Well the paintwork and varnish are almost finished, the boat is all waxed up, and Chris and I leave for the great warm north this weekend. I am so excited about this season, the little blacks have been back to good numbers and after a heavy wet season, the feel is for the fishing to return to the exceptional times that we used to have 5 -10 years ago. I cant wait to see all of my regular clients , and especially keen to show those guests fishing with us for the first time this season, a wonderful experience that only the Great Barrier Reef can deliver. Cant wait to see and hear from you all, Tim.

Some of the open dates have been filled and a few still open as outlined below. Let me now if you want to take one of these openings.

Cairns Heavy Tackle openings: (all dates are inclusvie)

Sept 26 – Oct 3 Starting in Cairns and finishing Cooktown AU$2750 (US$2500) per day special, one my favourite and most productive times of the year.

Oct 12 – Oct 15 inclusive 4 days Cooktown to Cooktown

Nov 4 – Nov 9 inclusive 6 days Cooktown to Cooktown inclusive

Nov 16/17 Cooktown to Cooktown or Lizard Island

Nov 21 – Nov 25 Cooktown to Cairns

Dec 10 – ? Mackay/Bundaberg to Gold Coast -via Lady Musgrave/ even outer reefs – light tackle, heavy tackle, snorkelling, a fun week away from work!!! $2000 per day , up to 3 guests all inclusive. Lots of options, great weather and good fishing.

Mid Dec Gold Coast to Yamba via Byron Bay, Ballina 3- 6 days light and heavy tackle fishing. $2000 per day

Capt Tim Richardson


For more info on any of these openings please contact me by email at Tim@TraditionCharters.com or intl 61 427 758768 or in Australia on 0427 758768