Archives for April 2005

Valediction: Bruce Ross

Sad news earlier this week with the passing of one of our oldest and valued clients. Bruce Ross and his family were the first group to come on a charter when we took over ownership of the Kanimbla at Easter in 1997. He has ventured aboard the Kanimbla every year since as President of the Swains Fishing Club based at the Gold Coast. Bruce had been coming to the Great Barrier Reef since the 1960’s aboard various boats and had wealth of fishing knowledge and great yarns that he graciously shared will all. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

Dave Brown Crew

2nd – 9th April 2005

Yep…the wind keeps blowing, but nothing can stop our avid fishermen from continuing successful catches.

Here are some fine specimens from Dave Browns Crew:
Prize Trevally Great Coral Trout

Missiles of the Coral Sea

A report on our Frederick Reef Charter 16th-23rd March 2005

Frederick Light House

Missiles of the Coral sea

Super Seamen and their quest for the holy grail of fishing- By Bruce Robson The Author & His Cohorts!

During the weeks leading up to our pre-Easter trip all eyes anxiously watched the devastation from a dissipating Cyclone Ingrid. Even when first boarding Kanimbla and greeting other charterers we were not sure of our destination. It was not until Bruce Stobo came on board in the late afternoon and suggested Saumarez Reef as our first stop that we could let out a sigh of relief. Our previous few trips had been only as far as the Swain Reefs due to inclement weather.
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Anchors Aweigh!

Ahoy All!,

Our 2005 charter season is well underway and whilst the wind has been our contant companion for most of March and April, the fish have also been in plentiful supply.

A successful day for Murray Waldon’s Crew (Feb -Mar 2005)

Murray Waldon\\\'s Crew


Some fine catches from Dion Sipple’s Gang (9th -16th March 2005)

A Great Red Emperor!
Mighty Coral Trout!
A Fine Catch!

Dion\'s Tamworth Crew





Col Nixon’s Gang

5th -12th March 2005

Col’s Gang

…and here are 2 of Col’s Fishing Kings with 3 of their Emperors!
2 Emperors

Welcome to SeaWorthy- a blog

Hi everybody and welcome to SeaWorthy- a blog from Kanimbla
Charters. To the uninitiated a ‘Blog’ is short for Web Log or Diary.
They provide a great way of sharing information with friends, clients
and colleagues.

For all our guests that visit us on charter and
here in cyberspace our blog will provide you with a diary of previous
charters, a photogallery and a place where you can share your thoughts,
find new friends and possibly join an existing charter through the
‘comments’ option.

The previous charter diary will be updated
each week with Capt Bruce playing photographer/historian. But just a
word of warning… if you don’t want ALL the details of your charter
broadcast through the blogosphere, please let Bruce know so we can come
to some financial bribe agreement!

For all our budding Hemmingways out there, we invite you to submit your
fishing/ diving stories and photos via email so we may post them for
all to share. Please limit your epics to 300 words.
As this is the beginning of our charter season we would like to introduce you to our crew:

Our Crew

    Your Skippers/ Engineers, well known to most of you, are Garry and Bruce.

  • 1st
    Mate/Cook is Adam. Just about family, Adam has been with us for nearly
    4 years. He spent the early part of this year at TAFE studying for his Skipper and Engineers
    certificate and has passed with flying colours! He will hopeful join Bruce and Garry at the Helm of
    Kanimbla within the next few months.
  • Cook/1st Mate is Deb.
    Already a Skipper and Engineer is brilliant
    in the Galley, the Deck and soon in the Bridge. Deb has been with us
    for nearly a year and has proved a great asset to our team …and Adam!
  • Coxswain
    Cameron has been with us for 2 years, the youngest of our crew, has
    boundless energy and enthusiasm and is always ready to help.
  • Coxswain-
    Ben he’s Master of the filleting knife, Fishing Guru and King of the
    impromptu drum solo. Already a professional musician, Ben has just
    received his Coxswains certificate. A valuable member of the crew, Ben
    has been with us for nearly 2 years.
  • Deckhand- Charlie is
    new to our crew, hailing from NSW South Coast where his family run a
    river charter business. Obviously looking for a better climate and
    better fishing/diving, we welcome Charlie to the fold.

Regards and Fairweather,

Miss Wistari