Cairns, Aus – 33rd Grander of the Year

Grander Black behind Mistress

Cairns, Australia – Capt. Brett Alty on the Mistress released a 1,000 lbs Black Marlin with Barry Alty behind the reel. Once again, the boys managed to get this one to the boat in short order.

This is the 3rd Grander of the Year for Mistress and the 21st for the fleet fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

Congratulations to the Alty’s for another impressive fish!


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  1. Sanford 'Beamer' Green says

    Wow! Congrats to Captain, crew and angler!

    Third Grander of the year for Mistress and one has to wonder just when it becomes the expected rather than the surprise.

  2. Good work Brett, Baz, Rocket and boys! Having a ripper of a season.

    • Thanks Smithy. Rocket went back the day before. I have a mate from WA on board with Johnno, Brett, and I. I got out of the chair to tag it. Easy Fish. 4mins 40secs.

      We are having a Blinder season. Won the Yorkeys Tourny; 2nd and Champion Angler in the Port Douglas, and 3 Granders so far.

      I`m on a strike to tag ratio of around 90%. Must have learned something over all these years.


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