Start delayed but good first day’s fishing

After a delayed start the annual Tuna Challenge fleet was finally able to take to the seas on Wednesday.

27 Boats with 107 anglers in all started out although competitor had to return to port with motor problems. The rest of the fleet however had an excellent day’s fishing hooking in some 50 tuna started out yesterday morning one of which came back with  motor problems.   The rest all had a wonderful day with 50 fish to be weighed at days end.

The following are the first day;s results

  • The biggest being 50.1kg caught by Richard Fulford on Reel Addiction.
  • 2nd biggest was 47.6kg caught by Vincent Lyons on Lyons Catch and
  • 3rd biggest was 41.6kg caught by Peter Harrison on Reel Addiction
  • Biggest fish caught by a lady was 25.6kg by Phillipa Hill on Elusive
  • Biggest fish caught by a junior was  25.7 by Joel Dace on Sea Wolf.
  • The first fish to be caught was by Francois Ellis on Catari.

There was no fishing yesterday due to the weather which started beautifully although a little windy but turn nasty around luncthime. The weather is looking good for the weekend in time for the dinner and prize giving.

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