Our Charter Options: Billfish & Barramundi

Marlin mayhem and barramundi madness

Offering our guests, the best of both worlds!

An illustrated guide to what we do!

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We are barra and marlin specialists fishing for each species during peak season each year.

Barramundi during the run-off season from late March to early June. Coming after the wet, is a truly magical time to fish this region with the weather is mostly perfect.

Juvenile Black Marlin & Sailfish from July through early September before we switch over to the giant black marlin from September through December.

Giant Black Marlin and Light Tackle Billfish


Giant black marlin on the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns / Cooktown / Lizard Island):


Juvenile black marlin and sailfish off Townsville:


Juvenile black marlin and sailfish off Cairns:



The very best of billfishing that North Queensland has to offer, both light and heavy tackle and fly fishing.

Barramundi Runoff Fishing

Gulf of Carpentaria barramundi runoff fishing trips:


Since 2010, we have been offering extended live aboard Cape York barramundi fishing tours as part of our sport fishing offerings and it has quickly become one of our most popular seasons!


Book now to secure your run-off barra fishing trip for next year!


Our gulf barra trips are 5 days fishing live aboard only – we do not offer Weipa day trips sorry!

Cairns / Cooktown / Lizard Island – Cairns Marlin Fishing Season

Mid September – December
Heavy Tackle – The ultimate fishing destination, Cairns is the Giant Black Marlin capital of the world. More…

Gulf barramundi trips

Gulf Tours (Weipa, QLD) – Barramundi Fishing

April through June – Barramundi and sport fishing live aboard, fly-in/fly-out from Weipa. Trips are typically 5 days fishing.  Booking now for next year’s runoff.  Contact us now to book your spot! More…

Townsville & Cairns – North Queensland (Light Tackle Billfish)

July – Mid September, Light Tackle and Fly Fishing
Cape Bowling Green and the inshore reefs and Fitzroy Island off Cairns. More…

Live Aboard and Mother Shipping

Live aboard and mother-shipping options. KEKOA can comfortably cater for up to four anglers live aboard. Arrangements can also be readily made for any mother-shipping requirements. More…

Marlin Mayhem – Australian Marlin Fishing

Join us to explore some of Australia’s greatest marlin fishing destinations including Cairns for Giant Black Marlin and Light Tackle billfishing in Townsville. More…

Barramundi Madness

Barramundi Madness

A major highlight in 2010 was the addition of the Gulf of Capentaria to our charter destinations. These trips were a hit straight away and remain immensely popular.  More…

Private and Personalised Charters

Destinations By Appointment, Corporate Charters – private and personalised charters to remote holiday locations and fishing destinations, from the Queensland and NSW East Coast to the Gulf of Carpentaria. More…

Townsville Fishing Charters

Light tackle game fishing is best off Townsville in the cooler winter months as the juvenile black marlin move into the waters off Cape Bowling Green. The Burdekin River feeds into the sea here and provides plenty of nutrients for the large bait schools. More…