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XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:18 pm

XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017 is on this weekend. Sailfish seemed to have thinned out at Dundee, might be a few at the Stena Clyde and wide of around Bathurst Island. Online banter on FB etc has been a bit quiet, people have gone to strategic mode ...

Or you could fish the DTBC Bluewater Classic, on at the same time.



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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by scottmac » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:29 pm

I'll be out there having a crack! Can't wait, hope the wind behaves!
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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by scottmac » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:57 pm

Getting excited! We're off at sparrows tomorrow. Just put 560 ltrs fuel in my mates boat, plus the 270 under the floor. Nine blocks of p..s, a carton of ciders and three bottles of spirits! 150 gar, 50 mullet, a few queenies.

Probably gone a bit overboard with it all, but better looking at it than for it, I always say. This billfish caper ain't cheap! Haha!
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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by scottmac » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:44 pm

Matt Flynn wrote:Don't forget the Panadol :D

And good luck :mrgreen:
Plenty of that and Zantac!
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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by JimmyTaylor » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:36 am

we fished the Blue Water Classic on Friday at Sail City, and had 2 sails at the surface at 2 separate occasions as we bottom bashed..... great to see, but average weather conditions

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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by scottmac » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:44 am

Well that pr..k Murphy decided to crash our comp. We were loaded up with all our fuel and gear Saturday morning, the day before the comp, when my mates motor started playing up before we even left the harbour.

So we pulled out devastated, regrouped and headed to Dundee in my 535 TABS. It was quiet for us, with only one Marlin and one Sail raised for the three days. Another boat fishing the same grounds I think won the whole comp, with three Marlin and a Sail tagged. That's bill fishing for you, and I'm STILL a Billy virgin. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by coastaljoy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:07 am

Your MOJO still playing up eh scottmac ? least you still got out to have a go
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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by jeffish » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:03 pm

At least the Beer was cold Scotty, better luck next time or next time or maybe next time :cheers:

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Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:54 pm

XXXX Gold Billfish Classic

DGFC says record numbers of fish caught, 23 sailfish and three marlin in total.

Lots of sailfish reported 45km off Dundee.

Two big marlin hooked for three hours plus ...

I think the winning team was Firefox (not confirmed) with one marlin and two sails. They dropped five sails and a marlin.

Jason and Melita Rogers fishing with Col Burdon from Reidys Lures lost a big marlin, and they had a great session on dolphin fish.

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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by Jer » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:44 am

Matt Flynn wrote:XXXX Gold Billfish Classic

I think the winning team was Firefox (not confirmed) with one marlin and two sails. They dropped five sails and a marlin.
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Re: XXXX Gold Billfish Classic 2017

Post by JasonFaulkner » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:42 pm

A lot of billfish around thats for sure, over the 5 days we were away we went 13-11-4. went 4-4-2 during the comp, went pretty quiet during it. caught a sail near the oil rig and lost another on the way over. Raised 5 marlin out of those 13 fish, lost one to a bent hook :| . Throughout the comp from what i heard on the radio about 3-4 marlin were fought for a few hours but lost, with one being lost at the double and another marlin was fought for 7 hours but then when they got it back to the top it was a big lemon shark, must be some huge sharks patrolling the depths of the trench..

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Post by Out Blue » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:30 pm

JasonFaulkner wrote:A lot of billfish around thats for sure, over the 5 days we were away we went 13-11-4. went 4-4-2 during the comp, went pretty quiet during it. caught a sail near the oil rig and lost another on the way over. Raised 5 marlin out of those 13 fish, lost one to a bent hook :| . Throughout the comp from what i heard on the radio about 3-4 marlin were fought for a few hours but lost, with one being lost at the double and another marlin was fought for 7 hours but then when they got it back to the top it was a big lemon shark, must be some huge sharks patrolling the depths of the trench..
Lemon Shark - No way. :banghead:

We fished the trench on Friday and Saturday as part of the Bluewater Classic and went 7-5-1 - we also lost a big Marlin near the rig.

I've got some outriggers on the way, I'm going back for more :fishy:

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