A big thank you to all the anglers that entered and sent in photos. A lot of anglers that weren't successful in landing a tuna still had the opportunity to win a prize, you'll see below...
We've had plenty of tuna schools in the bay this last month and we've had about 20 fishable days in our competition time. Everyone that got on the water, found fish. It was a little difficult at times due to the tuna feeding on small bait and in the middle of the comp we had a low pressure system come past which gave us a huge ground swell and dirtied up the water for a period, which meant the tuna changed their position regularly. Therefor no one really knew where the fish would be every day and most people had to spend some time finding the schools. This makes for a competetive tuna comp and due to this competition's success, we will be holding it again next year! (We'll have new tags tags next year Bretzy so stop taking photos with your tinned tuna, also, how did you release that tuna?)
We listed all TAGS on a list which gave each entry a number, then used RANDOM.ORG to generate random numbers and the first 5 numbers were the winners of the Tie 'n' Fly Outffiters Tuna Derby 2015!
Up for grabs are the following prizes:
1st Prize - Temple Fork Outfitters Mangrove Fly Rod
- Rob Yunnie
2nd Prize - Greys GX900 8/9/10 Fly Reel
- Brenton Mansfield
3rd Prize - Rio General Purpose Intermediate Line of Choice
- Cliff Booth
4th Prize - Scientific Anglers Streamer Express Clear Line of Choice
- Walter Mastenbroek
5th Prize - TNF Store Voucher $25
- Lou Hatton
Brenton Mansfield wins the prize for the most Tags entered! For this Brenton will be getting a $25 Gift Voucher!
Benn Hardy wins the "Trout Strike Award" by throwing his brand new rod and reel (Custom Scott rod and Harfin fly reel) overboard in preparation for a new outfit... he wins a $10 Gift Voucher to help him on his way to his next setup!
Shane Bretz, for your "Dogtooth Tuna" picture, the committee ruled it was in fact canine, not piscatorial in nature. Then you protested that "the Tuna was in the tin and the dog threw it too you and you had to catch it..." thereby making it a legal capture. The committee sat down again and ruled that in the spirit of the event, you qualify for a prize... a $10 Gift Voucher!
Thank you to the sponsors of the Tie 'n' Fly Tuna Derby 2015
Send in your photos with a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Tie 'n' Fly Tuna Derby 2015"