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ILEX TROPHY AWARDS 2010

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Topic: ILEX TROPHY AWARDS 2010
Posted By: [email protected]
Subject: ILEX TROPHY AWARDS 2010
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2010 at 7:51pm
 
 W.S Laurie & Co and Bradley Smokers 
2010 Game Season Roundup

   

  
 
Well the Game Fishing Season is well and truly over, most of us have the rods and the rest of the game fishing gear tucked away in the back of the garage and we have around about  5 months to wait until the excitement will start building again and the season will be back into full swing once again.
 
We would like to thank everyone who participated this season. I can see on reflection that for some of us it was definatly a harder season than last year and that the ability to be in the right place at the right time was a major factor in success along with the ability to adapt from good old lures into live baiting when the Lure bite was off. You just have to look at the great runs of fish out of Waihau Bay and Tutukaka later in the season to see that those who were able to work these areas did well.
 
Thank you once again to the Tornament Committee of Boulder, Kezza, Weighmaster, Obald, Bushpig and Grunta for assisting with the running of this one of a kind competition.
 
Our biggest thanks though need to go to our brilliant sponsors as there is nothing better than being able to get a little reward back for such tremendous efforts out on the high seas so thanks again to Bradley Smokers, W.S Laurie & Co and also.
 
Peter Pakula  -  Legend Lures   - Olympus  - Boulder Guiding  -  Fishing.net.nz -   Driveline Finance
 
Also to the Wright Family for putting up the " ILEX TROPHY " last year which we all hope will be one of the most sought after trophies around in the years to come .
 
After much consideration we have been able to finalise the biggest decision of the year and that was for the finalists of the " ILEX TROPHY"  and the eventual winner.
 
We had 4 finalists this year as follows.
  • Carl Muir ( Epic) with his 137.45KG Blue Marlin on 15kg
  • Zahra Hendy  (Mrs B ) with her 150KG Daytime Broadbill
  • Jon Terrall ( Tazee ) and the biggest fish of the season with his Blue at 229KG
  • NZTURTLE with his T & R Solo capture.

Now this ended up being a real hard decison  for the judges as all of the finalists in there own right and for there own reasons were meritorious, so we narrowed it further by vote to two finalists being :

  • Zahra Hendy  (Mrs B ) with her 150KG Daytime Broadbill on Te Ariki Nui
  • NZTURTLE with his T & R Solo virgin busting capture out of Tutukaka.
And after  a weeks worth of debate we were dead locked at 3 : 3 with a deal breaker  required. Our back up vote arrived and we can announce the "ILEX TROPHY" winner.
 

The "ILEX" Trophy

Most Meritorious Catch or Angling Achievement Of the Season. 

 also in association with Peter Pakula at "Pakula Tackle "
 
 

David Walker ( NZ Turtle )
 
Now as we are all aware, our friend Dave has endured quite a bit over over quite a few seasons, being the brunt of many a joke and quiet enuendo. He has learned to live with the title of "The Lemon " and it seemed for quite some time that any boat that he would be on would bare the brunt of this great hoodoo with the result in most cases being that the boat remained fishless. This man has persevered though and has not wavered from his virtuous path which to a great extent opitomises the culture of the forum and the people in it.  Any lesser man may have given up for the season and chucked his toys out of the sandpit , but, Dave heads out at the end of the season, one more time and finally the miracle happens , everything comes together at the right time and he lands his 1st marlin and Solo to boot which the judges this year acknowledge as the angling achievement of the season ! ! !
 
 
 
 

Driveline Finance  

1st & Heaviest YFT of the season

$200.00 W.S Laurie & Co Product Voucher

Species           : Yellow Fin Tuna
Weight            : 57.2kg
Line                 : 37kg
Lure/Bait        : Black Magic freedom grand slammer lumo    

Angler             : Tony Martin
 

 
 

Legend Lures  

1st T & R Marlin For The Season 

Legend Lure Package From Marine Surprises
 
Species          : Striped  Marlin
Weight           :Estimated 95kg Tagged and released
Line                : 37kg
Lure/Bait       : Multistrike, white on white      
    
Angler            : Bradley Rowe

 

 
 

W.S Laurie & Co  

1st Weighed Marlin of the season 
A sample of the range of Catchelot Lures
 

Species          :Striped marlin
Weight           :99KG
Line                 :24kg
Lure/Bait       : Lure

Angler            : Jason Kidd

 

Driveline Finance  - Virgin Of The Year
All 1st time anglers having landed their 1st marlin went into an end of season draw for $100.00 W.S Laurie & Co product Voucher.

