Mistress Out of Water for a Well Deserved Major Refit

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Hi all, as some of you may already know Mistress is out of the water and undergoing a major refit.  She is having a big birthday after 12 years of chasing blue and Black marlin along Australia’s east coast from Cairns to the Gold Coast.

On the list are new engines, a new generator, re furnished interior, new LED lighting, and a full paint job.

She is out of the water on the Gold Coast.  Work is being done by Captain Brett and Steve, who was involved in the building of the boat some 13 years ago in New Zealand.  Mistress came out of the water three weeks ago, and already the original engines have been removed, the generator is out and the tower has been removed.  The refit will be completed by August, ready for the Cairns heavy tackle Black Marlin Season.

Progress reports and photos will be posted as they occur.

We still have days available for the Cairns Black Marlin Season so get in quick and be the first to experience fishing on this beautiful vessel, with all her new jewellery .

Tight lines and good fishing………….

Captain Brett Alty

Mistress 2011/2012 Season

Hello and seasons greetings to all…. It’s been another fantastic year for Mistress, her crew & clientele.  Many milestones reached, great times had, awesome fishing for both blue & black marlin, many anglers first time marlin captures and many anglers “bucket list”wishes biggest fish.  Most fish tournament wins and largest morning headaches :) to name a few.  We’ve had great times with all of ou…r guests shared many laughs made new friends and experienced fantastic comraderie.  It’s not always about the fishing but the experience of sharing a common interest and enjoying each and everyones company.  The marlin gods really smiled on Mistress this year with some great achievements.  The Billfish Foundation awarded me the “Top Release Captain Black Marlin in the Pacific Ocean” and the “Top Release Captain Blue Marlin in the Pacific Ocean”.  I would like to thank all the anglers involved in the releasing of these marlin and my crew for a fantastic effort.  Mistress Owner Barry received many awards this year.  He was given the priviledge of being awarded the IGFA Gil Keech Award (outstanding achievement in the fields of heavy tackle angling), The Billfish Foundation awarded him the “Top Release Angler in the Pacific Ocean for both Blue & Black Marlin”, The Queensland Game Fishing Association (QGFA) awarded him the “Top Release Angler 2011/2012” for the most tagged and released billfish to name a few.  Congratulations and thanks Bazza. I would personally like to thank all of my crew (in no particular order): “Rocket” Van Der Heide, Jonathan Lawrence, Mick Stewart, Daniel Cartwright, Kayne Roberts, Chase Lake Companies for their support this year: Hella Marine, Larva Lures, Hookem Fishing Australia, Wellsys Tackle, Kelly (Dallon) Falling & the Black Marlin Fishing Blog and my finance Alisa Schofield and her massive effort to coordinate the bookings and all that goes with it, my step kids Jake & Mackenzie and last but not least “MISTRESS”.  Thank you girl for handling everything that has been asked of you this year! Merry Christmas everyone and I look forward to catching up with you again soon.  Tight lines Captain Brett Alty

Mistress on a 450lb Blue Marlin – Fraser Island

Mistress caught a 450lb Blue Marlin yesterday with a Larva Lure off the coast Fraser Island for first time angler James Ross.  His first time marlin fishing and jumped off another shortly after in a 2 hour fishing session. Hoping to see more on the trip up north to the Black Marlin fishing grounds.

Barry Alty awarded Champion Angler Overall 2011/2012

The Queensland Game Fish Association Inc. (QGFA) has awarded Barry Alty with the “Champion Angler Overall” for the most tagged & released billfish for 2011/2012.  He was awarded a sensational trophy by the QGFA during the last QGFA AGM, in Mooloolaba, that was graciously accepted on his behalf by the Gold Coast Game Fish Club Inc. attendees.  Barry’s efforts & achievements for Queensland Game Fishing this year have not gone unnoticed and he is duly deserving of this award.