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Tournament Leadup > Marlin Fishing > Jess Sams @ Ulladulla


Some marlin fishing updates from Ulladulla in the leadup to the Jess Sams Tournament this weekend. Peter tells me he fished his boat Mayhem on Saturday and tagged two striped marlin, at one stage having 3 stripes up on a teaser at the back of the boat but only managed to switch one of those three. Meanwhile another local boat Blackjack tagged a 150kg black nearby.

Peter says there are bait schools all over and the fish appear to be wide spread all the way from 25 fathoms where Blackjack missed a double on the way in, all the way out to the shelf. One local pro also reported seeing 5 marlin while fishing in close of the headland, which means the marlin are within reach for everybody regardless of the size of boat. All going well it’s ready to fire this weekend!

North of Ulladulla there are reports of blacks, blues & stripes off Jervis Bay, The Banks  (170kg + black marlin) and Kiama with some boats reporting up to 6 and 7 fish in the one day.  South of Ulladulla the fishing continues to fire with reports of plenty of action at the Bermagui Bluewater Tournament  over the weekend where local boats Mr Hooker and Hot Shot battled it out for champion boat.

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