Broken Bay Tournament

The 2009 Sylvania Marina Caribbean Broken Bay Invitational Tournament was hosted by Broken Bay Game Fishing Club out of the Royal Motor Yacht Club at Newport on 14 & 15 March. A total of 79 boats and 319 anglers entered.
The weather was unkind to competitors on Saturday with the fleet subjected to 25 knot northerly winds and 2-3m seas for most of the day. Sunday was a vast improvement with the wind abating to provide near perfect conditions. Fishing was tough on both days with boats that found a patch of 26.5 C water in 100 fathoms out off Long Reef rewarded with both blue and striped marlin.

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Sharks were scarce with only five tagged or captured. Heaviest shark was a 140kg blue shark to Obsession from Botany Bay GFC. Champion Boat (Capture) was Bravo from Broken Bay GFC with a pending Australian and NSW Women’s record blue marlin of 202kg captured on 15kg line. In a Meeting from Broken Bay GFC won the tag and release category with three tagged marlin including an estimated 250kg blue.
The tournament was a great success and has built a reputation as one of the best on the east coast.
For information on next year’s tournament, log on to the Broken Bay Game Fishing Club website at:


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