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MESSAGE FROM TBFT Organiser Tony Poole

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Good Morning Fishing Fans,

It’s shaping up for an exciting weekend at Port Stephens this weekend for the 24th Club Marine TBFT and we’re happy to be introducing some exciting new sponsors this years in addition to welcoming back many of our long term partners.  


We’re extending the close of website entries to 6:00 PM on Tuesday evening because some people have been having issues with the new website www.tbft.net.au. It’s a fun weekend and we’ll make sure nobody misses out. Our new e-commerce initiatives include the ability to pay by either Securepay or Paypal.


Exciting news re 2017 sponsors committed to date:

  • 3M  “Science Applied to Life” - most of us know their top marine polishes, cleaners & abrasives but 3M provides products to virtually every industry. A huge worldwide company.  www.3M.com.au

  • Alistain – Specializing in alloy boat repairs & modifications including warranty work for some of Australia’s largest boat builders, Alistain also does beautiful stainless steel work. A local Newcastle company. (02) 4966 4826  

  • Alvey – a legendary Australian manufacturing company specialising in simple tackle that works. Everything from lightweight childrens combos to heavy duty outriggers. www.alvey.com.au .

  • Bay Boat Sales – Wayne will again have a selection of his top boat, motor, trailer packages on display and be available over the weekend for competitor assistance. www.bayboatsales.com.au or 02 4982 7899 .  

  • BIA of NSW –   Promotes & assists the marine industry and the boating lifestyle. Most famous for Sydney Boat Show but loads of extra services available. www.bia.org.au

  • Black Pete Marine – A Wholesaler specialising in sportfishing gear including the famous Momoi leader & Deep Blue accessories . www.blackpete.com.au

  • Blue Bottle Fishing – online marine & tackle retailer and manufacturer of the popular ‘Chiller Bags”. 2015 Navico (Simrad, Lowrance) Dealer of the Year. www.bluebottlefishing.com .

  • Boab Boat Hire – There’s no need to miss out. Haven’t got a boat or having problems with yours and need to go out? Call Boab.  www.boabboats.com.au or 1300 002  622.

  • C4 IndustriesNEW - any Speedway tragic will know the Crump name, either Father Phil or Son Jason; both World Champions. Phil was sponsored by “Rock Oil” for many years and now represents them in Australia. Well known for their high performance auto and racing oils, they also do a superior range of marine oils. www.c4industries.com.au

  • Club Marine – Australia’s Number 1 marine insurer and a company I’m proud to have been associated with for around 40 years now. www.clubmarine.com.au

  • Frogleys Offshore – Agents for such renown brands as Gamakatsu hooks, Fuji rod building components, Samurai rods and Atomic tackle. www.frogleysoffshore.com.au

  • Hope Wine Group. NEW – Winemakers and owners of the prestigious Hope Estate, you should take the opportunity take the short walk to visit the Hope Brewhouse (upstairs @ 3 Stockton St) for a meal and some fine boutique beers whilst at the Bay.  At Saturdays HOPE BREWHOUSE BBQ you’ll also have the opportunity to sample some of their fine beers & wines (if over 18 of course). www.hopebrewhouse.com.au .

  • Life Cell MarineNEW -  manufacturers of the versatile  Life Cell range of boating safety equipment.

  • MAKO sunglasses – Number 1 in fishing, outdoor, and fashion sunglasses. www.makoeyewear.com.au

  • Navico – manufacturers of quality Simrad and Lowrance electronics. Some beautiful sounders and plotters to be won. www.navico.com

  • Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks – owner / managers of Fingal Bay, Halifax Park, and Shoal Bay Holiday Parks. Offering top deals to TBFT competitors with boat/trailer parking. www.beachsideholidays.com.au

  • Shimano Australia – Australia’s premiere tackle company with virtually everything required for fishing and foundation TBFT partner. www.shimanofish.com.au

  • Tackleworld Port Stephens – handy to the TBFT Base at 100 Magnus St Port Stephens. Brent & his staff are all keen anglers and keen to assist visitors with handy tips for enjoying the area (if they’re not out fishing). www.tackleworldps.com.au or 02 4984 2144.   

  • Thou Walla Sunset RetreatNEW - A range of Cabins and Campsites to suit most budgets across the road from the great Soldiers Point launching ramp. Ask for TBFT packages and boat/trailer parking if required. www.twsr.com.au or 1800 600 204   

  • Winning Holidays – a foundation TBFT partner, Winnings are Port Stephens Number 1 holiday unit manager. Don’t forget to ask for TBFT packages & boat/trailer parking if required.  www.winningholidays.com.au or 02 4984 0100.  


Don’t forget to get your entry in if you haven’t done so already.  


I look forward to seeing you at the Bay.




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