Drop a Line
Formed in 2017, the Newport Game Fishing Club is fast on its way to becoming Queensland’s biggest game fishing club.
With 170 members – drawn from all over the Brisbane area – Newport Game Fishing Club already has an international success record. Last September a team from the club, made up of team captain David Trask, along with Bryce Trask and Todd Kalpus, fished the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament for the second year running, taking out a credible 5th place, having taken 2nd place in the previous year’s tournament.
Club members are encouraged to compete in the many tournaments in and around the Brisbane region, as well as those further afield. The sharing of information is a critical factor that sets this club apart – everyone is encouraged to talk about where the fish are, what the bait is like in a particular area, and different techniques that have proved successful. Passing on fishing secrets is not something a lot of clubs tend to encourage, and this is a great point of difference.
Another feature of the club is to encourage the ladies to get out fishing and compete. Recently three teams of ladies from Newport fished the Mooloolaba Billfish Babes Light tackle tournament. Club boat ‘Spartacus’ took out second place, tagging and releasing two marlin, and ‘Big Business’ took the prize for the best dressed boat and best photograph.
The friendly atmosphere, spirit of competition and comradery make this club stand out from all the others.