Archives for December 2005

Merry Christmas 2005

Ho Ho Ho

The year is drawing to a close and all of us at Kanimbla Charters would like to thank all our clients for their company during the year and to wish you a Merry Christmas.
We trust that Santa has lots of presents that look like long rod shaped things and round reel type things and wierd jiggly trolly things in his Sack for you all!
We look forward to your company next year.
Our office will be closed from the 19th -31st December as we celebrate Christmas with our families.
Many of you are aware that Kanimbla will be having new main engines, shafts, propellors etc. etc.etc.$$$$ during our yearly refit, for anybody interested we will post some pics of our progress from January 9th 2006. Charters will recommence February 15th.

Miss Wistari

3rd -13th December 2005

10 days of spectacular weather brought guests from USA, Japan, Puerto Rico and homegrown Aussies on a 10 day charter to the Coral Sea Reefs of Saumarez, Kenn and Wreck in search of the world record pelagic species and some fine table fish. These remarkable fishermen don’t idly troll from the safety of boats, but descend on just a breath to depths of 30-35metres, before finding, aiming and capturing their prey- First class athletes displaying grace and agility in a sometimes hostile environment. This photo of Mike(Aussie) courtesy of Kelvin Aitken/

Mike R.
The visablity in the Coral Sea seems almost unlimited – on an average day 30-40meters!

Kurt\'s Job Fish Tom\'s Barracuda

One of the most sought after fish by the Blue Water Hunters is the DogToothed Tuna! … Stealth and Cunning… it takes a similar trait in a diver to land one. Last year, Bernie Finnerty from the US speared a magnificent 81kg ‘Doggie’. Bernie was with us again this year albiet, with some stiff competition. Here’s Mike’s and Jose’s effort.

Mikes Tuna Jose\\\'s Tuna

Ron (USA) landed this fantastic 75kg Doggie…if you think this looks big, here is an underwater shot courtesy of Kevin Aitkin/

Ron & Buddy John.U/W Tuna

But the winner and ultimately NEW WORLD RECORD HOLDER!!! was Eric (Puerto Rico) who landed this 84.5kg’s courtesy of Kelvin Aitken/

World Record 1Weight

World Record Congratulations Eric

19th -26th November 2005

Newcomers from Sydney enjoyed a great week of fishing, finishing up with a day swimming and snorkelling around Heron Island.

Dave Evans Gang Sample catch Free Fish Market!

This pic of aDolphin Fish highlights its beautiful colouring… a shimmer of yellow and blue. Likewise, the golden glow from this Red Emperor is quuite stunning.

Dolphin Fish Red Emperor Glowing

Here are just a few examples of the great week Dave’s Gang enjoyed.

Shiny Spaniard Spangled SweetlipMore Trout 4Sweety