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Cairns Marlin Season Angler Interview: Capt. Chip Van Mols


When you hear the name Capt. Chip Van Mols, you would naturally associate him with Hawaii, specifically out of Kona on Luna and Monkey Biz. Am I right?

Chip has more than 25 years fishing Kona and is in fact, one of Kona’s top producing captains for over 20 Years. He’s also fished around the world and one of those destinations around the world that he’s been on a regular basis is Cairns. And he’s back here again in 2014 fishing as an angler..

Can you give us a brief description of your fishing history?
I am Capt. Chip Van Mols, crew and captain in the KONA charter fleet since 1988. Currently skipper of the 40 Gamefisherman LUNA as well as Monkey Biz II for about 7 years prior.

When was the last time the you fished in Cairns?

What was your best memory of any Cairns trip to date?
We caught some nice ones in the middle ribbons on my bosses stand up 100 pound rigs, fishing with Luke and Dingo on the Assegai.

What are your hopes for your trip to Cairns this year?
Show my daughter and her boyfriend the GBR, get them there first black marlins and god willing catch them a few fat ones!

When can we expect to see you here this and how long are you staying who are you fishing with?
Traveling with with my daughter Jada Van Mols and her boyfriend Dan Holt for 2 weeks and we’ll see you mid October on KEKOA with Capt. Luke!

The Cairns season is almost upon us and it’s my job to get you all excited about that and looking forward to your daily dose of big marlin fishing reports!

For that reason I’m running a series of a 5 question interviews with anglers, skippers and crew who will be fishing the Cairns season in some way or another in 2014. Don’t forget there is still some availability (while perhaps not these exact dates still, this will give you an idea). You can contact members of the fleet directly through the BMFB Boat Directory.

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