Shakeel Ahmad

Little black marlin season in Australia is just around the corner

By Shakeel Ahmad / June 13, 2012 / Comments Off on Little black marlin season in Australia is just around the corner

The little black marlin are showing up in good numbers already off Cairns and Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I will be available for charter for fun fishing, family trips and tournaments on my boat “TRADITION” Tournaments we can fish include: Cairns Bluewater August 22-25 light tackle trip from Cairns to Townsville […]


Cap Cana continues to deliver

By Shakeel Ahmad / May 23, 2012 / Comments Off on Cap Cana continues to deliver

Friday and Saturday I ran a boat for one of my clients, Friday we caught 1 from 3 whites, and raised a blue marlin that didnt eat, and on Saturday we had a great day, catching 4 whites from 8 bites, pity we didnt hang onto a few more, sneaky whitey !!!! Sunday i fished […]


Dominican Republic Time !!!!!

By Shakeel Ahmad / April 27, 2012 / Comments Off on Dominican Republic Time !!!!!

Just like 2010 and 2011, again this year the Dominican Republic is the place to be for marlin, lots of white and blue marlin around, with double digit figures each day very possible, and already happening. I am fishing out of the resort marina at Cap Cana Marina, only 7 miles from the Punta Cana […]


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 […]