Troppo SiGFA 2008

Talofa Friends,

It was another terrific SIGFA tournament and our mens and ladies teams (Team Troppo) achieved some great results.

Sassy Fighting Marlin mia & mahi SIGFA 2008 Jai Wahoo
  • 4th Place Open Tournament - Overall
  • 2nd Place Open Tag & Release - Blue Marlin x 2 to 250kg estimate (Jim & Jai)
  • 3rd Place Open Wahoo (Jai)
  • 1st Place Ladies Day Tournament - Overall
  • Best Female Angler (Tina)
  • 1st Place Mahi Mahi (Tina)
  • 2nd Place Mahi Mahi (Mia)

Jim with tag flags 1st Place Troppo Ladies Team Jim Releasing his Marlin - SIGFA 2008

We all had a terrific time and considering there were 28 boats fishing the tournament (8 from NZ) we are very pleased with our results. (If we had killed our biggest Blue Marlin..."never" or hung on to a couple we dropped, we would have blitzed it..that's fishin!)

Some solid fish were weighed in:

  • Blue Marlin - 196kg - a new 37kg Samoa 37kg Line Class Record to local angler Courtney Stephens
  • Yellowfin Tuna - 69kg - caught by Ray Bancroft our club president
  • Mahi Mahi - 21kg
  • Wahoo - 19kg

The weather for the tournament was absolutely beautiful with calm days and low swells.

Pure Indulgence performed beautifully throughout the tournament and both our skipper Ian and deckie Austin were magnificent as always.

I have been thinking of you all and wish you too could have been here to experience such a memorable week.

If you would like to see more pics of the tournament go to the bottom of our "Gallery Page" and click on the link to our "Flickr" mega photo gallery

 
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