G Finger Cairns Marlin Marina
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Meet Skipper Tim Sparks

…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


Tim’s passion for fishing started in Southern New South Wales where he grew up fishing the lakes, rivers and dams for the iconic fresh water Murray Cod.

As his passion for the sport grew it meant a move to Cairns in Far North Queensland to pursue work as a deckhand and eventually guiding full time.

Over the years he has worked the local estuary, reef charter fishing and game fishing boats in a variety of styles of fishing and has built up an extensive knowledge of fishing Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

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

When he’s not working fishing, Tim is often found with the business end of a rod and reel in hand, often in the company of partner Sofie, daughter Aaliyah and son Jack – both little fishing fanatics and sure to be gun anglers as time goes on

The family love nothing more than to spend their free time on the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef as well as enjoying all the benefits of the outdoors lifestyle of FNQ!

Skipper: Tim Sparks