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Race Updates

The final tag in the Kona, USA 2013 IGMR event – that which belonged to Fish 7 and the Lae Game Fishing Club - surfaced on Sunday, March 16, 2014 to finish the race! Read more >>

Tag Data

IGMR Race Tag Data
 

Team 1: Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club sponsored by Keith and Janice Allan
Tag distance: Tag Did Not Report

Team Name: Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club
Sponsor: Keith and Janice Allan
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 91 kg (200 lb)
Angler: Janice Allan
Tagged By: McGrew Rice
Deployment Date: August 5, 2013
Pop-Up Date:
Distance Traveled:

Team 2: Balboa Angling Club, California, USA sponsored by Marty and Mitchell Firestein
Tag distance: 2,883 nm

Team Name: Balboa Angling Club, California, USA
Sponsor: Marty and Mitchell Firestein
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 113 kg (250 lb)
Angler: Mitch Firestein
Tagged By: Marty Firestein
Deployment Date: August 9, 2013
Pop-Up Date: February 5, 2014
Distance Traveled:
2,883 nm

Team 3: Game Fishing Club of South Australia sponsored by Ralph Czabayski
Tag distance: 1,153 nm

Team Name: Game Fishing Club of South Australia
Sponsor: Ralph Czabayski
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 318 kg (700 lb)
Angler: Max Patterson
Tagged By: Marlin Parker
Deployment Date: August 20, 2013
Pop-Up Date: December 12, 2013
Distance Traveled: 1,153 nm

Team 4: Hilton Grand Vacations Fishing Club Ohana, Kona Game Fishing Club Kusatsu, Olympian Dream Fishing Club, Kona Game Fishing Club Taiyo, Japan Game Fish Association sponsored by Hidemi Hayashi, Tuero Koshikawa, Yashuhiko Kagabu, Masaharu Matsushita, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi
Tag distance: Tag Did Not Report

Team Name: Hilton Grand Vacations Fishing Club Ohana, Kona Game Fishing Club Kusatsu, Olympian Dream Fishing Club, Kona Game Fishing Club Taiyo, Japan Game Fish Association
Sponsor: Hidemi Hayashi, Tuero Koshikawa, Yashuhiko Kagabu, Masaharu Masushita, Katsuhiko Wakabayashi
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 50 kg (110 lb)
Angler: Jay Temple
Tagged By: Kevin Nakamaru
Deployment Date: August 31, 2013
Pop-Up Date:
Distance Traveled:

Team 5: Pajaro Valley Gamefish Club, Laguna Niguel Billfish Club Team #1 sponsored by Rocky Franich, Bob & Sally Kurz
Tag distance: 2,101 nm

Team Name: Pajaro Valley Gamefish Club, Laguna Niguel Billfish Club Team #1
Sponsor: Rock Franich, Bob and Sally Kurz
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 57 kg (125 lb)
Angler: Kenneth Lahey
Tagged By: Jody Bright
Deployment Date: September 5, 2013
Pop-Up Date: February 27, 2014
Distance Traveled: 2,101 nm

Team 6: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1, Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #2 sponsored by Bob & Sally Kurz, Bob Dudley, Robert Chavers, Chuck Salinger, Allen McGee, Laguna Niguel Billfish Club
Tag distance: 74 nm

Team Name: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1, Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #2
Sponsor: Bob and Sally Kurz, Bob Dudley, Robert Chavers, Chuck Salinger, Allen McGee, Laguna Niguel Billfish Club
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 145 kg (320 lb)
Angler: Janet B. Martic
Tagged By: McGrew Rice
Deployment Date: September 13, 2013
Pop-Up Date: March 12, 2014
Distance Traveled: 74 nm

Team 7: Lae Game Fishing Club sponsored by Bob O'Dea, Bob Howden
Tag distance: 132 nm

Team Name: Lae Game Fishing Club
Sponsor: Bob O'Dea, Bob Howden
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 82 kg (180 lb)
Angler: Mike Allison
Tagged By: Marlin Parker
Deployment Date: September 16, 2013
Pop-Up Date: March 16, 2014
Distance Traveled: 132 nm