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Ross Finlayson Marlin Charters

Cairns, Australia

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Ross Finlayson is one of Australia’s leading marlin and sportfishing captains, with more than 25 years professional game fishing experience, providing exclusive marlin and game fishing charters directly from Cairns year round on the Great Barrier Reef for anglers from all over the world.
After 15 years on the internationally renowned Sea Baby IV (7 yrs as deckhand for the legendary Capt Laurie Woodbrige & 8yrs as Captain) Ross has been fishing on the “TOP SHOT” for the past 8 years. The “TOP SHOT” is a 43ft O’Brien game boat, fully equipped with the latest in electronics and navigational equipment and refitted in July 2011 with brand new twin Yanmar engines.
Highly experienced in all facets of game fishing – heavy tackle, light tackle and bluewater fly, with tackle of the highest standard including custom built Jack Erskine 130lbs rods matched with Penn International 130lb Reels – all with drags customised by Jack Erskine. Light tackle equipment consists of the highest quality Penn & Shimano TLD Reels with matching custom Jack Erskine light tackle rods in all line classes. Saltwater fly tackle includes Penn fly rods & reels.
Giant Black Marlin charters are available from mid September right through to mid December, followed by Blue Marlin Fishing through to April. The rest of the year providing good Light and Medium tackle fishing for species including juvenile black marlin, sailfish, Spanish mackerel, mahi mahi and tunas.


Species
Giant trevally
Giant trevally
Marlin
Marlin
Grouper
Grouper
Queen fish
Queen fish
Bonito
Bonito
Barramundi
Barramundi
Yellowfin tuna
Yellowfin tuna
Sailfish
Sailfish
Dolphin fish
Dolphin fish
Tiger shark
Tiger shark
King mackerel
King mackerel
Trevally
Trevally
Bream
Bream
Whitefish
Whitefish
Spanish mackerel
Spanish mackerel
Blue marlin
Blue marlin
Blackfin tuna
Blackfin tuna
Tarpon
Tarpon
Snapper
Snapper
Striped marlin
Striped marlin
Catfish
Catfish
Barracuda
Barracuda
Black marlin
Black marlin
Other fish
Other fish

Activities
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Game fishing
Game fishing
Salt water fishing
Salt water fishing
Spinning
Spinning
Guide
Guide

Seasons
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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price per person per day
$475
Languages
English
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1 Reviews
Species quality and density
How well was your event organised
How good was service and hospitality
Beauty of the destination
Value for money

Mike 1  
25 Dec 2017

Rating

  • Species quality and density
  • How well was your event organised
  • How good was service and hospitality
  • Beauty of the destination
  • Value for money
I came to Cairns from the USA for my honeymoon and had booked a marlin charter with Ross 35 days in advance with funds and confirmation from both Ross and myself. After arriving in Cairns, I emaile... Read more

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