Cairns is recognized as the best giant black marlin fishery in the world and that is why any serious fisherman has this venue at the top of their wish list! Long time Professional Boat Care customer Jim and his boat Tsukiji (named after the Tokyo fish markets) have made their second annual pilgrimage and I’m lucky enough to be guiding for these trips! I joined Jim in the Whitsundays last weekend and we moved the boat to Cairns and managed to squeeze in a quick shakedown fish before flying home.
Within a few hours trolling the famous Linden Bank area on the southern end of the fishery we managed to catch and release an estimated 400lb fish – made all the more exciting given there was just the two of us onboard – some serious multi-tasking!
We plan to head back up there as soon as this southerly eases a little so I’ll be sure to send another report at the end of the season. However, if you’d like to follow the marlin season reports you could check out www.blackmarlinblog.com which gives daily updates from most boats fishing up there. Also ’like’ Professional Boat Care on Facebook as this is my preferred way to send reports. I also post interesting boat jobs we do almost on a daily basis and other marine related news. You can see samples of this on my website now. All the top boats also post daily reports on their Facebook pages which is by far the easiest way these days to follow news – it comes to you instead of having to go looking!!