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