What a weekend!

Twice a year the Denarau Game Fishing Club holds a major competition where anglers from around the world converge on Fiji to thrash it out. Last weekend was the Bill William’s Memorial Fishing Tournament with 11 boats and 36 anglers, including 12 international fishermen which was held in very trying weather conditions.

Reelax'n Fiji | Reelax'n

Saturday was a mixed bag kind of day, wind was up and by the sounds of it the sea was rough, full credit to the small boats.  Starting with a shot gun start at 6.30am. Catch of day went to Ben Ellison (our Presidents son over from Australia), T&R Blue Marlin on Reelax’n earning him 300 points.  A few fish were lost including a Blue Marlin by IceT.

Sunday was a start at ‘Captain’s discretion’ – so an early start for most.  5min into ‘Start Fishing’, Jono and Mark Sinclair on PowerCat had  a double hook up and landed 2 Mahi-mahi which started the morning off nicely.  By 9.30am 10 Mahi-mahi had been boated and  Bruce on Tainui a nice Skippy. 10.30am saw Scotty fishing off Synergy T&R a Sailfish (150 points) so the competition opened up. Hoodlum lost a Bill fish and over the fleet a mixture of Mahi-mahi and Tuna were boated, lost or were non-qualifying.

Mahi Mahi also known as Dolphin Fish | Reelax'n Fiji

{Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish}

 

Denarau Game Fishing Club

{Ben Ellison – Champion Male Angler}

Game Fishing Fiji | Reelax'n

So the results for this weekend’s comp are as follows:

Bill Williams Trophy – Team Reelax’n (Skipper: Trent Irvine, Mark Ellison and Ben Ellison) – 315.8 points

Top Male Angler – Ben Ellison (Reelax’n) – 300 points (T&R Blue Marlin)

Top Female Angler – Michelle Voss (Salsa) – 28.2 points (9.4Kg Mahi-mahi)

No Junior prize

Heaviest Mahi-Mahi – 12.4Kgs – Steve Laffey (Hoodlum) – 24.8 points

Heaviest Skip Jack Tuna 8.3Kgs – Bruce Powell (Tainui) – 24.9 points

Top Big Boat – Reelaxn – 315.8 points

Top Small Boat – Tainui – 52.2 points

 

Other points:

Scotty – 189 points (Synergy – 189 points)

Jono – 38.45 points / Mark Sinclair – 24.4 points (PowerCat – 62.85 points)

Snake – 44.4 points / Butcher 12.0 points / Steve Laffey – 37.8 points (Hoodlum 94.2 points)

Adam – 14.2 points / Michelle 28.2 points (Salsa 42.4 points)

Mark Ellison 15.8 points / Ben Ellison 300.0 points (Reelaxn 315.8 points)

 

Bill William's Memorial Tornament Fiji

Game Fishing Fiji

Bill William’s Memorial Game Fishing Tournament Winners 2015

The boys would like to thank the Deanrau Game Fishing Club for a well organised tournament as always and look forward to the next major tournament the Fiji Classic.