Early April Update

I have been hearing reports of some consistent late season fishing down south. On the sunshine coast, Smithy marked his 50th billfish last week on board Triton IV – a great result. For the last few weeks a few more sails have come into the mix (9 sails Saturday the week before on Ymer) and they have been picking up a few on the Gold Coast as well. At Port Stephens, Calypso ‘s Capt. Tim Dean reports their cracker season is continuing with 7 from 8 stripes on Monday on Born Free.

There’s been a bit of radio silence from me on the blog as we crossed around the tip of Australia out of phone range, on the way to Weipa to start Gulf Tours on the new KEKOA during the marlin off season (check the KEKOA site for barra fishing updates). We’ll be back in Townsville for the juvenile blacks in August and in Cairns for the big blacks again in September. In the meantime we can still expect a few SEQ blue marlin reports over the winter – follow BMFB on Twitter or Facebook as well.