Rain rain go away

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A rainy morning in Cairns as we head out for our last heavy tackle trip of the season. Blogging will be by Twitter and the comments section for the next couple of days as I leave my faithful computer behind for a couple of repairs. (Follow BlackMarlinBlog on Twitter here or in the sidebar). Yesterday we fished Euston Light going none from two, a couple of messed up bites like this one on the left (note the bait in the picture left under his bum). Capt. Tim on Tradition tells me there were a few nice fish seen on the bank yesterday, and they tagged a little one. Tangled on Reel Chase and a picture from Capt. Dean Beech of Gorilla’s big fish the other day. I heard from the boys on Nuvatu who passed on a few more details from the team on Little Audrey with 8 fish for their trip out to the Sea Mount, mostly in the 3-500lb range. Each day the team returned to Holmes Reef which meant that they missed the late bite but they were still getting 5 fish up a day. Little Audrey now heads down to Myrmidon Reef off Townsville where they should come accross KEKOA. Myrmidon is typically a telephone/internet black hole so I haven’t heard any results from the boys, but hopefully they are getting into a few as the reef has been fishing well this year. KEKOA finishes in Townsville tomorrow where they will farewell the 47 and preparations kick into high gear for the launch of the new KEKOA 56 – with high expectations that it will be just as fantastic as the 47 which is now NZ bound. Peter sent us some more photos and she is looking very good. After some outer reef trips in the new year we will be taking the new boat north again and around to Weipa, base for the Gulf Trips (still some spots avail). I’m joining Capt. Luke and team on board for these trips and I can’t wait to get into some barra action!