The cooler weather has come early this year and I’m looking forward to a good upcoming light tackle season. 

The Top Shot is out of the water at the moment for an extensive engine room refit with new Yanmar engines and Twin Disc gear boxes going in.   This should provide the Top Shot with excellent reliability, fuel efficiency and speed.

The fishing prior to coming out of the water was good with catches of Northern bluefin tuna, Spanish mackerel, coral trout and reds.  I’ve had a couple of shots at small sails when mackerel fishing but haven’t been able to convert as yet.

Have been away barra fishing once so far with a couple of great fish of 1.22 m & 1.27 m.    Looking forward to doing a couple more trips before the marlin season.