Fishing Cairns: top world-wide fishing destination
As far as world-wide fishing destinations go, Cairns ranks high on any fisherman’s list. It is world renowned as the home of big game fishing for giant black marlin. While we don’t target these big fish on our trips, the Great Barrier Reef, which offers us access via its closest point off Cairns, is also home to approximately 1500 other species of fish including some of the most popular eating and sporting fish.
Which is your favourite?
Fishing Cairns: Great eating reef fish
Arguably the top 3 eating reef fish in these waters are the coral trout, red emperor and nannygai. But why stop there when we also regularly catch fingermark, job fish, sweetlip among other reef fishing species as well as popular (eating) sport and game fish such as Spanish mackerel, cobia, dolphin fish (mahi mahi) and yellowfin tuna.
While we adhere to strict bag limits, we will clean, bag and ice your fish for you ready to take home and share (or not share~!) with your friends and family.
Catch & Release
Fishing in Cairns is a year-round activity. And due to the nature of our climate, even in the winter months we can enjoy warm and sunny days on the water for both locals and visitors alike.
Fishing Cairns with GBR Sport Fishing will put you frontline in the hunt for red emperor, coral trout, giant trevally, nannygai, mackerel, wahoo, tuna, black marlin, dolphin fish and much more!
Join your captain Tim Sparks on board for a great day on the water!
Cairns is a vibrant tourist destination regardless of season and aside from fishing and visiting the Great Barrier Reef, there are a whole host of activities to keep you entertained.
We’ve compiled a short list for you here.