Peter B. Wright








Peter B. Wright is available for:

Charter Fishing - Australia - October, November, December

Boat Deliveries - Freelance Captain on YOUR boat for instruction in boat handling, angling instruction, or tournament fishing.

Lectures - Inquire about rates for lectures, video presentations for Clubs, or other groups.

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Peter B Wright -Bio

BORN - Patterson, N.J. January 8,1944

Education -
Stranahan High School- Fort Lauderdale - 1961
B.S. Biology - Ga. Tech. 1965
Graduate School - Univ. of Miami 1965-1967 (Marine Biology)
Published "Ecology Of Cyclinella tenuis" in Bulletin of Marine Science Gulf and Caribbean
MBA (finance) - Florida Atlantic Univ. 1972


Peter Wright grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and began working on charter sport fishing boats out of Hillsboro Inlet while still in grade school. From age 11 through high school he fished on weekends and during summer vacations. He first fished in the Bahamas with noted Pompano Beach Capt. John Whitmer at age 11 and fished many marlin tournaments in Bimini throughout high school and college.

In 1967 Wright visited the Antarctic collecting cephalopods (squid and octopus) as chief scientist for the Univ. of Miami aboard a research cruise of the United States Antarctic Research Program. He traveled throughout the South Pacific upon his return to New Zealand and first fished off the Great Barrier Reef in 1968.

Wright has fished every season in Cairns, Australia since 1968. Besides residing in Australia, Wright owned and operated a charter boat in Kona, Hawaii for 5 years. He currently resides in Stuart, Florida between fishing adventures.

Among the waters Wright has fished are Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, Mauritius, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, The Ivory Coast, Bom Bom Island, Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands, Madeira, Puerto Rico , Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, US Gulf and East Coast, Canada’s Maritime Provinces, East and West Coasts of Mexico, Guatamala, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, French Polynesia, Fiji, Hawaii and the Galapagos.reef.jpg - 24669 Bytes

As a captain Wright has caught more marlin over 1,000 pounds than any captain or angler in history and has won dozens of tournaments and guided his clients to numerous records. These include the Australian men's record 1442 pound Black Marlin on 130 pound line, women's 80 pound class World and Australian record of 1323 pounds. He also once held the Bahamas Bluefin Tuna record of 972 pounds and guided angler Stewart Campbell to a single day's record of 73 Giant Bluefin Tuna tagged and released off Cape Hatteras, N.C.

As a contributing editor Wright wrote the Sportfishing column for Motor Boating and Sailing along with many feature articles and boat reports for over 13 years. He was consultant editor for Blue Water Magazine. He gives seminars and consults in the marine and electronics industries and for major fishing tackle companies and has been on the Pro Staff for Bass Pro Shops and Offshore Angler.

He currently serves as Editor at Large for "Marlin" Magazine and writes a monthly column, "The Wright Way", answering readers questions in the "Ask Peter Wright" section and does a bi weekly blog for Marlin Maqazine On Line. He is the head instructor for "Marlin University" programs and conducts seminars for clubs and a variety of organizations. He has appeared in numerous TV shows catching a wide variety of big game fish..

Wright is available for private fishing lessons on subjects from boat handling to heavy tackle or light tackle angling, in waters from the South Pacific to the North Atlantic.

Captain Peter B Wright
4773 S E Binnacle Way
Stuart,FL 34997
Ph/ Fax (772) 283-7560

* All photos courtesy of Kevin Nakamaru, Thanks Kevin!


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