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Cairns Marlin Fishing: Giant Black Marlin

KEKOA is a 56 foot O’Brien Boat custom built for the Cairns marlin fishing season. She integrates luxury, quality and comfort to cater for all your individual charter experiences.

KEKOA offers packages at all prime light/heavy tackle destinations on the East Coast of Queensland including Giant Black Marlin Fishing off Cairns, Lizard Island & Cooktown as well as light tackle marlin fishing off Townsville.

Gulf Barra Fishing Tours

KEKOA also offer extended live-aboard barramundi fishing tours in the Gulf of Carpentaria during the annual run-off season.

Photo & Video

We hope you enjoy the marlin and barramundi action photos and video throughout our website. Every client who fishes with us takes home a disc of similar photos and video taken on their trip.

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Recent News & Fishing Reports

  1. Light Tackle Black Marlin (and Sailfish) 2014

    Well it’s begun! After a pretty uneventful trip down to Townsville from Cairns (even though we were straight-lining we usually see a few little blacks along the way. This time not so many! We did see this sailfish free feeding on the surface and managed to find a dead bait...
  2. Save the date: Cairns 50th Anniversary Tournament

    A big announcement this week with the dates for the 50th Anniversary Tournament – anniversary of the first 1000lb black marlin off Cairns. The tournament dates are 25-30th September 2016. Kekoa will once again be fishing this prestigious event and will be celebrating our 10th anniversary as a team after...
  3. Light Tackle Black Marlin

    A couple of photos from on board Kekoa this week. It’s the light tackle black marlin season in north Queensland so contact us now if you are interested in doing a trip! The North Queensland light tackle black marlin season runs annually from the coolers months (typically July) through to...
  4. The light tackle marlin are calling!

    The light tackle marlin are calling!! Now that we are back in Cairns, Capt. Luke is already turning the boat over for the light tackle marlin season. Word from Townsville yesterday where local club boat Silverback released 7 blacks is very promising! We have days in Townsvillle around the Totota...
  5. Gulf of Carpentaria Barra Season: Winter Waaa??!

    We finished our last trip of the 2014 Gulf Barra Season with Max, John, Joel and David at Thursday/Horn Island, and although the weather made it real interesting (cold and wet and windy!! Waa?!? Where did that come from?!) we had a great time and plenty of fish were caught...
  6. Gulf of Carpentaria Barra Season: More big banana action

    You’d think that I would come up some new witty titles for the reports but alas! But when you’ve got the north’s biggest banana growers on board and battling it out on the river (literally battling hey Ray/Richard), I like to keep to a theme. Well they had another big...