The Kiama Gamefishing Club was founded in 2001 following the vision of the inaugural President Mark Way. The idea came to fruition when it was noted that a significant number of the members of other regional gamefishing clubs resided in the Kiama local area. These fisherman came together and felt that it was an ideal opportunity to add to the Kiama region and form this Game Fishing Club.
Absolutely super, would be the best way of headlining the Blowhole Big Fish Classic for 2018 with plenty of Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin tuna combining with great weather, low swell and wind, sun shining and 32 boats and 108 anglers chasing 18 categories in Capture and Tag and Release.
This year Yatcon Civil added a further enticement with $5,000 Cash for Heaviest Marlin and ProFishEnt Trading added to the Lucky Angler draw prise to include a Shimano Stella 18,000SW and Shimano Ocea Popper Rod, plus all the great prizes from sponsors who support our Tournament.
This year we also had the fortune of Black Marlin in the mix with our “flag ship fish” the big Blue Marlin and Striped Marlin. There were a total of 19 Marlin Tagged and Released, with an estimate of triple that amount that didn’t make it to the boat. Unfortunately for some anglers, several big Blues and Blacks were lost at the boat with one Blue Marlin of 141.5kg weighed for angler David Deans fishing on the boat Frantic skippered by Steve Banks to take out the Heaviest Marlin Capture award.
The Heaviest Yellowfin Tuna of 54.8kg’s on 24kg line was caught by Nick Sergi fishing on “Her Choice” skippered by Lance Beevers. Heaviest Other Game Fish was a 12 kg Mahi Mahi on 10kg line caught by Tracey Vaartjes fishing on “In Deep”.
“Last but not least” in the Capture stakes was Heaviest Shark that just made it to weigh station in time on Sunday with a Whaler of 251kg’s on 15kg line to angler Mark O’Donoghue fishing on “Reckless” skippered by Craig “Monty” Tuohy.
Kiama hosted the NSWGFA Junior team for the Blowhole Tournament lead by Grahame Williams NSWGFA Treasurer, fishing on Nemo and came away winning Champion Junior Angler Tag and Release for Ryan Kaczorowski with a Marlin and Mahi Mahi plus Most OGF Tag and Release Boat for “Nemo” with 17 Mahi Mahi
Kiama GFC Presentation Night- Saturday 14th July Kiama Leagues Club Auditorium 7pm for 7.30pm start
Children’s Charity Fishing Competition-Saturday 19th January 2019
Blowhole Big Fish Classic-6th & 7th April 2019