More from the Sunshine Coast (updated)


Triton IV and Bring It On in action over the weekend. Photo by Roger Bayzand.
Saturday 13/2
Smithy reports from the local Mooloolaba grounds Reel Capture, a 7.2m Kevlacat with Dave Granville aboard (hope DG is getting lots of great pics of the action!) ended Saturday on top with 10 tagged black marlin. While Ymer released 7, Choppa and The Animal 6 and Smithy got 4 on Triton IV. Off Noosa, Bring it On went 3 from 4.

Sunday 14/2
Another great day on the Sunshine Coast. Cameron O’May steered his mates onto 7 yesterday in their trailerboat. On Triton IV, Smithy released 6 and a wahoo, Outrageous released 5, Roger Bayzand who took these photos got 3 solo again (two days in a row in his 28′ Black Watch!) and Simple Plan got a couple as well. There were just as many fish but overall less boats fishing with the northerly coming through at lunch time and chasing a lot home.

David (Granville) posted some footage from his new GoPro HD Hatcam on YouTube. The first from 10 on Saturday as well as one of his solo marlin from his centre console. I think someone will be investing in one of these before the Cairns season! Good stuff David!

Tuesday
Triton IV released another 3 and a wahoo on the troll bringing their total to 21 blacks in 6 days. Chris Yeh went 5 from 6 in his centre console live baiting, the Lees on their trailerboat Misty were 4 from 5 and BJ Tompkins in his centre console Sailfisher ended up with 4 tagged blacks, 3 wahoo and a mahi mahi on the troll.

Just a quick note: I’m taking a few days off and away from the blog – back next week.