May 6 2010

Been back home from Palm Beach, Florida for about a week now, after a great 5 week trip to the US. Spent a bunch of time traveling the country, from Texas to Savannah, to LA and Florida spending time with clients and friends alike. A special thanks to all my wonderful friends for spending time…

March 9 2010

Well the big refit is well under way, with the cockpit undergoing a major transformation, new rubbish bin and storage box under the ladder, new transom scupper box, and a new teak deck going in this week. The pace has been slowed by the incredible amount of rain we have had in SE Queensland the…

Jan 4 2010

2010 already ?!!! Didn’t we just do the millenium thing a few years ago? Time is marching on and luckily we all get to enjoy it together. The 2009 season was a big one for me on Tradition, the boat was away for just under 6 months and we fished a ton of days with…

Nov 30 2009

It is hot in Cairns!!! We are back in town for a few days, after fishing Greg for the last 10 days. I headed out to the middle Ribbons where there were some good numbers of bites, but the conversion rate was a bit average!!! Fish grabbing the bait again and dropping it right away…

Nov 28 2008

Spent the last week put at the seamount area with the longliners. The fishing was some of the most fun we have had all year. Jigging yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna from under whalesharks and under the boat at night, and a nice 350 lb blue for Joe, followed up by this real nice one…

Nov 18 2009

Cooktown The last day with the boys from Moscow was spent fishing No:3 Ribbon and again we got the bites, jumping off a 600 and tagging a fun one about 250lbs. John and Doc from Florida, joined us for 5 days, and were met with just crap weather for November, it blew 20+ everyday, and…

Nov 15 2008

We have just finished a wonderful 6 days with first timers to the Reef, Steve and Jo from Western Australia. The fishing on the marlin front has been slow, but we have had a couple of good days, the first one being Wednesday where we saw 4 fish on the camera, including one about 500…

Nov 3 2008

We have just finshed a wonderful 7 days with Rich and Kelly, with the father daughter team having the whole GBR experience. Mornings spent diving and spearing, bait fishing, a couple of great scuba dives at Opal Reef and some good fishing days thrown in as well. Kelly caught a fish for her birthday, and…

Nov 9 2009

After relocating to Port Douglas we fished Scott, Mark and Jamie from Melbourne for 3 days at Linden Bank off Cairns. We saw a bunch of fish, and managed to tag 3 fish, one for each of the boys and a big one at 900 lbs for Scott, his lifelong dream fish!!! The fish put…

Oct 29 2009 Jewell Reef

Wow, what a difference a few days and some wind can make!!! The day of the last report, yeah I have been slack, was an awesome day on the Reef, we started our first of 3 days with Jason from the US, and while the wind was up to 25 knots, the fish were here…