Sport & Game Fishing


Cairns sportfishing on the Great Barrier Reef is exhilarating Light tackle Sportsfishing with the thrill of fighting fish such as the stunning juvenile Black Marlin, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevelly, Yellow and Blue Fin Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and many other varieties. 

Just an hour out of Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef, is the largest fish attractor on the globe hosting large varieties of excellent table fish that roam the edge of these waters.
Reef Fishing for Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor, Job Fish and many others are also a perfect way to stock up your freezer or to throw straight onto your plate for dinner!

The cobalt waters off Cairns are world renowned for its action and variety of pelagic sports fish including the Black Marlin and our trips visit different parts of the reef depending on what's biting!

The Juvenile Black Marlin, roam areas less than one hours run from Cairns. These fish range in size from 30lbs to 120lbs and are prime fun light tackle sportsfishing. A great Cairns Sportfishing adventure whether you're new at fishing or an old salty. These charters are available all year round; however the best season is March to September and from December to January.

The Big Fish Down Under crew are the Cairns fishing specialists and we use the best equipment to provide you with a fishing trip of a lifetime. You will be in no better hands than those of skipper Daniel who has the passion and more than 20 years of local fishing experience. Just to make sure we get the most from our Private Fishing Charters we use fully custom built world class Laurie Casey Rods and Penn International and Shimano Reels.

The luxury private charter boat Moana III is the finest in Cairns Charter Fishing fleet, so you are assured comfort and style as you hunt for that catch of a lifetime.
Check out our photo gallery page and About Moana III vessel page.
Day trips, overnight or extended trips are all available for all light tackle sportsfishing, reef fishing and deep sea fishing and jigging.
Departure ports - Cairns and Port Douglas

What to bring & what's included
  • Comfortable Sun and practical clothing
  • Camera & Sunglasses

what's included:

Captain & crew, all fishing equipment and bait and tackle, Snorkeling gear including sun suits, Towels and Sunscreen, All Bedding for Overnight/Extended Trips, Water and light refreshments, Some Standard beer & wine included, extra can be organized on request at cost., On arrival. Tea and coffee. Morning Tea. fruit platter, cakes / biscuits / snacks, tea and coffee. Lunch - beautiful Fresh Local, salads, cold meats, bread rolls in a platter arrangement. Seafood on request. Afternoon Tea - Snacks & cheese platter, Overnight/Extended trips. Delicious dinner included. For Dinner we serve a variety to suit over the course of your live-onboard trip including freshly caught fish cooked with our secret herbs and spices. Please advise any dietary issues / allergies when booking.