Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Goodbye Fraser Island

UPDATE 2022: KEKOA has now relocated away from Fraser Island and is no longer offering charters at Fraser from 2022. We do target and catch blue marlin during our Cairns marlin season so if this is of interest, please get  in touch!

CAIRNS blue marlin

As we enter mid-late November off Cairns we tend to experience longer periods of extended calm weather. Out wide, tuna aggregations attract big black marlin and big blue marlin as well.

In recent years several notable blue marlin have been caught off Cairns, including a potential 130lb line class blue marlin record in 2017 just shy of the grander mark (which was pipped on January 1, 2018 by Australia’s first official grander blue marlin weighing 1089lbs caught in Exmouth).

Over the summer months as the water temperatures continue to rise, the black marlin do tend to move on, but the blue marlin fishing can just get hotter along with the water temperatures!

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