Fishing is one most interesting activities that every tourists love to do when enjoying their holidays. When you are making your holiday in Australia and you have a passion for game fishing then Cairns is the best place for you to enjoy sports fishing. Cairns is the international gateway to the North Queensland state of Australia, and is the place where a large number of tourists flocks in throughout the year to enjoy marlin fishing Cairns.
It is also one of the most famous tourist destinations of Australia and offers a wonderful angling opportunity for every kind of fishing sports. Cairns is widely known for hosting various fishing tournaments and it is also regarded as the best place for marlin fishing in Australia. A large number of fishing tournaments are held in Cairns starting from the month of September to the end of December. The Trinity Inlet is a place in Cairns where exclusive species of fishes, such as Barramundi and Mangrove Jack are found in a huge quantity. Moreover, Cairns offers you to enjoy fresh water fishing in the Inland of Atherton Tablelands located at the Tinaroo Dam.
Cairns marlin fishing is very satisfying for the millions of fishermen who love to enjoy the adventures of open sea fishing. You could hook a marlin as big as 150- 200 kg on the southern waters of Cairns. On the northern waters King Salmon are found in abundant and various fishing champions come here to enjoy the excitement of every pull of the fish on their line.
Moreover, various species like yellow Tuna, Striped blue marlin and swordfish are also found in this part of Australia. The most popular Australian game fishing association IGFA keeps the records of fishes weighing over 1,000 pounds which are captured by utilizing equipments that are under the IGFA rules. Barrier Reef located between the waters of Cairns and the Lizard Island is the place where around 70% of marlins weighing over 1,000 pounds are caught. The largest population of blue and black marlin is also found in Barrier Reef and you can try some real adventure out here.
In order to enjoy marlin fishing you can take a day trip from Cairns or any other tourist resort located in the coastline. You could also increase the chance of catching bigger fish by chartering for multi-day trips where you can enjoy living on Barrier Reef. Moreover, you could enjoy diving, snorkeling and relaxing in the beauty scenery and the peaceful nights of Barrier Reef. Other than booking a multi-day trip you could also hire a mother ship of about 60-120 ft and enjoy the pleasure of sailing with fishing.
You can live aboard the fishing boat for a couple of days and get the real essence of open sea fishing. In the early part of the fishing season, the northern waters near the Lizard Island are much better than the other areas for fishing. However, the marlin population moves towards the southern areas of Cairns during the later part of the fishing season. Again if you are a professional angler looking for then you could enjoy it at the Port Stephens. Port Stephens is also becoming the most favorite place for every angler.