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Sam William’s comments on Deano & Darrens recapture

Sam was delighted to hear of the recapture, here are his thoughts all the way from Hawaii. That's a good recapture to show that Mooloolaba is an important ground for the juvenile blacks when they are not moving south. It's a funny question why some fish don't move...

Busy week & Club Marine Rally Weekend

  Well it is winter however no one told the billfish apparently. After a great general meeting on Tuesday night the race to the finish line between Misty, Catapult and Reel Capture went  up a gear through to the weekend until the weather interfered. For the week...

Deano & Darrens Black Marlin Recapture

On March 24th Deano Bartleson on "One Way" tagged a solo Black Marlin on the 18 mile, chuffed with the solo release Deano headed home. Most of us would think the 12kg Marlin would jump in the current and head south. On the 5th of June fellow SCGFC member Darren Lee...

Dan Smiths 245kg (540lb) Blue Marlin

  Dan Smiths Blue that recently died off Cape Moreton, the fish took his Lumo "Smithy's" lure and dived 300m without jumping before dying. Over 3 hours later the fish was bought to the boat and eventually weighed 540lb. Dan always tries to release billfish...

Catapult – June 2014 – Black & Sail

Video from club member Paddy Dimond from 3rd June 2014. Black and Sail on 6kg line class. Angler: Jay Graham Deck: Lachlan Tuckwell Skipper & Production: Paddy Dimond

Warm Water Still Streaming Down

  The warm current is still streaming in along Teewah Beach and cutting across the Sunshine Coast 12 -18 mile grounds with plenty of Sails and Micro Blacks mixed in. The Noosa wide and Cape Moreton wide Grounds look likely for a Blue, Striped Marlin should become...

1st of June rolls around along with the Billie’s

Yesterday saw the bite continue and several club boats hit the water start the new month with a bang. A mixture of Sailfish & Black Marlin were encountered including several micro Black Marlin that escaped throwing baits due to their punitive size. Top boat for...

A real mixed bag to keep us all keen

Paddy fished 27 08 and missed a Black while Never Home got a solid Blue beside them over the weekend. Deano found slimies on the 18m and Bryce got a previously tagged Black boat side before it jumped into the bowrail and cracked off. Reelhunter got 2 Sails and a Micro...

Black Marlin Bulletin – April 2014

Attached is the latest edition of the black marlin bulletin where we, ‘report on the steady numbers of juvenile black marlin samples taken along the east coast of Australia, from Southeast Queensland to Port Stephens together with Western Australian anglers impressing with record numbers of fin clips taken during the AIBT and Gamex tournaments.