Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Forget the Little Snapper It's Time to Go for the Big 1000lb Marlin

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Forget the Little Snapper It's Time to Go for the Big 1000lb Marlin

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Byline: PETER CHAPMAN Editor

When I first arrived here on the Fraser Coast I wrote a comment piece about my desire to finally get amongst the big fish.

I was swamped with offers to go outside and try my luck but unfortunately so far haven't been able to make the trip.

Well this weekend that all changes as I join Doug Sanderson and his crew for the 2009 Ramada Resort Hervey Bay Game Fishing Classic.

Forget about catching a big snapper - my goal now is to bag a monster Marlin. My dreams have finally become real; it's just a mater of whether I can live up to my expectations.

Doug has already warned me he can be a tough task master so the pressure will be on as this green horn gives an angler's dream a go.

Paul Rosman wrote an interesting article in last Friday's Chronicle on what I can expect during the classic as boats from NSW and Queensland converge on the Bay to try their luck. …

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