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Fishing all the way along north of Cairns, and the Aussie connection in Brazil


Catch up pics at top are from the day before of Capt. Dean Beech’s 900lb-er at sunset on Onsite.

And a catch up report from Capt. Adam Jordan’s Iona who tells me he’s had a great week’s fishing recording 8 marlin in the past 7 days — including 2 in the 900lb range, one that he put at 950lb and another that he put at 1000lbs, and 2 in the 550lb range and one at 200lb, all from 12 bites. He’s heading down from the Ribbons to the Bank today.

But on the whole, the fishing has been a bit tougher this week which has spread the fleet wide all the way from the Light and Jenny Louise to Day Reef at the top.  But there are a few being caught all the way along. Off the light in the south, Capt. Daniel Carlson’s Little Audrey went one from two. Up near the Bank, Capt. Brett Goetze’s Amokura, fishing ex-Port Douglas charter boat owner Kevin Mullins (who previously owned Fifth Dimension) went two from four yesterday with a nice one at 750lbs as well as a smaller fish.  Brett told me they also caught a smaller one the day before.

About to start Marlin Mag’s Marlin University with Capt. Bobby Jones and Capt. Peter B Wright on Iceman and Capt. Haydon Bell on Kanahoee, I heard that Capt. Darren “Biggles” Haydon on Bounty Hunter has still been catching away with a fish a day.

Up to the top we (Capt. Luke Fallon’s KEKOA) fished Number 10 to add another to the trip tally with a smaller model for Jason – colourful fish (photo below). While nearby, Capt. Corey Hard’s Askari also released a small one.  And up the very top, Capt. Tim Richardson’s Tradition got one about 550lbs in the dirty water at Day before heading back down to Number 10.


And as for the Brazil connection:

Mike Tarmey who has worked on deck over here off Cairns for the past couple of years is missing the reef and fishing Brazil this year instead. Fishing has been pretty good, just yesterday the release 5 from 6 whites.  While a few days ago he had an encounter with a blue marlin that’s going viral on Facebook – so if you are on FB, check it out on the blog page today here. A 300lb blue ending up in the cockpit!

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