LIGHT AND HEAVY TACKLE GAME FISHING
Cairns to Lizard Island Heavy tackle Gamefishing & Sportfishing
September - December
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! Throughout the 2019 season, we again saw several fish over the 1000 pound mark, 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 Marlin the Great Barrier Reef has to offer?
During your Giant Black Marlin heavy Tackle Great Barrier reef charter with us, there is also the opportunity for anglers to be tested on other line burning gamefish species. Your day may commence by a quick swim on the reef followed by an amazing breakfast by our gourmet chef. Then your days 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 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
Don’t forget your camera if you’re planning a fishing trip in Tropical North Queensland, because 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 and all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, the fishing is legendary, with many seasoned fisherfolk returning year after year to their favourite spots. Or dropping into new and unexplored spots on a heli-fishing expedition.
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, 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.