Asmuss Combined Trades Tournament 2018

OK so the weather may not have played ball this year, but it was still a massive ASMUSS Combined Trades tournament, held here at Tutukaka over Saturday & Sunday of the Northland Anniversary weekend.

A huge congratulations to the team fishing on Black Jack – their Stripey estimated at 100kg by David Pearson saw them walk away with the $1,530 Marlin Bonanza – Most Marlin Points Day One

But it was the team fishing on Bosca who had the biggest smiles – Angler Paul Douglas (aka Dougie), Colin Gibson, Danny Douglas and skipper Glen Douglas.  With a 196.2kg Blue Marlin and 196.2 marlin points, the team walked away with not only the $2,250 Marlin Bonanza for overall heaviest Marlin over 120kg, but also the overall winning team Marlin section cash prize of $10,000 courtesy of ASMUSS!

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Landed Marlin

Paul Douglas Blue Marlin 196.20kg Bosca

Tag & Release Marlin

Trevor Purkis Striped Marlin est  80kg Dawn Striker
David Pearson Striped Marlin est  100kg Black Jack
Brando Sinclair Striped Marlin est  85kg Indica


Keith Barber Mahimahi 12.14kg Te Kari
Paul Douglas Mahimahi 10.70kg Bosca
Mike Edwards Mahimahi 9.70kg Moderation
Jon Sundgren Mahimahi 9.38kg Knot Tellin’
Julie Hawkins Mahimahi 8.36kg Matariki
Nicky Blenkhorn Mahimahi 8.36kg Ocean One
Grant Barber Mahimahi 8.24kg Te Kari
Phil Hawkins Mahimahi 8.04kg Matariki
Tom Purkis Mahimahi 7.82kg Dawn Striker
Bill McQuinn Mahimahi 7.78kg Wild Card
Roi Smith-Iri Mahimahi 6.44kg Toroa

Shortbill Spearfish

Shaun Fallon Shortbill 26.40kg Santorini
Cam Duckmanton Shortbill 22.80kg Black Beauty


Steve Schimmel Yellowtail 12.36kg Stray Dog


Ross Bicknell Snapper 7.44kg Black Pearl