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February Club Comp: Kingfish & Game Shark - Results

Updated: Feb 19


A great weekend was had by members with some MAKO MADNESS from our local port! Around a dozen boats in total fished over the 2 days and some great action.

It was great to see 11 Game Sharks tagged (7 mako, 4 Blue) and 4 Makos being weighed. Teams reported multiple occasions of having several mako's at the boat!


Well done to Amanda Pirotta with a Mako of 84.2kg on 37kg, aboard 'POF' with skipper Phillip Pirotta taking out Heaviest Game Shark and a prize pack from Predator Tackle, Peppers Pizza Warrnambool, Kirkstall Hotel.

Tag & Release Point Score was won by Brian Nolan, aboard 'Camel Rider' with 26,500 points A massive effort and also congrats to crewman Kevin Mcloughlin. The Surfcoast Anglers having a great day! Brian also scores a great prize pack from Predator Tackle, Peppers Pizza Warrnambool, Kirkstall Hotel.

 Noteworthy Captures

Jacob Taylor Mako 72.4kg on 37kg line class

Brian Nolan Mako 64kg on 24kg line class

Phillip Pirotta Mako 51.4kg on 15kg line class

Huge thankyou to sponsors for this Comp, Mick Rantall Quality Custom Rods (epic locally built customs!) and Reeves Bakery (Bread, slices and coffee that's all time!)


Congratulations to the Raffle Winners:

* Norfolk Butchers Meat Tray: Finn Smith

* Tackle Pack: K Griffiths

* Tackle Pack: Ashley Dance

* Tackle Pack: Amanda Pirotta

* Yeti Rambler: Andrew Duncan

* South West Tools & Industrial Milwaukee Heated Jacket: K Griffiths

* WOLGFC Club Hoody: Mick Rantall

Check out some of the brilliant pics from members over the weekend on the Club Facebook!!

Competition Times: 

5am Saturday February 17th until 5pm Sunday February 18th 2024

Weigh Ins: 

8pm Saturday & 5pm Sunday @ Clubrooms.

(Club BBQ, drinks & Presentation event on Sunday).

Event Briefing: Friday 16th February at Clubrooms, from 6pm

Full event details on Facebook page:

Competition Target Species:

Yellowtail Kingfish & Game Sharks*

* Game shark species: Mako, Thresher, Porbeagle, Whaler,

Blue (tag only)

Weigh In Section: 

Entrants can weigh in one fish of each category, per day of the competition.

*Kingfish: minimum 60cm length,

*Game Sharks: minimum 120cm fork length.

NOTE: 1 game shark per day, per person. Boat limit of 2

(One game shark from the eligible species list, not one of each species on the list.)

Blue Sharks are not eligible to be weighed for club comp.


Tag & Release Section: (Competition point score only for target species)

GFAV rules apply. Must be a current GFAV Member

*Kingfish minimum length for tagging: 70cm total length

*Game Sharks: minimum 120cm fork length


Competition Prizes:

* Heaviest Game Shark: Senior, Junior & Small Fry.

* Heaviest Kingfish: Senior, Junior & Small Fry.

* Highest Tag & Release Point Score: Senior, Junior & Small Fry. (Must be a current GFAV Member)


Let's look after our catch with proper ice & chilling techniques!

All entrants must be current financial members of the Club. If you wish to tag fish, you must be a financial GFAV member. Please join before comp on website here:

All judgement & ruling is at discretion of Competition Committee and is final. All existing club rules apply if not mentioned above.


This competition is proudly sponsored by:

Rantall Quality Custom Rods & Reeves Bakery

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