Our last charter with Karl and the boys brought the season to a close, cathching 1 from 2 bites, though we caught a variety of other fish to keep us entertained.

Overall it was a considerably slower year compared to the past 7 that we’ve had, needing to be at the right spot at the right time throughout with some long waits between bites at times.

We caught 53 over 61 days of “heavy tackle” fishing with a range of big fish amongst them, highlight being Martin Hirsch’s which weighed 1102lbs on the 26th October. We caught 2 others which we estimated 950-1050lbs and 13 estimated 700-900lbs.

Other big fish highlights were with Ray Doody’s fish on standup and John Boocock’s mate Peter on the final day of charter.

Am currently fishing 250kms North of Cairns off Lizard Island for GT’s and barramundi, returning to Cairns on the 21st December.