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Cairns Heavy Tackle Marlin Fishing Charters

For the last 50 years Anglers from around the world have been fishing along the edge of the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and Lizard Island. Calypso, fish these idyllic waters from September to mid December in chase of the infamous Giant Black Marlin.

The Great Barrier Reef is the Mecca of all game, deep sea and sports fishing around the world. The heavy tackle season out of Far North Queensland aboard Calypso is the pinnacle of our tours. Far North Queensland is where you will find your magical 1000lb Black Marlin.  FNQ is scenically spectacular and will have your heart pumping for the Giant Black Marlin.

Game Fishing adventures on the Great Barrier Reef can either be live aboard for (up to 4 guests), mother shipping or Lizard Island accommodation. Fishing charters out of North Queensland Australia can be tailored to all budgets and levels of experience; however this fishing is not for the faint hearted. Marlin fishing and living aboard Calypso on the Great Barrier Reef will no doubt open your eyes to a whole new world of hard-core game fishing.

Deep Sea fishing is also a great way to enjoy the reef Jigging for Dogtooth Tuna, Coral Trout and poppers for the Giant Trevally's is a great way to start your days fishing.

Want to 'Live the Dream' this is it! Bookings for charters in Cairns this 2020 season are still available. Contact Captain Tim Dean now to secure your place in the chair. 


Some common Faq

What tackle is used?

130lb Penn reels with Ian Miller rods are the norm. However we also specialise in light tackle and flyfishing for the black marlin and other species like Dogtooth tuna, Giant Trevally and Wahoo. For these fish we use top quality spinning and jigging outfits. There are many fish to catch.

How many can go on a trip?

A typically live aboard fishing charter is based on 4 anglers.

Whats included?

All meals, drinks (soda's and bottled water) beers and all necessary tackle on a replace if lost or damaged basis. All reef taxes and permits are also included.

How much does it cost?

Prices start from AUD$2950 per day, mothershipping starts at around AUD$5000 per day.

Whats your biggest fish?

1280lb Black Marlin