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About the Black Marlin Fishing Blog


This post was imported into WordPress from my old Black Marlin Fishing Blog website without any accompanying photos. If you’d like to see the original post, with the accompanying photographs, go to the original Black Marlin Fishing Blog site and navigate to the post using the archive navigation links on the right-hand-side.

The Black Marlin Fishing Blog is the brainchild of Kelly Dalling. In 2005, Kelly spent her first Giant Black Marlin Season alongside her skipper father Jim aboard Reel Chase. A long term blogger, Kelly thought nothing of creating a new blog to post daily fishing reports from the Coral Sea. Fortunately the technology has not let her down and Kelly is able to post reports from miles out to sea where even mobile phone service is sketchy – from right amongst the action! And the readership has not let her down either. During peak season the blog receives thousands of visits each day from gamefishing enthusiasts around the world.

Kelly has continued blogging through the 2006-2008 Giant Black Marlin Seasons and has also expanded the blog to include year-round marlin fishing reports from up and down the East Coast of Australia, and occasionally, throughout the world. The archives are available online through the home page, feel free to wander through. Warning, it can be very distracting! (Although – due to a computer glitch – the 2005 archives no longer exist. Weep!)

In 2008, the fleet came on board with a huge number of boats also contributing to the reports. Please show your support to these wonderful and talented Captains by visiting their listings in the boat directory. If you’re planning a trip, these guys are the pros and they fish all up and down the coast.

Of course this blog would not be able to continue without the ongoing support of Capt. Jim Dalling who provides in-depth background and knowledge at the drop of a hat (he’s like a walking and talking encyclopedia!) and non-stop action to report and photograph, but who also provides Kelly the opportunity to blog every day there is fishing action to report via an amazing infrastructure on board Reel Chase.

When Kelly is not fishing on Reel Chase, you may find her on board KEKOA with partner Capt. Luke Fallon. When she’s not fishing, writing about fishing, or taking pictures on the boats, she may be busy working behind the scenes at Pelagic Gear Pty Ltd (Kelly is co-owner of Australian operations with Capt. Luke) or helping out in the office of Australia’s premier gamefishing magazine BlueWater. In her spare time, Kelly likes to produce websites and graphic art (ads, business cards, photo art) – usually fishing related of course – and would love to be involved in your project too. Contact Kelly by email, it all starts with a simple idea.

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