Black Marlin Blog – Australian Marlin Fishing


Home of Marlin Fishing in Australia

The Black Marlin Blog is the brainchild of second generation charter fisher-woman Kelly Dalling Fallon. For 15 years Kelly reported live marlin fishing action from the Cairns giant black marlin season, as well as marlin fishing reports from a network of professional and recreational skippers and anglers all the way along the Australian coastline. While Kelly no longer reports live, she is still a big part of the Australian marlin fishing community and the site remains a useful resources for anglers wanting to learn more about the diverse marlin fishing Australia has to offer…including overseas anglers hoping to fish here after Covid restrictions ease. Follow Kelly on Instagram below or read on for more.

Quick Links

Destination Guides

Detailed destination guides to marlin fishing in Cairns, Gold Coast, Port Stephens to name a few.

Australian Top 10

Kelly’s top 10 Australian marlin fishing destinations and why you should fish there!

Marlin Report Archives

Over 15 years of marlin fishing reports live here. Search by date and location and type of fishing.

Marlin Stock Photography

Marlin stock photography – Kelly has a library of about 15,000 images. Have something in mind?

Booking a live aboard marlin fishing charter

Why choose to do a live aboard marlin fishing charter as well as what you can expect on board.

Feature Articles & Contributions

Kelly contributes regularly to a range of magazines, photography and words. Interested? Get in touch! Preview some of her work here.

About Kelly and origins of the Black Marlin Blog

Find our more about Kelly. These days she is busy running KEKOA Sports Fishing and Luke Fallon Sport & Game Fishing with husband Luke, as well as working on her art, photography and websites!

Online Photo Gallery

Looking for a marlin image for your wall or a gift, you can find Kelly’s online photographic portfolio here. Canvas, prints, metal or digital downloads to have printed yourself.

Graphic Art Prints

Kelly draws marlin art when she is not behind the camera. As an artist she prefers bright and bold colours in a distinctive simplified style of graphic digital art featuring billfish and other fish species close to her heart.

Custom Marlin Fabrics

As another artistic element Kelly designs and sells marlin fabrics via her Spoonflower storefront. These fabrics have been used to make closes, bags and masks among other things!

Release them healthy

Keep them wet. No marlin hugging. Juvenile black marlin release tips!

Do the right thing

Giving credit where credit is due! Using images on the internet.