Meet Captain Corey Hard

We are very excited to announce Captain Corey Hard has been featured in the latest Marlin Magazine.

Marlin Magazine is the leader in marlin fishing and covers big game fishing around the world.

It is an honour and privilege to be featured in this magazine, the article was written by the very well know author John Ashley who is also a long-time friend of Corey’s, the article is Q & A and highlights Corey’s career and experience in the fishing industry.

Q: How was last year’s black marlin fishing out of Cairns?

A: We have been the top boat for the past five heavy-tackle seasons, but 2018 was our best ever. We caught 144 black marlin, many of which were large fish — way over 400 pounds. But it’s also interesting to look back at some of the big numbers of marlin that were caught back in the heyday of the Great Barrier Reef in the 1970s and 1980s: Capt. Peter Bristow caught 192 blacks in 1973 and 160 in 1974 on Avalon; no one else has ever come close to those numbers.

Q:  How did you become involved in charter fishing?

A: Working out on the reef every day, I saw so many people hooked up on sailfish and marlin, and I thought being a deckhand on one of those boats would be great fun. So I sold the mackerel boat and got a job on a game boat.

Follow the link below to read the rest of the article !

2020 Heavy Tackle Season on the GBR

We have had some prime dates become available, you won’t want to miss these. We can customise charters to suit you, and can even offer you the option of having your very own mothership during your charter. 

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. Big game fishermen around the world love fishing in Cairns, known globally as the Black Marlin Capital of the World.

Our vast knowledge from years of experience in the industry enables us to take you to the best locations, we make it our mission to ensure all on board have a fun and successful fishing adventure.

You may be an experienced angler, or this may be your first time Heavy Tackle Fishing it does not matter come and join us, let us show you the GBR like you have never seen it before! It will truly be an experience like no other.

Contact us now for available dates and to secure you a trip of your lifetime!