Tough going at Interclub

THE NSW Game Fishing Association Interclub Tournament is recognised as the largest game fishing event in the southern hemisphere. Last weekend saw the culmination of the Port Stephens event with 123 boats having competed from as far away as Tasmania.

All four days were fished, sometimes not in favourable fishing conditions; the seas were at times only fair and the current out wide was raging. Not so high water temperatures on the first weekend of the tournament didn’t help results either.

Considering the tough fishing conditions, some very small boats bought in some very large sharks.

The highlight of this tournament is always the number of marlin tagged and released, and the amount of information compiled by the army of marine biologists waiting for boats to return to port. This year resulted in the recapture of a marlin that had been tagged previous to the tournament.


Tom Trevaskis in action on board Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fishing Club boat  Akuma – regular visitors to the weigh station during the tournament with tag cards for marlin. Tom was Champion Angler Day 2 for most points scored Tag and Release on sharks.

The major trophy winners were:

  • Champion Club Team Tag & Release: Sydney Game Fishing Club
  • Runner Up Club Team Tag & Release: Broken Bay Game Fishing Club
  • Champion Club Team Capture: Broken Bay Game Fishing Club
  • Runner Up Club Team Capture: Central Zone Composite Team
  • Champion Boat Tag & Release “ Freedom” Central Coast Game Fishing Club (Scott Thorrington, Glen Griffiths, Cory Davies, Craig Toner, Harry Pross, Tom Lee, Jay Househam).
  • Runner Up Champion Boat Tag & Release “Murrifin” Rod Finlay, Craig Findlay, Martin Booth, Tom Kind, Troy Hambloin.
  • Champion Boat Capture: “Rampage” Broken Bay Game Fishing Club.
  • Runner Up Champion Boat Capture: “Tycon” Newcastle Game Fishing Club.

(Fishing World’s Chris Yu took out the individual angler trophy for most marlin tagged on Day 4).  

View the complete Interclub tournament results at:

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