Year: 2010

Dec 13 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / December 13, 2010 / Comments Off on Dec 13 2010

Wow, has it been a month since my last update? After finishing our trip with Steve and Catherine on a high with 2 really big fish, we couldnt wait to get back out for another trip, this time with Dave and his friends from Canberra. This was Daves second trip to the reef this year, […]


Dec 6 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / December 6, 2010 / Comments Off on Dec 6 2011

Wayne and the boys joined us from Melbourne for a few days away from work. With things a bit slow on the Bank, we headed out wide looking for the tuna aggregation, but alas they were not where they were supposed to be and had been swallowed up by a big edge of green water, […]


Nov 15 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 15, 2010 / Comments Off on Nov 15 2010

The BIG FISH are here!!!! We finished our trip with Ash and the boys with 2 more 300 lb fish. Eduardo, Manuel and Elias joined us in Cooktown all the way from the Dominican Republic, a place I have fished and love for blue marlin. Our normal nice November weather has not shown up yet, […]


Nov 1 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 1, 2010 / Comments Off on Nov 1 2010

Its been a great time since the last report, we fished my regular client Greg for 10 days again this year and he had one of his best ever trips on TRADITION. We started in the middle Ribbons and got one the first day and followed that up with 2 the second day, and then […]


Oct 20 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 20, 2010 / Comments Off on Oct 20 2010

Been a busy week on the Tradition, after Georges grander on Sunday, we followed it up with a 900lb fish for Les at the top of No: 5 Ribbon Reef. This year has seen some amazing bites, and this one was no exception, I raised her and didnt get a bite, so in the middle […]


Oct 12 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 12, 2010 / Comments Off on Oct 12 2010

I know, I know, been a little busy!!! Day 4 and 5 with Peter and Lydie we fished up on Jewell, Hicks, Hilder, and Day Reefs, bait fishing was awesome, and we got a 54lb spanish mackeral as well. Marlin fishing was a bit slow, but the water looked incredible, and we saw a few […]


Oct 5 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 5, 2010 / Comments Off on Oct 5 2010

I have been slack, and not updated here for a couple of weeks, as we have been super busy with our wonderful clients. We started with Sean and Jay for 3 days out at Linden Bank, and saw a fish each day, but they didnt stay on long enough for us to get the leader, […]


Sept 27 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / September 27, 2010 / Comments Off on Sept 27 2010

Tradition has fished 6 days out of Cairns over the last couple of weeks after a great trip up the coast from the Gold Coast. We raised 7 fish had a few bites but no conversions. We had some great light tackle fishing, with a few big wahoos and played with the yellowfin tuna on […]


August 27 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / August 27, 2010 / Comments Off on August 27 2010

ITS TIME!!!! We are heading north in a few days for what will be another amazing season on the best fishing grounds on earth for big black marlin. This area covers a magical 150nm of coral reefs that give us the backdrop to the fertile grounds of the Coral Sea. Our season is already filled […]


August 3 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / August 3, 2010 / Comments Off on August 3 2010

Another beautiful week of weather on the Gold Coast last week. Got some more little jobs done and pretty close to having the TRADITION ready to head north. Tradition is heading north on Sept 2, for a 2 week trip up the coast. Carl is joining me for the trip up, and Chris is meeting […]