Alliman Shield – 2014 December – Gunnamatta & End of Year

It dawned a beautiful day last Sunday for the last competition for the year The Alliman Shield – 2014 December. 59 divers gathered at the pavillion at Gunnamatta bay looking forward to the days competition. Little did they know as the were putting up the channel that the diving conditions would be very ordinary indeed with very dirty water, a sloppy Nor-east swell, cold water and a scarcity of fish (You were the smart one Trippey).

A few fish came in the pick being:

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Two nice Kingfish by the SSD boys Zack Dredge & Adam O’Neill with 10kg & 14kg respectively


The St George boys redeemed themselves with ‘No Tears’ getting a nice trevally of 1.37kg
The St George boys redeemed themselves with ‘No Tears’ getting a nice trevally of 1.37kg
Shaun Pyne with the only flathead weighed in
Shaun Pyne with the only flathead weighed in

It was great to see the guys having drinks and catching up while the weigh in was happening and thanks to all who helped with the weigh in and all four scales were used. The weighing had finished just after 2pm and a credit to the weigh in teams as hardly a mistake was made on the scoresheets making the final scoring so much easier.

Congratulations to SSD Alex Lewis taking out the day with 497 points.

Congratulations to the Dolphins for taking out the Alliman Shield for 2014 and also the four man teams.

Overall champion is that champion bloke Derrick Cruz, followed by Evan Leeson, Gunther Pfrengle, Scott McKenzie, Ben Bayfield, Rob Tierney, Craig Shephard, Emanuale Bova & Gordon Black.

The GRADE overall winners are: (A Grade) Derrick Cruz SSD,(B grade) Ben Bayfield SSD, (C Grade) Scott McKenzie MW & (D Grade) Justin Delaney NSUC.

The AGE overall winners were: (Grand Master) Patrick Mullins SSD, (Veteran) Gunther Pfrengle STG, (Veteran) Scott McKenzie MW, (Senior)Derrick Cruz SSD, (Intermediate) Jack Howard NSUC, (Lady) Kaitlyn O’Mara STG, (Junior) Aaron Puckeridge SSD & (Sub Junior) Jarod Mckenzie MW.

Heaviest Fish – GM,M,Vet or Sen: Paul Roso SSD Kingfish 20kg (140pts), Int: Joshua Harris STG Silver Drummer 9.190kg (91pts) & SJ, J, or L: Aaron Puckeridge SSD 3.03kg Kingfish.

Most Meritorious Fish – GM,M,Vet or Sen: Alex Lewis SSD Dusky Flathead 180pts, Int: Luke Harris STG Sawtail 101pts & & SJ, J, or L: Jacob Basile STG Spangled Emperor 102pts.

And the highest score for the year went to Aaron Puckeridge SSD with 990pts scored in round 5 in April.

Thanks again to all who participated and helped out in 2014 and here’s looking to an even better 2015 with the year starting out with the Sydney Cup on the 17th and 18th of January at Gunnamatta bay. (Details out before the end of the year).

Note: If you want the Alliman Shield to continue we need to have more helping out. You don’t have to do much and it all helps. If you cannot make the meeting please email back your intention to help out.

Lee Dalli
President Metro Zone Spearfishing