Topnotch Game Fishing Cairns

1 Spence Street
Cairns City QL, Australia

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Riviera (Flybridge) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 1000HP MTU 8V-2000 engines .

56 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Try your hand at fishing for the world’s biggest game fish, the Black Marlin, from the world famous port town of Cairns, Australia. Fishing here is an experience that every serious game fisherman must have at least once in their life, and Topnotch Game Fishing Charters provide all the gear and the crew to make sure it is one that will never be forgotten.

Fishing aboard a fully surveyed 51 ft Riviera enclosed flybridge boat, Topnotch Game Fishing Charters are based out of Cairns during the summer, where they target giant Black Marlin with heavy tackle. Offering both single day and multiday trips, they cover all the best Marlin hotspots, from Cairns to Cooktown and including the Marlin paradise of Lizard Island.

Their extremely powerful boat is fitted with two MTU 8V-2000 series engines, each providing 1000 HP. In fact, the boat was made as a joint venture between Riviera and MTU in 2006 and was used as their corporate gamefishing show boat before being used for charters with Topless Gamefishing. Purpose built for sports fishing, this boat is an excellent platform to make any sport fisherman’s Black Marlin fishing dreams come true.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Russell Hicks
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2016
Having grown up in Western Queensland with the ocean over 300km away visits were few and far between. But even back then the ocean was calling out to me. It was not until my early 20's that things began to change with the first purchase of a old 17" plate boat which we would take well beyond its limits. Behold the 8m(28") sport fisher with its twin 150hp outboards and over 530l of fuel. It was on this vessel that I had my first encounter with a small black marlin a small fish around 20kg, not longer after that the decision was made to go bigger again. We found a 36' Luhrs this is were my obsession really got going with marlin. This boat produced a lot of marlin up to 150kg, but with only 1500l of fuel we were still limited in range. This vessel was sold to make way for a 42' game boat which we have been taking to Cairns were the big girls are (1000lb). We then purchased a 57'custom built Riviera AKA Topnotch so now the fun begins with full live a board capabilities.


  • 1 Spence Street, Cairns City
    QL 4870, Australia