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Welcome and G'day

I thought I would take this opportunity to explain the purpose of the Captains blog, put simply it is the multimedia arm of the CSSS website. Like most fishing charter companies this blog acts as a way of keeping you, my valued clients and friends, updated with the latest fishing reports and upcoming CSSS events filled with photos and videos of all the exciting on water action encountered whilst we're out doing what we do best. This blog is also an educational tool, offering my insights into sportfishing techniques and theories. Hopefully by doing so you all will be experts by the time you step onto my casting deck and know exactly what to expect and we all can concentrate on making the most of our time on the water.

There has been plenty going on of late at CSSS, we are gearing up for our big launch, tackle is being ordered, uniforms and merchandise finalised and of course the big-ticket item, my new boat is being built. I will go into more detail on the boat build in a future update. Thankfully I have managed to get out of the office and spend some quality time on the big blue paddock, doing contract guiding for some good friends of mine Nomad Sportfishing; a lot of the photos you see on here I took on these recent charters. For those of you who know me, know this time on the water guiding is essential to keeping "Capt. Harry" sane. Now before I digress too far into the inner workings of my state of mind, god knows none of us have the time, let's get on to the fishing.

This is by no means a detailed report as this update spans a time frame of a couple of months and an area of the reef that stretches from Cape Tribulation to roughly just north of Lizard Island. It is wet season at the moment and we have seen some rain, which in turn has at times made the water dirtier than I would like on the inshore reefs, but we have been able to find clean water on the outer edge. The fishing has been consistent, punctuated with several moments of awesomeness along the way, GT's averaged in the 15-20kg range, a few up around the 30kg mark were boated and a few larger models got the better of us. The Spanish Mackerel have been hit and miss however we are seeing them more regularly of late especially when bait schools are present; their aerial antics when they strike a surface lure is always spectacular and a welcome sight. Up on the flats the usual chaos has ensued with a plethora of species boated such as Coral Trout, Long Nose Emperor, Maori Wrasse and Maori Sea Perch to name a few.

Well that’s it from me for the moment I’ve posted some photos of recent captures, I hope you like them.

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