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The 33rd Iron Jack Black Marlin Classic is no longer accepting entries

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We regret to inform that the 33rd Iron Jack Black Marlin Classic is no longer accepting entries


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Iron Jack Crisp Australian Lager

Changes to The Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

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Following the results of our survey of past participants, the Committee has agreed to a number of changes to the Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic.
We have decided to reduce the number of fishing days from 7 to 5, effective from the 33rd Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic.
The revised programme for the 33rd Classic is:

  • Sunday 6th October Briefing Dinner 1900 for 2000 hrs in Marlin Centre.
  • Monday 7th Sailpast of Tournament vessels will commence at 0915 hrs followed by start fishing at 1100 hrs.
  • Monday 7th to Friday 11th October 5 days fishing from 1100 to 1730 hrs each day.
  • Presentation Dinner Saturday 12th October 1900 for 2000 hrs.

Instead of holding a Calcutta Auction, each boat may opt in at the Briefing Dinner to participate in a pool with an entry fee of $1000.00 with the winner take all at the end of the event.
 
CASH PRIZES will be given for Champion and Runner-up Angler, Champion Boat/Team and most fish tagged each day.


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Lizard Island Game Fishing Club

2019/2020 LIGFC Membership Renewals Due

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2019/2020 memberships are now open! Now is the time to renew, or become a member.

Follow the link below and enter your details to renew or become a membership until 30/06/2020.
Only $77.00 incl GST.  

Renewals are to be submitted before 30/06/2019

This includes your affiliation fees for Queensland Game Fishing Association (QGFA) and the Game Fishing Association of Australia (GFAA).

Membership payments are accepted via Credit Card using our secure payment gateway.

NOTE: This form will create your LIGFC member profile in our new membership renewal system. The tournament boat entry system no longer processes membership applications. Once your renewal or new membership application is completed, you will receive a new username and password via email for all future membership renewals.

LIFE MEMBERS

Life Members are not required to pay, but we request that you also fill out the renewal form to ensure we have your updated contact details. Simply select Life Member at the beginning to add your details into the system if you have not already.


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Iron Jack Crisp Australian Lager

Dates for The 33rd Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

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We are pleased to announce the dates for The 33rd Iron Jack Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic!!

It has now been confirmed for

UPDATED: 6th to 12th October 2019

Get in early to take advantage of our early bird discount.Don’t miss out!

ENTER NOW!


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Iron Jack Crisp Australian Lager

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Iron Jack Crisp Australian Lager

2019 Dates Released!

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We are pleased to announce the 2019 dates for the Iron Jack 33rd Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic dates are 5th October to 12 October 2019.
 
Lock it in!

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Proudly announcing our new Sponsor – Iron Jack

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We are proud to announce our new naming Sponsor – Iron Jack Crisp Australia Lager

 


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Dates for The Iron Jack 32nd Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

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Dates for The Iron Jack 32nd Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic has been confirmed! 

13th to 20th October 2018

Entries are open now


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Lizard Island Game Fishing Club

31st Blue Water Report

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20 Boats lined up in Anchor Bay at Lizard Island on Sunday morning, 22nd October 2017, in brilliant weather for the race to the Outer Ribbon Reefs to start the seven day Great Northern 31st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic. Conditions were perfect and only got better right through to the final 3 days when “glass out” seas prevailed.

 

Day 1 resulted in 23 strikes for 14 hook-ups and 9 tags, plus one self disqualified tag and “Duyfken” took the early lead from “Hellraiser”, each with one tag. The biggest marlin was an estimated 900 pound to Park Berolzheimer from the USA on “Bounty Hunter” with Captain Darren Haydon.

 

Day 2, fishing slowed down with only 5 tags and Moana angler Ichiro Takahashi, IGFA Rep from Japan fishing on “Moana” tagged an estimated 1200 pound Black Marlin to put him in second place behind Hattitude angler Milton Holmes, also with 2 tags.

 

Day 3 saw a lot more action with most of the fleet fishing No. 10 Ribbon, where 7 of the 12 tags were recorded, with 3 on Yong Reef and 1 on No. 4 Ribbon. The lead changed again with “Bounty Hunter” on 3 tags leading “Amokura” also on 3. “Top Shot” angler Tomonori Omi from Japan tagged an estimated 950 pound fish

 

Day 4, the bite continued on No. 10 with 15 tags there and 2 on Yong Reef, with Kanahoee angler, Trevor Scott from Western Australia tagging an estimated 990 pounder. In this tightly fought tournament the lead changed again, with “Absolute” tagging 5 to add to 2 already tagged, putting them in the lead with an impressive 7 tags in 4 days. Darren Sandy on “Amokura” was Champion Male Angler with 4 tags and Champion Female Angler was Stephanie Salway on “Absolute” with 3.

 

Day 5, another traffic jam on No. 10 Ribbon with 9 tags there and 2 on Yong Reef, but a run of smaller marlin with an average size this day of 150 pound. “Absolute” retained the lead with their impressive 7 tags from second place “Little Audrey” on 5 tags. Sharon Poulter on “Think Big” jumped into Champion Female Angler with her fourth tag.

 

Day 6 saw 12 tags all on No. 10 Ribbon with Darren Sandy on “Amokura” tagging an estimated 950 pounder and another at 150 pound, putting him in first place Male Angler with 6 tags and “Amokura” replaced “Little Audrey” in second place with 6 tags from “Absolute” still on 7.

The last day “Absolute” topped off an impressive week of fishing with one of the 7 tags taking their total to 8 for the tournament from second place “Amokura” with 6. Champion Male Angler Darren Sandy had 6 tags from second place Parke Berolzheimer with 5 and Champion Female Angler was Sharon Poulter with 4 tags from Stephanie Stalway with 3.Overall the 20 boats counted 162 strikes for 123 hook-ups and 73 tags plus 3 self isqualified and 17 Satellite Tags were deployed in the IGFA Great Marlin Race thanks to The Taekle and Bertarelli Foundations.


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