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 us in Cairns after his big year in the Atlantic, he is currently in Madiera. Carl is back again after joining us for November and December last year, and the boys are great mates and makes life really fun for all of us and our guests!!!
If you are interested in joining us for the trip up, we can do lots, or not much!!!
Fishing dates are filling up well, but I still have a few openings available. So if you have always wanted to spend some time on the Great Barrier Reef, on a really special boat, with wonderful friends and incredible fishing – let me know!!!
Sept 2-15 ish 2010 The destinations on this 10-day trip can include Wreck, Cato, Saumarez, Elusive and Bugatti Reef complexes. The plan is to get out to the Wreck or Cato and then jump from one to the next and spend a day or two at each one. Poppers and jigging for GT’s, more Wahoo than you have ever seen are around at this time of year, as well as billfish.
Great anchorages are available, with incredible snorkeling and spearing – a great exploration trip to places only a few boats have ever been.
The trip is limited to 4 places for 10 days, leaving from Bundaberg and finishing in Hamilton Island or even Townsville.
September Hamilton Island / Townsville to Cairns – cruising the Whitsundays, or fishing the incredible outer reefs and atolls. Fishing our way to the north for mackerel, wahoo, GT’s, Dogtooth’s, and even marlin and sailfish on the way. A great time of year with lots of fishing options. TRADITION is one of the few boats equipped and licensed to fish the outer reefs of Flinders, Flora, Holmes Reef systems.
2010 HEAVY TACKLE GIANT BLACK MARLIN with options of liveaboard, mothershipping and Lizard Island accommodation.
Experience the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and giant black marlin. All trips can cater for poppers and jigging for GTs, Dogtooth’s etc
Sept 23 – 27 (or part of) inclusive Cairns to Cooktown heavy tackle marlin fishing. 4-6 days fishing.
Oct 14 – 23 inclusive 2010 Lizard Island Black marlin Tournament 7 days of fishing.
Oct 24 -27 inclusive 4 days fishing from Lizard Island to Cooktown
Nov 3-9 7 days with PERFECT TIDES
Nov 23 – Dec 3 inclusive marlin fishing from Cairns or Port Douglas.
Dec 2010 Cairns to Gold Coast, or parts, of via rarely fished outer reefs same as top trip but in reverse, options all the way down the reef.
April – July 2011 New Caledonia and then Vanuatu