2007

OFFICAL 2007 REPORT (click here)

Open letter to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association Cooktown (click here)

Letter from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (click here)

…and the chase has begun for 2007.

Anglers from all over the word have once again arrived for the best black marlin heavy tackle fishing competition in the world.

This year 42 boats ranging from 18′ to 95′ boats have entered with over 120 anglers from every State in Australia and from New Zealand, Russia, USA, South Africa and The Maldives. The vessel Ultimate lady once again traveling from our Kiwi neighbors for the event.

The Briefing dinner was a great success thanks to the Management and Staff of Voyages Lizard Island Lodge, led by the very capable and newly appointed General Manager, Frederick Maclean.
Over 230 people attended the briefing dinner and the Calcutta Pool for the winning boat will be $25,700.00. 10% of this will be donated to charity and or R & D.

A spectacular Sailpast of the entered boats took place before start fishing on Day 1 and was filmed by our documentary production team from their helicopter. The film crew will be filming all week and have come up with what we think is a first in the World, a Black Marlin fight filmed from the air!

 

 

The following are FINAL Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 7:

For the tournament there has been:

361 strikes;
273 hook-ups;
for 140 Black Marlin tagged;
5 Self Disqualified

Champion team on “Kanahoee” with 9 tags were Ralph Jnr Czabayski 5 tags and Greg Gilbert 4 tags.
Runner-up team on “Maritimo” with 8 tags were Derek Gerritsen 4 tags and Rohan Cross 4 tags.
Champion boat is “Kanahoee” with 9 tags and Runner-up Boat “Maritimo” with 8 tags
Champion Male Angler Brent Moorehouse 8 tags, on “Vicking II”
Champion Female angler Suzy Clark 3 tags, on “Fascination II”

Place Boat Anglers Anglers tags Boat tags
1st Kanahoee Ralph jnr Czabayski
Greg Gilbert
5
4
9
2nd Maritimo Derek Gerritsen
Rohan Cross
4
4
8
3rd Calypso Mario Tagliante
Dave Mckoul
6
2
8
4th Vicking II Brett Morehouse 8 8
5th Mistress Barry Alty
Jeff Flentjar
5
3
8
6th
Mauna Kea
Adam Furst
8
8
7th
Tradition
Brandon Mullar
John Anderson
5
2
7
8th Joe Joe Richard Jenkins
Breet Spork
3
4
7
9th
Ultimate II
Daniel Osing
Jason Lines
Peter Mckinnon
2
2
2
6
10th
Fascination II
Suzy Clark
Carolyn Williams
3
2
5
11th Moana III Andrei Grigoriev
Kirill Kulazhko
3
2
5
12th Jag Simon Nuss
Michael Gardner
Chris Shaw
Brendon Nicholls
2
1
1
1
5
13th Iona Rob Hyland
Dale Green
MIles Hyland
2
2
1
5
14th Little Audrey Phil Webster
Ken Klein
3
2
5
15th Maitai Richard Trotter
Ross Handy
3
2
5
The following boats caught 4 fish
Castille & Game Over
The following boats caught 3 fish
Billfish, Hell Raiser, Ultimate Lady, Longshot, Kohara
The following boats caught 2 fish
Reel Chase, Sharka, Nuvatu, Think Big, Outside Edge, Reel Ripe
The following boats caught 1 fish
Hard to Swallow, Aardee, Lucy West, My Mistress, Joker

 


 

The following are Provisional Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 6:
For the tournament so far there has been:
312 strikes,
242 hook-ups for
123 Black Marlin tagged

Champion team on “Kanahoee” with 9 tags were Ralph Jnr Czabayski 5 tags and Greg Gilbert 4 tags.
Runner-up team on “Maritimo” with 8 tags were Derek Gerritsen 4 tags and Rohan Cross 4 tags.
Champion boat is “Kanahoee” with 7 tags and Runner-up Boat “Tradition” with 6 tags
Champion Male Angler Brent Moorehouse 6 tags, on “Vicking II”
Champion Female angler Suzy Clark 3 tags, on “Fascination II”