Species           :Striped marlin
Weight            :105.2kg
Line                 :37kg
Lure/Bait        : live skippie 
Angler             : Saul Harman  ( BeachedAsBro )

 

 

Olympus. - Best Photograph or Video award   - Sponsord by http://www.fishing.net.nz/ -

 
 TBA
 
 
 Peter Pakula -Heaviest weighed Non YFT for the season -
Being the largest Tuna other than YFT caught during the competition
Pakula Lure Pack  

Species           : Big Eye Tuna
Weight            : 50kg +43.6
Line                 : 37kg
Lure/Bait        : Pakula lumo, Pacific fruit salad
Angler             : Bradley Rowe

 

   

Legend Lures T&R Cup   

Awarded by Legend Lures to the individual Angler having Tagged & Released the most Marlin for the season. 
Drawn from 3 finalists having tagged 2 marlin each
 
Species      :Blue Marlin
Weight      :Est 200+kg
Line          :37kg
Lure/Bait : Black Bart Kona Classic - lumo
    
 
Angler     :Maree McIver (MMM)
General Location :Waihau Bay 
 
Species :Striped  Marlin
Weight :Est 110kg 
Line :37kgs
Lure/Bait :Black Bart Marlin Candy     
Angler :Maree McIver (MMM)
General Location :  Waihau Bay

 

 
Bradley Smokers  -
Heaviest Weighed Striped Marlin for the season
And winner of the  6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker valued at $1,400

 

Species           :Striped Marlin
Weight            : 163.6kg
Line                 : 24kg
Lure/Bait        : Live Kahawai    
Date                :
23-4-10

Vessel             :  Reelguys        
Skipper           : Dean Warner
Angler             : Phil Fussell

 

 

 W.S Laurie & Co

Heaviest weighed Blue or Black Marlin 
 Shimano Tiagra 80W Reel & Shimano Tiagra 37kg Standup Rod Package valued at $1,650

 

Species           : Blue Marlin
Weight            : 229 kg
Line                 : 37kg
Lure/Bait        : Zuker 5.5 Black/Purple

Angler             : Jon Terrell  ( Tazzee )

 

 
 
 Peter Pakula

Junior Angler Of The Season

Pakula Lure Pack 

 

Species           :Striped marlin
Weight            :83.7kg
Line                 :37kg
Lure/Bait        : Lumo sprocket
Date                : 11.04.10
Vessel             :  Ultimate Game        
Skipper           : Steve Spencer
Angler             : Zac Cameron

 

 Congratulations once again to everyone that participated and to all the winners of this years comp.



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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2010 at 7:52pm

If the winners could PM me there details it would be appreciated and if you are out of Auckland then I will have prizes shipped direct to you otherwise I will arrange for winners of W.S Laurie & Co vouchers to collect direct of Tazee.

 
 


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:13pm
Apologies for the delays everyone, finally has come together which is a blessing indeed ....lol...

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Posted By: big blue
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:19pm
good on you all winners, and turtle well well deservedClap


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:33pm
well done guys thats the ticket. very glad to see theyoung fella there.

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Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:34pm
Well done Chap's and Chapesses Clap and big ups to the sponsors for supporting this Thumbs Up


Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:38pm
Well done all the finalists and winners - was a hard one to choose a winner this time but we got there in the end, biggie up to the sponsors and supporters and a huge amount of kudos needs to go to Lance for piecing it all together......a tricky and often thankless task this buggar!! Thumbs Up

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Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by Moocha Moocha wrote:

Well done Chap's and Chapesses Clap and big ups to the sponsors for supporting this Thumbs Up


Agree MoochaClap  and  big thanks to Lance and Co. for all there hard work organising it!! Much appreciated Clap


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Posted By: BeachedAsBro
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:45pm
Virign of the Year? That's what my first missus said to me too LOL
 
Cheers to all the organisers and BIG BIG cheers to Steve - the cherry popping Daddy!


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:50pm
Well done Dave - NZ Turtle - the new yellow legendClapLOL
 
Top award and very well deserved...
 
Congrats to all the other fine catches too and to all the people that made it all possible, job well done LanceClap


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Posted By: Falco
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 1:54pm
Congratulations all involved.

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Posted By: Lickindip
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 3:15pm
ClapClapClapClapClapClap Congrats All


Posted By: Bender
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 3:24pm
Congrats all yous and well done Lance for putting it together.



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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 3:44pm

!!! well done one and all !!! Congratulations!

 


Posted By: Bazzman58
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 3:49pm

Well done every one, some nice fish been caught.



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Posted By: JUST ANOTHER FISHERMAN
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 3:55pm
Beer to all the winners, another awesome season.... Bring on next season and the chance at a winter sword

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Posted By: ancient mariner
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 4:10pm
Congrats to all the winners, sponsors, organisers and judges. Top top job!


Posted By: A C
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 4:37pm
Well done to all finalists and congratulations to the eventual winners Thumbs Up
 
What a great job done by the committee and some darn good "spoils" supplied by the sponsors.
 
That ILEX trophy is just wicked .............. well done NZ Turtle Beer
 
 


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Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 4:54pm
Clap Congrats to the winners of some pretty awesome prizes (cheers sponsors Thumbs Up)


Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 5:16pm
well done to all involved (anglers and organizers) Clap

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Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 5:37pm
huge thankyou to all the organisers and committee and especially the generous sponsors
roll on next summer ClapClap


Posted By: Saltiga
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 5:37pm
so whens the piss up


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 5:40pm
Great Barrier Island in 2 and a bit weeks ? .....doh

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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 5:59pm
I is gabberflastedShocked given the quality of the field. Mucho thanks!!! That fish was certainly a long time coming and I am glad I let it swim away... Getting the bugger was reward enough.
Congrats to the winners. Thanks to Lance and the committee for all the hard work that goes into this.


