Cairns 2013 season is here, were on our way north

By Shakeel Ahmad | Oct 18, 2013

We are on our way too Cairns for what will be my 9th season running the TRADITION, and my 18th or 19th Cairns season. A trip to the boat yard this year, mostly just some mechanical chores and lots of varnish for the this year and the boat is looking fantastic for the season. We…

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March and April in the DR, lots of marlin

By Shakeel Ahmad | Apr 17, 2013

The last month has just flown by, with lots of fishing in the Dominican Republic, a quick trip to Puerto Rica, and more fishing !!!! Our first trip was good way to start, we ran to the FADS off Saona, about 40 miles from Cap Cana, we saw 6 blue marlin, but only managed to…

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The continued wanderings of Capt Tim

By Shakeel Ahmad | Mar 7, 2013

Its has been a pretty busy couple of months, and lots of miles and countries visited for Capt Tim. I flew into Panama and got back onboard the 61′ Garlington “AMBUSH” to run the boat again for the same family as a couple of years ago when I worked for them in the Carribean. We…

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November rocks !!

By Shakeel Ahmad | Mar 5, 2013

After a few weeks of wind and big seas, it was nice to have some good weather again on the reef. Ric joined us for a week with his wife and they brought some slick calm conditions, awesome once you are out fishing, but can be a bit intimidating when you cant even see the…

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Back in the Ribbons

By Shakeel Ahmad | Nov 19, 2012

Peter and Lydie joined us for a couple of weeks at the beginning of the season. We spent the first week light tackle fishing, lots of snorkelling and spearing and great meals, as well as filling the freezers full of bait. We started fishing in glorious weather, but a big high pressure system moved in…

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Back in Cairns, GBR !!!

By Shakeel Ahmad | Sep 16, 2012

Back in Australia for the Cairns season, I spent a few weeks getting the TRADITION ready to go north again for the marlin season. Joining me for the trip up the first part of the coast was Anthony, Sean and Kyle, for 10 days of fishing, spearing and exploring. We headed up through Moreton Bay,…

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A week of charters from Australia and the US in Cap Cana

By Shakeel Ahmad | Jul 6, 2012

Josh Ardis joined me for a week of charters of my clients, Mark and hid son Dalton joined us from the US, and Rolf came all the way from Australia to catch a white marlin !!! On our first day with Mark and Dalton we went 2 from 2 white marlin, with Dalton cathcing his…

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Flyfishing for Marlin in the DR

By Shakeel Ahmad | Jul 6, 2012

Captain Jake Jordan, and Captain Erik Lorentzen joined me on Cap Cana to fish on the “Natural” for 4 days of fly fishing with Jakes clients from San Francisco. Jake is a world leader in teaching people to catch billfish on fly, and Erik is one of the best teaser men on the planet, and…

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14 June 2012

By Shakeel Ahmad | Jun 14, 2012

Today Ed and Manuel joined myself and Paco as the mate for a day fishing on the Bertram. We saw 3 blue marlin, missed 2 on the switch,1 of which that didnt tease up. We went 2 from 3 white marlin and saw 2 more whites that didnt eat. A fun day on the water

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Little black marlin season in Australia is just around the corner

By Shakeel Ahmad | Jun 13, 2012

The little black marlin are showing up in good numbers already off Cairns and Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I will be available for charter for fun fishing, family trips and tournaments on my boat “TRADITION” Tournaments we can fish include : Cairns Bluewater August 22-25 light tackle trip from Cairns to…

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