Place Boat Anglers Anglers tags Boat tags
1st Kanahoee Ralph jnr Czabayski
Greg Gilbert
5
4
9
2nd Maritimo Derek Gerritsen
Rohan Cross
4
4
8
3rd Calypso Mario Tagliante
Dave Mckoul
6
2
8
4th Joe Joe Richard Jenkins
Breet Spork
3
3
6
5th Vicking II Brett Morehouse 6 6
6th Mauna Kea Adam Furst 6 6

 


 

The following are Provisional Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 5:
For the tournament so far there has been:
249 strikes,
202 hook-ups for
92 Black Marlin tagged

Champion team on “Kanahoee” with 7 tags were Ralph Jnr Czabayski 3 tags and Greg Gilbert 4 tags.
Champion Male Angler Brent Moorehouse 4 tags, on “Vicking II”
Champion Female angler Suzy Clark 3 tags, on “Fascination II”
Champion boat is “Kanahoee” with 7 tags and Runner-up Boat “Tradition” with 6 tags

 

Place Boat Anglers Anglers tags Boat tags
1st Kanahoee Ralph jnr Czabayski
Greg Gilbert
3
4
7
2nd Tradition John Anderson
Brandon Mullar
2
4
6
3rd Calypso Mario Tagliante
Dave Mckoul
4
2
6
4th Fascination II Suzy Clark
Carolyn Williams
3
2
5
5th Joe Joe Richard Jenkins
Brett Spork
2
3
5
6th Maritimo Derek Gerritsen
Rohan Cross
3
2
5

 


 

The following are Provisional Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 4:
For the tournament so far there has been:
196 strikes,
149
hook-ups for
72 Black Marlin tagged

Champion team on “Kanahoee” with 7 tags were Ralph Jnr Czabayski 3 tags and Greg Gilbert 4 tags.
Champion Male Angler Brent Moorehouse 4 tags, on “Vicking II”
Champion Female angler Suzy Clark 3 tags, on “Fascination II”
Champion boat is “Kanahoee” with 7 tags and Runner-up Boat “Fascination II” with 5 tags


 

The following are Provisional Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 3:
For the tournament so far there has been:
145 strikes,
112 hook-ups for
51 Black Marlin tagged

Champion team on “Kanahoee” with 5 tags were Ralph Jnr Czabayski 2 tags and Greg Gilbert 3 tags.
Champion Male Angler Brent Morehouse 4 tags, on “Vicking II”
Champion Female angler Suzy Clark 3 tags, on “Fascination II”
Champion boat is “Kanahoee” with 5 tags and Runner-up Boat “Fascination I” with 4 tags


 

The following are Provisional Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 2:
For the tournament so far there has been:
61 strikes,
37 hook-ups for
24 Black Marlin tagged

The fleet fished in 15 knot winds with gusts up to 30 knots. Today most fish were tagged near N’o 10 reef

Champion team on “Kanahoee” with 5 tags were Ralph Jnr Czabayski 2 tags and Greg Gilbert 3 tags.
Champion Male Angler Greg Gilbert 3 tags, on “Kanahoee”
Champion Female angler Janet Forster 2 tags, on “Long Shot”
Champion boat is “Kanahoee” with 5 tags and Runner-up Boat “Jag” with 3 tags

 


The following are Provisional Results of the
21st Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic at the end of Day 1:
There were 24 strikes, 17 hook-ups for 8 Black Marlin tagged, fishing in 25 knot winds. The size range was from 60 to 550 pounds.

Champion Team on “Reel Chase” with 2 tags were Robert and Brian Besoff.
Champion Male Angler David McKoul fishing on “Calypso” with 1 tag on a count back from Rob Lang on “Billfish”.
Champion Female Angler Janet Forster on “Longshot” with 1 tag on a count back from Suzy Clark on “Fascination II”.
Champion boat is “Reel Chase” with 2 tags and Runner-up Boat “Calypso” with 1 tag.
The Daily Award for the Team Tagging & Releasing the most marlin went to the Team on “Reel Chase” with 1 tag.


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