With one of our club boats tagging 67 marlin at Fraser Island on the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and with bad northerlies forecast at home but better the further north you went we decided on a quick hit and run to Hervey Bay in James’ boat. Fishing Rooneys Point in the afternoon Dan Smith (no relation) hooked this little black marlin of about 7kg in 8m of water on 6kg line after missing one a half hour earlier. The 6kg line was way overpowering for the little guy and we had him tagged in no time and idled over to the beach which was 50m to swim him for release.
Another boat beside us got one as well and missed about another four. They should be there until Christmas now.