Oct 5 2009

We are on our 3rd trip of the season now, and after getting the marlin bites but not converting for the first week, we are back in the Groove. We had the boys from Melbourne up, who enjoyed some great light tackle fishing, and we had some bites on the big rods but didnt stay…

Sept 23 2009

Cairns Only a couple of days and TRADITION will be kicking off our 2009 heavy tackle season on Friday morning. There have been a few boats fishing the last week or so and the reports are great, 1-4 bites a day, mostly from the smaller males up to 400 lbs , and a big girl…

Sep 3 2009

Made it to Cairns !!!! Well the weather could not have been any better for our trip from Mackay to Cairns via the outer Great Barrier Reef. Light winds and calm seas were the call for our 8 days out on the TRADITION. We left Mackay and ran up to Nara Inlet in the Whitsundays,…

August 23 2009

Mackay, Queensland. Hi everyone, welcome to the start of another Black Marlin Season on the Great Barrier Reef !!!!!. TRADITION has spent the last 10 days fishing from the Gold Coast, to Lady Musgrave Island and out into the Swains Reefs on the way to Mackay. Bait fishing was not as good as last year,due…

July 8 2009

Hi everyone, well it has been an incredible month or so since I last updated !!! No fishing reports for me, but the southern bluefin showed up on the south coast of NSW with a lot of fish over 200 lbs, and the World Cup was won in Bermuda by the Wound Up with an…

May 17 2009

Hobe Sound Florida !!!! Only a few more days till I head back to Australia, after a great month in the US. Caught up with a bunch of friends all up and down the coast, went up to Charleston and Savannah, saw the space shuttle take off from the beach in Melbourne, and then went…

May 6 2009

Hello from sunny Florida!!! The sun is out, but the wind is blowing, the dolphin fish bite is going off out of Jupiter and Palm Beach, yellowfin tuna are in numbers off West end and the bank, and word is the Giant Bluefin are starting to come thru past Bimini and Cay Cay as well.…

Easter 2009

Happy Easter to everyone around the world !!! Hope your weather is better than we have had here lately, it has been raining and blowing for almost a month, with no days fishing, but lots of surf. The surf has been extremely consistent the last month, with days on end of double overhead surf, and…

Mar 6 2009

Gold Coast Queensland. The marlin are thick as thieves!!! Boats fishing the last couple of weeks have been catching plenty, with one boat yesterday tagging 18 from 22 black marlin!!! I am out on the weekend for both days, so hopefully the low coming wont move them too much. Also have some great dates open…

Feb 8 2009

Well after a great Xmas in Melbourne with my whole family and a couple of weeks on the road touring the South East of Australia. I am back on the boat on the Gold Coast getting her back into top condition. Lots of waxing detailing and varnishing going on for the next month or so…