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Surtees first ever Fishing Boot Camp

Huge thanks to everyone that got involved with the first-ever Surtees Fishing Boot Camp at Waihau Bay Sport Fishing Club. Thanks to our speakers: Luke Davis (game fishing expert from Yeehaa Fishing Tackle), BLA lifestyle with some expert tips on Minn Kota features and functionality plus the team at OKUMA New Zealand for a rundown on the best tools of the trade.

With 13 keen teams entering we had a 45% Catch Rate (5 Game Fish caught over 2 days). ‘Frostbite’ getting in first with a tagged and released Blue Marlin and a Big Eye Tuna weighing in at almost 70Kg.

‘On the fly’ (575 Pro Fisher) tagged and released a Striped Marlin, the mighty ‘Okuma Matata’ 750 Game Fisher caught a 198kg Blue Marlin on them the first day and a tagged and released Striped Marlin on the second day.

Good times had by all, keep an eye out for next year's event here!