Jane Wichman, Yvonne Heather, Cook Islands Game Fishing Club president Apii William, Tim Murray and Gordon Heather with Buckley Jn’s yellowfin tuna that weighed in over 60kg on Saturday. PHOTO: MELINA ETCHES/22022604
A record number of 41 boats registered and took part in the annual Gordon Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament that was held on Saturday.
Cameron Thorp claimed the $1000 cash prize after landing the heaviest fish of
the day – a Blue marlin weighing 183.6kg.
Thorp also reeled
in impressive catches of yellowfin tuna weighing 60kg, 56.9kg and 48.11kg.
competition allowed the use of “poito” (handlines), spear fishing and “rod n
reel” and was sponsored by the late Gordon Murray’s family. The Murray family
and Vonnia’s, in association with the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club, held the
annual event. More results tomorrow.