Last season we fished with some great blokes from New Zealand – heres what they had to say!

It’s a different type of big game but still hunting at it’s purest. In late October the High Peak team had a bit of pre-season training on the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Queensland, Australia with Alex and Graham Johnston of Big Game – Dive Fish Film, based out of Cairns.

Here are some images from the trip as captured through the lens of our photography master (and 20 year big game fishing veteran) Craig ‘Horizontal’ Smith.

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Yellowfin Tuna breaking the surface
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Our crew aboard Shikari – Alex and Graham Johnston.
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Two successful spearfishermen…
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The team after a morning snorkel and spearfishing session
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Snorkelling a ‘bommy’
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500lb Giant Black Marlin doing what it does best
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Alex wires a Black Marlin
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Big Black Marlin comes to the boat – Big Game Fishing
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Yellowfin sashimi for lunch
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Simon, very happy
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Fishing doesn’t get much better
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The Pirate telling some tall tales of the ocean while cooking lunch
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The skipper – all concentration
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The Boss and a nice scaly mackerel
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James getting into his work on a 600lb Bronze Whaler
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The fight is on!
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Big Bronze Whaler comes to the boat
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JAHG and his nice Bludger Trevally
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Four lucky anglers behind the heavy artillery
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Hamish and a nice Yellowfin Tuna
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Two Old Salts
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Hamish getting into some work in the chair
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Johnno ‘mid-yarn’
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A happy Carl with tonight’s entree
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Carl with a nice Coral Trout
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Carl and his outstanding Dolphin Fish / Dorado / Mahi Mahi
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Master ‘spearo’ Alex and his monster Coral Trout
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The face says it all.