About Peter Bristow

Capt. Peter Bristow has a total of 55 years experience of commercial and sport fishing. In 1968 he moved to Cairns, Australia to begin work on Big Game fishing vessels. The following year he built the ‘Avalon’ a 38 foot sportfishing boat and operated out of Cairns for 23 years.

By 1976 his boat had caught 1000 Giant Black Marlin.

By 1991 he had boated 51 Blacks over 1000 lb. (Largest 1323 lb). He had tagged, boated or released almost 2000 Giant Blacks and accrued numerous World and Australian records.

In 1992 He took the Avalon 2,000 miles to Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, in the central west Pacific. Together with George Bransford he formed the Pohnpei Deep Sea Enterprises Inc. They operated the Avalon for 4 years under the Australian flag.

1996 found him selling the Avalon after 27 years of operation and moving to the UK. He found the ‘Katherine B’ and commenced a total refit.

Because he is at heart a biggame fisher, he shipped the Katherine B to Madeira to start a sport fishing venture.

He has since formed FISH MADEIRA – PESCA DESPORTIVA LDA and the ‘Katherine B’ is now maintained as an independent operator.

Profile of Peter Bristow Battling Blue Granders
Profile of Peter Bristow Battling Blue Granders
Gil Keech Award
This was a life time achievement award for fishing Heavy Tackle in Big Game.
Madeira Blue Marlin Trophy
Tribute to Captain Peter Bristow for Services Rendered in Defense of Responsible Recreational Fishing Big Game
Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame
Peter Bristow was inducted to the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame in September, 2016

 

A SAMPLING OF CAPT. BRISTOW’S FISHING RECORD

BLACK MARLIN

From records of The Cairns Game Fishing Club. (over 900 lbs.)

Weight
Lbs.
Angler Country Date
1231 Sir Wm Stevenson New Zealand 31:10:70
{Australian Record}
910 E. Jay Gould USA 20:11:70
909 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 20:09:71
1021 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 23:09:71
989 E Jay Gould USA 28:10:71
1024 E Jay Gould USA 8:11:71
989 E Jay Gould USA 28:10:71
1271 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 17:10:71
{Australian Record}
1166 S Simmons Australia 11:09:73
1218 D Mead Johnson USA 24:09:73
{Australian & World Record}
1127 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 8:10:73
952 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 9:10:73
1141 E Jay Gould USA 2:11:73
1068 E Jay Gould USA 5:11:73
930 Bob Smith Australia 8:11:73
1024 E Jay Gould USA 11:11:73
973 S D Zuckerman USA 10:09:74
1085 S D Zuckerman USA 14:09:74
1113 John Black USA 20:09:74
903 Don Duncan Australia 29:09:74
1113 H Miller USA 25:10:74
1022 H Bryer USA 7:11:74
980 Jo JO Del Guercio USA 11:09:75
962 S D Zuckerman USA 25:10:75
1004 Jim Perry USA 26:10:75
1087 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 10:10:76
1135 Emilio Botin Spain 14:11:76
1050 Emilio Botin Spain 15:11:76
1014 A Munoz Spain 15:11:76
1040 M Carnegie Australia 18:06:77
1000 E Wortley Australia 14:09:77
1245 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 03:10:77
1179 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 03:10:77
1323 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 18:10:77
1196 Jo Jo Del Guercio USA 19:10:77
1107 Louis De Gamboa Spain 21:10:77
1036 A Huertia Mexico 5:11:77
1151 Lyndon Anderson PNG 22:11:77
922 Herb Kameon USA 6:10:78
1036 Christopher Weld USA 19:10:78
1003 John Tyson USA 21:10:78
937 Don Tyson USA 22:10:78
1015 Randal Tyson USA 31:10:78
948 Buddy Tredeau USA 14:10:79
1122 Don Tyson USA 29:10:79
1194 Christopher Weld USA 21:10:80
1067 Burgess Thomasson USA 24:10:80
1023 Randal Tyson USA 13:11:80
1056 Earl Long USA 25:10:82
1168 Jerry Young USA 28:10:82
975 H Kenner USA 12:10:83
902 H Kenner USA 13:10:83
1254 R Foster USA 17:10:83
1232 B Garnsey USA 22:10:83
Two Granders
1166 B Garnsey USA 22:10:83
same day
926 Raul Gutierrez USA 9:10:84
926 Rick Princenthal USA 21:10:84
1226 Mike Rivkin USA 22:11:85
1014 Mel Pervais USA 18:10:86
937 Raul Gutierrez USA 29:10:86
1025 Raul Gutierrez USA 5:11:86
Records missing 1986-90
1069 Yasuharu Nakajima Japan 10:11:90
1038 Naomichi Morita Japan 23:11:90