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Ribbon Reefs Cairns Spearfishing

Ribbons reefs, prawns at dusk, fish most meals, coconuts for brunch & good company, what a trip! We set north up in the ribbons reefs early September with the Back to Basic Adventure boys and the crew. The ribbons are out along the shelf off Cooktown, were they produce the best Cairns spearfishing has to offer. The goal was to chase the dream fish, [...]

By |2018-10-30T22:47:52+00:00September 9th, 2018|Fishing Reports|

Shikari Fishing Season 2017

Shikari and the crew had a great light tackle season catching a few juvenile marlin in the months between May and August. Spanish mackerel, barracuda, giant trevally and shark mackerel were also plentiful. Scuba diving/sportfishing days were great in amongst Tedford and Flynn reefs. There was a few glass out weeks in November and December, which we took advantage of heading out in the [...]

By |2018-10-30T10:11:56+00:00December 15th, 2017|Fishing Reports|

Fishing with Matt Wright ‘Outback Wrangler’ and Nat Geo

What a day! We were fishing out at Jenny Louise with Outback Wrangler Matt Wright, National Geographic crew and Great Northern Brewing Co. We caught a couple of small tuna and a nice spanish mackerel straight off the batt which was a promising start to the rest of the day fishing. We then steamed straight out to Jenny Louise, the well known big black [...]

By |2018-10-30T10:13:31+00:00October 30th, 2016|Fishing Reports|

The Honey Badger & Great Northern

This is the third year we have been working with Great Northern Brewing Co. We've been taking out a vast range of winners and well known people out to the reef fishing and snorkelling. Strick from Back2Basic adventures joined us as the host. Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins joined us on an action packed day. We caught good size spanish mackerel and had a relaxing [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:03:59+00:00September 18th, 2016|Fishing Reports|

Big Game Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

Last season we fished with some great blokes from New Zealand - heres what they had to say! It’s a different type of big game but still hunting at it’s purest. In late October the High Peak team had a bit of pre-season training on the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Queensland, Australia with Alex and Graham Johnston of Big Game – Dive Fish Film, based out of [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00February 9th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season Video

Hi there Folks, We have put together a short clip on the Life on the Great Barrier Reef during the marlin season! This video includes bait fishing, bait rigging, marlin fishing, yellowfin tuna slaying and swimming with whale sharks! All action packed on what to experience with us. We still have some key dates available for the 2015 season! Contact us to enquire. [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00January 19th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

Marlin fishing cairns – 2 days of Mayhem

We've had a cracker trip the last week in amongst some great marlin fishing cairns action and shark cage diving! Jenny Louise produced well with the strong southerly current and bird life. We bait fished out to the marlin grounds were we caught mackerel and yellowfin tuna. That afternoon we went 2 from 4 on the blacks (800,300lb)! A top days night was spent anchored up in the [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Fishing Reports|

Cairns Marlin Season Nov14

Greetings, We've had some great trips recently with one trip to remember - a 3 day-er with well known marine artist Craig Smith ( and legendary taxidermist Bill Spooner (Australian Creative Fish Mounts). In amongst some great stories and rowdy nights we released two good size marlin (800,400) and lost another into the fight with everyone putting her at 900lbs. Another short trip consisted of local Father [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00November 18th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

Cairns Marlin Fishing

We had a fantastic trip with four Sweden clients joining us this year for the Cairns Giant Black Marlin season. The three days were full on, getting amongst some great bait fishing and snorkelling action. The friendly Maori wrasse (photos below) loves to say hello whilst a morning snorkel. Scaleys, mac tuna, spanish and trout were plentiful. The Cairns Marlin fishing was awesome and the Sweden [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00October 14th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

Cairns marlin season early success!

We had a great three day liveaboard with father and son, David and Joel from Singapore. We started off the morning with a couple of spanish macs on the way out to Linden Bank amongst some birds. It was Joel's dream to land a Cairns Black Marlin, and his dream came to reality that afternoon! A fish at 400lbs did some great jumps and was [...]

By |2018-04-03T15:27:13+00:00October 5th, 2014|Fishing Reports|