2014 Spring Shootout Wrap Up

2014 Spring Shootout Wrap Up

A fantastic, highly social event was enjoyed throughout the weekend, kicked off with a spirited Calcutta on Briefing night, favourite Chaos selling for $1001 setting up a very healthy pool for the 24 teams to compete for.

Day 1 saw the majority of the fleet start on the light grounds which looked full of promise with plentiful bait. Throughout the day strikes were recorded however it was a slow day over all resulting in 1 Blue Marlin to Privateer, 28.2kg Wahoo to Pocket Watch (pending Qld record) and a 9.4kg Cobia to Galaxy 2. Unfortunately an over length leader lead to nil points for Privateer, however they had found the fish, raising 4 Blue Marlin including a double header and had every chance to get amongst them on day 2.

Day 2 saw the majority of the fleet head wide stretched from the Northern Noosa Canyons to the Circle. Throughout the day the bite continued with around 20 Blue, Black & Striped Marlin hooked. Most boats had the opportunity to clean sweep the comp with multiple hookups however by cease fishing 6 boats, Cat A Pult, Never Home, Whitehorse, Privateer, Reel Capture, Sea Star & Capricorn had all tagged Heavy Tackle fish resulting in a count back win to Team Catapult.

Champion Team – Cat A Pult 1500 points

Champion Angler Overall – Mark Holland 1500 Points

Champion Angler Runner Up – Kourtney Kersnovske 1500 points

Champion Male Angler – Light Tackle – Brad Skinner 352.5 Points (pending Qld Record Wahoo on 8kg)

Champion Male Angler – Heavy Tackle – Mark Holland 1500 points

Champion Female Angler – Heavy Tackle – Kourney Kersnovske 1500 points

Champion Angler Other Species – Brad Skinner

Champion Boat U/7m – Never Home 1500 Points

Champion Boat O/7m – Cat A Pult 1500 points

Runner Up Boat O/7m – Whitehorse 1500 points

Point scoring Teams

1500 points – Cat A Pult, Never Home, Whitehorse, Privateer, Reel Capture, Sea Star & Capricorn

352.5 points – Pocket Watch

118.12 points – Galaxy 2

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that competed and made it a weekend to remember, our amazing sponsors and fellow committee members that worked so hard to ensure a great weekend. Again the Kawana Waters Hotel provided a great venue to host the tournament.



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