Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch

Sublime Sportfishing is located in Port Douglas and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Whether you are an experienced fisho or a complete novice, the crew fully customises its trips to suit you. Come and enjoy some great food, great game fishing, and great times on the Great Barrier Reef.

Skipper Damon will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing, involving 10-hour to 5-day trips. From September to December, the Great Barrier Reef has a run of Black Marlin that is the envy of the rest of the world with fish over 800 lbs regularly encountered. To maximise your chances of catching one of these magnificent fish, the skipper recommends a 3 to 5-day liveaboard trip. Spend the night anchored behind the Ribbon Reefs only minutes from your fishing grounds. The multiday trips are fully inclusive (except for alcohol).

The rest of the year still offers plenty of action from topwater fishing for Giant Trevally to trolling for many light tackle species to bottom bouncing, or a combination of everything. Let your experienced crew take you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Your adventure starts on the Aspro, a well-appointed 40’ Blackwatch game boat that can safely take up to 8 fishos. The Aspro is a modern, comfortable game fishing vessel with all the modern cons such as air-conditioning, water maker, refrigeration, and more.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. The boat will be supplied with drinks and lunch for your pleasure, be sure to let the skipper know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Sublime Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Sportfishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Sep 30
    $1,950
    Customised sportfishing trips on the Great Barrier Reef for anything from Black Marlin, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, and many other reef species. You will have a great experience whether you want to troll lures for pelagics, cast poppers and stickbaits for GT and other reef species, or you want a fun family day of bottom bouncing.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip – Liveaboard (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,950
    This is a great trip whether you want to target giant Black Marlin on heavy tackle, fish topwater and jig for GT, Dogtooth Tuna, and others, or just do some bottom bouncing. This trip will be customised to suit your needs. Fishing is done from Port Douglas to Lizard Island, including the world-famous Ribbon Reefs. This trip is for a maximum of 4 passengers.
  • Private trip
    5 Day Trip – Liveaboard (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,950
    Chase giant Black Marlin using heavy tackle, fish topwater, jig for Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and others, or just do some bottom bouncing. The crew will adjust this trip to suit the fishos' needs. The trip takes place between Port Douglas to Lizard Island, including the famous Ribbon Reefs. A maximum of 4 passengers can join the trip.
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About the Captain

Damon Gruzdev
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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59 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2017
Captain Damon Gruzdev has over 20 years of local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast of Australia, as well as Barramundi guiding on Cape York. On his days off, you'll usually find him fishing! Join him and see what Australia's northern shores have to offer!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Blackwatch (Flybridge) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
For heavy tackle Black Marlin fishing
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Full day with Damon and Ash on the Blackwatch 40

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Sportfishing on June 8, 2022
Booked for husband and son, great professional company. Would definitely recommend and will be going back out next time in...
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FAQs about Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch

Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Sportfishing (10 hours)
  • AU $2,800 per day per group - 3 Day Trip – Liveaboard (MAX 4) (3 days)
  • AU $2,800 per day per group - 5 Day Trip – Liveaboard (MAX 4) (5 days)

When you book a trip with Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair For heavy tackle Black Marlin fishing
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Sublime Sportfishing – Blackwatch include:
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo