News & Blogs - Inaugural Nomad BIG GT Open Tournament – April to June 2013

Everyone has been asking us for it, and here it is, the first ever GT fishing Tournament in Australia

Open to anyone who wants to try and catch the biggest GTs in the ocean. We have massive prizes on offer, including a 4 night Nomad charter in 2014 for 2 people, which will go to the person who catches the largest GT between April-June 2013. There’s also some great weekly prizes available on our May trips to Elusive Reef, where you can win Ripple Fisher/Yamaga Rods, as well as lure prize packs, and much more, just for catching the biggest fish of the week.

More Prizes On These Trips:

We have 3 “Special” weeks of charter in May, fishing the Elusive Reef area, which are the dates and location we’ve nominated as prime time for big GTs, and many other species as well. Each of these 3 weeks has a special prize for the angler. Details on the right.

  • 29 April to 6 May – Elusive Reef – Limited places remaining
  • 6 to 13 May – NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • 13 to 19 May – Bugatti Reef

  • The Biggest GT
  • The Biggest Spanish Mackerel
  • The most species caught each week

The Biggest GT each week will win a Ripple Fisher rod, and the biggest Mackerel, and most species each week will win a $500 Nomad Tackle Gift Voucher.

It’s very easy to be eligible for the major prize, anyone who books a charter starting between April-June 2013 is eligible to win the major prize of a 2 person Nomad charter for 4 nights in February 2014, fishing the Bugatti Reef area.

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Why April – June is Prime Time for this Tournament

We’re running this competition between April-June because this is the prime time of year at Bugatti and Elusive Reefs for catching very big GTs and also lots of GTs. Our May 2010 trip to Bugatti/Elusive Reef saw us catch the world record for the most GTs landed in a week, with 520 GTs landed in 5 days, with the biggest GT over 60kg, and many over 50kg landed. There is no doubt in our minds that fishing Bugatti and Elusive reefs between April-June 2013 will give you the best possible chance at lots of GTs, and also some of the biggest GTs in the world.



Our years of trip reports don’t lie, so check it out for yourself

Even if you’re not worried about winning anything, just booking a trip between April-June 2013 means you are a chance of catching the big one and winning a Nomad trip for 2 people, and the fishing for spanish mackerel, longtail tuna, coral trout, emperors and a huge variety of other species is simply stunning at this time of year.

Species Guide for each reef visited:

Boats used on these Trips

80ft Mothership, two guided 18ft centre consoles and two guided 25ft centre consoles.

Booking Now 1800 021 014

If you would like more information about booking a trip between April-June 2013, please give us a call on 1800 021 014 in Australia, or on +61732569433 from outside Australia.

** Additional Tournament Rules **

  • All eligible fish must be caught on lures or flies, using single hooks only.
  • For GTs The guides will measure all eligible fish, and use the universally accepted weight calculation formula to determine size, based on length and girth measurements.
  • For Mackerel, the winning fish will be based on a length measurement.
  • All fish must be released alive to be eligible.
  • Fish must be caught between 7am-7pm to be eligible.
  • All media and journalists are not eligible for any prizes.

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