They say if you can't catch it in North Queensland, it can't be caught. But whether you're a serious angler with your own launch, or an amateur holiday fisherman with a twenty dollar fishing rod, it pays to have some local knowledge. Whether you're chartering a boat, joining a fishing cruise, or tossing a line in off the jetty, at Cairns Unlimited, you'll find all the information you need to make sure you catch that big one. In fact, we'll do everything except bait your hook for ya!
The warm tropical waters of North Queensland are teeming with fish of every variety, from the whiting that the kids will love to catch at the local jetty, and the kaleidoscope of colourful reef fish, to the monster barramundi that the keen fisherman will find in our rivers and estuaries.
And let's not forget about the big ones...
That's right, folks this is Marlin country. The coastline from just south of Cairns to Cooktown in the north is known as the 'Marlin Coast' and this region is deserved of its reputation as the Marlin Capital of the World! More 1000 pound Black Marlin are caught on the Cairns coast than in the rest of the world's fishing grounds put together!
But it's not just the ocean and the coastal rivers where you'll find great fishing. The world record barramundi (121cm and 38.75kg) and the world record sooty grunter (5.45kg) have been caught in Lake Tinaroo, in the Atherton Tablelands.
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