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Townsville – 29 August 2012



Gorilla headed out east of Townsville today. The small Black Marlin bite started early with two released by around 10am. By the end of the day the tally was 3 Black Marlin, 4 nice sized Spanish Mackerel and 3 big Queenies.

850 pound Marlin caught at number 8 Ribbon Reef



Gorilla Game Fishing enjoyed a stellar day recently with two black marlin tagged and released. The 850 pound black marlin was caught at number 8 Ribbon Reef on 20th of September by David Denneen. We estimated the Black Marlin to be about 850 pounds.The fish was wired by Statue (Mark Stephenson) with crew of Skipper [...]

Port Douglas Marlin Challenge with Gorilla Game Fishing



Last November Gorilla participated (and came runner-up in) the inaugural Port Douglas Marlin Challenge. Here is a link to the video promoting the 2011 Port Douglas Marlin Challenge which includes some really great footage taken last year – including plenty of action shots of Gorilla. For more information about the 2011 Port Douglas Marlin Challenge, [...]

Gorilla Game Fishing in the deep freeze



On 24 May Gorilla left Sydney for the Gold Coast. After an uneventful trip she was hauled out at Assegai Marine at Horizon Shores for the annual anti foul and maintenance. Previous trips had shown a need for more freezer space, so Barry Martin at Assegai is building and fitting an additional freezer unit. Gorilla [...]

Broken Bay Game Fishing Club – Point Score Event



Gorilla fished the Broken Bay Game Fishing Club Sunday point score on the 9/01/11 and caught and tagged 2 striped marlin of about 50 to 60 kg’s….one to regular angler ” Chuckie” and the other to great friend “Nobby”….we went out with 9 on board and laughed our heads off all day…a really good fun [...]

Gorilla returns to Pittwater after very successful Heavy Tackle Season



Skipper Brett Thomas has just returned from Port Douglas and safely delivered Gorilla to it’s home port of Pittwater Sydney. A quick tally of the heavy tackle season in Carins and Port Douglas reveals a very successful time spent on the Great Barrier Reef. The fish size stats are very compelling especially in a year [...]

Gorilla Game Fishing places 2nd at the Port Douglas Marlin Challenge 2010



The Gorilla Game Fishing team were proud to compete in the inaugural Port Douglas Marlin Challenge. The competition was hosted by the Port Douglas Game Fishing Club (PDGFC) with all boats berthed at Meridien Marina Port Douglas. The Port Douglas Marlin Challenge was founded by PDGFC president Terry Murphy and was held over four days [...]

Gorilla Game Fishing launches new website



Gorilla Game Fishing is proud to announce the launch of their stunning new website. Designed by well known TV commercial Director (And Gorilla Owner) David Denneen the site was then built by the local team from BoatDeck.com.au. The new website boasts beautifully laid out content with high res images, galleries and video to highlight the [...]

Gorilla Game Fishing Helps Rescue the Rescuers



The game fishing boat Gorilla is an annual visitor to Port Douglas between September and December each year. This year they have decided to give something back to the community that has been a home away from home for the past four years by donating two new GME 27 MHz radios and two Icom VHF [...]