Rods At The Ready

28 March 2023 | 36 Degrees News

It was another fantastic couple of days out on the water at this year’s 36 Degrees Brokers Tutukaka One Base Tournament. Annually hosted at the Whangarei Deep Sea Angler’s Club (WDSAC) in early March, the tournament, attracts anglers from all across the country for a keenly contested, fun-filled event on one of Northlands’ most beautiful coastlines.  

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With loads of great prizes up for grabs, 30 entered boats saw anglers rigging their gear and selecting their favourite lures in preparation for what was sure to be a whirlwind few days of fishing. 

The event delivered on an action packed competition, managing a contest tally of 14 Marlin, alongside a collection of Tuna, MahiMahi, Kingfish, Shortbill and Snapper.  

The results for this tournament was as follows:

Overall Most Points Marlin
1st - Team Marlure
2nd - Team Blue Legacy 
Skipper Most Points - Dylan Christie
Team Most Points Broadbill - Not Caught, Lucky Draw
Tag & Released Marlin
1st - Team Marlure
2nd - Time n Tide
3rd - Blue Legacy
Landed Marlin
1st - Team Myth Buster
2nd - Time Iris
3rd - Blue Legacy

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Some special mentions to the below for their massive efforts over the weekend:

TEAM MARLURE - They took out 1st Overall Team Most Points,1st Team Tag & Released Marlin and Skipper Most Points
BLUE LEGACY - Martin & the team took out 2nd Place Overall Team Most Points Marlin. 3rd Place Tag & Release Marlin and 3rd Heaviest Marlin
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Lines out and towing wide during the day, a few cold ones at the WDSAC club in the evening, and some entertaining banter with mates - what more could you ask for?! We're proud to have backed this premiere fishing event, with a great turnout and much fun had in one of Northlands famed angling hot spots. 

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