AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL SEASON
- LOTS OF FISH. BEST SINCE EARLY 2000
- 3 GRANDERS
- TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
- GREAT WEATHER
We had a ball this season. Brett drove for the full season for the second year in a row, after being co Skipper the previous two. He has done a long apprenticeship, doing his first Cairns season in 1993. In fact in 2002, when the late Geoff Ferguson retired as Skipper of “Mistress”he recommended that Brett take over saying “he`s very very good and he`s going to get even better”. Geoff was correct. Brett puts in the effort, is in the Tower all day, fishes late,finds fish, and does a great job of driving on them.
Johnathon Lawrence from Alabama was No 1 Deckhand and Troy Ilic, and Rodney Van Der Heide split theNo2 role.Johnathon fishes Texas, the Bahamas,Florida, and South America, and he is right up with the best as a Deckhand.His baits are first rate,tackle never fails, and he can hang on to anything, but also more importantly knows when to let go.
Johnno is also a Computer wiz; he made edited, captioned Dvd`s incorporating both stills and video (From the 3 fixed cameras,Hatcam, and handhelds) set to music of our Tournament participation; for each Charter Party, and of the whole season.
Johhno assures us that he will be back next season, and we will be delighted to have him on the boat again
The season started early this year. The Boats that were fishing were catching fish all along the Reef from early September.