BMFB: Weekly Sked Sept 7

  • A report from Caz Martin and the recent Cairns Bluewater Billfish Touranament on 18-22 August. Hosted at the fabulous Fitzroy Island in 2010, 19 boats and 61 anglers boats anchored/rafted up and partied the nights away after cease fishing.  For the tournament, 12 billfish were tagged (10 sailfish, 1 black marlin, 1 striped marlin). Seems like last year, the juvenile black marlin have been scarce, while the big black marlin have already arrived!
  • Also fishing his way up from the Gold Coast to Cairns for the start of the season, Capt. Tim Richardson on Tradition went two from three sails fishing from Nara to Stanley Reef on Sunday.  That’s it for light tackle for Tradition now who will switch to heavy tackle for the rest of the trip up.
  • In light of the fishing perhaps, the Yorkey’s Knob Boating Club have advised that the Norship Marine Light Tackle slam and the Makaira Bullfight will now be a combined light tackle/heavy tackle event to be held on the 15, 16 and 17th October.  The tournament will be Cairns be largest combined game fishing tournament with over $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.