Cairns has reported its first juvie black of the season!
- Dan Kelly from Cairns Reef Fishing Charters fishing from Cairns aboard the Blue Whaler Saturday released a sub 10kg model. (Photo below) There have already been a few sightings in Townsville as well so fingers crossed they do show up early for a big season ahead!
While some the weather on the Gold Coast has been very much less than ordinary, the fishing has been great! It’s blue marlin time of year and boats have reported good numbers.
- Capt. Simon Carosi on Assegai fresh back in the water from a repower fished Monday and Friday last week, and picked the glam weather days catching 3 from 5 blues up to 350lbs. Simon said they also missed a few stripes.
- Capt. Ross McCubbin’s Lucky Strike fished the last 3 days with Micah Adams on deck. Ross said they went 3-1-0 on Friday and 2-2-2 both Saturday and Sunday with a stripe and a blue both days in very ordinary conditions. All fish caught for marlin virgins. Some hot shots at top from Micah.
Mooloolaba Garmin Billfish Bonanza
Overall 16 teams recorded 57 strikes, 51 hookups, 17 tag/ captures which were made up of 9 black marlin, 3 sailfish, 1 longtail tuna, 2 mahi mahi, 1 spanish mackerel and 1 wahoo.
Day 1 brought in most of the fish with 8 black marlin, 2 sailfish tags as well as one dolphin fish weighed at 12.15kg as well as a Spanish at 9.65 kg. Day 2 the weather made the fishing tough!
Champion light tackle angler- Peter Mintzas
Champion heavy tackle angler- not awarded
Champion other species- Sarah Postan
Champion Male Angler – Peter Mintzas
Champion female Angler -Sarah Postan
Champion Junior- Bryce Bartelson
Champion Runner up Junior – Ethan Wrack
Champion over 7m – Release
Champion Under 7 m – Takkachee
Champion MGFC boat – Takkachee
First billfish tagged day 1 – Troy Tinsley
Last billfish tagged Day 1 – Peter Distel
First billfish tagged day 2 – Peter Mintzas
Last billfish tagged Day 2 – Richard Pozzey
Early entry Draw – Infinity
Teams Trophy – Pole Dancer & Wrack Off