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Australian Marine Parks Draft Management Plans

Australian Marine Park users are invited to have their say on the Draft Management Plans that were released yesterday.  The deadline for feedback is 20 September, 2017. According to Sally Barnes, Director of National Parks, five draft management plans have been released for the 44 Australian Marine Parks that are managed by Parks Australia. These […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



NQ Juvie Black Marlin

Following up from their win at the Lucinda comp, Bernard Tracey fishing with Mutta again on his boat Electrocution was on a mission to put 11 year old Keira onto her first black marlin. Well done Keira!!! Bernard said that despite the good fishing at the comp it was a harder day on the water […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Lucinda Light Tackle Tournament Report

2017 J& B MARINE LUCINDA LIGHT TACKLE TOURNAMENT Ingham Rod & Reel Club’s Lucinda Light Tackle Tournament was held over the weekend with 8 boats competing. Tournament report below from TGFC’s Renee McKenzie who fished onboard Quick Bill. While the weather was a little worse than ordinary on Saturday with plenty of rain and gusty […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Weekend Sked 17 July

Batemans Bay By all reports there are more stripies around than SBT around Sydney at the moment. Not a bad compromise though if you ask me! Scott Lee fished out of Batemans Bay on the Salt Shaker Sunday and after spending the morning snapper fishing for no joy headed out to the edge knowing that […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Small Fry Grand Slam & more wacky Gulf

Exmouth Small Fry Grand Slam Report from EGFC and Tackleworld’s Jeni Gate of youngster Zac Owens of Mindarie, on holidays with his Dad Scott and Brother Jake, and just 7 years old who caught this pending striped marlin record this week. Not only that but he also released two black marlin and a sailfish in […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Good fishing Sunny, Gold Coast & Townsville

Gold Coast Capt. Ross McCubbin reports still good fishing off the Goldy over winter with boats seeing up to 5 a day blues as well as plenty of stripes. Out on Reel Busy with at 160kg blue for virgin Marlin angler David  and a 60kg stripe for Craig. Ross said they also straightened hooks on […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Light tackle black marlin in Townsville

(For those looking for the report from the weekend in Cairns, it’s the next post here.) Townsville GFC club boats enjoyed the weekend club pointscore on the water at Cape Bowling Green. These are the number of tags for each boat over the two days: Bite Me – 8 (6 black marlin 2 sailfish) Black […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Light tackle black marlin hot in Cairns

Updated below to include Sunday’s fishing results! Well we said that Cairns anglers were waiting for a break in the weather to target the juvenile black marlin that have been showing up and the last two days certainly provided them the opportunity and more! Ian Ziebell’s Thirsty led the way with an 11-10-8 while targeting […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Fishing Cairns – the big fish numbers & season availability

Thinking of fishing the Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season? You should! For many fishermen and women the Cairns marlin season is a bucket list fishery. For many others, its somewhere you fish as often as you can – whether that be every season, or every several years. The main big marlin season off Cairns runs […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.



Gold Coast winter’s a winner & wayward swords

Taking advantage of some nice weather in SEQ over the long weekend and also getting amongst the fish, Nathan Douglas sent me a report from Capt. Russell Caphorn’s Kaizen.  Nathan reports a 3-2-2 straight lining the boat home from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba with 220lb and 350lb blues and also missing a bite from a […]

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© Kelly Dalling Fallon 2005-2016.