Bailey’s First Marlin

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Rhino has been putting his considerable photography and editing talents to work again compiling this photo montage to celebrate Capt. Adam’s son Bailey’s (Boof) first marlin.

While Capt. Adam and Capt. Trent are still getting into the fish on board Iona – last Sunday they raised 13 and caught 6: 4 black marlin and 2 striped marlin – it was on a fun day out on board Weapon with the Hyland’s this week that put Bailey onto his first. Congrats Bailey – to the first of many!

I’m heading to Cairns tomorrow to meet up with KEKOA which passed it first real test with flying colours yesterday. Capt. Luke decided to run north to get a head start on our trip around the Cape and out of the path of Tropical Cyclone Ului which threatened the North Queensland Coast between Ayr and Yeppoon yesterday (fortunately after crossing at the Whitsunday’s overnight as a Category 3 the communities seem to have faired very well considering – it was actually a bit of a fizzer here in Townsville!) Running at 25knots in 25knots downsea, Capt. Luke reported that she handles incredibly well (and just as the good as the 47, which we’d grown accustomed to.) You can see my photos from the boat test earlier in the week here.