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Heavy tackle season 2018 begins!


A reminder that there are still dates available – if you’re interested in organising a trip for season 2018, check out the fleet availability here!

Many members of the fleet have begun their 2018 big marlin seasons and the good news is that the fish have already arrived. There have been a few heavy tackle fish reported from among the private fleet but it was Capt. Damian Collette’s Saltaire who recorded their first big marlin of the season on Wednesday with two released as well as a couple of nice yellowfin.  Also fishing the southern end Capt. Brad Curtis at the wheel of Calypso this week reports 3 from 5 at Linden Bank.

And up the reef, Capt. Adam Jordan’s Iona II reports 3 from 5 in the last two days of fishing.

IGFA Information Night in Cairns

International Game Fish Association Chairman Charles Duncan will be in Cairns for an information session on Tuesday, October 16th. It will be held at the Cock n Bull Restaurant between 5 pm to 7.30 pm. Also present will be IGFA Trustee Jose “Pepe” Anton from Ecuador, Legendary Captains and Crew Hall of Fame committee members Karl Anderson and Laurie Wright as well as IGFA Representatives.

Anyone in Cairns that day are welcome to attend and hear the Chairman update everyone on the latest news from the International Game Fish Association. We are also hoping to take this session to a breakfast on the reef on Friday, October 19th possibly at Number 5 or Number 9 Ribbon Reef.

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