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…

Oct 22 2009

The run of incredible weather is about to end, and although it has been nice, it might make the fish want to eat properly and not just stuff around with the baits. The fishing for us has been really consistant, with 2-4 fish seen a day, whilst our catching has not been as good. Meanwhile…

Oct 13 2009

Nice conditions has been the rule rather than the exception this season so far!!! The last few days has seen 20 knots of SE trade wind and the rest of the time has been 10 to 15 knots, a huge difference form the last couple of years. The good news is that the BIG fish…

Thursday Oct 9 2008

The fishing has been improving each day with 11 and 13 tags for the last 2 days. We did not see one yesterday, but had a great swim and spear at No:1 Ribbon yesterday morning and the girls had a great time. Brian Felton is leading the comp with 5 fish, mostly fishing up the…

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,…