Year: 2006

Dec 11 2005

By Shakeel Ahmad / December 11, 2006 / Comments Off on Dec 11 2005

We just finished the trip from Cairns to the Gold Coast, joining Glenn and I were my mentors from previous years on the reef: Capt Greg “Muddy” Edwards from Assegai fame, and his uncle Capt Geoff Ferguson. Geoff is one of the first people I fished with, and is a retired legend of Lizard Island […]


Dec 5 2006

By Shakeel Ahmad / December 5, 2006 / Comments Off on Dec 5 2006

Well it has been a pretty incredible season. Sitting here looking back at what will go down as one of the best seasons for BIG fish I can remember. “TRADITION” with my crew of Glenn Hillier, Brett Chain, Bennett Griffin, Frankie Marion and Paul Sharpe experienced some of the roughest weather and finest fishing imaginable!!! […]


Dec 1 2005

By Shakeel Ahmad / December 1, 2006 / Comments Off on Dec 1 2005

Our season ended up with half our fish under 400 and the other half over 500lbs, including many 800lb fish and 4 tagged over 900lbs, as well as missing quite a few big fish, and having a few fall off close to the boat. With most of 2006 already booked, it is looking to be […]


November 17 2005

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 17, 2006 / Comments Off on November 17 2005

Well I finally have a day to catch my breath and get back online with an update from the past couple of weeks. Oct 28- Nov 3 we had some clients from the US staying onboard the mothership “The Boss” for 7 days. After a late start and bait fishing the first day from Cooktown. […]


November 3 2006

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 3, 2006 / Comments Off on November 3 2006

Well, I dont know where to begin!!! Other than the delay for the update can be blamed on Telstras absolutely crappy service!! Last report was Kens first day with a real nice one up on Hicks Reef of 1050 lbs !!!! His week got even better!!! Next day we went back to the same area […]


Lizard Island Tournament 2006

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 29, 2006 / Comments Off on Lizard Island Tournament 2006

We fished 3 guys from South Africa, who were here with 2 other teams fishing on different boats. The week was over all slow, with flashes of brilliance!!. Fishing for us was a little different to the last few weeks, with only a few fish being seen, in periods of days. Many great captains did […]


Friday October 28 2005

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 28, 2006 / Comments Off on Friday October 28 2005

What a week this was, just finshed 6 days on the Bali-Hai, a beautiful 40 year old classic mothership. THe fishing has been incredible this week, with at least 10 fish right around the mark let go, and at least 2 over 1100 tagged as well. We had a mixed bag, jumping off 2 fish […]


Wednesday October 12 2005

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 12, 2006 / Comments Off on Wednesday October 12 2005

Been a bit busy to report as I should have, so here it is tonight as the boys are cooking dinner. Fished out of Cairns on the weekend of October 1 and 2, fishing was slow, but did stack up on big baits and caught some nice coral trout for dinner. October 3-7 I fished […]


Oct 13 2006

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 12, 2006 / Comments Off on Oct 13 2006

Another great week of fishing on TRADITION, with 9 fish in 7 days, including another 950 lb fish for Matthew, his first big fish. Fished No:10 Ribbon Reef for most of the week, seeing 3-6 fish per day, and having a shot at one over 600 nearly every day. We had a couple of big […]


Oct 4 2006

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 4, 2006 / Comments Off on Oct 4 2006

WOW, what a week of fishing TRADITION has had the last 4 days. Pretty much the best fishing of my life driving a boat. First day on Linden Bank, I raised 8 fish, had 5 bites and jumped off a 400 lb fish, and tagged a 550, 900 and finished the day with one I […]