Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Coffs Harbour Game Fishing Club

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Coffs Harbour Game Fishing Club

Article excerpt

LAST weekend saw our August monthly comp run with only a few boats taking to the water. The forecast was not good, which kept a fair few in bed catching up on some late nights. Never the less the conditions were not too bad and it was all systems go.

No Frills were working close to the shelf when one of the outriggers got hammered but failed to hook up. This deterred no one and Mark on the The Edge reported a decent hook up on a Striped Marlin which proceeded to take 300m of line very quickly, but unfortunately fish was lost. A quick rig up and they were trolling again only to hook up a short distance further and the same scenario. A solid hook up, lots of line coming off the spool and snap, it let go. They put that rod away and kept trying and got another shot. A larger Striped Marlin scoffed a lure and started peeling lots of line. …

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