Cairns Black Marlin Fishing

Fishing for Black Marlin onboard Viking ll Fishing Charters offers a unique and thrilling experience, especially during the Cairns Giant Black Marlin Season.

The season, which runs annually from late September to early December, is globally recognised as the pinnacle time and place to catch a 1000lb Black Marlin. The Giant Black Marlin returns to the Great Barrier Reef area year after year to spawn, providing anglers who visit Cairns with a once-in-a-lifetime experience and opportunity.

Giant Black Marlin Fishing

During the live-aboard season, the team follows the fish along the 250+ km stretch of reef between Cairns and Lizard Island, ensuring you are placed in the best possible fishing spots. If you haven’t experienced Black Marlin Fishing from Cairns, some might say you haven’t truly fished at all. And if you’ve fished here once, you’re sure to return!

The females, ranging from 700 to 1300 lbs, are generally in the presence of smaller males from 250 lbs, which gives us a great chance of hooking up a Giant Black Marlin. This provides a spectacular fishing adventure in the stunning surroundings of the Great Barrier Reef.

Giant Black Marlin

Visting the Great Barrier Reef is not just about the Giant Black Marlin, though they are the star of the show as we provide ample opportunity also to catch amazing reef fish which we often cook up for meals on the boat. The edge along the stretch of the Great Barrier Reef, known as the “Ribbon Reefs,” also offers a world-class reef fishing experience in a truly special part of the world.

Viking ll provides anglers with the ultimate fishing platform, combining comfort and the best possible opportunities to make your trip memorable. The magnificent Frank Woodnut-built 46ft Viking ll provides a stable and comfortable ride and a world-class fishing platform. The crew, with their extensive experience in Marlin Fishing, and your Captain Troy Winsor, who was taught to fish by the one and only Billy Bilson have extensive experience fishing the Giant Black Marlin season. This ensures you have a great chance of hooking a big one.

Black Marlin Fishing Boat - Viking ll

Black Marlin Fishing in Cairns is a must-do for experienced marlin fishermen and novices alike. With the world-class facilities of Viking ll and the unparalleled location of the Great Barrier Reef, your Marlin Fishing adventure promises to be unforgettable.

Troy Winser - Marlin Fishing Captain