Hasn’t been too much to report on of late with Christmas break etc. Back into the swing of things now although the weather presents a problem at the moment with strong Westerlys and a very active monsoon trough.

Have had clients arrive today from the States to get into some blue marlin fishing – though with the weather as it is, we have decided to fly to Port Stephens tonight to fish with good mate Tim Dean on the Calypso. Apparently the fishing’s been great with Tim catching 7 from 7 yesterday. Look forward to getting into some good action.

Early January and late December saw good fishing for yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish, Spanish mackerel and trevallies.

My trip north with Japanese clients prior to Christmas, popper fishing and barramundi fishing was a great trip. Plenty of GT’s around the reefs off Lizard Island. 1 memorable catch was 2 x 20+lb coral trout on the same popper (one on each treble). The barramundi fishing at Ninnian Bay was unusually tough. The strong East & North East winds made conditions less than ideal. This always makes barra fishing from the rocks quite hard. We still managed to catch some good fish though with the biggest barra around 86cm.

Hopefully on my return, the weather will have improved and I can get stuck into the light/medium tackle fishing from Cairns again. Will keep you posted.