"Catching a billfish grand slam is something that seems to be high on everyone's agenda. Why not?" Al says. "It’s a privilege to catch just one marlin but to get all three, especially in your home waters, is as good as it gets. In (New South Wales) we are lucky enough to have all three in prolific numbers, so catching a black, blue and striped is a very real proposition. It usually takes several years of hard work to achieve."