Year: 2011

Nov 22 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 22, 2011 / Comments Off on Nov 22 2011

Joining us from Florida for 6 days was Mike and Mike. We started this trip in Cairns and marked a bunch of fish on Linden Bank , but with most of the fleet there, I kept heading north up to Escape Reef, where we got off to the start of the trip with a small […]


Oct 26 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 26, 2011 / Comments Off on Oct 26 2011

Joining us all the way from Germany this week is Stephan, who is with us for 14 days. Also with us for the trip is my good friend Scott Kerrigan, who is one of the best photographers out there. I have known Scott since St Thomas in the mid 90’s. He is here to document […]


Sunday Oct 9 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 9, 2011 / Comments Off on Sunday Oct 9 2011

Halfway between Lizard Island and Cooktown. I last left off at the end of day 3 in the Lizard Island Classic after a shocker!!!! What a difference a day makes, I went down and fished No: 7 Ribbon Reef for the day and we ended up with 3 from 3 fish, for a great day, […]


Oct 5 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / October 5, 2011 / Comments Off on Oct 5 2011

No: 9 Ribbon Reef The weather has been awesome since we started, and even a few days of flat calm. Our first trip was 11 days with the boys from the US, and was very cruisy, with lots of spearing and fishing in the afternoons. We stocked up on bait and dropped off a load […]


Sep 19 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / September 19, 2011 / Comments Off on Sep 19 2011

Back in Cairns: After a couple of really busy weeks at Gold Coast City Marina getting the TRADITION ready for the season, the boys arrived and got straight to work on the tackle and sorting through their stuff. We left the Gold Coast last Saturday and had a good, but windy trip up the coast […]


Aug 15 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / August 15, 2011 / Comments Off on Aug 15 2011

I have now finished up my contract on the Ambush, with a great 2 week trip mostly diving all thru the British Virgin Islands. The two families we had on the Olga and Ambush had a great time, and the kids all had a blast with us on the Ambush, with some excellent deep dropping […]


June 22 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / June 22, 2011 / Comments Off on June 22 2011

We spent a week in the BVI’s (British Virgin Islands) on the Ambush with the Olga and had some great fishing. After a couple of good days deep dropping, we followed these by a swordfish expedition to an area that looked good on the chart. I had only fished for an hour or so and […]


May 29 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / May 29, 2011 / Comments Off on May 29 2011

After a break from travelling and hanging at the dock in Puerto Rico, with a few weekend trips here and there, we start up our summer blue marlin season tomorrow in St Thomas and the British Virgin Islands. The fishing in the Dominican Republic has been very good the last few weeks, and hopefully a […]


March 15 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / March 15, 2011 / Comments Off on March 15 2011

St Vincent, Windward Islands , Caribbean Yes, I am a long way from the GBR!!! We have been doing lots of traveling on the “Ambush” and the “Olga” the last 5 weeks. The boats have done almost 1000nm, and visited lots of countries, from our base in Puerto Rico, and around most of the islands […]


Feb 11 2011

By Shakeel Ahmad / February 11, 2011 / Comments Off on Feb 11 2011

Another month and a completely different hemisphere and ocean all together!!! I was fortunate to have the Tradition back home at the Gold Coast City Marina, where she spends the off season, a couple of days before Christmas. We fortunately missed the January storms around Brisbane that took so many lives, and then followed up […]