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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Townsville Billfish Challenge 2008

KEKOA finished the 2008 Gilbert Group Billfish Challenge in 2nd position, nothing separated KEKOA and Gold Coast boat Game Time for the whole tournament except on the last day.

Tied at 12 fish a piece going into the final days fishing the bite continued for Game Time tagging 4 fish, but unfortunately for us the fish steered clear with Val O’Brien releasing her second fish for the tournament and our only score on the last day taking our tally to 13.

Our team this year comprised of Peter, Leigh and Val O’Brien, myself (Brendan),Chase Sale working the deck and Matt Fallon who’s talent on the video camera was rewarded with the best home video award at the presentation dinner.

Congratulations to all the participants and organizers for again producing one of the best Light Tackle Tournaments in the world. It certainly is a tournament that you should all consider putting in your calendar.


Champion Boat/Team: Game Time (16)
Runner Up: KEKOA (13)
3rd Overall: Reel Chase (11)
4th Overall: Sea Baby IV (9)
5th Overall: Sweat N Tears (9)

Under 8 Metre Champion Boat/Team: Mojo (9)
Under 8 Metre Runner Up: Nail It (4)
Under 8 Metre 3rd: Reef & Beef (4)
Under 8 Metre 4th: Annie B (3)
Under 8 Metre 5th: Electrokushen (3)