We predicted tuna in September and for once the crystal ball worked when on the weekend Billfisher and Broadbill caught a swag.

On Saturday Billfisher taught me a fishing lesson when they caught them all and I couldn't get a bite and then on Sunday it was my turn when we caught some reasonable fish to around 23 kg. All our anglers were tuna virgins and had a ball even despite some unusually sloppy conditions and big swells.

Double hook ups were common and the fun was continuos, bearing in mind we only fished on the cubes for two hours on account of the time it takes to get there and then back home, but if you load up with a good catch, then it's worth it I guess….Where are the "Glory Days" when we used to catch them at the Peak bring them back I say!

I know you want me to tell you exactly where we caught the fish, but for safety reasons I will not…Both Glenn or myself will never encourage small trailer boats to go to the Badlands if there were a disaster of any kind we don't want that on our consciences.

The trip home took 4 hours but once inside the shelf the seas settled and it was a beautiful afternoon

We also caught 9 striped tuna … they are salted down for our snapper trips in Spring to the southern Grounds. There are still a few of those big bumpies to catch before the summer currents kick in.

I will be putting up a full report with photos off Billfisher on www.gamefishingcharters.com.au follow this link To Fishing Reports.

These tuna will stay with us now through to November and as the currents change will come in closer

Fish Species: Yellowfin Tuna
Bait Used: pilchards
Tackle Used: 30 lb test
Method Used: chumming
Water Depth: 1000 fathoms
Water Temperature: 19 degrees
Wind Direction: light east
Wind Speed: 15 knots

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About The Author: Ross Hunter

Company: Ross Hunter's gamefishingcharters p/l

Area Reporting: sydney

Bio: Father and son Captains Ross and Glenn Hunter operate their most respected gamefishing vessels Billfisher and Broadbill out of Sydney and Pt Stephens (approx 100 nm north of Sydney)They have been professional skippers for 20 years and have pretty much caught or hold records for most gamefish caught in our waters. The species are blue, black and striped marlin, spearfish,wahoo, mahis then in winter gut busting yellowfin, bluefin and makos.Some of their achievements can be viewed on their excellent web site www.gamefishingcharters.com.au They specialize in marlin in the summer and yellowfin in the winter. Catches of up to 21 marlin in a day have been recorded.

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