Another 8 sails were tagged on Day 2 but the tournament leaders did not add to their tally so there are now four boats vying for the lead on two tags each with only other gamefish to separate them. It was a day for potential records on the other gamefish. Junior Michael Bolton caught a 22.25kg spanish mackerel, a potential Queensland junior record. Brenda Peel fishing on On Strike had another with a 17.5kg trevally and on Manana, Shanti Broersen caught a potential women’s world record with a massive 34kg spanish.
Back in Cairns, as Simon reports, Dreamin’ On opened their Australian account yesterday at Linden Bank with three from three – 200, 300 and 700lb. Think Big also spent the day at the Bank, raising four, hooking three, but only managing to get the tags into one before heading back in behind the reef to chase mackerel. Philip Dry reports that he and his brother Randall had a awesome day on the water on Saturday thanks to Capt. Troy Dallman and Jye Clayton on Cool Runnings. The brothers from Tumby Bay had the highlight of their trip to Cairns when Randal hooked up to a 300lb black marlin. The fish was released after a 15 min fight and Randal enjoyed a well earned cold one!
And news from Iona at Number 5 Ribbon Reef via Bali where Capt. Adam (Iona 2) is enjoying his annual break. Capt. Trent Visscher released two on Saturday at 120 and 500lbs.