Category Archives: 2011 Cairns Marlin Season

1st October 2011 What a Day!!!

Hello Folks

Well the last day of Dave McPhearson’s charter arrived and we moved down to the middle ribbons.  Dave was collecting a few nice fresh baits on the way. The 2 knots of southerly set, pushed me down there in no time and I reached one of my favorite big fish points right on top of the tide. Just as I made my first turn there she was, the bite was spectacular and after 30 minutes of some great jumps and deep fights we had our first fish over 1000lb for the season. It is so great catching BIG fish on perfect days. Dave was over the moon and put the iceing on a already great trip.

A little more effort produced a small 200lb’er and I was very happy with the day but than nearly right on the mark where we got the first large fish a monster appeared and engulfed the Scaley Mackerel. After a hard 45 minute fight we had a fish that was truly a giant on the leader. It was one of the largest fish I have seen, what a day!!! Dave was exhausted and we got a early mark and headed for Cooktown.

Dave got 5 fish for his trip, and 2 over the 1000lb mark. He was a very happy boy.