WHEN EXPERIENCE COUNTS
You won’t find a more passionate and friendly captain and crew in Cairns and Far North Queensland than the experts at Hardcore Game Fishing, who make it their mission to give their clients an exciting experience of a lifetime. It’s not just their vast knowledge from years of experience in the industry that enables them to take clients to the best locations, but it’s also their determination to ensure all on board have a fun and successful fishing adventure.
WHATEVER YOU’RE CHASING
Led by award-winning captain and lifelong fisherman Corey Hard, the experienced crew at Hardcore Game Fishing are well known as experts when it comes to knowing the right techniques, the ideal locations and the perfect times to catch the mighty black marlin.
Their liveaboard game fishing vessel is fitted out with state-of-the-art electronics and top-of-the-line heavy and light-tackle fishing equipment, provides charters during the giant marlin fishing season September to December. In addition, the friendly and knowledgeable crew offer customised light-tackle fishing adventures throughout the rest of the year for sought-after fish like large-mouth nannygai, Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, coral trout and red emperor, to name just a few.
Hardcore Game Fishing can also arrange motherships, additional game boats, captains crew and helicopters, as well as spearfishing, diving and snorkelling excursions to some of the most pristine waters and islands in Far North Queensland. Hardcore Game Fishing will customise packages to suit all personal requirements. Check out some of our excursions here.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
The 253km stretch of the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and Lizard Island is renowned for being the best place in the world to catch giant black marlin, which breed in these waters from September to December.It’s also known world-wide as the number one place to catch ‘Granders’ (black marlin weighing over 1000 lbs).
Late Hollywood movie star Lee Marvin helped raised the city’s profile as a game-fishing hot spot with his regular fishing trips to the region in the 1970s. Since then, many celebrities have followed in pursuit of the legendary giant black marlin, one of the fastest fish on earth. Best-selling author Wilbur Smith, media magnate Rupert Murdoch, former US president Jimmy Carter and golfer Greg Norman are among the keen fishermen after the highly-sought-after giant black marlin found in the Cairns region.
The adrenalin-pumping thrill of catching a giant black marlin is one of life’s most exciting adventures. Big game fishermen around the world love fishing in Cairns, known globally as the Black Marlin Capital of the World, and know the best way to catch these giant beauties is with the passionate, award-winning team at Hardcore Game Fishing. Find out more about one of the most experienced and enthusiastic game fishing crews in Cairns.