August 14 2005

Leaving the Gold Coast today headed for the top of Fraser Island , then up the outside of the Swains Reef complex to see if there are any nice blues hiding up there, then over to Townsville for the light tackle black marlin and sailfish until Sept 8, still a few days open end of…

July 30 2005

Ran out on the slick calm Pacific ocean out to the wide grounds. Trolled for a bit the deep dropped for a few hours and caught a bunch of really nice big fish, hapukas and blue eye trevallas. Lots of porpoise and a few whales still heading north to Hervey Bay. We will be there…

July 30 2005

Ran out on the slick calm Pacific ocean out to the wide grounds. Trolled for a bit the deep dropped for a few hours and caught a bunch of really nice big fish, hapukas and blue eye trevallas. Lots of porpoise and a few whales still heading north to Hervey Bay. We will be there…

July 16 2005

Fished Well the wind backed off all day and by lunch was beautiful, water was dirty inshore and out to about 20 miles, then got cleaner as the day got on, but only to the north up by Jims. Had a drop on Jims and caught a big Hapuka on the first drop, then had…

July 16 2005

Fished Well the wind backed off all day and by lunch was beautiful, water was dirty inshore and out to about 20 miles, then got cleaner as the day got on, but only to the north up by Jims. Had a drop on Jims and caught a big Hapuka on the first drop, then had…

July 14 2005

Finishing some loose ends, and fishing next week out of the Gold Coast for blues, the bite has been good when the weather has been good. Townsville continues to fire with 4-6 little blacks per boat per day. Will be up there middle of August, have a few openings for this great fishery. A few…

July 14 2005

Finishing some loose ends, and fishing next week out of the Gold Coast for blues, the bite has been good when the weather has been good. Townsville continues to fire with 4-6 little blacks per boat per day. Will be up there middle of August, have a few openings for this great fishery. A few…

July 2 2005

Out of the boat yard at last, took too long as usual, but the results are really impressive. Now if it would just stop raining I could finish a few little jobs. Cobia have been really biting out in 24 fathoms, and once this weather is gone we will be out there next week trying…

May – June 2005

TRADITION is in the boat yard with lots of major work being undertaken to bring her up to my requirements. The new Lees 36 foot outriggers are on and really sharpen up the look of the boat, Scopinich Chairs in the cockpit and bridge make for a beautiful and functional work place. All the Furuno…

April 18 2005

After consulting with some of the trawler guys in town I got some marks for some different areas to try on the way back up to the Gold Coast. Ran out and with the angle of the swell ended up a bit further north than where I wanted to start, but did find some good…