Jess Sams Game Fishing Tournament
  |  First Published: February 2007

The Jess Sams Game Fishing Tournament will be held on 2-4 February in the waters off Ulladulla on the south coast of NSW. All anglers will compete for four Ian Miller rods with matching Penn International reels spooled with Tortue line (10kg, 15kg, 24kg and 37kg) valued at over $8000.

Wayne Fry, secretary of the Ulladulla Sports and Game Fishing Club, said “It will be good to see crews from other Game Fishing Clubs including Sydney, Victoria and the South Coast come to Ulladulla for the tournament as well as local fishers”.

The 2007 fishing tournament is the 69th anniversary of the late Jess Sam’s Australian record 330lb striped marlin caught off Ulladulla in 1938. This national record catch still stands.

Modern day fishing methods means most of the fish will be tagged and released, but any possible record-breaking catches will be brought back to the harbour for official weigh in. With some great prizes for the heaviest species, secret weights and team events, there will be a good roll up of anglers for this tournament.

Members of the public can view the weigh-in from 5pm on Friday and Saturday. The Sunday weigh-in will start at 3pm near the Ulladulla Sport & Fishing Clubhouse at Ulladulla Harbour.

A representative from the NSW Fisheries Recreational Fishing Trust will be also in attendance, to survey which species were caught and released. The Jess Sams Game Fishing tournament is part of the Ulladulla Summer Games.

For more information visit http://www.ulladulla.info/jesssams/ . – Don Goswell

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