With the start of the 2015 Cairns black marlin season just around the corner, we started our trip north from the Gold Coast. As always each year we lift the big girl, give her a freshen up and scrub so she is all pretty for the season ahead. This year we also upgraded the engine vents which now make Castille look like a lean mean giant black marlin fighting machine! The boat left the GC with Matt Johnson (skipper of Gypsy Charters) for a boys fishing trip. Off the top Fraser they caught some great tuna… From there they stopped off at Lady Musgrave Island for a spot of fishing with a good time had by all. With the 2015 Mike Carney Toyota Billfish Challenge a week away, Castille Charters skipper Brad Craft flew in to take Castille the last leg to Townsville. Arriving ready to recreate the success from last year, our client Eddie unfortunately got held up. With only 2 days of fishing left, Eddie arrived and so far today Eddie has caught 2 marlin with the lead boat only on 3. Good Luck Eddie!
Cairns Heavy Tackle Black Marlin Season
The signs are looking good for another great heavy tackle season. We are lucky enough to have returning client Frank back for another 30 days! Franks stats from his last trip with us 2 years ago were outstanding:
His best day 900lb / 950lb / 1000lb
In 5 days we had 8 fish over 800lb!
We’re sure this trip will be just as memorable as the last so stay tuned to our facebook page for updates!
For the last 3 years Katie has been trying for the illustrious 50lb world record. We have caught plenty of fish on those custom pink Penn reels but none big enough. Luck was not on our side last year with the record being caught and now standing at 1111lb. Lucky for us Castille has a knack for raising big fish! In the last few years we have caught more than our fair share of GIANT black marlins. Our time will come and with our crew we give ourselves the best chance of landing that record when we hook up!
Wish this was you? Want to catch a Cairns black marlin? We have very limited availability for this season in October and November. Those dates are 5-7 Oct and 25-27th Nov… Anytime to go fishing is a good time so call your mates, check your dates and book your trip of a lifetime!
With the 2015 season almost fully booked our advice to you…? Book EARLY for the 2016 season to reserve your preferred dates! Contact our skipper Brad Craft for more information firstname.lastname@example.org