Reef off to a flyer!

Captain Billy Billson on the Viking II reports some fantastic fishing the first few days of the season – with seven bites in the first three days of fishing.  First fish released was a 150 black, but after a few more “rats” British angler Tim Lonsdale released a 950 – largest fish we’ve seen in Australia this year!  Reports of an 800 on the same boat but we haven’t confirmed that with the Captain.  One thing’s for sure – these won’t be the largest we’ll see!

A few other blacks being caught, to 700 pounds…we’re all hoping this is a harbinger of fantastic things to come!

Pics to come…

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of billfishreport.com and granderwatch.com. Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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