Mark Boss with one of his team’s winning barramundi at 118cm.

Shimano King of Kings Capricorn Coast wrap up

We are moving into one of the best months of the year, and not because it’s my birthday month… well, kind of… but because I would rate April as the best month of the year to chase most species in our beautiful part of the country. shimano

The temperature during the day is comfortable and it’s starting to crisp up at night.

This month, we’re going to concentrate on the competition that was held on the first weekend in February – the Shimano King of Kings Capricorn Coast.

This year’s event was another fantastic success, with anglers from far and wide who travelled to the region to take part in one of the best social comps around.

The Pascoe Boys consisted of Coby, Liam and Leith and always do well each year, taking out multiple species in 2023.


The rules are super simple – they put a list of target species up and, to win the prize, all you have to do is submit your biggest two captures for the target species.

You lay your fish down on the supplied brag mat, take a photo and, when you’re in service, submit it through the SCF Australia app.

We have been using this app for different events for a long time, yet it’s surprising how many anglers are still unsure of how to use it properly.

The best part of this app is that you can take a standard photo on your phone and save it to your phone’s photos.

Then you can later upload the image to the app when you’re in service. shimano

Steve Nutall from team Gone Nuts took out the mangrove jack category.


You don’t have to take the photo with the app if you don’t want to.

This is a very easy way of letting the electronics take care of the scoring.

The comp registration and presentation were held at Beaches Restaurant at Rosslyn Bay in the Keppel Bay Marina complex.

The owners of Beaches Restaurant were absolute legends, and nothing was a problem for them.

The parrilla for both the rego and preso was spot on.

The food was legendary and something everyone should experience. shimano

Mark Boss and Steve Nutall from team Gone Nuts took out the barramundi and mangrove jack category. Well-deserved as these fishos are weapons.


This year, the weather was spot on and allowed for most teams to fish wherever they wanted.

The wind was minimal, with the only concern being storms.

We had a nasty storm roll through the coast on the Saturday morning but, from all accounts, there were no issues with any of the teams.

The tides for the competition built with the full moon.

With the extra run, we knew it was going to make it difficult to fish the estuaries, but we love our barramundi and threadfin salmon, so that’s what we chose to do.

Our team – Humminbird Lucky Craft consisted of myself, Luke Peisker and Matty Arnold – got off to a great start on the Friday morning, with a good-sized barra and thready on the deck within the first hour of fishing, thanks to Luke.


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