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Jim Sullivan’s 900lb plus (plus) black marlin video

November 6th, 2012

900lb black marlin for Jim Sullivan

November 6th, 2012

Day 2 of Jim Sullivan’s charter & he was his turn in the chair! Capt AJ weaved his magic & we caught a very nice 900lb plus black marlin for Jim. Swimming along with it was also a nice fish around 600lb. Congrats to Jim.

Next on strike was Jen, John’s wife, & we caught her a 400lb black marlin. Way to go Jen. Three black marlin in two days & 2 around & over the magical 1000lb mark. Capt AJ & the Iona II crew on fire……. Check out Rhino’s pic below & a shot of Capt AJ backing up courtesy of the Mistress …

Jim's 900lb plus black marlin

Jim's 900lb plus black marlin

No we aren't sinking Capt AJ backing up on Jim's 900lb plus black marlin

No we aren't sinking Capt AJ backing up on Jim's 900lb plus black marlin

Video of John Sullivan’s 1100lb black marlin

November 6th, 2012

First 1000lb plus for Capt AJ for the season!!!

November 6th, 2012

We left Cairns Thursday with American clients Jim & Kathleen Sullivan & brother John & Jen Sullivan. Capt AJ certainly pointed the boat in the right direction and caught his grander for the season a 1100lb black marlin for John Sullivan, woo too!! Congrats to John! We also had a bit out of a 500lb black marlin. Great start to their much anticipated trip. Check out Rhinos awesome video & pics …. Also check out our Iona Game Fishing Facebook page for more pics..

Jump shot John's 1100lb black marlin

Jump shot John's 1100lb black marlin

Rhino’s youtube video of Marcus Green’s 550lb black marlin!

October 24th, 2012

550lb seems to be the number so far this year! But we need to double it!!

October 24th, 2012

After the Younan family’s trip we headed out for a day charter on Sunday with Chris & Jade Frazer unfortunately the fish gods weren’t kind to us so we couldn’t produce for the Frazers, sorry guys.

We headed out Monday night from Cairns with Marcus Green, Dave Messenger & Co all ready for an early morning bite yesterday. Just as our patience was running out we managed to catch a 550lb black marlin for Marcus Green. Check out Rhino’s great pics & awesome video.

Capt AJ rockin & rollin in the tower today lets hope the wind brings up some nice big girls…..
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We’re back!

October 17th, 2012

After Capt AJ’s Bali holiday we headed out last week for a 5 day charter but unfortunately missed the big bite, boats reported several black marlin around & over the magical 1000lb mark. We managed to catch 2 small black marlin for the trip.

We headed out from Cairns yesterday with Gold Coasters John, Paul, David & grandson Jacob Younan & friend from Sydney Rob. Capt AJ made the right decision to fish his regular haunt rewarded with a 550lb black marlin for Rob. Some great pics & video from Rhino…

Rob's 550lb black marlin

Rob's 550lb black marlin


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Awesome September fishing but Bali bound for Capt AJ

September 20th, 2012

We’ve proven again September is a very productive time on the GBR off Cairns for all types of fishing, GT’s, black marlin, sailfish & our reef fish. In the 14 days of fishing (& 5 days of that was reef fishing) we raised 9 black marlin, had 6 bites & caught 4, the biggest 500lb. Capt AJ now in Bali having some well earned R&R after a big year with developments & work commitments. We will be back on the reef in October ready to take on the big girls ………

Capt AJ & the Iona II team back on the reef for the 2012 Cairns Season!

September 4th, 2012

Capt AJ, Rhino & Mustard loaded the Iona II last week & headed north with Scott Baker, Tom Dykes & the boys from Port Macquarie. Regular client Scott has had an awesome trip we’ve raised 5 black marlin two were around the 500lb mark, one 400lb, caught 350lb & 120lb and a sailfish. Excellent start to the season & on a full moon & early September. We’ve also started loading the freezers with coral trout & some reds.

We hit Lizard Island on Friday night & ran up Cooks Look on Saturday morning Adam beating his PB of by 1 minute making it in 28 mins! The boys have got 2 more days before we change over stay tuned for the results ………..

350lb black marlin for Tom Dykes from Port Macquarie

350lb black marlin for Tom Dykes from Port Macquarie

Iona II Northward Bound!!! Yeehaa!

June 1st, 2012

Well guys we are now in Townsville. Rhino & Mustard brought the Iona II up to Townsville where Team Scafflink is contracted to a huge job for Sun Metals for the Beroa Company. Rhino & Mustard got amongst the stripeys & blacks on the way up & also caught a few blue eye tuna. Well done guys!

We took all the hard working lads out for a days fishing on Monday to reward them for all their hard yards at the furnace & we caught a few yellowfin tuna & some nice eating reef fish. Good day had by all.

Well guys we will be in Townsville for a month or two so if anyone feels the need for a day’s fishing, the grounds off Townsville are very productive during these months with black marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi, wahoo & tuna. Contact us for our unbeatable rates.

We will be heading north around July for the Giant Black Marlin Season which we are all pumped for. We only have a couple of time slots left due to our very successful & consistent 2011 Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season. So get in quick to confirm a spot it will be an awesome season.

Tight Lines
The Iona Team

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