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Boats fishing the shelf including Hatterascal had a much better day with three Stripeys tagged for the American guests from the Hatteras factory. Perry tells us there is a patch of nice water moving up from the south-east and the fishing on the shelf seems to be on the up again. Also in close, a patch of blue, 22 degree plus water from Broughton Island to Fingal Light produced a number of Black Marlin ranging from small 20kg fish to one nice sub-100kg fish. Trailer boat Warlock saw a number of fish in the same area tagging one after a busy day and Murrifin also tagged a Black.
However, most boats saw the big storm coming that had formed over land after the warm day, and made the wise decision to return home early. A spectacular lightening and thunder show with buckets of rain left us cowering indoors just after we had finished chamoi-ing the boat!