News & Reports

9 02, 2015

Big Game Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

By |February 9th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

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 Cairns.

Here […]

19 01, 2015

Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season Video

By |January 19th, 2015|Fishing Reports|

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.

2 01, 2015

Private Dive Charters Great Barrier Reef

By |January 2nd, 2015|Dive/Snorkel Reports|

Private Dive Charters Great Barrier Reef

Late December and early January produce some great weather for Scuba Diving Cairns. The legendary Shikari offer private dive charters for all ages and families visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Some photos are shown from a recent liveaboard dive trip. Photo credit: Amanda Johnston





15 12, 2014

Shark Diving Great Barrier Reef

By |December 15th, 2014|Dive/Snorkel Reports|

Shark Cage Diving Great Barrier Reef with Big Game: Dive Fish Film | Shark Diving Great Barrier Reef
We had another great experience shark cage diving on the Great Barrier Reef with many large Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo curvier). These apex predators congregate at certain areas on the Great Barrier Reef and are truly remarkable to see!

Big Game offer guests an opportunity to encounter these predators up […]

2 12, 2014

Marlin fishing cairns – 2 days of Mayhem

By |December 2nd, 2014|Fishing Reports|

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 […]

18 11, 2014

Cairns Marlin Season Nov14

By |November 18th, 2014|Fishing Reports|


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 and Son […]

14 10, 2014

Cairns Marlin Fishing

By |October 14th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

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 […]

5 10, 2014

Cairns marlin season early success!

By |October 5th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

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 […]

20 09, 2014

Cairns Sportfishing updates

By |September 20th, 2014|Fishing Reports|

Hi there folks,

The last month has produced some great weather and fishing! The mackerel season has been red hot and have been plentiful most days. Private game boat “Maitai” had weighed in a monster last week that topped the scales at 49kg!! They weighed it the following day on certified scales to claim a world record, but unfortunately the spanish mackerel lost weight overnight and was short […]

21 08, 2014

Michaelmas Cay – Private Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Great Barrier Reef

By |August 21st, 2014|Dive/Snorkel Reports|

Personalised Private Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Cruises – Michaelmas Cay
Michaelmas Cay National Park is located near the outer reef, an hour and half out from Cairns. The small low lying sand cay is home to thousands of ground-nesting seabirds, and is one of the seven most important seabird breeding areas on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Common seabirds such as Sooty Terns, the common Noddy and the […]