Captain Laurie Wright

IGFA Certified Captain

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Captain Laurie

IGFA Certified Captain Laurie Wright has been fishing these waters for 30 years, and in that time has guided his clients to numerous, large Black Marlin, world records, light tackle and heavy tackle tournament wins and hot fishing. Whether you want to fish heavy tackle, light tackle or enjoy the thrill of fly fishing, we have an exclusive charter available for you.

A long-term commitment to his clients and the game fishing industry has seen Captain Laurie Wright’s guests return to fish time and time again. Captain Laurie Wright has steered his anglers to many world records, and the men’s world record black marlin on 8# test line (462#) and the women’s world record black marlin on 30# test line (814#) are still standing.

Renown marine artist Guy Harvey has fished these waters with Captain Laurie Wright a number of times over the past 18 years, and his impressions of the Great Barrier Reef, the black marlin and other species can be found in numerous paintings, photographs, books television programs and documentaries. A whole chapter of Guy Harvey’s book “Portraits from the Deep” is dedicated to the Reef and his adventures with Captain Laurie Wright.

Captain Laurie Wright has marlin fishing in his blood with famous Australian angler Errol Bullen being a close relative. Errol Bullen’s “Atalanta” was the first purpose built game boat in Australia and he was instrumental in world famous author and angler, Zane Grey coming to Australia to catch Billfish and sharks in the late 1930’s. Errol Bullen continued to fish until the advent of the second world war and his “Atalanta” reels are now valuable collectors items.

Laurie is a long standing member and a past President of the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association. You are invited to share Captain Laurie Wright’s love of marlin fishing and the Great Barrier Reef so please email Laurie at laurie@australianfishingexpeditions.com for more information regarding available dates and rates.