A Trip To Remember 2010

Saturday 12th June 2010,

At 10.00am, the word was out,''get to the boat,''
if we leave early we can arrive at the
good fishing grounds nice and early Sunday morning.

The trip north was very smooth and with a couple of cold ones,
it made sleeping very easy.

The few that were still asleep on arrival awoke to the sound of the anchor,
upon reaching the deck they found a couple of the guys had already
dropped a line over and were on straight away,

Coral Trout the best flavour right off the bat!

The skipper.''Dean'' had a knack of setting the anchor
right on top of the fish every time, knowing this, some
of the older guys didn't even leave the
Booby Bird(mother ship)all week.

The night time fishing was well worth our while,
some finding it hard to drag themselves off to bed.

Friday 23rd June was glassed out,the real Queensland weather
''beautiful one day perfect the next'',
one more fishing session before we headed back to Gladstone.
We all knew we had to be back to the mother ship by 12 noon,
but it was extremely hard to leave the fish that were biting,
some guys could not stop!

The most fish caught were Coral Trout and Spanish Mackerel .

The weeks winners were:

  • Rod Curl with a 26.6kg Spanish Mackerel

  • Daniel Piercy with a 10.6kg Red Emperor & 1.8kg Parrot fish

  • Scott MC Kay with a 3.8kg Coral Trout

  • Tory Blay with a 2.9kg Sweet Lip

  • Rob Scrivener with a 2.88kg Spangled Emperor

  • Tim Blay with a 0.8kg Cod
Steadfast Structures donated a,''Champion Anglers Jacket''
which went to:
Tim Blay of Coff's Harbour with 156 points,
closely followed by Darren Piercy of Canberra with 144 points.
Young 12 year old Jacob Blay from Coff's Harbour came 6th with 110 points
(normally gives his dad Tim a good run for his money).

Steadfast Structures also donated the,''Heaviest Fish Jacket'' won by:
Rod Curl for his Spanish Mackerel.

The stand out fish for the week being Daniel Piercys
10.6kg Red Emperor and he got the,''Red Emperor perpetual Trophy''
donated by Bob & Sheryl Southwell.

We also had 3 speros,''Mick, Sav and Tory'' if they had entered their fish in our fun competition, it would have given the comp a good nudge, not to mention the feed of crayfish they supplied us with, that was cause for lots of thanks to the fella's!

The trip on board the Booby Bird was one to remember, Stuart & Bunny must be very proud of their crew, Dean(Skipper), Fabian(Cook), Derick & Rohan(Dickie's). These four guys are a credit to the boat and the owners, they made our trip a memorable week of fishing, also hooking the new guys with thoughts for next year.

Thank you to the Booby Bird owners and Crew, your help and efforts were truly remarkable.

Cheers for now,

Written by: Mick Toovey
Photos by : Mick Toovey