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Cairns, Gold Coast, Weipa Billfish Tournament


A few more marlin showing up in the north though it still is pretty slim pickings for the larger fleet. Capt. Tim Richardson’s Tradition released one in the 450lb range while Capt. Haydon Bell’s Kanahoee did the same nearby. Capt. Tim Dean’s Calypso is getting into a habit now releasing another blue marlin this time on the edge while Capt. Luke Fallon’s KEKOA also released one about 350lbs for Col after an energetic display (photo).

Wind is up from today so we’ll be interested to hear what effect it has.

Gold Coast

Report from Leigh Holtsbaum who has upgraded from the tinnie and purchased a 26ft Albemarle Sea Eagle. On their first run out wide the other day they christened the boat in style with two big Yellowfin Tuna from a triple hookup and missed a nice Blue Marlin as well fishing the same area as Mufasa. How’s these for some great tuna pics!


Weipa Billfish Tournament

While we were all sweating on the big fish here on the Qld east coast, the sails and smaller blacks were putting on a show for competitors at the annual Weipa Billfish comp over the weekend.

Overall with only 12 boats fishing (33 anglers) the three days, 54 billfish were tagged and released. Very impressive stats especially for the team on winning boat Tag Team who accounted for 26 of those including 19 sails on Sunday alone!

Champion Boat – Tag Team tagged 26, 19 tagged on day 2 (26000 points)
Runner Up Boat – Get n Any
Champion Male – Dave Cordukes
Runner Up Male – Duane Jay
Champion Female – Nicky Perriman
Runner Up Female – Linda Jay
Champion Junior – Dylan Roberts
Runner Up Junior – Emmi Roberts

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