Cairns is renowned as the Black Marlin Capital of the World, where your fishing dreams do come true. Giant Black Marlin over 1000 lbs are more prolific in the fishing grounds that stretch from Cairns north to the beautiful pristine waters of Lizard Island and the Ribbon Reefs than in any other destination on Earth.




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With BIG FISH ADVENTURES on board "RELEASE" (45ft Riviera) you'll enjoy a first class Game fishing experience with professional crew dedicated to providing the ultimate in Giant Black Marlin Fishing.

Captain Haydon Bell at the wheel of "RELEASE" is world renowned as a big black marlin specialist, by his peers and clients alike. Many of his clients have entered the elite 1000lb + club, while fishing with one of the top rated tag Captain's of the Cairns heavy tackle black marlin fleet.
Black Marlin migrate  annually on the Coral Sea currents to this area to spawn from early September through to December resulting in concentrations of large fish. Extended charters of up to five days plus ensure your best opportunity to encounter your Giant Black Marlin the ultimate fish of a lifetime. 



Big Fish Adventures offers a unique sport fishing option as one of its many services ex Cairns. A typical tour would include departing the famous port of Cooktown to Lizard Island trolling the reef edges for pelagic species such as Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fin Tuna, Barracuda and Giant Trevally to name a few.

These tropical northern pristine waters are abundant with reel burning sport fish. Visit uninhabited Islands and sand cays as you head towards the spectacular rivers and headlands of Princess Charlotte Bay the home of Australia's iconic sport fish the barramundi.



Big Fish Adventures can offer exclusive saltwater fly-fishing options targeting the prolific pelagic species such as black marlin, sailfish, wahoo, Spanish mackerel and dog tooth tuna.

World records are only a matter of the anglers skill as these pristine waters of the Coral Sea are teaming with target fish. "RELEASE" can boast world record captures of Dog Tooth Tuna on fly with a 67kg fish caught on 8kg tippet.


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07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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