Sydney offshore fishing grounds offer some of Australia's best
gamefishing that provides a variety of hard-fighting species.
Blue, Black and Striped Marlin are all available from November
through to May each year. The cooler months of the year offer
large Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sharks.
skipper, Hovig, practices and actively encourages 'Tag and Release'
for all species of marlin. Alongside is a beautiful Striped
Marlin that is about to be released. The yellow tag can be clearly
seen left of the gills along the lateral line. The tag has a
unique numerical identifier that records the angler, date and
location of capture, approximate size of the fish, and the name
of the vessel.
left is a fine example of a prime Yellowfin Tuna, weighing in
at 56Kg. These are very tough, tackle-busting fighters that
will challenge the skill of any angler. Techniques used to catch
these torpedoes are trolling and cubing.
Alongside is an excellent 69.5Kg Yellowfin Tuna caught by Phil Penan on 13 August 2011. We are currently having outstanding success with each trip, averaging three large Yellowfin per trip!