The Malibu Marlin Club team, rotating boats and now fishing aboard the 37-foot Merritt Northern Lights, skippered by Capt. Oskie Rice, took back in the lead when they tagged another blue marlin. The Redcliffe Peninsula GFC Team tagged another blue and, along with the marlin they weighed, gained enough points to edge out the USA Old South Marlin Team by just 2.6 points for second place. The USA Old South team finished third overall. Capt. Oskie Rise won the award as the Champion Charter Boat Captain.