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Monday 28 February 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local, National


Record participation at annual fishing comp
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.

Master fisherman 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.

The fishing 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.