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Race Updates

Ten tags have been sponsored at the 53rd Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR) in Kailua Kona! It didn’t take long for the fishing to get hot at this year’s HIBT. Read more >>

Tag Data

IGMR Race Tag Data
 

Team 1: Hawaii Yacht Club sponsored by West Marine
Tag distance: 1,198 nm

Team Name: Hawaii Yacht Club
Sponsor: West Marine
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 136 kg (300 lb)
Angler: Stephanie Chen
Tagged By: Ari Levine
Deployment Date: August 13, 2012
Pop-Up Date: November 12, 2012
Distance Traveled: 1,198 nm

Team 2: Townsville Game Fishing Club sponsored by Greg Gilbert
Tag distance: Tag Did Not Report

Team Name: Townsville Game Fishing Club
Sponsor: Greg Gilbert
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 79 kg (175 lb)
Angler: Greg Gilbert
Tagged By: Rick Reger
Deployment Date: August 13, 2012
Pop-Up Date: Tag Did Not Report
Distance Traveled: Tag Did Not Report

Team 3: Game Fishing Club of South Australia sponsored by STAR Electric Pty Ltd
Tag distance: 1,743 nm

Team Name: Game Fishing Club of South Australia
Sponsor: STAR Electric Pty Ltd
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 82 kg (180 lb)
Angler: Rolf Czabayski
Tagged By: Ralph Czabayski
Deployment Date: August 13, 2012
Pop-Up Date: November 8, 2012
Distance Traveled: 1,743 nm

Team 4: South African Protea Team sponsored by South African Protea Team
Tag distance: 991 nm

Team Name: South African Protea Team
Sponsor: South African Protea Team
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 91 kg (200 lb)
Angler: Wian Terblanche
Tagged By: Dave Martin
Deployment Date: August 14, 2012
Pop-Up Date: September 19, 2012
Distance Traveled: 991 nm

Team 5: Kona Game Fishing Club - Taiyo, Japan sponsored by Masaharu Matsushita
Tag distance: 1,064 nm

Team Name: Kona Game Fishing Club - Taiyo, Japan
Sponsor: Masaharu Matsushita
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 91 kg (200 lb)
Angler: Masaharu Matsushita
Tagged By: Brett Fay
Deployment Date: August 14, 2012
Pop-Up Date: October 1, 2012
Distance Traveled: 1,064 nm

Team 6: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1 - California, USA sponsored by Ralph Bodine of Unbelievable Sportfishing
Tag distance: 659 nm

Team Name: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1- California, USA
Sponsor: Ralph Bodine of Unbelievable Sportfishing
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 68 kg (150 lb)
Angler: Allen McGee
Tagged By: Bob Kurz
Deployment Date: August 14, 2012
Pop-Up Date: October 16, 2012
Distance Traveled: 659 nm

Team 7: Exmouth Game Fishing Club #1 - Australia sponsored by James Roscic
Tag distance: 141 nm

Team Name: Exmouth Game Fishing Club #1 - Australia
Sponsor: James Roscic
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 59 kg (130 lb)
Angler: Matt Niikkula
Tagged By: James Roscic
Deployment Date: August 16, 2012
Pop-Up Date: October 22, 2012
Distance Traveled: 141 nm

Team 8: Mission Bay Marlin Club - California, USA sponsored by Tim McBride
Tag distance: 151 nm

Team Name: Mission Bay Marlin Club - California, USA
Sponsor: Tim McBride
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 54 kg (120 lb)
Angler: Heidi McBride
Tagged By: Mitch Stauffer
Deployment Date: August 17, 2012
Pop-Up Date: October 17, 2012
Distance Traveled: 151 nm

Team 9: Pajaro Valley Game Fish Club - California, USA and Bay of Islands Swordfish Club - New Zealand sponsored by Pajaro Valley Game Fish Club - California, USA and Bay of Islands Swordfish Club - New Zealand
Tag distance: 354 nm

Team Name: Pajaro Valley Game Fish Club - California, USA and Bay of Islands Swordfish Club - New Zealand
Sponsor: Pajaro Valley Game Fish Club - California, USA and Bay of Islands Swordfish Club - New Zealand
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 113 kg (250 lb)
Angler: George Platner
Tagged By: Guy Terwilliger
Deployment Date: August 21, 2012
Pop-Up Date: September 25, 2012
Distance Traveled: 354 nm

Team 10: Balboa Angling Club sponsored by Marty and Mitchell Firestein
Tag distance: 510 nm

Team Name: Balboa Angling Club
Sponsor: Marty and Mitchell Firestein
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 91 kg (200 lb)
Angler: Janet B. Martic
Tagged By: McGrew Rice
Deployment Date: September 6, 2012
Pop-Up Date: January 2, 2013
Distance Traveled: 510 nm