Cairns black marlin season – 2017 availability & more

The 2017 big marlin season is fast approaching and if you’re still yet to book your trip you’d better get in fast! Limited dates are available with members of the fleet (outlined below) and this list will be updated as I hear back from other members of the fleet. Links to the website so that you may contact directly:

Gameboat Availability

Tradition | Capt. Tim Richardson

Availability for: Sept 20-31, Oct 15 -31 and Nov 5-13.

KEKOA | Capt. Luke Fallon

Fully booked for the big marlin season but limited availability for the light tackle season ex-Cairns late Aug/Sept.

Calypso | Capt. Tim Dean

Dates available for September 1-10, September 18-22 and November 20-25.

Moana II | Capt. Dan McCarthy

September (most), October 1-6  and November 23 onwards.

Askari | Capt. Corey Hard

Dates mid-late November.

Zulu | Capt. Casey Dent

12-14 September – Light/Heavy tackle and reef fishing options (up to 4 pax)
21-23 September (3D/2N) – Light/Heavy tackle and reef fishing options (up to 5 pax)
1-4 October – Port Douglas to Cooktown
17-19 November – Port Douglas to Cairns
1 December onwards – availability ex. Port Douglas

Levante | Capt. Chris “Sharky” Miles

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd September (4D/3N – Light/Heavy tackle and reef fishing options (up to 4 pax)
Limited dates late November – Contact us for options


Mothership Availability

Emerald Lady

Early-mid September

Beluga X

Availability in November for Mother-shipping

Flying Fish

Availability as a mothership during the giant black marlin season ex-Port Douglas


Crew looking for work

I also have many contacts who are looking for work for this marlin season. Contact me if you are in need of crew and I will put you in touch.


Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association (CPGFA) AGM

The AGM for the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association will be on Thursday, June 22nd at 5.30 PM on Moana III at the marina.

The CPGFA has been representing the game fishing fleet for just on 45 years and has been influential in many decisions that have allowed this industry to continue to flourish. Without CPGFA we wouldn’t have the fishery we now have. It is vital that every boat, captains and crew are members and put their hand up to assist by becoming an integral member of the Association and of the committee and do their bit for an industry that has given so much to everyone involved. More…