The Cairns section of the Great Barrier Reef is internationally famous for its prime black marlin fishery. What should not be overlooked however, is the incredible array of light tackle sportfishing options. Almost every species of Pacific game fish inhabit the plankton and bait fish rich waters off Cairns, adjacent to the reef and continental shelf.

Imagine trolling rigged baits or deep diving minnow lures for the likes of small marlin, wahoo, spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish (Mahi Mahi), barracuda, scaly mackerel, various trevally including GT’s and sailfish. Seasons apply (refer chart).

On the right tackle, 12-20lb test, these tropical speedsters offer exceptional sportfishing opportunities. You are in prime company indeed.

Please contact us if you would like some help in arranging a charter or an ‘Up North’ fishing holiday.


Full Day Private Charter Inner Reefs From $750
Full Day Private Charter Offshore From $1950
Extended Charters Available


GBR Sports Fishing

Sports Fishing

GBR Sport Fishing Cairns offers reef and sport fishing charters (day trips) out of Cairns, fishing on the Great Barrier Reef for red emperor, coral trout, giant trevally, nannygai, mackerel, wahoo, tuna, black marlin, dolphin fish and much more!

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 Group Charters. (max 4 persons)

Sole Charter $1500 – Max 4 people**

**Any extra people share charter pricing applies, $280pp (up to 6 max)

Don’t Know

Sports Fishing

Bluewater Fishing includes Inshore (close to the coast), Wrecks i.e. sunken boats, Trolling, Jigging as well as Lure Fishing & Popper Fishing with surface lures.

Your Cairns Bluewater fishing charter can be tailored around your needs and wants plus the experience your guide equals a great day Bluewater fishing from Cairns. Vessel `Don’t Know` is a 6.3 metre Cairns Custom Craft (north wind).

Akoonah Angling

Sports Fishing

Quality sport fishing charters around both Cairns and Port Douglas in Far North Queensland. A completely personalised service is guaranteed as only sole charters are booked so you get to fish where and how you like.

Whether you want to fish on the Great Barrier Reef or one of the tropical North’s estuaries or rivers, an exclusive charter can be designed just for you. Charters arranged to target the species you want, whether it’s catching fast running, heavy hitting pelagic sport fish such as the Giant Trevally , or other species available at the time.


Sports Fishing

In need of some ‘REEL THERAPY’ – Enjoy fishing on the fringing coastal reefs catching the famed coral trout, nannygai and pelagic fish including Spanish mackerel, cobia, queenfish, trevally and tuna.

Full Day Charters and Night Fishing available upon request Live bait, top quality gear, refreshments, insect repellent and wet weather gear is supplied. Rates valid until 31 March 2018

Or fish the Port Douglas estuary and pull in an elusive barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark, tarpon, blue salmon or queenfish. Your guide will be there to offer all their expertise; with live bait fishing and their knowledge of the eco system that surrounds this amazing area. In addition to the great fishing, crocodile and bird spotting is a possibility too.

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