Shakeel Ahmad

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 […]


July 10 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / July 10, 2010 / Comments Off on July 10 2010

Has it really been 6 weeks since the last update? Wow time flys by when your busy!!. TRADITION has been back in the water for a few weeks and I have been busy getting the riggers and hardware back on, the varnish on the toe rail going and sanding the new deck for the first […]


27 May 2010

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

Well the big refit is going extremely well and we are right on Schedule to be done in a few weeks. Check out the progress with the pictures below. Was definately the right choice to use Glazurite paint, it comes out like nothing I have ever seen, no runs, sags or orange peel, just really […]


May 6 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / May 6, 2010 / Comments Off on May 6 2010

Been back home from Palm Beach, Florida for about a week now, after a great 5 week trip to the US. Spent a bunch of time traveling the country, from Texas to Savannah, to LA and Florida spending time with clients and friends alike. A special thanks to all my wonderful friends for spending time […]


March 9 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / March 9, 2010 / Comments Off on March 9 2010

Well the big refit is well under way, with the cockpit undergoing a major transformation, new rubbish bin and storage box under the ladder, new transom scupper box, and a new teak deck going in this week. The pace has been slowed by the incredible amount of rain we have had in SE Queensland the […]


Jan 4 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad / January 4, 2010 / Comments Off on Jan 4 2010

2010 already ?!!! Didn’t we just do the millenium thing a few years ago? Time is marching on and luckily we all get to enjoy it together. The 2009 season was a big one for me on Tradition, the boat was away for just under 6 months and we fished a ton of days with […]


Nov 30 2009

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 30, 2009 / Comments Off on Nov 30 2009

It is hot in Cairns!!! We are back in town for a few days, after fishing Greg for the last 10 days. I headed out to the middle Ribbons where there were some good numbers of bites, but the conversion rate was a bit average!!! Fish grabbing the bait again and dropping it right away […]


Nov 28 2008

By Shakeel Ahmad / November 28, 2009 / Comments Off on Nov 28 2008

Spent the last week put at the seamount area with the longliners. The fishing was some of the most fun we have had all year. Jigging yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna from under whalesharks and under the boat at night, and a nice 350 lb blue for Joe, followed up by this real nice one […]