Ahoy fellow game fishermen, the mighty Superseamen (their choice of superlative) have once again laid claim to some amazing fishing outcomes during a 10 day charter to the Coral Sea. During our most recent 9 day QLD Spawning closure , the Kanimbla set its course to the outer Coral Sea reefs of Frederick, Kenn and Wreck reefs which fall outside of Qld waters into Australian Territorial fishing grounds. Fortunately, the weather proved sufficiently mild enough to attempt a full 10 day charter to these reefs.
This Oceanic Trout isn’t a keeper. A size limit of between 50 – 80cm exist for this species and so the fish was released. There is also a possibility of large carinivores like this trout carrying Ciguatera Toxin , just another reason to return this fish to the sea. This trout IS a keeper.
Some great catches
During the return (29hr) journey a magnificent 60kg Marlin was hooked,landed, photographed & safely released!
More Images from this charter can be viewed at Jason’s Web Site… Yeh Jason!
PS I’m Waiting for your story Bruce R.! And here it is:
SUPERSEAMEN AND THE ISLAND TRIOLOGY-TO GO IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MATTHEW FLINDERS
The possibility of a ten day/three reef adventure on Kanimbla is enough to gladden the heart of any super seaman. Wednesday 26 October 2005 was the date on everyone’s mind and many of us arrived the day before – just to ensure that we could corner the local fishing tackle market prior to departure. As it was closed season for the Great Barrier Reef we knew that, come what may, we had to travel out beyond the Swain Reefs and Saumarez Reef before we could fish in earnest. Fortunately there was no fear of cyclones as the water temperature was a few degrees too low for them to be spawned. Continue Reading »