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On March 3, 2015, the final tag in the 2014 HIBT IGMR surfaced to win the race after remaining on Fish 7, an estimated 170 kg (375 lb) blue marlin, for the full programmed duration of 180 days! Read more >>

Tag Data

IGMR Race Tag Data
 

Team 1: Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club sponsored by Keith and Janice Allan
Tag distance: 2,292 nm

Team Name: Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club
Sponsor: Keith and Janice Allan
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 68 kg (150 lb)
Angler: Dr. Rex Pyne
Tagged By: Guy Terwilliger
Deployment Date: July 28, 2014
Pop-Up Date: January 1, 2015
Distance Traveled: 2,292 nm

Team 2: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1 and #2 sponsored by Robert Chavers, Robert Dudley, Bob and Sally Kurz, Charles Salinger
Tag distance: 40 nm

Team Name: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1 and #2
Sponsor: Robert Chavers, Robert Dudley, Bob and Sally Kurz, Charles Salinger
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 113 kg (250 lb)
Angler: Sally Kurz
Tagged By: Bob Kurz
Deployment Date: July 28, 2014
Pop-Up Date: August 13, 2014
Distance Traveled: 40 nm

Team 3: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #3 sponsored by Martin and Mitchell Firestein
Tag distance: 572 nm

Team Name: Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #2
Sponsor: Martin and Mitchell Firestein
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 50 kg (110 lb)
Angler: Martin Firestein
Tagged By: Mitchell Firestein
Deployment Date: July 29, 2014
Pop-Up Date: August 30, 2014
Distance Traveled: 572 nm

Team 4: Game Fishing Club of South Australia sponsored by Star Electrical
Tag distance: Tag Did Not Report

Team Name: Game Fishing Club of South Australia
Sponsor: Star Electrical
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 91 kg (200 lb)
Angler: Rolf Czabasyski
Tagged By: Ralph Czabayski
Deployment Date: July 31, 2014
Pop-Up Date:
Distance Traveled:

Team 5: Pajaro Valley Game Fish Club sponsored by Bob Duerr, Bill Evans, Rocky Franich, Bob and Sally Kurz
Tag distance:Tag Did Not Report

Team Name: Pajaro Valley Game Fish Club
Sponsor: Bob Duerr, Bill Evans, Rocky Franich, Bob and Sally Kurz
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Angler: Bob Kurz
Tagged By: McGrew Rice
Deployment Date: August 15, 2014
Pop-Up Date:
Distance Traveled:

Team 6: Mission Bay Marlin Club sponsored by Tim McBride
Tag distance: 541 nm

Team Name: Mission Bay Marlin Club
Sponsor: Tim McBride
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 272 kg (600 lb)
Angler: Randy Pauly
Tagged By: Kevin Nakamaru
Deployment Date: August 28, 2014
Pop-Up Date: February 26, 2015
Distance Traveled: 541 nm

Team 7: Lady Dee sponsored by Chuck Wigzell
Tag distance: 2,659 nm

Team Name: Lady Dee
Sponsor: Chuck Wigzell
Species Tagged: Blue Marlin
Species Size: 170 kg (375 lb)
Angler: Randy Pauly
Tagged By: Chuck Wigzell
Deployment Date: September 4, 2014
Pop-Up Date: March 3, 2015
Distance Traveled: 2,659