G Finger Cairns Marlin Marina
0476 207 528

About GBR Sport Fishing Cairns

Enjoy a great day on the water fishing with GBR Sport Fishing Cairns

…Tim is the kind of young gun skipper that you want to jump on board with.

He works hard to put you on the fish and is not happy until you’ve had a great day on the water.

He’s knowledgable and amiable, and to top it all off, he’s one heck of a fishy guy! — Kelly Dalling Fallon (Black Marlin Blog)

At GBR Sport Fishing Charters we want to make your trip with us, a great day on the water, and an unforgettable Bluewater fishing experience. Regardless of your level of angling experience, we aim to put you onto your bucket list fish!

Owner/Skipper Tim Sparks passion for fishing started as a youngster on the NSW south coast.  And after a move to the fishing Mecca that is Cairns, he’s been lucky enough to be working in the industry ever since.

In 2015, after many years of working for other operators, Tim launched GBR Sport Fishing Charters Cairns in 2015 – his own charter fishing operation – to bring his passion and knowledge of fishing the Great Barrier Reef to his own guests.

We offer Cairns visiting anglers a range of fishing trip options including reef fishing and light tackle game fishing. More…

We are fully licensed to operate on the Great Barrier Reef 365 days a year in our brand new 31 foot charter boat.  More…

GBR SPORT FISHING CAIRNS
– AT A GLANCE

OUR NEW BOAT

Our new 31 foot powercat is a fast and comfortable ride. She is brand new and fully featured with extras to make your day comfortable including a marine toilet and full length hard top for shade.

GREAT CAIRNS FISHING

Cairns, as the closest port to the Great Barrier Reef has a lot to offer visiting anglers including great fishing. We target Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevalley, Tuna and Black Marlin, among other great reef, sport and game fish.

QUALITY TACKLE / EQUIPMENT

GBR Sport Fishing is proudly sponsored by Shimano using their quality tackle – reels and rods – on board. The boat also features the latest Raymarine electronics for navigation and fish finding.

SOLE & SHARE CHARTERS

We offer both share charters – if you’re a single or small group looking to join other anglers – as well as sole charters for a variety of fishing options including Reef Fishing, Light Tackle Game Fishing, GT Popper Fishing and catch and release fishing for sharks!

KEEPING YOUR CATCH

We have plenty of cold storage on board so that you can take your catch home in the best possible condition.  We make sure you fish are cleaned, bagged, iced and ready for you to take home at the end of your day on the water.

DEPARTING CENTRALLY

We leave from “G Finger” of the Cairns Marlin Marina daily at 7am – please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your trip.  The Cairns Marlin Marina is part of the Pier and just short walk from the Esplanade and central Cairns.

Our Fishing Charter Options

Fishing Option Charter Option What we’re fishing for Pricing
REEF FISHING Shared Charters

(min 4/max 8 persons)

 

Sole Group Charters

(max 4 persons)

Fishing bommies, wrecks, shallow and deep water reef and rubble patches for Small and Large Mouth Nannygai, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Fingermark, Jobfish, Cod, Sweetlip, Spangled Emperor and various other reef fish species depending on weather conditions and time of year

Shared Reef Fishing $280pp

Sole charter $1500**

**additional cost applies for extra persons above 4

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LIGHT TACKLE GAME FISHING Sole Group Charters

(max 4 persons)

Fishing the inshore and outer reefs trolling Lures, Skip Baits, and Live Baiting for Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin Fish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Long Tail Tuna and other species  

Sole Charter $1500 – Max 4 people**

**Any extra people share charter pricing applies

(up to 6 max)

 

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CATCH & RELEASE SHARK FISHING Sole Group Charters

max 4 people

(2 Anglers Fishing Rotation)

 

Strictly catch and release. Using a stand up Harness, Tiagra 50w LRS reels paired with Tcurve 80lb Stand Up Rods, fishing with dead or live baits for Bull Sharks, Bronze Whalers, Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks

 

Sole charter $1500 –

Max 4 people

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GIANT TREVALLY POPPER FISHING Sole Charter  

Fishing the reef edges and bommies and coastal islands casting poppers for the brutal Giant Trevally and by catch such as Spanish Mackerel, Red Bass, Coral Trout, Cod and other reef species that chase down poppers and top water lures

 

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