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Cairns fishing charters sons with an amazing Sailfish catch on Wild Turkey in the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Fishing Charters

Are you ready to take your sport fishing adventures to the next level? Join us at Australian Sportfishing Charters for an extraordinary journey from Cairns to the pristine paradise of Lizard Island, where world-class fishing opportunities await!

Our Cairns Fishing Charters offer an unparalleled adventure for anglers of all levels, set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef and tropical paradise. Prepare to battle some of the ocean’s most sought-after game fish, including giant black marlin, sailfish, wahoo, and more.

Marlin Fishing in Cairns

It doesn’t get any better than this! Captain Dan and the crew will take you fishing in the uninhabited, crystal blue ocean; offering Marlin fishing you could only dream about!

The 2023 season was again awesome, with many fish. Wild Turkey also gained some prizes, including winning the famous “Ladies ‘Ribbon Tournament'”, the “Makira Bullfight”, plus “Champion Lady Angler” and the “Heaviest other fish in the ‘Yorkies Mahi Wahi Tournament'”. Our season’s biggest Marlin was estimated well over 950lbs, another incredible year of fishing!!

From Lizard Island to Cooktown, Port Douglas to Cairns and everywhere in between, you will be exposed to some of the best sports fishing available in the world.

Do you have what it takes to reel one of the Giant Black Marlins the Great Barrier Reef has to offer?

Bluewater Marlin Charter in Cairns

During your Heavy Tackle Giant Black Marlin fishing in Cairns with us, you’ll be tested on other line-burning gamefish species. Your day may commence with a quick swim on the reef followed by an amazing breakfast by our gourmet chef.

Your fishing adventure kicks off as we depart the mothership, “Iron Lady”, to the fishing grounds. Prior to the commencement of Marlin fishing for the day, you will have the opportunity of some bottom fishing (deep sea fishing) for some of the bottom species that the reef is renowned for such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor, and Large Mouth Nannygai.

If this is not your thing and the sound of a screaming reel as the line leaves the comfort of the spool, then we can go in search of Wahoo, Spanish Mackeral, and Yellow Fin Tuna. Also in the mix, we will catch fresh bait for the day’s marlin fishing such as Scad, Scaley Mackeral, and Tuna as fresh is always best.

Good to Know

Far North Queensland // Coral Sea
Wild Turkey
Giant Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Giant Trevally, Yellowfin Tuna
September - December
Price Guide

Exploring Far North Queensland

Don’t forget your camera if you’re planning a fishing trip in Tropical North Queensland. Unless you can supply photographic evidence, no one will ever believe the stories you bring home about your big catch!

From Karumba in the Gulf to the tip of Cape York, the fishing is legendary. Many seasoned fisherfolk return year after year to their favorite spots. They also enjoy dropping into new and unexplored spots on a heli-fishing expedition, exploring even more opportunities. And when it comes to the Great Barrier Reef, the fishing there is equally renowned, making it an angler’s paradise.

In this part of the world, you can catch fish just about anywhere you can wet a line. Zoning and limits do apply to areas within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park but beaches and estuaries, rivers and creeks are all good spots. Even kids can get in on the fun, dropping a handline from jetties and wharves. Bait shops in almost every town will give you tips and hints on the best places to go.

Fishing charters are a great way to get to the best spots and cater for amateurs and seasoned pros alike. Best of all, the fishing gear is provided, and the crew will help you identify your catch and often clean it for you as well – and snap a photo of you and your fish. Big-game fishing is another huge lure of the region, with waters of the Coast of Cairns and Port Douglas considered one of the world’s great black marlin capitals.

Remember to be croc-wise when fishing in waters where crocodiles are present and stay away from the water’s edge.

Book Your Adventure

Ready to embark on the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Join our Cairns Fishing Charters today and set sail for unforgettable moments that will last a lifetime! Our fishing charters cater to all, from seasoned anglers in pursuit of colossal game fish to beginners eager for a taste of the angling life.