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 with me, and Jamie for letting me stay at his place !!

I think one of the great things about this years trip is how upbeat everyone is about the economy and how things are picking up and we are all looking forward to spending more time doing the things we love in special places.

I have most of this years Cairns season sold, but I do have a few spaces not yet committed to. The response to next years (2011) South Pacific tour, to New Caledonia in May and June, and then Vanuatu for July will put us in the best places for the marlin bite, particularly Vanuatu late June and July for the incredible blue marlin fishing. Lots of people are interested in a more relaxed trip exploring the South Pacific on the TRADITION, and we can always cater for the full on fishing trips we are known for!!!

The next couple of months will be busy, with the TRADITION now in one of the big refit sheds at our home at the Gold Coast City Marina, and Dean at Spraytime will be painting the boat for me in May. I cant wait to get the boat all perfect again for the future years of fishing and exploring this part of the world. Its been a very busy week since I came out of the water, and you can see a lot is going on!!!!


The new teak deck is all finished, just needing sanding after the paint is finished. Heading north in July/August so join us for any part of the trip up to Cairns. Check out thecontact and available dates page for more information.


August 2010 : An exciting exploration trip on the way to Cairns this year. The 10-12 day trip can include Wreck, Cato, Saumarez, Elusive and Bugatti Reef complexes. Poppers and jigging for GT’s, dogtooths, more wahoo than you have ever seen are around at this time of year, as well as billfish. Great anchorages are available, with incredible snorkelling and spearing – a great exploration trip to places only a few boats have ever been.

Sept 2010 – Dec 2010 : Townsville Light Tackle Tournament is available, and then the trip to Cairns via outer reef trips, unexplored atolls and reefs.

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. Last season saw 50 GRANDERS for the fleet released.

Corporate trips and even family days out are always welcome and lots of fun.


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