Excellent year round light tackle fishing is available out of Cairns. Small Black Marlin roam areas less than an hours run from Cairns, these fish range in size from 30lbs - 120lbs and are excellent fun on light tackle or fly.
Amongst the small Blacks are good sized Sailfish and close by reefs provide excellent Spanish or King Mackerel fishing.
These reefs also provide excellent Giant Trevally fishing with poppers.
Best months for small Blacks are May through to September, we have experienced days of 20 Marlin bites with the best day being 11 tag and released. These fish also tease well for the enthused fly fisherman to have a chance.
Great offshore light tackle fishing in Cairns from December through March can provide you with a wide range of species - Wahoo, Dolphin Fish, Yellowfin Tuna and large Spanish or King Mackerel all roam the outside edge of the reef during these months, and still around from the heavy tackle season are some good size black marlin and large sailfish.
Day trips, extended live on board trips and mother shipping are available for light tackle and fly fishing.