Destinations – A Guide to Australian Marlin Fishing

Destination Guides: Choose your location

Cairns, Cooktown, Lizard Island

Along the Great Barrier Reef and home of the giant black marlin from September to December.

Townsville Light Tackle Blacks

Light tackle black marlin and sailfish at Townsville’s famous Cape Bowling Green.

Fishing Fraser Island

Australia’s year-round fishing destination. Come fish the Fraser Coast.

Fishing the Gold Coast

Queensland’s holiday playground is an established fishery.

Fishing Coffs Harbour

An introduction to fishing the productive waters of Northern NSWs Solitary Coast.

Fishing Port Stephens

One of Australia’s best fisheries is just a stone throw from Sydney!

Booking a charter – types of charters

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.

Booking a marlin fishing charter day trip

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

Booking a mothershipping charter

What to expect on a mothershipping trip and why choose one.

Black Marlin Blog Boat Directory

The Black Marlin Blog Boat Directory is an alphabetical listing of the reputable charter boats that contribute reports to this blog.

Interested in Marlin Fishing in Australia?

Here are some helpful BMFB resources for you.

1. Read Kelly’s List of 10 Top Australian Marlin Fishing Destinations

Kelly’s guide to the 10 top Australian marlin fishing destinations. Or should I say billfish? Yes I should! Plenty of these places are plentiful for marlin, but there are several sailfish hot spots among them.

2. Visit the BMFB Boat Directory

Thinking of fishing this fabulous fishery? The Black Marlin Fishing Blog – Fishing Charters Boat Directory is an alphabetical listing of the professional fleet who also contribute reports to this blog. If you have any interest in fishing with any one of the amazing boats, please use the links to visit each boat’s website directly.

Many of these boat provide fishing charters in Cairns during the heavy tackle marlin season. Many also work year-round in other busy fishing ports across the country. Please click below for a geographical listing per location or visit each boat’s website directly for more information about the various marlin charter options they offer.

3. Visit the BMFB Captain’s Directory

This page lists profiles of the very experienced captains who contribute reports to this blog and offer marlin charters across the country! Any one of these professional captains would love to welcome you on board for a marlin fishing or sport / gamefishing charter.