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!!

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Landed Marlin
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