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Updated: Too Easy’s fish weighed in at 1431lbs. Second largest weighed in Australia. A mammoth effort congratulations to Russel, Robbie and the team!

Cairns has yet to see it’s last hurrah of the 2018 season with big fish still being caught. Capt. Tom Francis’ Ultimate Lady had a cracker day yesterday with three big blacks and a blue.

Tom says  its their last trip for the season and they fished first day on The Bank for 1-1 and fish up around 800 for the boss.

Yesterday was an early start and they went wide and releasing small blue by 730am. They missed another not long after. And then by 10:30 they had already released two fish around 900, and hooked the third at 11am, which took them 5 nm south and two hours to release. 950 for Yoshi from Japan who did an incredible job in the heat! They pulled the hooks on another two big fish in the afternoon.

What a day.

Speaking of big fish, Capt. Russell Guage’s Too Easy is in its way to the Gold Coast to weigh a big black marlin caught off Lady Musgrave Island yesterday for owner/angler Robbie Crane. If the measurements are correct, this could be the biggest black marlin ever weighed in Australia. Stay tuned!

Queensland coast on fire!

Photo of Ultimate Lady from previous seasons.

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Richard Obach
December 1, 2018 at 3:21 am

(1.) Regarding Capt. Tom Francis and crew of “Ultimate Lady.” Yes, what a fantastic day of Marlin fishing. And what a Boat! Catching three giant blacks in one outing and catching a blue at 0730 is really something to me. We were just leaving the Platypus Jetty @ that time in ’66.

(2.) Regarding Capt. Russell Guage and crew of “Too Early.” This sounds very exciting. Going to be BIG News. Great story. Looking forward to it as is anyone that read your notation.

Tim Holmes
December 1, 2018 at 7:57 am

Has anyone got measurements yet.
The photos seem to show a long Fish

Kelly Dalling Fallon
December 3, 2018 at 4:34 am

12 ft short length. 7 foot girth.

Richard Obach
December 5, 2018 at 4:44 am

Congratulations to “Too Easy” Angler, Captain and Crew for finding, hooking and boating such a monstrous marlin. Many have been hooked that size and larger over the last 40 years but they never get to see the tape or the scale. Great job, “Too Easy.” Looking forward to photos and an article in Tim Simpson’s “BlueWater.”

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