Destinations – A Guide to Australian Marlin Fishing

Destination Guides: Choose your location

Our latest: a guide to GC light tackle marlin
Giant black marlin
Light tackle black marlin/sailfish and heavy tackle black and blue marlin
Fishing the Solitarys Islands Coast
Marlin Grand Slam - Black, blue and stripe

Booking a charter - types of charters

A guide to what to expect on a live aboard charter
A guide to what you can expect on a day trip.
What to expect on a mothershipping charter.

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.