With the writing of this report the fleet are mostly fishing south now towards Cairns. While it is a much smaller charter fleet than usual this year due to Covid’s effect on bookings via travel restrictions, there are many still fishing, as well as very keen private boat fleet including trailer boats who have been enjoying big fish in great weather. I’m posting more often on socials (FB & Insta) so please do follow there.
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Outside of Cairns
Peter Jenyns reported blues at Fraser on the Riviera 52 Living The Dream with two blues, a 200lbs for owner Mike Bolton and his brother-in-law Steve Planck also got one at 300lbs.
And Nov 1st saw Lake Macquaries GFC’s Matt Smith and Claire Jones’ aboard their boat #okcaj with the first marlin of the season, a striped for Billy-jai Lawrence. Matt reports that unfavourable weather conditions early on made for a late start and lures in around 9am in 80fathoms off Norah Canyons after passing a distinct colour and temp break at 75fa. They had 21.5 degree water with great clarity and around 3knots of down hill current.