Mark (Parko) Parkinson

Member since December 2014

Cairns, Australia

Background
I have been passionate about angling since I was able to hold a fishing rod and target everything from Bass to Billfish. I moved to the Northern Territory late teens and started my guiding career for another operator learning what we call the old school way of running a charter company and learning people skills and learning better fishing techniques. I started up my own charter company and made a good name and reputation in the Top End. After 25 years of guiding guests to monster Barramundi, Sailfish and Black Marlin my partner and I decided to sell up in the NT and move to Cairns to pursue a new venture with our game boat Black Label, and our transition has been a good one, targeting light tackle Marlin and then putting clients onto the Grander Black Marlin of the Great Barrier reef. I have a great crew on board and am still learning as we do in the art of Game fishing.

Mark (Parko) Parkinson

Cairns, Australia
Background
I have been passionate about angling since I was able to hold a fishing rod and target everything from Bass to Billfish. I moved to the Northern Territory late teens and started my guiding career for another operator learning what we call the old school way of running a charter company and learning people skills and learning better fishing techniques. I started up my own charter company and made a good name and reputation in the Top End. After 25 years of guiding guests to monster Barramundi, Sailfish and Black Marlin my partner and I decided to sell up in the NT and move to Cairns to pursue a new venture with our game boat Black Label, and our transition has been a good one, targeting light tackle Marlin and then putting clients onto the Grander Black Marlin of the Great Barrier reef. I have a great crew on board and am still learning as we do in the art of Game fishing.

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Fishing Reports

Mixed Images of Heavy Tackle Season 2018

November 30, 2017

Even though it is Giant Black Marlin season the guest like to have fun whilst out on the reef so just putting a few mixed images up of what we get up to on the Great barrier Reef.Catching baits… Read Full Report →


Still good Fishing on the Reef for Charm

November 26, 2017

Good friends from NT where chanting at the bit to catch a black marlin and first few days was hard going with choppy seas and rain squalls.We lost a couple of nice one and a few missed opportunities in… Read Full Report →


Reef continues to produce some outstandi

November 20, 2017

Mixed images from the season of the cheeky boy brigade waiting to fall in love with the next big lady. Read Full Report →


Nice one on a late afternoon bite

November 16, 2017

Another nice one for Black Label on a late afternoon bite for Dr Bryl which really put him through the hurt locker but eventually released to catch again next season. Read Full Report →


Great Fishing continues on the Reef

October 19, 2017

The Heavy tackle Season continues to be consistent with great fishing from cheeky boys in the 100 pound class all the way up to fish over 1000 pounds for Black label. Shawn Creasy with a true Giant Black marlin… Read Full Report →


Giant Black Marlin to Kick of our Season

October 01, 2017

Black Label Kicks of their season on the 1st October with a true giant, well over 1000 pounds for Mr.George Kates from Florida.This is George's second fish over 1000 pounds since fishing on the Reef over the years. Read Full Report →


Juvenile marlin Just Keep Coming WHAT A

August 09, 2017

Juvenile Black marlin Season just keeps getting better and better for the game fleet with multiple captures each and every day whilst out on the water. Read Full Report →


Black Label Goes 11 from 15 on Juvenile

July 20, 2017

Was a day not to forget for our anglers Kourtney and Mike on a 1 day Light Tackle Charter off Cairns.Things just looked good out there that day with lots of bait and didn't even have the teasers out… Read Full Report →


Light Tackle Black Marlin Season Starts

May 02, 2016

Good Friends from Darwin Leigh and Trish Wright fished for three days on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.Their main aim was to target Juvenile Black Marlin sailfish and other pelagic species.The fishing was a little hard raising 7… Read Full Report →


Ladies Ribbons Tournament 2015

December 05, 2015

We came so close but nature beat us to the fish we needed to win the comp for the ladies. The woman's Ribbons tournament held out of Cairns each December is a great way for Captains and crew to… Read Full Report →


Big Marlin and Bigger Marlin

November 09, 2015

Looks like being a late season this year and should see great fishing right into mid December for giant Black Marlin. Here is more images from some absolute big black Marlin on the Great Barrier Reef . Read Full Report →


Insane fishing for Black Label

November 01, 2015

Black Label has had some insane fishing on the reef edge in the last 12 days for their guests with 5 fish over 900 pounds plus and 2 fish over 1000 pounds including an 1100 + pound monster.In one… Read Full Report →


The Bite is starting again on the reef

October 24, 2015

It has been a little hard the last 8 days but with the warm current pushing back into the reef edges the bite is starting up again.Fish from 200 to 700 pounds are being caught from our boat and… Read Full Report →


The heavy tackle season fire up

October 12, 2015

In the last week and a half we have started our heavy tackle season on the Ribbon reefs Queensland,Fishing has been a little up and down with encounters of a lot of smaller fish for us but with the… Read Full Report →


4 from 7 Juvenile Blacks

August 10, 2015

Perfect conditions off Cairns for the Start of our Light tackle season for Juvenile Black Marlin and Sailfish and other pelagic species.The Juvenile Black Marlin are starting to come on the bite and what better way than to introduce… Read Full Report →

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