In and Out

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Yesterday, among the 15 or so boats fishing at Linden Bank, the fish gods smiled kindly on Cool Runnings who hooked up twice in the middle of the fleet releasing a 350lb-er. Later in the day they hooked a bigger fish estimated at 800lb for angler Peter, his first black marlin, but after a 50 minute fight in shallow water on top of Linden Bank the fish was lost close to the boat. A few boats also caught little fish including Gorilla but the tuna didn’t even stir until after 4 o’clock.Up the other end, on Number 10, it was Kaizen in the fish with two for the day – fighting a big one at Heartbreak at dusk. KEKOA released a 350lb-er nearby and down on Number 8, Castille III pullled the hooks on a 700lb-er. Tradition fished Day and Hicks Reefs yesterday, still seeing the fish but not making the conversions.Shell Cove Lizard Island Black Marlin ClassicThe Lizard Island tournament starts at the end of next week. We’re really excited about it, its such an awesome tournament, now in its 23rd year. I’ll be tweeting live reports daily as the tournament progresses, you can check back for those tweets here or follow me on Twitter. For anyone who has the time and is interested in fishing this wonderful event:Capt. Chris “Sharky” Miles on Mauna Kea has had a late cancellation for half of his share charter for the tournament. They just need one more angler. Sharky is a past winner of the tournament and narrowly missed a hat-trick in 2007. Anyone interested, please call Sharky on 0427 572 684.Capt. Tim Richardson on Tradition also has the tournament dates available. Tradition also finished in the placings last year and took out Champion Female Angler as well. Contact Tim on 0427 758 768 or visit his website.