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Thursday saw the wild weather come through earlier than predicted and gave us a very memorable ride home. Hopefully one not to be repeated. With our team up from Sydney stuck in traffic, we got a very late start, missed the early bite (Kekoa successfully released a double-header before 9am) and only got two hours fishing in before it all went to sh!t.
Back to Wednesday which was by far the glamour day of the season (of course being our day off in Port) boats fishing the mid-week Salamander Shores tournament found the fish back down at the original car park. Listening on the radio it was all 1-1-1 and 2-2-2 each sked. Kekoa, not fishing the tourn, and Running Bear had the best day each with four fish, while numerous boats followed up with 3 and 2.
On Wednesday Kekoa reported bait balls at the car park with Striped Marlin feeding on the surface. We saw the same again Thursday – it was a great sight to see!
And on Tuesday, T-Star had a top day with their single lady angler scooping the Ladies Day tournament releasing her first, second, third and fourth Marlin!
Ultimate Lady has been doing a spot of Blue Marlin fishing from the Gold Coast down to Yamba and released 6 from 9 on Wednesday. The overnight drift unfortunately took them a good deal away from the spot in the fast current (um… 30 miles…) and trying to work their way back there on Thursday they only managed one from three.
Reports have been good for the Blue Marlin fishing as well, big ones at that. There was a 442kg Blue weighed on the North Island as well as another two fish over 320kg.