2012 Tournament Diary

2012 Tournament Competitors

  • MV Gorilla (2010 R/U)    
  • MV Joe Joe
  • MV Reel Impression
  • MV Hellraiser
  • MV Kyrenia (2011 Winner)  
  • MV Castille  
  • MV Mistress (2011 R/U)
  • MV Sea Baby IV
  • MV Calypso Mango
  • MV Happy Jacks
  • MV Saltaire

Friday 9th November

Ok - just had a call from Heff out near Agincourt Reefs and here are the latest tallies:

Reel Impression 3 tags biggest 1000

Joe Joe 3 tags biggest 850

Kyrenia 2 tags biggest 600

Sea Baby 1 tag biggest 600

Gorilla 1 tag biggest 950

Castille 1 tag biggest 300


Apparently the bank is quiet, all the action is up on Escape & the bottom of the Ribbon Reefs,

Stay tuned!

Day 3 Statistics:
22 Strikes, 19 Hook-ups, 11 Tagged fish

Leading Vessel:
Reel Impression and Joe Joe with 3 tags


Saturday 10th November

Port Douglas Marlin Challenge top 3 positions!

Reel Impression & Kyrenia 1st with 4 tags each

Joe Joe 2nd with 3 tags

Reel Chase and Gorilla both in 3rd place with 2 tags each.

C'mon boys! Let's tag some more before cease fishing!


Tournament Presentations

The 2012 Marlin Challenge finished with a wonderful evening on the marina boardwalk at the Lure Restaurant for the Tournament Presentations.

An excellent meal was enjoyed by all before the trophies were presented and glasses raised to toast the winners. Congratulations to Brendan Fairburn for tagging 2 Marlin during the competition, with one of them estimated to put him into the much sought after 1,000lb club!

Congratulations go to John Pecl and the crew of MV Reel Impression for putting Brendan in the right place at the right time and all their hard work to make the tags possible.