New Year was welcomed along with the early arrival of Blue Marlin.
First contacts were lost, one after 5 hours on 24kg tackle!
The first official Blue was tagged & released from the Bay of Islands on 7th January and the biggest so far weighed in at 566lbs.
The best Stripey so far has been a fat fish of 317lbs and, on the 14th January, the best Yellowfin pulled the scales down with a thump to a fantastic 204lbs!
This is the biggest YFT for 24 years and very close to the National Record of 209 lbs.
We are currently feeling the effects of the diminishing tail-end of a tropical cyclone.
Whilst this will push in more of the fabulous blue water, it has also meant another frustrating spell for boats tied up unable to get out.