More than 15 years of Australian marlin fishing reports live here in the report archives. Search by dates. Cairns marlin season overview reports.
Cairns marlin history
When Captain George Bransford first visited Cairns in 1943 as an American Paratrooper , he was fascinated to hear the locals’ tales of enormous billfish along the Great Barrier Reef that smashed the professional fishermen’s gear and stole their catches.
Meet the Cairns marlin fleet
The boats that make up the Cairns marlin fleet in pictures as well as who ran them and when.
In the beginning, as the fishery developed, the World Records fell thick and fast. These days they are more challenging and bring anglers back year after year. This is a timeline of some of the more significant catches – mostly records – of the past 50 odd years.
ON the EDGE Doco
In 2019 the CPGFA commissioned the production of the ON The Edge to showcase our historical connection to the Great Barrier Reef together with those men and women who set out over 50 years ago to fish these waters. Over 50 years of Cairns marlin history.
Starting with a map of the Ribbon Reefs to in-depth introductions to the key locations of the Cairns marlin fishery.
More about the Cairns marlin fishery written by others.
Faces of the gbr
From the captains and crewmen (and women) to the anglers and supporters who all combine to make this fishery great!
Cairns hall of fame
The Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame has been formed to provide a memorial for those individuals, living and deceased, who have made meaningful contributions over the years to Cairns game fishing.
Where to see the Cairns Game Fishing Association’s Giant Black Marlin Sculpture on the Cairns waterfront as well as other local places to see historical mounts and memorabilia.
A compository of tournament reports from the prestigious Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic to the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association’s Black Marlin Championship.
Make a Submission
Do you have media (videos/photos) or information to submit to help us document the Cairns giant black marlin fishery? Submissions are welcome any time and can be done online via the submit page.