After some great fishing with Adrian on days 10-14 November, we cut the trip short and headed back to safe anchorage in Cooktown a couple of days earlier than anticipated with gale winds predicted. A first for a marlin season in many years that we’ve had to cancel days due to bad weater and we haven’t experienced a cyclone in these waters in November since 1977. Cyclone Guba is expected to cross the coast well north of Cooktown tonight.

I headed out today with Kiwi angler John Boocock and mates in fairly breezy conditions though expecting good fishing. We’ve headed to the middle Ribbons once again and will make our way South and finish in Cairns on Friday.

Will let you know how I’m going tomorrow afternoon with report posted.