2016 National Game Fishing Titles

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM BOB O'DEA, PRESIDENT – GAME FISHING ASSOCIATION OF PNG

It gives me great pleasure to once again welcome all anglers, skippers, crew and guests to the 41st running of the GFA of PNG’s National Game Fishing Titles -  this year being hosted by the New Britain Game Fishing Club in the magnificent waters between New Britain and New Ireland and off the Bainings.

I had a meeting with the very keen committee in November which reassured me that all was in hand for a great event once again – even the volcano has gone quiet!!

Huge thanks again to our sponsors, particularly our naming ones - Global Technologies, Puma Energy and Consort – who have once again signed up despite pretty tight trading conditions in the country at the moment. Your ongoing support is really appreciated.

Moore Printing have again covered the cost of entering this event as a qualifier for the 2017 Offshore World Championships, with the HPS team tagging on medium tackle being given the invitation.

The Port Moresby Titles were a real success with the weather holding for us, and the Blue Marlin turning up. We held nearly all of our functions down at the Gantry which went very well, being a much more intimate environment than the yachtie, particularly midweek.

Don’t forget to read the revised tagging rules again and use the white release cards where appropriate – they were very successful in Lae and then Pom this year. Both clubs are now using them all year round.

Tight lines to all and safe boating.

Bob O’Dea
Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea
President


MESSAGE FROM TONY HENDERSON, PRESIDENT – NEW BRITAIN GAME FISHING CLUB 

On behalf of the organising committee and all members of the New Britain Game Fishing Club we bid you all a very warm welcome to the 41st PNGGFA National Game Fishing Titles to be held in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

It has been a long journey for the Titles committee who started in 2015 in putting this event together. 

The event is well underway now and the months of planning will culminate in a truly special event for anglers and non anglers alike who visit us in beautiful East New Britain.

We hope you all depart East New Britain with fond memories of fish fought and the many friends you will no doubt revisit and of course the new ones you will make along the way.

A huge acknowledgement to all our sponsors old & new alike and we would like you all to take time to browse our website to see all of the sponsors that have signed on to support this, the 2016 PNGGFA 41st National Game Fishing Titles. 

A special thanks to Global, Puma Energy & Consort who are our event naming sponsors and to all the other sponsors who continue to support this event and Game Fishing in Papua New Guinea. 

We have tried to make the website accessible with a range of downloadable forms which include the event nomination forms & membership form as well as the contact list for the tournament organising committee, so please feel free to get in touch if we can assist you in any way. 

It just remains for me to say to all you anglers & visitors that the beautiful waters of East New Britain await you and we hope you enjoy the event and your time in our beautiful part of the world.

Looking forward to meeting you.   

 

Tony Henderson
New Britain Game Fishing Club
Club President