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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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10/4/2014 1:33:12 AM - Batt Reef
10/4/2014 1:43:09 AM - Vlasoff Reef
8/22/2018 8:52:39 PM -
5/16/2014 11:27:36 PM - Koala
Ellis Beach North
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5/16/2014 11:26:06 PM - Akaroa
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10/4/2014 1:43:20 AM - Yule Reef
Arlington Reef South
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There is a 24.62% catch rate for Barramundi, based on 16 Barramundi counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS BARRAMUNDI COUNTS CHART
There is a 16.92% catch rate for Black Marlin, based on 11 Black Marlin counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS BLACK MARLIN COUNTS CHART
There is a 15.38% catch rate for Two Spot Red Snapper, based on 10 Two Spot Red Snapper counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS TWO SPOT RED SNAPPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.15% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 4 Blue Marlin counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS BLUE MARLIN COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.62% catch rate for Giant Trevally, based on 3 Giant Trevally counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS GIANT TREVALLY COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.62% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 3 Great Barracuda counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS GREAT BARRACUDA COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.62% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 3 Mahi-mahi counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS MAHI-MAHI COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.62% catch rate for Spangled Emperor, based on 3 Spangled Emperor counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS SPANGLED EMPEROR COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.62% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 3 Yellowfin Tuna counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS YELLOWFIN TUNA COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.08% catch rate for Bigeye Tuna, based on 2 Bigeye Tuna counted.
ENLARGE CAIRNS BIGEYE TUNA COUNTS CHART
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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Short Bill Black!
11/3/2020 7:42:47 PM -
Great shot thanks Julian Pepperell!
11/3/2020 7:42:45 PM -
Birthday Big One!
11/3/2020 7:42:42 PM -
5 for 6 days with 2 big ones ….
11/3/2020 7:42:40 PM -
Kaitlin’s best haul yet!!
11/3/2020 7:42:37 PM - #cairns #marlin
11/3/2020 7:42:35 PM - Went offshore in search of a blue marlin today with father and son Justus and Roger from Germany. Caught a hard fighting 500lb and jumped another nice one off raised another
CAIRNS BLUE MARLIN FISHERY ….
11/3/2020 7:42:32 PM - The Cairns Blue Marlin fishery keeps proving itself as a year round proposition in the canyons off the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re looking for some line burning
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