Marlin fishing tournament-Special K hook top prize and best team trophy


Special K crew with the 112.50kg blue marlin

The competition attracted 21 teams and the winners received their prizes during a gathering at Chez Batista restaurant on Sunday.

A 112.50kg blue marlin earned the Special K team of Michael Mason, Alan Mason, Tarak Patel, Faizal Suleman and Ali Al-Harazi the competition’s top prize (R25,000), while their overall total of 1,154.25kg earned them the best team and overall winner award (R30,000).

Island Star finished second overall with a total catch of 525.875kg to pocket R10,000.
In the individual fishing category, Dalon won the prize for the heaviest bonito (9kg), while the heaviest barracuda (9kg) was hooked by Ocean Bird.

The heaviest dorado (5.5kg) was brought ashore by Yebogogo/ Kingfisher while the heaviest wahoo (14.5kg) came courtesy of Island Star.

Yebogogo also brought in the heaviest rainbow runner (4kg), with Tootie hooking the heaviest sailfish (31kg).

A 45kg dogtooth tuna earned Stebber 38 the top prize, while Flick It received the prize for the heaviest yellow fin tuna (40.5kg).

Catch summary per boat
Boat Name                                Total Catch          Total Points
Special K                                157.00                 1154.25  
Island Star                              110.00                 525.875          
Yebogogo                               138.00                 85.625  
Stebber 38                              112.50                 85.625          
Flick It (Blue Girl)                      106.50                 72.875   
Tootie                                     58.50                  48.125  
Ti Tosh                                    52.00                  42.5  
Blue Lady                                 57.00                  34.75  
Dalon                                       51.00                 27.125  
Ocean Girl                                 51.00                 24.75  
Lady Caroline                            52.00                  23.875  
Kingfisher                                 35.50                  23.11 
Scorpion                                  34.00                 14.512 
Mimi 2                                      25.00                 13.375  
Marlin                                      22.50                 11.625  
She Moves                               20.50                   9.625  
Dyab Lavwal                             10.00                   3.625  
Eve                                             -                        -  
Blue Moon                                    -                        -  
Venture                                       -                        -  
Flying Fish  Disqualified (Engine Failure)    
Total catch (kg)       1,093.00