “Back 2 Tanga 8” tournament. Each year this tournament just keeps on improving and this year was no exception with 31 boats and over 120 anglers and crew.
Due to a reasonable weather forecast and world class Blue Marlin bite occurring off Cape Moreton over the weekend, we had record numbers of fish being caught or tagged and released.
Congratulations to all those who attended and collected part of the prize pool which was exceptional. It was great to see long term member, Captain Russell Caporn on Kaizen, win for the second year in a row.
The committee extends its appreciation to sponsors, helpers, skippers and crews, who without their support this fantastic event could not be run.
During the tournament we had the privilege of weighing a pending QGFA Junior and Small Fry record Black Marlin of 26.8kg on 8kg line by Ryan Thomsen fishing on Makaira. This has been ratified and we had the pleasure of presenting the certificates to Ryan.
On behalf of the committee we would like to wish all members and their families a safe winter season. The Blue Maeli fishing and Longtail Tuna fishing should continue for several months and the Snapper have moved into Moreton Bay, so get out on the water and enjoy.