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What is the best time of year to catch a giant black marlin in Cairns?

The heavy tackle season for black marlin off Cairns, Australia, traditionally runs from mid-September to mid-December. Anytime during that period, you have the opportunity to catch a black marlin in excess of 1,000 pound (454 Kg). The pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef are truly the most spectacular fishing grounds to enjoy catching giant black marlin

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Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

Due to Cyclone Ita the 28th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic is being held out of Cooktown. The Island suffered serve damage from Tropical Cyclone Ita and is still undergoing repairs and is not...

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Sep 28 to Oct 1 at the helm of “Calypso”

Captain Laurie just got home from 4 days running “Calypso” for Tim Dean. With crew Dean “Pup” Ford and Mick Jacob and anglers Jason, Damien, Gary and Cookie from Victoria. The trip started out slow...

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The luxurious mothership “Phoenix One”

Come aboard the mighty Phoenix One, for the ultimate way to experience first hand the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef! Phoenix One, is a 115ft motor yacht. She has just undergone a 12 month...

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Back at the Helm

We always laughed about the Rolling Stones come back tours, so many of them and no end in sight. But after the so called retirement in 2010, Captain Laurie Wright is back out there at the helm...

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Ramiro and Mara first trip to the GBR

Joining us for thir first time in Australia is Ramiro Gomez and Mara Cuevas. They had a wonderful time fishing with Capt Biggles and crew on board "Calypso" Even though they could only escape for a...

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Time to book for 2013 and 2014

The small black marlin turned up off Cairns and Townsville this August and September and the big girls will surely follow from mid September through December. The South East trade winds haven't...

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2009 Big Fish Season

Here are all the highlights from the 2009 black marlin season........ Luke, "Dingo" and Dean on Kekoa, Tim, Davo and Muzza on Calypso, Jarad, John, Ant and Andy on Shaka have...

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Highlights from the 2008 Marlin Season

Here are all the fishing stories and highlights from the Great Barrier Reef for 2008. The 2008 marlin season marked the 30th season on the reef for Captain Laurie Wright. Joining him again on the...

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An Alaska Adventure

After an epic 30 hour flight, Laurie and I, and our good friend Barry Kyte, arrived in Anchorage Alaska. An overnight stay at the Captain Cook Hotel, and we were up and ready for our 8 day stay at...

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2007 Marlin Fishing Season

Here are all the highlights and fishing stories from the Great Barrier Reef 2007 marlin fishing season. Please take the time to read the stories and look at the the great photos. Thanks to Dave and...

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