23rd All Victorian Gamefishing Tournament
  |  First Published: April 2006

The 2006 Victorian Game Fish Classic was held at Rhyll, Phillip Island, on the weekend of February 18 and 19.

59 teams consisting of 168 anglers entered the competition, and with light winds and smooth seas forecasted it was going to be a highly contested tournament.

137 sharks were tagged over the weekend with blue sharks the most common. Only ten sharks were brought to the weigh-in and Phil Stroker claimed first place with his 85kg mako caught on 10kg line.

One of the highlights of the weekend was when a blue shark that had been tagged on Saturday was recaptured on Sunday. It was released again.

Most teams had success in the 50 to 70m line right along the coast from Cody Banks through to Cape Schanck.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of our major sponsors: Crawford Marine, Yamaha, Alpine Country, Penn, JV Marine, Lowrance, Fishtales Bait & Tackle, Gollers Sport Store and Elgas.


CategoryWinnerDetails (Weight/Line)
Heaviest Capture Snr.Phil Stroker85kg/10kg
2nd Heaviest Capture Snr.Andrew Arapakis64.5kg/24kg
Heaviest Capture 4-6kgMark Schulzblue shark 46kg/6kg
Heaviest Capture 8-10kgPhil Strokermako 85kg/10kg
Heaviest Capture 15-24kgAndrew Arapakismako 64.5kg/24kg
Most Meritorious Snr.Phil Stroker4154.38 points
Champion Angler T&R Snr.Sam Taranto38,000 points
Champion Angler T&R Jnr.Andrew Kemna22,000 points
Champion Team T& RHome Strait B.S.G.F.C.44,00 points
Three Way ChallengeVictorian Game Fishing Club
Victoria Shield (Highest T&R Club)Bass Strait Game Fishing Club

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