BLACK LABEL SPORTS FISHING

Black Label Sports Fishing

Black Label Sports Fishing offer a private and more personal deep sea reef fishing experience with less people on the boat and traveling to your destination in comfort with dry riding in any weather conditions. Black Label is fully air-conditioned throughout the vessel .All meals are prepared on-board in the large galley, while you sit down and eat lunch in comfort and get ready for the after lunch fishing activities.

Day Charter                       P.O.A.   Max 6 pax.
Extended Charters          P.O.A.   Max 4 pax.
Heavy Tackle Charters   P.O.A.    Max 3 pax (min 3 days)

REEF FISHING
The Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef is renowned for its quality and diversity of its reef fish species and great Sports Fishing. Black Label only fishes a maximum of 6 guests for day charters and maximum of 4 guest for 3 to 7 day extended reef and sports fishing in more remote areas up to 90 miles north of Cairns. Fishing activities include trolling for Pelagic’s, casting poppers and stick baits for shallow water species such as Coral Trout, Red Bass, GT’s and Job Fish, just to name a few. Bait fishing the deeper reefs and drop off we target Red Emperor, Large Mouth Nannygai and different emperor species, and thats just a few of the diverse reef fish found in Tropical North Queensland.

SPORTS FISHING
Light Tackle Sports Fishing off Cairns produces consistent numbers of juvenile Black Marlin along with other light tackle sport fish, including Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish, and Tuna species. The billfish and different pelagic’s come to feed on the inner bait grounds inside the Barrier Reef on their annual migration to the south later in the year.
Light tackle game fish for Black Marlin and other pelagic species can be enjoyed by the whole family and all age groups who wish to enjoy the thrill of catching their first Black Marlin. These charters are enjoyed by both novice anglers to the more experienced anglers. Our light tackle fishing charters are tailored to suit your needs, be it a day trip or an extended live aboard fishing experience on the inside of the Great Barrier Reef. Black Label Charters also can be booked for the Cairns Blue Water Tournament (light tackle) held on Fitzroy Island, around mid August each year.  We also do fly fishing for both marlin and sailfish during the peak season of June to mid September and then December to the end of March.

GAME FISHING
The Black Marlin off Cairns is a world famous Game Fishing Destination among Heavy Tackle Anglers. Every year the 200 mile stretch of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns and Cooktown to Lizard Island and the famous Ribbon Reefs the female Black Marlin arrive along the reefs edge (September to mid December ) and this coincides with the congregation of the smaller male Marlin 200 to 400 pounds.
This is the main time of the year to put yourself up against an amazing game fish and the chance of catching and releasing a 1000lb plus Giant Black Marlin during your stay in Tropical North Queensland. Black Marlin Heavy Tackle Fishing can be enjoyed by both a novice angler or an experienced seasoned game fisher. So if you want to put yourself up against the ultimate Game Fish, Black Label is the fishing option to choose.

For the Heavy Tackle Black Marlin Season we highly recommend 4 to 5 days or even up to a 10 day Live-Aboard Fishing Charter on the Great Barrier Reef. The Big bite time for the Grander Blacks is usually whats called the afternoon bite.We fish right till the sun goes down or we are hooked up fighting into the dark which can happen on a big fish. Each evening after the days fishing for Giant Black Marlin we return back in behind the Reef at safe anchorage and enjoy the evening festivities watch the sun set over the reef and relax for the night. As the new day dawns you can enjoy a morning snorkel before breakfast, then we head off to do some light tackle fishing for fresh baits which include Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Spanish Mackerel. Reef fishing is done in the shallows for a nice Coral Trout for dinner and also chasing GT’s on the fringing reef edges and coral atolls.

Black Label Sports Fishing

BLACK MARLIN
For the Heavy Tackle Black Marlin Season we highly recommend 4 to 5 days or even up to a 10 day Live-Aboard Fishing Charter on the Great Barrier Reef. The Big bite time for the Grander Blacks is usually whats called the afternoon bite.We fish right till the sun goes down or we are hooked up fighting into the dark which can happen on a big fish. Each evening after the days fishing for Giant Black Marlin we return back in behind the Reef at safe anchorage and enjoy the evening festivities watch the sun set over the reef and relax for the night. As the new day dawns you can enjoy a morning snorkel before breakfast, then we head off to do some light tackle fishing for fresh baits which include Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Spanish Mackerel. Reef fishing is done in the shallows for a nice Coral Trout for dinner and also chasing GT’s on the fringing reef edges and coral atolls.

Black Label – The Vessel

BLACK LABEL is a custom built 40ft game boat by Blackwatch Australia. Black Watch established a reputation in the rough waters of Australia for speed, comfort and dryness. With standard twin 450 HP power Cummins Engines the Black Watch 40 will deliver an approximate speed of 30 knots with a sizeable load, with a comfortable cruise on 22 to 26 knots. Acceleration of the vessel is sensational with maneuverability which is often described as one of the best in the business.
Black Label is a large vessel for her size and the extra beam gives the opportunity for a bigger layout inside the saloon,and more comfort for guests whilst on a live aboard charter staying out on the Great Barrier Reef.

The business end of any game boat is the cockpit and Black Label has plenty of room for a full size FT LAUDERDALE BLUEWATER teak game chair for heavy tackle and then a single rocket launcher is placed for the light tackle sports fishing season to give even more room on a large deck, under floor hatches and fish bins, Lees adjustable heavy duty rod holders, 32FT RUPP double spreader outriggers, flybridge teaser reels and covering board down rigger. Plenty of space on back deck to fish 6 anglers comfortably whilst out on reef charters.

Forward in Black Label is a 4 berth cabin with above head storage and forward cupboard to keep personal items safe and secure. To starboard is a spacious cabin with 2 large single bunks and wardrobe. Coming aft and to the starboard side is a spacious bathroom with separate shower cubicle. The galley is well fitted out with convection microwave and electric cook top and 12/240 Engel fridge and plenty of storage space. The saloon has a large settee and dinette to port and on the starboard side is another comfortable lounge, ice maker and swing around custom flat screen TV unit and Blueray Player.

The cockpit and flybridge is well fitted out with heavy-duty rod holders, single piece outward opening transom door, flybridge mounted rocket launchers, 200 litre cockpit fridge, tackle stations with storage, removable under floor cockpit lockers, cockpit hot/cold shower and padded cockpit coamings.

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