The annual “Tuna and Sportfishing Competition” was conducted by the Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club for the 38th consecutive year during May 4th and 11th, 2019. This event has been hugely successful in the past and this year was no different with 116 anglers competing from a total of 32 boats.
Over the course of the week many impressive catches were made with long time competitor Ron Mallett’s Southern Bluefin Tuna captured on 15kg line stopping the scales at 116kg. This capture would eventually be recognised as the “Most Meritorious Southern Bluefin Tuna” of the competition and reward Ron with one of the major prizes.
Jodie Rebonds had a very successful competition, taking out awards for 4kg line class, Heaviest Shark (Mako of 66.54kg) and Highest Point Scoring Angler with 1067.7 points.
Although Port MacDonnell is recognised as a “hot spot” for big tuna, many other species are on offer. Mako, Gummy and School sharks, Snapper, Knife Jaw and Blue Eye Trevalley all graced the scales at some time during the week.
There is also a lucky door prize of a boat, motor and trailer package from our long term major sponsor Ploenges Marine and this years winner was PMOAC member, James Carlin.
This competition would not be possible without the help of our very generous sponsors and supporters, some of whom have been supporting us for many years. A big thank you from the PMOAC and the angling community. Please support ours sponsors that can be found on the main page