RAMSETREID Tutukaka One Base Tournament 2018 in conjunction with Air Vanuatu & Furuno

The RAMSETREID Tutukaka One Base Tournament in conjunction with Air Vanuatu and Furuno got underway on Wednesday 21st March.  Sad to say that the weather did not play ball and neither did the fish, with many more Marlin and Broadbill “dropped” than tagged or landed.
Despite the conditions some 48 boats with 160 keen anglers joined the tournament and managed to get in some fishing as well as some great fun!!  An overall tally of 9 Striped Marlin (including 7 tagged), 1 Yellowfin Tuna, 2 Shortbill Spearfish, 2 Mahimahi and 3 Yellowtail Kingfish.
The coveted prize for “Overall Most Points Billfish” came down to a draw between the two teams who each tagged two Stripeys – Marlure and Wild Bill.  For the second year in a row it was the team on Wild Bill who will be winging their way to Vanuatu – Congratulations to Tony Martin, Kevin Bell and Jim Tamboer – Vanuatu here we come!

Heaviest Billfish

1st Heinz Kohrs Striped Marlin 125.00 kg Mac II
2nd Luke Armstrong Striped Marlin 96.00 kg Indica

 Skipper  –  Heaviest Fish

Michael McArthur Striped Marlin 125.00kg Mac II

Tag & Release Billfish – Team Prize

(By way of a draw with each team tagging two Marlin)
1st Alister Bain Striped Marlin est 85kg Marlure
Jake Currin Striped Marlin est 80kg Marlure
2nd Tony Martin Striped Marlin est 80kg Wild Bill
Kevin Bell Striped Marlin est 80kg Wild Bill
(By way of a draw with each team tagging one Marlin)
3rd Hank Martinovich Striped Marlin est 105kg Sumo
4th Bill Moselen Striped Marlin est 75kg Wild Card
5th Kim Bines Striped Marlin est 90kg Collective Soul

Tuna

1st Jayde Parker Yellowfin 36.20kg Havana

Shortbill Spearfish

1st Hank Martinovich Shortbill 25.20kg Sumo
2nd Gavin Christey Shortbill 24.60kg Mac II

Mahimahi

1st Brian Finn Mahimahi 10.20kg Whiplash
2nd Peter Stewart Mahimahi 8.34kg Whiplash

Yellowtail

1st James Poultney Yellowtail 10.6kg Lady Jess
2nd Ethan Poultney Yellowtail 10.38kg Lady Jess
3rd Dave Martinovich Yellowtail 6.96kg Sumo

 Trophies

Jill Going Memorial Trophy – Angler Most Points Overall (Full WDSAC member)
Kim Bines, Tony Martin, Alister Bain, Bill Moselen and Kevin Bell 120 points each
Bryan Bell Memorial Trophy – Skipper most points weighed and tagged Marlin
Tony Martin on Wild Bill and Dylan Christie on Marlure 240 points each

 

McCoy & Thomas Trophy – Winning team in Marlin Section
Wild Bill and

Marlure

Tony Martin, Kevin Bell and Jim Tamboer

Dylan Christie, Alister Bain, Jake Currin and Sean Armstrong

Engraving Systems Trophy – Most tagged Marlin (2 tagged Striped Marlin)
Wild Bill and

Marlure

Tony Martin, Kevin Bell and Jim Tamboer

Dylan Christie, Alister Bain, Jake Currin and Sean Armstrong

Ngunguru Motor Lodge Trophy – Launch with most points
Wild Bill and Marlure 240 Points
Tutukaka Hotel Trophy – Most points for a single fish (fish weight x 100 ÷ line weight)
Luke Armstrong Striped Marlin 96kg
 
Maui Trophy – Most Aggregate points for a fish
Heinz Kohrs Striped Marlin 125kg
Angel Brown Trophy – Heaviest Billfish on a lure
Heinz Kohrs Striped Marlin 125kg
Tautuku Trophy – Winning team Tuna & Yellowtail Section
Havana Yellowfin Tuna 36.2kg
Jim Mitchell Trophy  Heaviest – Heaviest Billfish on 24kg line or under
Luke Armstrong Striped Marlin 96kg
Interclub Trophy – Club with most points divided by the successful number of boats
WDSAC