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Mark Gwynne

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Lizard Island Classic
October 29, 2010, 10:49:35 PM
Hi all. Not sure if anyones interested. It doesn't really fit into any of the reports sections.
Thought some might be interested in this, a recent big Game tournament in Far North Queensland.

The overall stats of the Tournament were 147 strikes, 106 hook-ups for 59 tags. The size range of Black Marlin tagged was:

100 to 300 pounds 31; 300 to 500 pounds 16; 500 to 700 pounds 4; 700 to 900 pounds 3; 900 to 1000 pounds 4 and Andrey Grigoriev, fishing on Moana, tagged a magnificent 1100 pounder.


Some pretty good footage of the big girl getting tagged there. You'd be spewin if you lost her after that!!

Cheers, Mark.

Aaron Concord

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Re: Lizard Island Classic
October 31, 2010, 09:19:18 PM
The GBR is where its at for big black marlin..........no doubt!

There has been a few heavy tackle blue marlin off the Gold Coast and there is still good light tackle for sailfish.
Been a couple blacks caught already too, with wahoo, cobia and mahi mahi thrown in..........there you have a great bunch of stick bait and popping options already!

Bring on summer!!!!!!!!!

Be a heck of a blast switch baiting a grander marlin on popping gear........any takers!

Brock Arifovic

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Re: Lizard Island Classic
October 31, 2010, 09:44:03 PM
I'm in

Sounds like fun

Nathan Cefai

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Re: Lizard Island Classic
November 01, 2010, 08:30:12 AM
I'd prefer to do it on a jig rod,it would be a little less back breaking then on a popper rod,also if there was some sort of deeper spool for line capacity,some Granders can strip of 37kg line its 10kg in under a minute..Amazing how much power they actually  have..