Cairns is the destination for many anglers who seek to catch a Black Marlin, and is known as the Black Marlin Capital of the World. With excellent estuaries, Great Barrier Reef, and Continental Shelf just off its shore, Cairns delivers many different options for fishing.
Fishing offshore Cairns for Black Marlin is best between September and December. Yellowfin Tuna are around all year long, and Dogtooth Tuna are thick the last half of the year. December through February are ideal for Blue Marlin and Sailfish, which also corresponds to the Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish) and Wahoo season.
Reef fishing is excellent all year round with species like Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Nannygai, Red Emperor, and Tricky Snapper, but the highlight is June through September. Near shore you can expect to catch Spanish and Spotted Mackerel.
The rivers and creeks around Cairns offers Blue Salmon, Flathead, Mangrove Jacks, Estuary Cod, Queenfish, and School Trevally. Barramundi are also found in this area and are most active during the breeding season between October and February.
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Cairns marlin fishing – light and heavy tackle
9/25/2017 6:56:35 AM - September is changeover month in Cairns when we switch from light to heavy tackle marlin. Traditionally we start heavy tackle season in the last week or so of September and
Your mate Coral Trout!
9/14/2017 1:11:10 PM - The #CoralTrout have been absolutely firing out on the #Reef these last couple of weeks!! Great numbers and plenty of them up to & over the 3kg mark.. 💦🔥🐠🔥🐠🔥🐠🔥💦 Here’
9/14/2017 1:11:09 PM - Another one of our favourite fish to target up here in Far North #Queensland is the #CrimsonSnapper aka #SmallmouthNannygai. 🌴🐠🌴🐡🌴🐟🌴🐠 An awesome schooling fish usually
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