Light Tackle Charter
Prices from $2,750 AUD


Well renowned with the Cairns Game Fishing fleet and has been operating Deep Sea Game Fishing charters on the GREAT BARRIER REEF for many years. She has spent most of her game fishing days operating out of Cairns and further north along the Ribbons Reefs up to the Lizard Island and Ribbons Reef 10 area.




  • Light tackle
  • Heavy tackle
  • Popper Casting
  • Private Charters

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From 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2020 per day
Private Charter includes all gear & lunch - BYO alcohol (max 6 passengers for reef fishing / cruising - max 5 passengers for Heavy Tackle) $2,750.00

Operating all year round, specialising in Giant Black Marlin Fishing during the months of September through December and Light Tackle Sports Fishing year round for species such as Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Trevalley and Barracuda. Popper Casting is very popular for enthusiastic anglers in search of Giant Trevalley. Juvenile Black Marlin and Sailfish as well as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Cobia are predominant in our waters in the later months of the year when the water is the perfect temperature.  




Whether you want to sole charter, share charter or liveaboard charter, fishing light tackle is an exhilarating experience! Let our friendly and experienced crew show you the way.

We use TLD 25's and 50's as well as Shimano Spin Reels with Custom Built Rods and a wide variety of tackle with names such as Moldcraft and Boss Lures. On all our charters, bait, tackle food and beverages are supplied.

From January through March anglers can expect to target Sailfish, Giant Trevalley, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. July through to September heralds the arrival of the Juvenile Black marlin. For the angler wanting the thrill and adrenalin rush of catching a black marlin but not quite ready to sit in the chair and fight a 'grander' you can't beat the thrill of hooking up on a juvenile black. Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna & Mahi Mahi etc are also prevelant in our waters of the Great Barrier Reef during these months. The rest of the year is predominantly suitable for members of the 'Razor Gang' - Spanish Mackerel & Barracuda as well as other pelagics such as Mack Tuna, Yellow and Bluefin Tuna.





Cairns is the Giant Black Marlin Capital of the World.

In these magical waters between Cairns and Ribbons Reef 10 (Lizard Island), 'granders' have been caught and released every year.Charters can be organised either on extended days for the reefs north of Cairns or a single day out of Cairns.

Our Heavy Tackle season opens on the 1st of September and runs through to the end of December, although there are still a few Giant Black and smaller Black Marlin around in January. Anglers from all over the world head for Cairns, the Giant Black Marlin Capital of the World. 

Sole charters for single day Giant Black Marlin Fishing depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 8.00am and return by approx 6.30pm. We operate these charters with a maximum of 5 anglers and 3 crew. All bait tackle, lunch, tea, coffee, softdrinks and waters are supplied.




GT fishing is best organised as a liveaboard extended charter, this way the angler can get to experience the full excitement and exhilaration of hooking a Giant Trevalley. These fish really do know how to fight the angler! and of course at the end of each fight we release these fine fish to be able to fight another day.

Our experienced crew are there by the anglers side to guide you through every crank of the reel, for those of you who are not experienced in popper casting our crew will show you how and give you pointers on technique, by the end of the charter you will totally addicted and ready to book the next charter.



The vessels versatility lends itself to cruising the Islands and Reefs of the GREAT BARRIER REEF. Our cruises appeal to those who don't like mass numbers sharing their space on our beautiful reef. On our personalised sole charters we take a maximum of 6 and devote our attention to showing off the best our beautiful reef has to offer.

We provide all the snorkel gear, towels, morning tea and a bountiful buffet lunch including seafood and champagne, beer and soft drinks. We can even arrange to have a dive guide or instructor and all the gear for those who wish to scuba dive, be it a certified diver or an intro diver. 


SEASONAL GUIDE: What to catch and when!


X - Best months

# - average Months

* - Current World Record

F - Fly and Lure Casting

R - Reef Fishing

E - Estuary

H - Heavy

M - Medium

L - Light.




Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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