Fishing Report March 2017

Posted on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Winning team from Chaos.

GARMIN “Back 2 Tangas 9” Results

The MBGFC hosted the Garmin “Back 2 Tangas 9” tournament at the club facilities on Moreton Island on 3-5 March. With stellar weather of 10 knots a fleet of 33 boats, 92 senior male, seven female and eight juniors fished the Friday to Saturday between the Gold Coast to northern Sunny Coast grounds.

Fishing on Friday was in excellent conditions and the bite was well and truly focused on the northern grounds off the Sunshine Coast with lots of medium sized black marlin. The guys on Aquaholic went wide of Cape Moreton and tagged the only Blue Marlin for the tournament. There was a great run of longtail tuna in the Northern parts of Moreton bay and Scott Hodgen weighed in a ripper 14.6kg fish caught on 8kg line.

Saturday was even better weather and again saw fish being caught around the Caloundra Wide grounds and up to the Sunny coast. Some teams did extremely well with champion boat Chaos tagging 13 marlin for the tournament.

There were 102 fish tagged or captured. This included tagging 51 Black Marlin, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish. 46 tuna were tagged or captured including a 14.6 kg Northern Bluefin Tuna, a 13.9kg Mahi-Mahi and a 8kg Wahoo, mackerel and other “fun fish” species.

Fishing results were:

Champion Tuna Scott Hodgkin 14.6kg
Champion other gamefish Rick Winsor 13.9kg Mahi Mahi
Champion MBGFC angler Greg Caporn 9150 pts
Champion Junior Bryce Bartleson 9050 pts
Runner-up Junior Trent Rooney 6100 pts
Champion Female Aimee Brooks 3100 pts
Runner-up Female Leanne Kalpus 1500 pts
Champion Male Mick Reed 15100 pts
Runner-up Male Mathew Hubbard 12100 pts
Champion boat-O8m Chaos 39200 pts
Runner up boat-O8m Pole Dancer 22250 pts
Champion boat-U8m One Way 10650 pts
Runner up boat-U8m Aquaholic 3050 pts
First billfish Day 1 Josh Brazier
Last billfish Day 1 Bryce Bartleson
First billfish Day 2 Greg Caporn
Last billfish Day 2 Robert Mathews


Sweetlip Lance McDonald
Mackerel Shannon Zammitt
Whiting Boof
Snapper Lance McDonald

Sked draw winners:

Gary O’Keefe, Rob Campbell, Tim Starling, Jack Kruger, Deano Bartleson, Peter Williams.

The committee would like to congratulate all anglers and crews who participated.  Special thanks to all of the Sponsors who supported the event.

On behalf of the Committee I trust all our members and their families had a safe and fun filled festive season and that you have a prosperous and healthy 2017.


Noel Webb

Secretary MBGFC
0418 154 111
Moreton Bay Game Fish Club Ltd

MBGFC competing boats 5 March 2017.

Clinton Hicks with 8kg Wahoo.

Rick Winsor with 13kg Mahi Mahi

Scott and his 14.6-kg tuna.