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Date Set For Eastgate Game Fishing

The inaugural Brian Eastgate Memorial Game Fishing tournament is set for February 18 at the Denarau waters. The event is to honour one of the country’s greatest fishermen. Denarau Game
14 Feb 2017 12:16
Date Set For Eastgate Game Fishing

The inaugural Brian Eastgate Memorial Game Fishing tournament is set for February 18 at the Denarau waters.

The event is to honour one of the country’s greatest fishermen.

Denarau Game and Sport Fishing Club president Mark Ellison said this year’s event would be held to commemorate the former vice-president and committee member of the club.

He hopes the event would become an annual one to remember the contribution that Eastgate gave to the club over many years.

“Brian was a great man who did so much for the club and the least we can do is to hold this event each year to remember him and everything he did,” Ellison said.

He said the event hopes to draw 45 anglers and 15 boats on the one-day fiesta.

“Fishing at the moment is excellent and anglers are expecting a good day out on the water.”

The late Eastgate hails from Gau, in Lomaiviti and he passed away on June 8, last year after a short illness.

Eastgate played a significant role in tourism and golf course development locally and abroad throughout his landscaping career.

His brother Tiko, who played international rugby for Fiji, earlier told this newspaper, “My brother loved his fishing and would spend a whole day and even night fishing. He loved nature.”

Ellison said members of the public are welcomed to be at the weigh-in at 6pm at the Denarau Game Fishing Club container where the trophy for the top angler for day will be presented.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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