Tutukaka Light Tackle Yellowtail Kingfish Tournament 2016

Queen’s Birthday weekend lived up to its usual reputation but the hardy competitors still took to sea in the Tutukaka Light Tackle Yellowtail Kingfish tournament.  The overall tally of 9 landed Yellowtail and 8 tagged were well deserved considering some of the conditions!  It was angler James Yendell fishing on “GPS” who showed them how it’s done with this beauty 18.06kg Kingi on 6kg line earning him 1060.03 points to take out the Tutukaka Coast Electronics Shield for the “Full member with the Most Points for a Single Fish”. And, with a second Kingi weighing in at 8.32kg on 6kg line, James also took out the WATCO Plumbing Trophy for the “Full member gaining Most Points overall” – well done James !!

Keeping it in the family, was junior angler Sam Yendell fishing on “Lady Jess” who took out the Junior Angler Most Points prize for his fine 12.58kg Kingi on 6kg line!!

It was Jared Ridling, fishing on “Myth Buster”, who won the most tagged prize for the tournament with four tagged Kingfish.

Second prize for the “Angler Most points overall landed” went to Josh Brandso on “Myth Buster” with a total of 786.44 points for his two Yellowtail weighing in at 6.54kg and 6.36kg on 6kg line and second place for the “Angler most points for a single fish” went to Blair Drinkwater on “GPS” with 550.94 points for his 13.02kg Kingfish on 6kg line.

Team honours for the tournament, and of course the much coveted Conchita Trophy, went to “GPS” with a grand total of 2,058.76 points.  Congratulations to the Team – Hayden Wright (skipper), Harrison Clayton, Blair Drinkwater, Luke Sowry and James Yendell and well done to all the other teams for taking on the challenge in the less than average weather conditions.  Check out the full fish tally:-

Landed Yellowtail
6/06/2016 James Yendell 18.06 on 6 kg line G.P.S.
5/06/2016 Blair Drinkwater 13.02 on 6 kg line G.P.S.
5/06/2016 Josh Brandso 12.60 on 6 kg line Myth Buster
5/06/2016 Sam Yendell 12.58 on 6 kg line Lady Jess
4/06/2016 James Yendell 8.32 on 6 kg line G.P.S.
4/06/2016 Harrison Clayton 8.28 on 6 kg line G.P.S.
6/06/2016 Jared Ridling 8.26 on 6 kg line Myth Buster
6/06/2016 Josh Brandso 6.54 on 6 kg line Myth Buster
6/06/2016 Josh Brandso 6.36 on 6 kg line Myth Buster
Tagged Yellowtail
4/06/2016 Jared Ridling on 6 kg line Myth Buster
4/06/2016 Jared Ridling on 6 kg line Myth Buster
5/06/2016 Jared Ridling on 6 kg line Myth Buster
5/06/2016 Jared Ridling on 6 kg line Myth Buster
4/06/2016 Blair Drinkwater on 6 kg line G.P.S.
4/06/2016 Blair Drinkwater on 6 kg line G.P.S.
4/06/2016 Josh Brandso on 6 kg line Myth Buster
4/06/2016 Josh Brandso on 6 kg line Myth Buster