Tusker Game Fishing Classic

The Port Vila Game Fishing Club hosted the annual Tusker Game Fish Classic. This event was run in perfect conditions over two days. Day one started with nine boats departing from Iririki Island in a shotgun start. Fish over the 2 days was consistent with marlin being raised and tagged each day. Nevergiveup was the eventual winner with a great performance on Sunday, tagging 2 blue’s on 15kg and a Vanuatu woman’s record mahi the day before.

Nakita chartered by kiwi angler John Robinson came in second with some impressive fish captured on light line. A yellow fin and mahi-mahi on 4kg ready pushed him along on the point score with the mahi-mahi ending up the highest points scoring fish for the comp.

Makaira a new vessel to Port Vila took out third with a blue caught on each day however their marlin on Sunday couldn’t be revived at the side on the boat and cost them in the point tally.

The event ended with a prize giving at the Anchor Inn with a great meal and lots of the sponsors Tusker Beer flowing. Thanks to Tusker Breweries and all the sponsors.

The rest of the month has been magic with smooth condition and steady fishing. Wahoo have been scarce however mahi-mahi have been about in good sizes and the yellow fin turning up r


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