Well after a great Xmas in Melbourne with my whole family and a couple of weeks on the road touring the South East of Australia. I am back on the boat on the Gold Coast getting her back into top condition. Lots of waxing detailing and varnishing going on for the next month or so to get her back to the condition you all love to see!!!

With another big project on at the moment, I am in the final stages of working on a contract to build the first TRADITION 56 !!!!

Lots of help from all my friends, and sourcing the best parts from around the globe. Hopefully it will all come to fruition in the next couple of weeks.

On the fishing front , the little blacks have moved on south, and the medium blacks are getting around blowing people away fishing light tackle off the Gold Coast. When the conditions allow, those heading out wide have been rewarded with some good blue marlin.

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If you are coming to the Gold Coast or Brisbane and want to fish, cruise, take the family for a ride, let me know.

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As far as Cairns goes, most of my regulars have rebooked and some are not able to come back this year, so I do have some dates open in each of the main months, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec still have a slot available.

August Sept will Tradition in Cairns for light tackle, as well as available for Townsville Light Tackle comp as well. Also these months are great for explorong the outer reefs such as Flinders, Holmes, Osprey and others. Jigging, throwing poppers and light tackle fishing for wahoo, tuna, coral trout, GT’s as well as black marlin and sails.

As always let me know your thought or ideas for trips, i am always open to different adventures.

Tim