Cairns Hall of Fame

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At a ceremony in Cairns on Friday night the two Lauries – Laurie Woodbridge and Laurie Wright – were inducted into the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame. The award recognizes their outstanding contribution to the fishery’s success and prominence – and I would like to add my sincere congratulations to both. I’m told that it was a great evening and a great opportunity to catch up with some of the familiar names of the industry again. You can read about both Laurie’s in the sport in the latest issue of BlueWater magazine.Capt. Tim on Tradition told me there are still fish to catch at the spot out wide. They released another big fish at 900lbs Saturday and lost a smaller fish at the back of the boat. There are also (still) quite a few blues about with Capt. Tim telling Broadbill releasing one estimated at 600lb. Capt. Luke on KEKOA travelling a bit wider to Flora for a good night’s sleep also releasing a smaller blue and losing another. And some more Friday news: Groover also tells me that Sparrow’s fish from Friday was weighed yesterday going 1014lbs at Yorkey’s Knob. And John sent some more pictures through of son Jonathan’s fish, Thursday at 500lb and Friday at 650lb – Friday’s fish giving him a bit of a workout as the fish was hooked on the dorsal fin and wrapped up in the leader. Team Shaka used the satellite tag they have been saving all season releasing it in tired but otherwise excellent condition. Hopefully we get some interesting info from where she goes.

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