Oct 12 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | 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…

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Oct 5 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | 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,…

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Sept 27 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | Sep 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…

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August 27 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | Aug 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…

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August 3 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | Aug 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…

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July 10 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | Jul 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…

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27 May 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | May 27, 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…

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May 6 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | 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…

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March 9 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | Mar 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…

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Jan 4 2010

By Shakeel Ahmad | 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…

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