Fiji Time: 5:54 AM on Tuesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Power Cat tops game fishing

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MIKE Schmidt and his Power Cat team took out top honours in the annual Fiji Islands Tuna Classic Fishing Tournament held at Denarau over the weekend.

Schmidt, who was named the best angler, also helped his team to win the big boat competition and the heaviest marlin award.

The major attraction at the weigh-in was the size of a massive blue marlin caught by Team Power Cat which hit the scale at 216.4kg.

Schmidt said the catch was one of the biggest he made during his 10-year game fishing experience.

He said the marlin, which was caught off Tavarua Island on Sunday, could not be revived despite attempts to tag and release the marlin back to the ocean.

"It was a good day for the team and we really enjoyed the competition," said Schmidt.

"With regards to the big marlin, our intention was to tag the big fish and later release it.

"It took us 45 minutes to try and revive unfortunately we failed to save the marlin."

Schmidt said the competition was tough as all anglers did well during the two-day competition.

He said it was through team effort that enabled his team to take out top honours.

"I really love the competition and everyone enjoyed their time out in the sea."

"There are about 17 boats that competed for major prize and I am grateful that through team work we managed to stamp our name as winners."

Tournament official Jarred Wood said the tournament was a success and thanked all participants for their efforts.

He also thanked various organisations that sponsored the tournament.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63710.6181
JPY 52.170949.1709
GBP 0.36800.3600
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48720.4702

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black money
  2. Alleged rape victim out of hospital
  3. Reaction from 7s players
  4. Family legacy lives on
  5. Police officer dies in road accident
  6. Ministry to review system
  7. Family mourns teen's death after alleged drowning
  8. Durutalo makes it big
  9. Plans in place
  10. Health Ministry recruits retired medical workers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  4. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  5. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  6. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  7. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  8. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  9. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Murder investigation Tuesday (19 Jul)