"Geoff Lamond and I have fished 3 Cairns Black Marlin Seasons together now and as a fisherman, boat man and all round crewman, he rates up there with the best I have fished with. His tackle preparation, all round fishing ability, dedication and professionalism has made for a great team with terrific fishing success over the past few seasons.
I recommend him highly and wish him well fishing as a captain and charter operator in his own right"... Capt Ross Finlayson - 'Top Shot'
"We have had the pleasure of fishing with Geoff both in his capacity as fish-master running the deck of Outer Limits and as the skipper of Outer Limits. Guy has also fished with him in Cairns, Australia. Geoff is thoroughly professional and an accomplished fish-master and was at the helm and on the deck for several of our world record claims.
Should you choose to fish with Geoff you will be making a quality choice.
Good Luck and Tight lines"... Guy & Eryn Jacobsen
"Im still buzzing mate, I had the best of fun... Thank you and Chris for everything, you guys rock . You both have been added to my Bloody good guy's list!!"... Darrell Cottle
"I have had the pleasure of fishing with Geoff Lamond for a number of years primarily in the Far North and Three Kings fisheries which are renown for striped marlin, kingfish, large bass and hapuku among other species.
Several years ago it was as a deckhand and subsequently as Captain on the charterboat Outer Limits, a 48’ Riviera. Geoff is a knowledgeable, talented angler and captain and it’s fair to say he now excels at the art of switch-baiting striped marlin from the magnificent “Arenui”. The great thing about switch-baiting is you get to see so much more of the action compared to lure fishing and it’s all really close and exciting.
Geoff and his team on Arenui are a quality act. His crewmen are excellent company and really know their stuff. It’s always great to get off a charter realising that you have just spent the last few days learning plenty of new tips and techniques that will undoubtedly help your fishing.
A trip on Arenui is a special treat, something to aspire to and worth every cent" [more]... Grant Blair - 'The Fishing Website'
"I booked a boys fishing trip on board Arenui targeting striped marlin... well, we got all we expected and more! We all caught a marlin each and managed plenty of bottom fishing too.
At one stage, Geoff mentioned that one of my mates hadn’t caught his marlin yet, so we decided to up bottom fishing lines and off to get a marlin for my poor deprived mate! Within 2 hours we had caught the marlin and we were bottom fishing again. We all looked at each other and laughed... we couldn’t believe it!
Additional to the stripey’s, we caught bass and kingfish, king terekihi and trev’s. We even got an all night broadbill drift! It was nonstop action and through all of this Geoff and his crew were incredibly organised and calm, making sure if the fish were there we would get ‘em.
Arenui’s performance is incredible, making it a comfortable trip in fairly big swells, not only that being able to back up hard as well when it counted. In addition to that all the Shimano rod, reels and tackle were of a very high quality.
Don’t even think about taking a packed lunch because the quality of food was way more than we would have ever expected, even platters of snack food between meals!
Mark and James were completely focused on all of our needs, I can’t rate this high enough, this was without a doubt the best fishing trip I have ever been on. We're definitely booking another trip!"... Carl Cleverly