The little black marlin are already showing up in number in the waters of the greater North Queensland, with word in particular from Townsville that they are a good mix of first and second year fish.
Off Yeppoon, Scotty Coulter has had a couple encounters as well while mackerel fishing. On Friday they spotted one tailing and then on Sunday they jumped off another on a skirted lure which had magically made its way into the spread ;-)
The light tackle tournaments are also starting to fill the calendar. Mark these two in your diaries:
- Cairns BlueWater Billfish Tournament (With Jack Erskine Memorial) 7-10 August, 2013
- Townsville Billfish Challenge 30 August – 3 September, 2013.
Full details in the tournament calendar. If you have a tournament to add to the calendar, email me here with the details.