(First report of the season)

Headed out this morning from Cooktown with Brooke & Frank from the U.S. who are with me for 5 days and hoping for continued good fishing.

Have just finished a great 8 day charter with regular South Aussie anglers Larry, Webbo & Peds where we caught 5 marlin and 1 900lber on 80lb stand up that got away after 1.5 hours. Estimated : 1 x 750lb / 1 x 500 lb & 3 smaller fish.

September this year was unseasonally slow for everyone and inconsistent right across the reef, having to be at the right place/right time, with slim pickings ……….. possibly due to lower than usual water temps and calm conditions.

The tougher than usual Sept fishing didn’t detract from the great time had with anglers Randy, Doug and Lee from the States and the fantastic services of Dave & crew on mothership, The Boss.

Ishi…….. we’ll see you again in November for some more fly fishing frustration!!

We are currently fishing the middle Ribbon Reefs with 20-25 knots of wind expected this afternoon and to continue the next few days, providing reasonable fishing conditions ahead!

Photos / Videos to be posted soon.