Topwater Sportfishing Charters

If you’ve dreamed of landing a trophy-sized fish in stunning waters, then Topwater Sportfishing Charters has the trip for you. Come aboard the luxury vessel and explore the Pacific Ocean out of Cairns. These waters are home to monster creatures, so get ready to work up a sweat as you land that prized fish.

The son of a charter fishing operator, Captain Jason Legg followed in his father’s footsteps at the earliest possible opportunity. He graduated as a captain as soon as possible at the age of 18. He chose Cairns as the base for his own fishing charter due to the incredible fishing opportunities, and promises to show you all the riches the water has to offer.

Come aboard the 36’ Black Watch offshore sportfishing boat and discover it all. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard to make yourselves at home. The air-conditioned cabin comes fitted with plenty of comfortable seating, along with a bunk, galley, and private toilet. Capt. Jason will even provide you with soft drinks, snacks, and lunch, so you’ll be treated to the full service.

When it comes to the fishing, no expense has been spared on the boat. She boasts all the latest navigational equipment, along with downriggers, outriggers, and a flybridge to give you the edge over the fish. When you hear the reels screech, settle into the fighting chair and enter battle.

From Red Bass, Coral Trout, Snappers, and Mackerel, to Mahi Mahi, GTs, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin, you’re never short of fish to target. Each of these beasts will make you work hard for your catch, so get ready to put your fishing skills and physical strength to the test.

Capt. Jason promotes catch and release, but you’re welcome to take some fish home for dinner. He’ll happily clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, so there’s nothing left for you to do. With the chance to cool off by going snorkeling, Topwater Sportfishing Charters promises a fishing trip like no other. Come aboard and discover the magic of fishing in Cairns!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,915
    Get out into the heart of the Pacific as you spend 8 hours fishing for the range of dazzling and delicious fish that call these waters home. Hit up the different fishing grounds as you try jigging, popping, and trolling to entice the bite of beauties such as Snappers, Red Bass, Coral Trout, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and many more prized creatures. Get ready for a thrilling day out, as these fish push you to the limit. Thankfully, the captain will provide plenty of drinks and snacks to keep you refreshed.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Ribbon Reef Lagoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,768
    3 day Ribbon Reef trips are the best option to cover everything casting for Giant Trevally to jigging for Coral Trout and Dogtooth Tuna. Each night we will be safely tucked behind the ribbon reefs where you can fish at night or just enjoy a beer which we cook up that days catch. The more remote locations have more fishing options and being liveaboard you are fishing right after breakfast right through till sunset. Suitable for 3 guests maximum.
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About the Captain

Jason Legg
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2019
I was raised fishing and working on boats, my dad owned and operated charter boats in NSW. When I was 16 I completed my first commercial skipper ticket (couldn’t use until I was 18) when I was 17 I came to cairns and worked on a game boat my dad drove for a season, that made me want to live in cairns. I came back for each light and heavy tackle season after that working on various boats and officially moved here when I was 20. I did a 3 year stint on a remote sport fishing charter company that goes as north as PNG then I became a skipper and now I run my own charter business! I love fishing it can be both relaxing and challenging and you Never know what the day will bring. I especially love fishing when it comes to other people, catching them their fish of a lifetime or a record. My favourite species is Marlin, black marlin particularly, but all species of marlin.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Nannygai Nannygai
Red Bass Red Bass
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)

Boat Specs

Black Watch (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 440HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Topwater Sportfishing Charters

Topwater Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,400 per day per group - 3 Day Ribbon Reef Lagoon Trip (3 days)
  • AU $2,600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Topwater Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Simrad nss 12's evo 3)
  • Fishfinder (fcv 295 furuno)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Topwater Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water)
  • Lunch (Wraps and rolls)

Topwater Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Topwater Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Topwater Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Nannygai
  • Red Bass
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)