• Sparkling gold game fishing gear
  • Bird view of Port Douglas with game fishing boats leaving marina
  • Bird view of game fishing boats in one row heading out to the Great Barrier Reefs
  • Game fishing boat Saltaire heading out to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Game fisher grabbing fishing line to draw in jumping marlin fish during tournament

Port Douglas Marlin Challenge Results 2014

2014 Tournament Results

Champion Boat

Moana Skippered by Daniel McCarthy

Champion Angler

Doug Cope aboard Wild Turkey and winner of the perpetual Leon Thomas Trophy

Champion Female Angler

Lisa Goodwin aboard Above Grade

Top 5 Placings

Wild Turkey
Rat Bag
Above Grade

Daily Champion Anglers

Day 1: Lionel Astwood aboard Moana
Day 2: Nobby Szafranek aboard Gorilla
Day 3: Louie Smith aboard Dragon Lady
Day 4: Lisa Goodwin aboard Above Grade


The Calcutta 1st Prize money went to the Moana team which purchased themselves and the same applied to the Wild Turkey team which came in second place.

In finishing the Port Douglas Fishing Club would like to acknowledge this year’s wonderful sponsors which also included prize packages of $3500 - Bransford’s Tackle, Nautical Marine Sales, Costa Sunglasses, Black Pete Fishing Tackle, Perrin Clarke Image Bank Australia, GBR Helicopters, Reef Marina, Tommy Bahama, On the Spot Signs and Lotsa Printing.