Dec 11 2005

We just finished the trip from Cairns to the Gold Coast, joining Glenn and I were my mentors from previous years on the reef: Capt Greg “Muddy” Edwards from Assegai fame, and his uncle Capt Geoff Ferguson. Geoff is one of the first people I fished with, and is a retired legend of Lizard Island…

Dec 5 2006

Well it has been a pretty incredible season. Sitting here looking back at what will go down as one of the best seasons for BIG fish I can remember. “TRADITION” with my crew of Glenn Hillier, Brett Chain, Bennett Griffin, Frankie Marion and Paul Sharpe experienced some of the roughest weather and finest fishing imaginable!!!…

Dec 1 2005

Our season ended up with half our fish under 400 and the other half over 500lbs, including many 800lb fish and 4 tagged over 900lbs, as well as missing quite a few big fish, and having a few fall off close to the boat. With most of 2006 already booked, it is looking to be…

November 17 2005

Well I finally have a day to catch my breath and get back online with an update from the past couple of weeks. Oct 28- Nov 3 we had some clients from the US staying onboard the mothership “The Boss” for 7 days. After a late start and bait fishing the first day from Cooktown.…

November 3 2006

Well, I dont know where to begin!!! Other than the delay for the update can be blamed on Telstras absolutely crappy service!! Last report was Kens first day with a real nice one up on Hicks Reef of 1050 lbs !!!! His week got even better!!! Next day we went back to the same area…

Lizard Island Tournament 2006

We fished 3 guys from South Africa, who were here with 2 other teams fishing on different boats. The week was over all slow, with flashes of brilliance!!. Fishing for us was a little different to the last few weeks, with only a few fish being seen, in periods of days. Many great captains did…

Friday October 28 2005

What a week this was, just finshed 6 days on the Bali-Hai, a beautiful 40 year old classic mothership. THe fishing has been incredible this week, with at least 10 fish right around the mark let go, and at least 2 over 1100 tagged as well. We had a mixed bag, jumping off 2 fish…

Wednesday October 12 2005

Been a bit busy to report as I should have, so here it is tonight as the boys are cooking dinner. Fished out of Cairns on the weekend of October 1 and 2, fishing was slow, but did stack up on big baits and caught some nice coral trout for dinner. October 3-7 I fished…

Oct 13 2006

Another great week of fishing on TRADITION, with 9 fish in 7 days, including another 950 lb fish for Matthew, his first big fish. Fished No:10 Ribbon Reef for most of the week, seeing 3-6 fish per day, and having a shot at one over 600 nearly every day. We had a couple of big…

Oct 4 2006

WOW, what a week of fishing TRADITION has had the last 4 days. Pretty much the best fishing of my life driving a boat. First day on Linden Bank, I raised 8 fish, had 5 bites and jumped off a 400 lb fish, and tagged a 550, 900 and finished the day with one I…