Air Vanuatu Nautigals Tournament 2018
What a great weekend for the Gals in the Air Vanuatu Nautigals Tournament !!!
After a postponement due to bad weather, some 61 teams were still able to join us on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of February for a fun filled weekend.
While the fish may not have been too keen to come out and play (or to stay “hooked” in some cases), the Gals achieved an overall fish tally of 1 landed Blue Marlin, 3 landed Striped Marlin and 6 tag and release Striped Marlin.
Heaviest Marlin of the tournament went to Rebecca Baker fishing on “Idle Time” with a beauty Blue tipping the scales at 200.6kg on just 24kg line and on standup too – no mean feat Rebecca well done!!!!!
But the biggest smiles were on the faces of the team on “Reel Mania”, Heather Jones, Zivana Anderson and skipper Regan Cooper, who tagged and released two Stripeys to gain overall most points Billfish and walk away with the top prize – A trip for four to Vanuatu, courtesy of Air Vanuatu and $1500 towards accommodation from the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club.
What a weekend with our ever popular Fancy Dress contest (congratulations to winners “Westwind Pirates”), “DJ Mo“ providing the tunes for dancing on Saturday night and of course our Creative Challenge (well done to team “Matariki”), not to mention the Fish!
Another great tournament at Tutukaka thanks to Air Vanuatu and our many generous Sponsors, and of course to all of our Nautigals!!
Check out the great photos at http://www.langwoods.co.nz/galleries/500–air-vanuatu-nauti-gals-tournament-tutukaka-2018
|Rebecca Baker||Blue Marlin||200.6kg||Idle Time|
|Charli Taylor-Mackie||Striped Marlin||116.00kg||Voi|
|Charli, a Junior angler, was also awarded the Noel & Jenny Erickson Trophy for the Lady Angler catching the heaviest fish of the contest who is a full member of the WDSAC|
|Kim Buxton||Striped Marlin||103.00kg||Midnight Pearl|
|Hannah Wedge||Striped Marlin||82.40kg||HQ|
|Tag & Release Marlin|
|Jessica Heywood||Striped Marlin||est 90kg||Campaigner|
|Jodene Henwood||Striped Marlin||est 90kg||Game Changer|
|Vicki Christie||Striped Marlin||est 85kg||Marlure|
|Zivana Anderson||Striped Marlin||est 90kg||Reel Mania|
|Vicki Jordan||Striped Marlin||est 80kg||Motorboat|
|Heather Jones||Striped Marlin||est 90kg||Reel Mania|