Cairns / Port Stephens - QLD - Queensland
Cairns is still the fishing capital of the world when it comes to catching Giant Black Marlin. With the combination of Captain Tim Dean aboard the 43 footer “Calypso”, the chances of catching a Giant Black aboard a luxury vessel have never been better. The drop off of the continental shelf on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef is the only known spawning grounds of these Giant Blacks, and the period between September and December is the peak time for you to try your angling ability at nailing one of these majestic giants of the sea.
The Barrier Reef region is also home to many other sportfish such as Yellow fin and Dogtooth Tuna, Mackerel, Wahoo, and Dolphin fish just to list a few.
The Cairns region is now on a high with tourism booming, and why not, it's a fantastic place for a holiday.
We can tailor make a package to suit all your needs and the fishing grounds off Cairns are just waiting.
The pride of our fleet is “Calypso”, a 43 O'Brien driven by twin 450hp Cummins computerised engines with a top speed of 30 knots. The skipper (Tim Dean) and his crew take pride in running a very clean and tidy vessel. The success they have achieved for their clients in tournaments and normal charters is outstanding.
January to April, the vessel will be based at Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. Not only can you enjoy one of Sydney’s closest holiday regions, but you can also experience some of the best fishing for Striped Marlin in the world.
Big Blue Marlin and small Blacks are also famous in this area.
In the past couple of seasons many World Records on fly have been captured at Port Stephens. This area has quickly become world renowned for its Bill fishery.The Saltwater rivers and estuaries are where things start to really get interesting. Here you can expect to encounter the fish a top end fishing tour is all about. Threadfin salmon, mangrove jack, golden snapper and of course barra are for starters, just wait until the likes of queenfish and giant Trevally get in on the act.