Game Fishing - In for the big one

November 15, 2016

2016 saw Pantaenius become a primary partner of the NSW Game Fishing Association’s annual Interclub Tournament. It is a huge event, with over 150 vessels of varying sizes tracking down almost as many type of species under both tag and release, as well as capture. Science is also the big winner, especially with blue water sharks like Mako. Samples ensure that the scientists can monitor the health of these huge creatures of the deep, and all the data collected goes into ensuring sustainable fisheries will see future generations also enjoying both sustenance and sport.

Apart from the large numbers actually returned to the sea, which is up to 96% for some species, the other big winner were underprivileged families, who receive food products made from the very creatures brought back for weighing and science. Many thanks go to the Tahlee Ministries for making it so. All in all, this is a world-leading affair and one all Australians can be truly proud of. Please see for all the details of this great event that runs from 23 to 27 February, 2017.

Additionally, Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance will partner with the Newcastle and Port Stephens Game Fishing Club for their Garmin Billfish Shootout Tournament, which will run from 17 to 19 February. This is the weekend prior to the NSWGFA Interclub. Details for this exciting event can be found at

So accordingly, Pantaenius is not only in for the big one, the Interclub, but also the other brother in the Billfish Shootout. You can certainly expect that the Pantaenius crew will be there for both for not only support and fun, but also answer any questions you might have. For over four years now, the crew that know boats have been assisting owners get the best policy to match their nautical activities and provide the right kind of cover that delivers total peace of mind. Call +61 2 9936 1670 or go to to see what sort of difference that knowledge can make to your world.



Boats returning or lining up for weigh station © John Curnow