black marlin

What seemed like a life time away is now only a few months from kicking off and WE CAN’T WAIT TO GO BLACK MARLIN FISHING again! With our first stop in Townsville, we will be fishing the 2014 Mike Carney Toyota Billfish Challenge. The Townsville tournament runs from the 5th to the 8th of September so look out juvenile black marlin, here we come! From then it’s onto Cairns to begin our Heavy Tackle Black Marlin Season 2014. The positive signs are there for another cracker season, with each year being better than the last. Our 2013 one of our best Black Marlin Fishing Season to date so 2014 is going to be our year!

“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!”[/pullquote]

2014 Cairns Black Marlin Season Availability

With time ticking away, we still have some great dates available for charter. For more information on our availability or to enquire about a charter, contact Captain Brad Craft via email:

September – Fully booked
October – 1-5th and 27-31st
November – 1-12th
December – Enquire

Black Marlin Fishing – Castille Charters Style

Black marlin fishing is our specialty! 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.


Need more convincing, click to read out wrap up our 2013 Heavy Tackle Season! It was one to remember!