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Joining us on this trip are Canadian anglers Craig Moffat and Eben Stovel and their lucky fishing gnome Grimble Crumble. He's justified his trip to the Great Barrier Reef so far, with a black marlin on each of the first two days of the trip.

This small one was ambitious in taking the big bait but managed it and became Craig's 1st black marlin.

Day two produced another one for Craig. This 400lb-er came in lit up and trucking at 100 miles an hour, swam right past the scad and the rainbow runner on the shotgun and crashed the big bait (one of two traded with Reel Chase for ice – both of which have resulted in marlin, need any more ice Capt Jim?). Craig had a serious fight on his hands this time but handled it well. The fish was tagged and released in great shape.

Day three and Grimble Crumble was plumb tuckered out from all the action, helping Capt Jared raise six fish including Eben's 1st black marlin and this one which Craig got all the way to the boat where the bill wrapped leader finally wore through.

The fourth and final day saw a slump and as every captain knows, you're only as good as your last fish. By late afternoon the blame game was in full swing and having taken all the credit for days one to three, Grimble Crumble was the main suspect. And what better punishment for poor performance than to rig a hook to him and throw him out to swim with the baits...

Alas, no result and Grimble Crumble lives to fish another day...

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