Light Tackle Marlin Fishing

cairns marlin
cairns marlin
cairns marlin

The waters off Cairns hold great light tackle black marlin action.

Whether you’re a keen Big Game fisherman, or a complete novice, Big Game will make your marlin fishing day an unforgettable experience.

The best time for juvenile black marlin is from June to September. They are found around many of the bait aggregations on the inside of the Great Barrier Reef. These bait aggregations hold awesome live bait, such as yakkas, trevally and pilchards. Dead baits are also used to catch Cairns marlin such as mullet and garfish (ballyhoo).

The black marlin range from 30lb to 150lb – fantastic size sportfish on light tackle or fly! The magnificent Sailfish abundant these areas too, with good size Spanish mackerel and tuna.

Light tackle marlin fishing with Big Game offer full day private charters for groups up to 8 anglers. Overnight and extended charters are also available for groups up to 4 anglers.

Contact us to organize your personal marlin charter!

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cairns marlin charters
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