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Living the dream
November 24, 2022

Living the dream

It feels so long since we’ve been marlin fishing – here’s some footage from March that we hadn’t previously released. It’s more like reliving the dream! We’re really looking forward to our move to Brisbane next month, and fishing on the way up, and the amount of fishing we’ll do out of the Gold Coast once we’re there....

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Bermi to Melbourne
April 10, 2022

Bermagui to Melbourne

After fishing for a week with Jacqui on the boat from Bermagui, Jacqui and I then had to bring the boat home to Victoria. We didn’t have great weather for that week, and we didn’t catch a marlin. With just the two of us left, the weather window to get home looked awesome, so took it very slowly, trolling the whole day from Bermagui back South. We had just about given up on Jacqui catching a marlin this season, when we saw this on the screen: Then we hooked up – the......

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early season tuna
January 22, 2021

Early season tuna

In early January, there were hundreds of small school bluefin tuna straight out the front of the Port Phillip Bay heads, stretching West along to Barwon Heads. They were in very close, and the large schools were clearly visible in the swell and on the surface. But they just were not eating! They would not take lures, whether trolled or stick-bait. Those who were spear fishing could do well, if they could see them in the water. We were luck enough to have a couple of these early season tuna. When we......

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Refuge cove
December 30, 2020

Refuge Cove

With COVID-19 lockdowns throughout 2020, we really hadn’t taken the boat out much or explored the Victorian coastline.So in the break between Christmas and New Year, we took the dogs for a trip to Refuge Cove for a couple of nights. It was their first time on the boat without being able to get off for a couple of days, so it was a good chance to see how they coped. Refuge Cove was a day trip from Queenscliff, on the Eastern side of Wilson Promontory. It can only be got to......

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Record hunting
June 08, 2020

Record hunting

When fishing under the Game Fishing Association rules, you can fish line for certain types of fish with a particular line class, and go record hunting. Head here to check out all the Australian and State records. This is currently what we are doing for Jacqui, but made the mistake of not being certain of what the record was that needed to be beaten! Here are the current Victorian females records for Southern Bluefin Tuna: On 4kg line – 23 kg (this is also the Australian record) On 6kg line – 21.52kg......

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Marlin in 2020

The start of 2020 has seen us sell our house, move into a rental, help with the logistics around the human resources for the Victorian bushfires, then buy a new boat, driver the boat down from Sydney to Batemans Bay, and then sell our old boat. Then COVID-19 hit, just after the March long weekend. So this is what we’ve been able to do so far this year, and some of our fishing and the marlin caught in 2020 …...

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February 23, 2020

The New Just One More

At New Years Day, we had our last trip on the Sailfish S8, at Port Fairy. Then our house sold, and we moved into a rental property. We used the proceeds of our house to buy the next Just One More – a 50′ Riviera. We picked it up on the Australia Day long weekend from Sydney, and drove it down to Batemans Bay over two days. We caught a marlin on the first day! I installed my homemade leaning post straight away. Then we caught another marlin on our third day.......

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2019 in review
January 11, 2020

2019 in Review

What a year 2019 was! Not as much quantity of fishing as we would have liked. But the quality of fishing was great, and we ticked off some big goals this year. Have a watch:...

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Changing our boat
December 01, 2019

Changing our boat

We have had a dream for about five years now, and it’s coming together – hence we are changing our boat. We have had our Sailfish S8 for 3 years, and it has served us well. But our dream is to cruise around Australia, fishing. The Sailfish is not big enough to live on. We have always had a larger flybridge cruiser in mind for doing our trip. We have also sold our house, and moving into a rental for 12 months. So we should be on track to start our trip......

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