This year's Tarpon Thunder was a total success with 347 Tarpon releases during the day and a half long tournament: 130 releases in the 1st session, 139 releases in the 2nd session and 78 in the 3rd session.
There were 14 boats this year with 74 anglers which included four female, two juniors and five foreign anglers from USA. Team Moisturizer released 33 tarpon in one session which is a new record.
1st Simon Bernard on board D'Rog with 1700 points
2nd Alan De Verteuil on board D'Rog with 1600 points
3rd Francios Mouttet on board Psyche with 1600 points
Best Female Angler Francis Mouttet on board Psyche with 1000 points
Best Foreign Angler Clay Padgett on board Animal with 900 points
Most Stick Releases Francios Mouttet on board Psyche
Best Junior Angler Francis Mouttet (F) on board Psyche with 1000 points
Top 10 Boats
10th Cheri Bomb 900
9th Dilligaf 1000
8th Taz 1200
7th Psyche 3400
6th Animal 3500
5th Ramajay 3800
4th Silva Hook 4300
3rd Moisturizer 4600
2nd Mapapire 4800
1st D'Rog 7000
The winning team (Captain Brett Thompson & Anglers Simon Bernard, Alan De Verteuil, Christian Bernard and Jonathan Bernard) on board D'Rog received and invitation to participate in the Offshore World Championship 2018.