Updated: Apr 12, 2018
The far-east coast of Victoria and further south in Tasmania are heavily in the grip of Swordfishing fights of a lifetime. No less than three club members have successfully taken trips offshore and captured and/or released these almighty fish, with a few other members also have a crack without luck. Once regarded as almost too difficult to catch, it seems the cat is now out of the bag and techniques have quickly been mastered to increase the success rates to make these a realistic game fishing target.
Members Tom Hall and Andrew Galea have captured swordfish weighing 197 kg, and 235 kg respectively, with Tom's fish being played on free to air TV. While Tim Simpson released his off Tasmania with a satellite tag for research purposes. Congratulations to all three men and their crews on these great fishing moments. It'll sure make this years' trophy presentations a set of hard decision for the committee to make.