Archives for November 2008

6th November – 13th November 08

Wally’s Sydney crew braved the elements this week and worked hard for their catches..

30th October – 6th November 08

Absolutely stunning conditions greeted Michaels’s crew and the weather remained perfect all week resulting in excellent catches by all..

18th October – 28th October 08

This 10 day charter took in the delights of Bottom Fishing at the Swains as well as Game Fishing in the Coral Sea..

Once more to Frederick Reef

The never ending quest for fishing’s Holy Grail


On Saturday the 18th of October 2008 an excited group of 18 fishermen gathered on Kanimbla for a 10 day trip to the Coral Sea.  The wind was blowing 25 kts. from the southeast with a forecast that this would continue for a few days.  The decision was made to initially go to Swain Reefs. A choppy ride was experienced to North-West Island but then the swells became smaller and a reasonable sleep was had by most.


Sunday saw us at Abrahams Reef where we got only moderate numbers of red throat emperor and coral trout in the morning.  That afternoon we went to an unnamed reef, where we caught a few fish.  Fish of the day was presented to Allen Pullen [Pud] for a 3.75 kg spangled emperor and also to Sean Cummins for an 8 kg trevally That night we fished in slightly deeper water and caught seven red emperor of which three were kept.  Sean caught an 11 kg red emperor and Arman a 5.8 kg fish, with  Reg catching the third which was a 4.5 kg red emperor.

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11th October – 18th October 2008

The Gympie Gang enjoyed a week away from work fishing at the reef.