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Posted By: reelguys
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 6:57pm
Thumbs UpThumbs UpSmileSmileThumbs UpSmileThumbs UpSmileSmile
A BIG Thanks  to Lance (WETSPOT) & the Tornament Committee of Boulder, Kezza, Weighmaster, Obald, Bushpig and Grunta for running a faboulous competition.
 
A big thanks to all of the sponsors here for such tremendous prizes & great support from Bradley Smokers, W.S Laurie & Co and also.
 
Peter Pakula  -  Legend Lures   - Olympus  - Boulder Guiding  -  Fishing.net.nz -   Driveline Finance


Posted By: biggear
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 7:14pm
SHot Turtle. Well deserved my mate. Big ups to Lance for all your hard work. Nice one.

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Posted By: reelguys
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 7:30pm
Big smileBig smile Congrats to all other Prize & Trophy winners......bring it on SUMMER & more Great Fishing


Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 10:23pm
well done to all the anglers ,crews , organisers and sponsors , nicely presented lance albeit a dry one !


Posted By: Titahi
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 11:19pm
A big thank you to the organisers  especially Lance and W.S Laurie. I will put the lures to good use. 
Congratulations to everyone that competed and the winners.  I hope this coming year is as good or better. 


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Posted By: phantomdeviant
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2010 at 7:30am
Top stuff guys. Congrats to the winners, sponsors and organisers. Well done and a good effort. Hopefully I have more luck getting off the mark next seasonClap



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Posted By: Mark Edwards
Date Posted: 17 Jul 2010 at 8:46am
agree with Tom.....good stuff, like that sort of competition, going to try and be amongst it this summer, well done everyone


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2010 at 1:34pm
Big thanks to all the sponsors and organisers and congratulations to all the winners!!!Thumbs Up

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2010 at 8:16pm
Good to see some great entries over the past season and I see there is still one category to go, heres quietly hoping.
 
Bring on next season!


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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2010 at 8:22pm
Welldone to 1 and allClapClapClap

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Posted By: kingyqueen
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 9:00am
Originally posted by NZTurtle NZTurtle wrote:

I is gabberflastedShocked given the quality of the field. Mucho thanks!!! That fish was certainly a long time coming and I am glad I let it swim away... Getting the bugger was reward enough.
Congrats to the winners. Thanks to Lance and the committee for all the hard work that goes into this.
 
 
ClapClapClapClapClapClapClap  you definately deserved this..
well done youBig smile


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Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 4:31pm
Congratulations to all our winners and to the supreme winner of the Ilex trophy (there were a few very strong contenders for that trophy) , NZTurtle.  Well done Dave. 
 
Congratulations to everyone that participated and a mighty BIG THANK YOU to Lance (Wetspot) for putting a lot of effort into this years comp. Cheers Lance, really appreciate your input on this and there's a lot of work that goes into making it happen.
 
Lance was ably supported by the tournament committee of Boulder, Kezza, Bushpig, Obald and Weighmaster. Many thanks for your input too men, you did a great job.
 
Special thanks to all the sponsors that have been involved this year.  Remember the businesses that support your site when you're renewing, upgrading or just adding more kit to the collection.Thumbs Up
 
The best picture video winner has been announced as Josh W for his shot of the young angler with a marlin. Again a few strong contenders but than one took it out on a close call. Thanks to HE Perry the NZ Olympus agents for the support on that and the prize.
 
Some great action over the season and thanks for sharing your success stories!
 
Winning picture
 


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 4:36pm
Clap  Nice work Josh !!

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Posted By: JoshW
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 5:26pm
Awesome! Thanks heaps guys.


Posted By: Titahi
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 6:07pm
congratulations Josh, nice work!

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Posted By: JoshW
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 6:11pm
Cheers Jason, that just made a very satisfying fish all the more sweeter.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 6:34pm
Yeah a grand pic, well done JoshClap

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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 8:31pm
Shot Josh!

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Posted By: Brady Rowe
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 10:03pm
Thanks heaps to all the organisers  and sponsors for prizes. Looking forward to the coming season!! 


Posted By: carlostairua
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 10:55pm
well done to NZTurtle and the others winners, was a choice season and can't wait for next year.  

good on Wetspot and the rest of the crew for putting it together and hope it remains this season good to see what is going on around the rest of the country. bring on 2011


Posted By: arjay
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2010 at 12:43pm
Big thumbs up to all the organizers  and especially the generous sponsors!

Well done Dave - Legendary


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Posted By: reelguys
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2010 at 8:49pm
....a BIG THANKS to Mark & Trish (Bradley"s Smokers) for bringing up the smoker & setting it up & going thru everything with me.....excellent.....also BIG THANKS to Lance (Wetspot) & the Team for The Comp.SmileSmileThumbs UpThumbs Up



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