Cairns Black Marlin Charters

Member since January 2015

Cooktown, Australia

Background
Steve and Sue Ahlers share a passion for big game fishing, and consider Cairns as the biggest fishery of its kind in the world. Specializing in extended charters on the Great Barrier Reef, chasing large Black Marlin
Techniques
light tackle I like to switch the marlin to live bait when their up , heavy tackle is our favourite we run all 130s 650 pound leader 20/O circle hooks . 2014 season we caught 11 fish we call over 800 lb weighed 1 we call 850 and it went 1005 lb.

Cairns Black Marlin Charters

Cooktown, Australia
Background
Steve and Sue Ahlers share a passion for big game fishing, and consider Cairns as the biggest fishery of its kind in the world. Specializing in extended charters on the Great Barrier Reef, chasing large Black Marlin
Techniques
light tackle I like to switch the marlin to live bait when their up , heavy tackle is our favourite we run all 130s 650 pound leader 20/O circle hooks . 2014 season we caught 11 fish we call over 800 lb weighed 1 we call 850 and it went 1005 lb.

Our Charter Listings

Cooktown
trips from
US$ 1727

Fishing Reports

Cairns

August 21, 2015

Small blacks are here in numbers hurry for your chance to catch some of these firey blacks Read Full Report →


3 from 5 bill fish

July 16, 2015

Awesome day weather was perfect first we jumped a sail off, then caught a black ,jumped a little black off ,caught another ,then a sail to top the day off . Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Steve, Sue and Dan were exceptional hosts for a day out with my wife and kids. Caught a wide variety of fish by both trawling and bottom fishing and took enough fresh Mackerel and coral trout home to feed a small army. All up a great experience for the family.

Fished July 2016

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Cairns Black Marlin Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thank you Ben

Went fishing on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Boat and crew all good
fishing very poor

Brett Dobbie does not recommend Cairns Black Marlin Charters - 43’

Fished November 2015

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Cairns Black Marlin Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Yes it was one of those days where the reef just shuts down for a few days

Went fishing on Sunday, November 22, 2015

Everything was great! Great service, exellent food. The crew was extremely nice , really great people, always willing to go the extra mile. Deffinitively would recomend this trip to anybody

Fished November 2015

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Cairns Black Marlin Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thank you Tomislav