Back at the beach nearly everyone stuck it out to the end with Matt and Ben last in with 15 minutes to spare. Retrieval was made easy by the beach being very firm and unlike previous years all boats were trailered without assistance. All divers reported in well (once back on terra firma) and uninjured.
No boats reported any damage.
First Place: Graham Gould and Joe Petrovich with 4 fish and 717 points
Second Place: Graeme Carlisle and Matthew Chave with 3 fish and 504 points
Third Place: Ben Campbell and Matthew Goodfellow with 2 fish and 493 points
Most Meritorious: Joe Petrovich with a 1.2kg King George Whiting
Mystery Fish: Darren Walker with a 3.2kg Baldchin Groper
Of the 14 pairs who entered, 8 weighed a total of 16 fish:
4 Silver Trevally, 3 Baldchin Groper, 3 Samson Fish, 2 Foxfish and
1 each of: King George Whiting, Breaksea Cod, Sea Sweep and Queen Snapper
Well done to all who participated in what turned out to be very trying conditions.