Gold Coast Heavy Tackle

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Fortunately for the 22 boats fishing, the weather forecasters got it wrong, for Friday at least. A glamour day on the water. Unfortunately, the fish did not cooperate. Day 1 saw just the three fish, a stripe and a blue released as well as this blue marlin weighed by the team on board Mistress at 200kg on the dot – no doubt seeing the team take out the heaviest marlin gong. Day 2 saw the weather come up in the morning and many of the smaller fleet head for home. For the bigger boats who stuck it out, the fishing did not improve with just the two more blues added to the tally including a potential Queensland womens record blue marlin for Carmen on Caboom.Final results – first boat on the scoreboard took out the honours – Yvonne (spl?) with one striped marlin.On the other side of the big ditch – has everyone heard about the big blue weighed at Hohoura, North Island, NZ on Thursday? It is the biggest marlin ever weighed out of NZ waters at 483.4kg = 1063lbs. (The previous biggest being a black at 473kg = 1040lb.) Apparently the beast was caught on Harlequin with John Douglas by first time marlin angler Ross Jameson. They’ve been having a cracker of a season and this is just an awesome catch.