A list of the 1985 Cairns Professional Marlin Charter Fleet.
1984 / 1985 Club Committee list
The fish that started it all. The first thousand pound black marlin caught off Cairns by Richard Obach on September 25, 1966. The news of this capture spread like wildfire and Cairns soon became the black marlin capital of the world!
More details about the fish that started it all – the thousand pound black marlin caught by Richard Obach on September 25, 1966.
Several more big fish recorded during this period including a black marlin for Eddie Seay on 50lb that weighed 1124lg – a remarkable effort from a small boat and the 10th 1000lb fish caught off Cairns.
Images for 1965 – 1969 including the first 1200lb fish weighed at Cairns. The fish weighed 1208lbs for Basil Mitchell.
Images for 1965 – 1969 including the first 1200lb fish weighed at Cairns. The fish weighed 1208lbs for Basil Mitchell
Cairns GFCs first International Tournament 1968 – 28 US fisherman travelled to Cairns to compete in the Southern Cross Fishing Championship.
Including some nice fish for club leading benefactor Helen Brown in 1968.
More big fish including a 1137lb black marlin for Peter Goadby in 1968 and a 1157lb black marlin for Bill Dickens, also in 1968.