Mistress Out of Water for a Well Deserved Major Refit


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

Captain Brett Alty Top Release Captain Black & Blue Marlin Pacific Ocean

Mistress and Captain Brett Alty have received the award for top release Captain Black Marlin Pacific Ocean by the Billfish Foundation.

All of the black marlin were caught in the Cairns Great Barrier Reef heavy tackle Black Marlin season by the guests that chartered Mistress in 2012.

We still have dates/days available for charter for the Cairns black marlin season this year.

With all the pressure being put on the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns fishery by the Green Movements, it is looking quite possible that the marlin fishing fleet will be closed out from fishing for the Giant Black Marlin in this area in the forseable future, so we urge anglers to take the opportunity to book fishing trips now to make the most of the fishing in this area while it is still available.

Captain Brett Alty and Mistress were also awarded the top release captain for Blue Marlin in the Pacific Ocean.

All of these blue marlin were caught on the Gold Coast (1 hour south of Brisbane).  The Gold Coast has always been one of the worlds best blue marlin fisheries, although it is not commonly known.

Captain Brett Alty and Mistress’s best blue marlin day saw 11 blues and one striped  marlin released between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30.


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.