Winding down: The crew of Wound Up celebrate their win in the 7th annual Bermuda Billfish Blast. *Photo  supplied
Winding down: The crew of Wound Up celebrate their win in the 7th annual Bermuda Billfish Blast. *Photo  supplied

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13: A late surge on the final day saw captain James Robinson and the crew of Wound Up win the 7th annual Bermuda Billfish Blast.

After two lean days of trawling the team’s fortunes took a turn for the better when it mattered most, landing and releasing four “quality” blue marlin to overhaul leaders Sea’duce and pocket the lion’s share of prize earnings.

Wound Up became the sixth team in the 44-boat fleet to lead the three-day tournament after angler Michael Medeiros hooked up to three blue marlins in the morning.

And with less than an hour remaining in the tournament, captain Robinson and crew put the title beyond reach after landing what is believed to be a 700lb blue marlin.

Wound Up’s final day heroics pushed their overall points tally to 2,000 to earn them first place team honours.

The team also pocketed $135.341.67 for day three billfish release jackpots and first place marlin jackpots, while angler Medeiros copped the coveted Top Angler Award.

Wound Up is now the first repeat champion of the Bermuda Billfish Blast having won the tournament in 2009.

It is also the second consecutive Triple Crown tournament that has seen captain Robinson’s boat claim bragging rights on the final day.

Finishing runners up were Sea’duce with 1,500 points and cash earnings of $58,035 followed by Sea Toy in third with 1,200 points and $34,290 in prize money.

Jake Robinson onboard Callie Girl won the Junior Angler Division after landing and releasing a blue marlin on the first day of the tournament.

Alex Adolph won the Lady Angler Division after landing two white marlin onboard Mako.

The crew of Mojo made history after becoming the first to record the slam (spearfish, blue marlin and white marlin) in a single day in the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship.

Never Enough also achieved the coveted slam over the course of the three-day tournament.