Skipper Bill Billson caught a 507kg grander black marlin at Jenny Louise Shoal, east of Cairns on September 17.
Skipper Bill Billson caught a 507kg grander black marlin at Jenny Louise Shoal, east of Cairns on September 17.

Skipper snags 507kg black marlin

SKIPPER Bill Billson has made an impressive start to the region's black marlin season reeling in the first 507kg grander.

The 31 season captain caught the heavy tackle marlin on Sunday at Jenny Louise Shoal, east of Cairns.

He said it was day one chasing the marlins with Darrell Mann, Glenn Parris and Todd Parris from the Port Hacking Game Fishing Club, when he reeled in the 3.4m (11 foot: 3 inch) fish.

"It was just before 5pm and this really big fish came and ate the bait and was hooked up for about two hours," he said.

"It was a very tough fish, probably one of the hardest I've experienced.

More on this at the Cairns Post

News Corp Australia

Neighbouring farmers help bring fire under control

Neighbouring farmers help bring fire under control

The fire beside the Gregory Highway is “close to extinguished”.

Students top pedallers in state

Students top pedallers in state

Emerald Marist College’s HPV teams nabbed some of the top spots in this year’s...

BBQ ban in our state of emergency

BBQ ban in our state of emergency

'We're experiencing tinderbox-like conditions'