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The Gold Coast Heavy Tackle Tournament starts tomorrow with the briefing this evening. The weather is refusing to cooperate and so we’ll be interested to hear if fishing goes ahead (tomorrows forecast 15-20 and increasing, Saturday 20-25 increasing). Writing from my sickbed, I won’t be participating regardless this year :-(Watchdog was one of the few boats who braved the bad weather in the leadup to go one from two blues on Sunday and none from two Monday indicating the fish are there just waiting for us to go and catch them. Brett tells me their lost fish Monday peeled line like he’s never seen before. Meanwhile, Port Stephens continues its late run with reports of steady fishing. Capt. Bat also reports the odd black showing up on the light tackle grounds in Cairns and the mackerel fishing red hot.Pic: this is the only fishing we’ve been getting into thanks to the ongoing bad weather offshore.