Tutukaka Light Tackle Yellowtail Tournament 2017

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.

Sam Yendell fishing on “GPS”, a member of our Junior team this year, took out the Junior Angler Most Points prize for his fine catches – a 9.22kg Kingi on 4kg line and another weighing in at 9.66kg on 6kg line.  Two anglers each tagged a Yellowtail setting up a draw for the most tagged prize and the winner of the draw was Kyle Johnson, another member of our Junior team this year!

Dan Marsland on “Team Split” landed a fine 17.4kg Yellowtail on 6kg line earning him 983.97pts and the Tutukaka Coast Electronics Shield for the “Full member with the Most Points for a Single Fish”.

The prize for the angler with the “Most Points for a Single Fish” went to Bayley Taylor-Mackie on “GPS” for his 13.44kg Yellowtail on 3kg line with Josh Brandso on “Team Split” in second with his 17.84kg Yellowtail on 6kg line.  Josh also picked up a second placing for the “Angler Most points overall landed” with a total of 2018.33 points, and another first went to Bayley Taylor-Mackie on “GPS” with a massive 3370.65 points!!

Dylan Pullman on “Tribal” with his two yellowtail weighing in at 16.64kg and 9.84kg on 6kg line earned him 1214.57pts to take out the WATCO Plumbing Trophy for the “Full member gaining Most Points overall” and a great jacket courtesy of WATCO Plumbing!

It was the “GPS” team who reigned supreme with a grand total of 12 Kingfish and 6171.56pts – winning Skipper Hayden Wright, Bayley Taylor-Mackie, Sam Yendell, Brad Batterton and Kyle Johnson – taking out the much coveted Conchita Trophy for the Team with the Most Points Overall”.