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Port Hacking GFC Life Member Bob Lowe has been announced as an inductee into the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame for 2016.

Selected by the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame selection committee and the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association the inductees are being recognised for their significant contribution to Cairns game fishing during their lifetime. Bob is honoured for his work in promoting the sport of game fishing in the region and in particular his work as long serving president of Lizard Island Game Fishing Club, organising and running the annual Lizard Island Tournament for many years.

2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the first 1,000-pound black marlin caught in Australia, the fish that led to the establishment of Cairns, North Queensland, and adjacent Great Barrier Reef waters as the greatest and most consistent marlin fishery in the world. The committee chose 6 recipients for this prestigious award this year. Apart from Bob, other inductees for 2016 are Captain Peter Bristow, Dr Dave Curnock, Billy Fairburn, Patrick Gay AM and the late Vincent Vlasoff MBE.

The Committee of Port Hacking GFC joins with the Hall of Fame Committee in congratulating Bob on this significant honour.

The awards presentation will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary tournament presentation dinner on Friday, September 30th in Cairns. Information on tickets for the dinner can be found at: www.cpgfa.asn.au