Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Tournament in conjunction with Furuno

The Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Tutukaka Small Boats Tournament in conjunction with Furuno got underway on Saturday the 7th of April.  While the start may have been a bit slow, and the weather a bit “blowy” in the middle of the 8 days, the Marlin surely did come out to play!!  The VHF ran hot with hook ups, “drops” & excited reports of Marlin swimming all around the Small Boats!!  One to be remembered with an overall fish tally for the tournament of 25 Striped Marlin including 10 Tagged & Released, 1 Broadbill and 3 Yellowtail Kingfish.

The overall heaviest Marlin went to Garry McCullough on “Seldom” with his beauty 170.4kg Stripey and the Most points Broadbill was taken out by Ashlee Greenhalgh fishing on “Lily” with a mighty 250.6kg Broadbill.

It was Congratulations to the team on “Game Time” – Lars Christensen, Jon Christensen and Jordan Hensen – taking out top honours for the “Most Points Overall Marlin” with their 2 landed Stripeys and 3 tag and release Stripeys earning them 590 points. Nice one guys, we hope you enjoy your trip to Vanuatu!!

We also hope Nick Patrick enjoys his trip to Vanuatu – Nick’s name was drawn out as the lucky prize draw winner for a trip for 2 to Vanuatu courtesy of the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club and Air Vanuatu.

A huge thank you to all of our generous Small Boats sponsors and especially to Warren Hay Marine & Shimano – what a great tournament!!

Team Most Points Overall Marlin

1st Game Time 590.0pts Jon Christensen, Lars Christensen, Jordan Hensen
2nd Sweet Az 368.6pts Perry Tonks, Jason Stenbeck, John Stenbeck
3rd Ocean Spirit 365.4pts Annette McFarlane, Glenn McFarlane

 Most Points Broadbill

1st Ashlee Greenhalgh Broadbill 250.6kg Lily

 Honda Marine Prize for Most Points overall Billfish on a boat with a Honda Motor

1st Delta 215 pts Skipper – Ben Padden

 Tag & Release Marlin

1st Game Time Striped Marlin

Striped Marlin

Striped Marlin

est 120kg

est. 120kg

est. 120kg

Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen

2nd Sweet Az Striped Marlin est 125kg

est 120kg

Jason Stenbeck

Perry Tonks

(By way of a draw with each team tagging one Marlin)
3rd Matatoa Striped Marlin est 120kg Mark Cathcart
4th Omega 3 Striped Marlin est 120kg Nick Patrick
5th Wild Bill Striped Marlin est 100kg Tony Martin
6th Ocean Spirit Striped Marlin est 100kg Annette McFarlane
7th Delta Striped Marlin est 140kg Scott Johnson

 Tag & Release Marlin Draw – $250 courtesy of Tutukaka Marina Management Trust

Tony Martin Striped Marlin est 100kg Wild Bill

 Heaviest Marlin

1st Garry McCullough Striped Marlin 170.4kg Seldom
2nd Jaeden Cross Striped Marlin 146.6kg Motor Boat
3rd Jon Christensen Striped Marlin 139.2kg Game Time
4th John Stenbeck Striped Marlin 128.6kg Sweet Az
5th Dave Shaw Striped Marlin 127.8kg Matatoa
6th Annette McFarlane Striped Marlin 125.0kg Ocean Spirit
7th Annette McFarlane Striped Marlin 120.4kg Ocean Spirit
8th Dave Shaw Striped Marlin 115.0kg Matatoa
9th Vicki Wright Striped Marlin 114.6kg Unleashed
10th Cole Jobe Striped Marin 114.0kg Audax
11th Vicki Wright Striped Marlin 107.2kg Unleashed
12th Ben Padden Striped Marlin 95.0kg Delta
13th Mark McCullough Striped Marlin 92.6kg Seldom
14th Jordan Hensen Striped Marlin 90.8kg Game Time
15th Paul Chamberlain Striped Marlin 82.8kg Off Site

Heaviest Yellowtail

1st Kim Carthew Yellowtail 15.68kg Sea Gull
2nd Graeme Ransley Yellowtail 11.40kg G n T
3rd Sheldon Hynds Yellowtail 10.60kg G n T


Yamaha Trophy – Heaviest Gamefish on a boat with a Yamaha Motor
“Lily” – skipper Aaron Greenhalgh Broadbill 250.6kg
Pips McCoy & Thomas Small Boat Trophy – Full member most points single fish
Garry McCullough on “Seldom” Striped Marlin 170.40kg

Bradley Smoker Lucky Draw

Jake Currin on “Marlure”