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9 09, 2018

Ribbon Reefs Cairns Spearfishing

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

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, [...]

15 12, 2017

Shikari Fishing Season 2017

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

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 [...]

30 10, 2016

Fishing with Matt Wright ‘Outback Wrangler’ and Nat Geo

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

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 [...]

18 09, 2016

The Honey Badger & Great Northern

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

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 [...]

9 02, 2015

Big Game Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00February 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 [...]

19 01, 2015

Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season Video

By |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00January 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. [...]

5 01, 2015

Private Dive Charters Great Barrier Reef

By |2018-10-28T18:43:59+00:00January 5th, 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 |2018-04-03T15:27:12+00:00December 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 [...]

2 12, 2014

Marlin fishing cairns – 2 days of Mayhem

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

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 [...]