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Australian Black Marlin Charters

Number One Hot Spot For Giant Black Marlin In The World

On the Great Barrier Reef in a stretch of water between Lizard Island & Cairns famously known as the Ribbon Reefs, every year giant black marlin come here to breed from September through to December. Voted 2018 No. 1 Billfisheries Of The Year – Marlin Magazine

More GRANDERS (1000+) black marlin are caught here more than anywhere else in the world making these reefs a predominate BIG MARLIN factory & it sets the scene for one the world’s most incredible big game fisheries. Also found here are sailfish around the edges of the reef & blue marlin a little further offshore. Aside from the marlin fishing, there’s a great opportunity of luring excellent bycatch including fish species such as wahoo, yellowfin tuna, spanish mackerel & mahi-mahi.

It’s ideal in the mornings to enjoy a relaxing snorkel amongst the many fringing reefs & explore the abundant marine life in them or start the day with some sporty light tackle fishing & top up the freezers with fresh grander baits for the hot afternoon bite.

Far North Queensland Departures

Departing & returning from Cook’s Landing Kiosk Wharf in North Queensland Cooktown, all October until late in the season.  During November when the bite heads south departures are from Cairns Marlin Marina.  Pickups are also available at Lizard Island.

Liveaboard Giant Black Marlin Charters

Topnotch highly recommends liveaboard giant black marlin charters between 3-5 days. Available seasonally during October and November only. Now Taking Bookings For 2020 Season

  • Up to 4 guests
  • Catering provided
  • All tackle and bait supplied
  • Complimentary light refreshments tea/coffee and bottled water
  • Guests accommodation – port side cabin (3 single bunks) & forward V berth there is a double bed. Both cabins have their own ensuite
  • BYO alcohol

Heavy Tackle fishing is the ultimate in big game fishing when it comes to chasing BIG FISH. Traditionally trolling with large baits or lures on 60kg line & specially designed 130lb strong fishing rods all while fighting from a game chair.

Brilliant Company has been specifically designed sports fisher for giant black marlin charters. Our experienced crew thoroughly enjoy sharing their extensive knowledge and tips with you. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a first-timer, we will walk you through the whole process!

What if I catch a giant black marlin? We will document your catch on film for you to take home so you can relive the experience anytime you like.

Topnotch Game Fishing specialises in offering experiences of a lifetime to you, your friends/family & the entire vessel will be exclusively all yours. It is best to be the captain of your crew & organise a group of friends to join you on your giant black marlin fishing charter.

Brilliant Company is no shoes vessel and smoking is permitted only in the cockpit area. 

Inquire for prices and availability of our giant black marlin charters

Taking Bookings For 2020 Season

* Light tackle marlin fishing charters are available in the Whitsundays December – September.

  • Departure
    Cairns Marlin Marina, Cooktown Wharf and Lizard Island
  • Pax

Your Cairns giant black marlin charter may start like this...

Waking up behind the calmness of the reef & being greeted by one the 7th natural wonders of the World.....The Great Barrier Reef. You may decide to go for a relaxing snorkel through the underwater garden or pick up a fishing rod and catch more tasty table fish such as a coral trout.

Back onboard after a snorkel you will be treated to a hearty breakfast to get you ready to go tangle with some of the brutes of the reef like legendary giant trevally. Later in the day light tackle rods come out to catch fresh bait for of the day and then it’s time to go catch that fish of a lifetime......the giant black marlin (Istiompax Indica)

After the days expedition is complete, its time to go back in behind the reef for a sheltered anchorage and relax with a few cold beverages to watch GoPro videos of the day’s events.


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What To Bring

  • Sunglasses and wide brim hat protection from the sun
  • Long sleeve shirt, light jumper or spray jacket
  • Go Pro's and cameras for capturing the day's events
  • Personal sunscreen as guests often have favourites
  • Consult your chemist for any medication prior to charter (sea sickness)
  • Personal toiletries and clothes in a soft bag (no big luggage bags please)
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