It is hard to tell some one how great it is to fish for Giant Black Marlin off Cairns, Cooktown and Lizard Island but one of my clients summed it up in on sentence.
“The thrill of Marlin Fishing is like getting out of a normal car and jumping in to a Ferrari F1. It is the ultimate adrenalin buzz!”
September to December
September to December every year the Female Big Black Marlin come into the Reefs of North Queensland to spawn. The area is huge over 200 Nm long. Most of the breeders are between 700 and 1300lbs. There are also many male marlin 200 lbs up with the females which give our angler plenty of chances to catch all sizes of marlin.
It is a fact that 70% of all 1000+lbs Marlin in the world caught or released each year are caught of The Great Barrier Reef. If you want to catch a grander marlin, fishing of Cairns is by far the best chance you can give yourself.
The action never stops from dawn to dusk. We usually start with a snorkel on the GBR, then some bait fishing, jigging and popper throwing for many different species. They include Scad, Mackerel, Yellow fin and dog tooth tuna, queen fish, coral trout, Giant trevally and of course Giant Black Marlin. We usually wind up and head to our anchorage behind the reef about 6 PM each night.
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Queensland – Gold Coast
January – August
Light and Heavy Tackle, Private Charters
These grounds provide great light and heavy tackle fishing for Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Blue Marlin as well as a range of pelagic species such as Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna and Mahi Mahi.
One of the great plus’s of the Gold Coast is you can bring the family and they can go to some of the many amusment parks while you go fishing.
August – Mid September
Light Tackle and Fly Fishing
Cape Bowling Green located 30 miles east of Townsville and is renown as one of the best light tackle marlin grounds in the world. Not only Juvenile black Marlin and sailfish but many other pelargic species are prominent in this area such as tuna and mackerel. The best day of Townsville is 36 marlin in 1 day. If you like light tackle this is a must fish destination.
February – March
Light and Heavy Tackle/ Fly Fishing
Port Stephens lays a 2.5-hour drive north of Sydney and is recognised as one of Australia’s most picturesque and action packed fisheries. Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Striped Marlin are prolific in these waters and if you want to catch a grand slam this is the best place to do it. Also many world records have been caught here on ultra light tackle and fly fishing. My best day in Port Stephens is 17 marlin. The best way to fish here is switch baiting and is very exciting.
CORPORATE AND PERSONALISED CHARTERS
Corporate Charters are available at any of our charter locations, and can be tailored to suit your business requirements. Why not spend a day cruising on the water undertaking strategic planning or setting business goals, or simply letting your team experience the thrill and comradeship of landing a big one?
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