The marlin, sailfish and mackerel action is still red hot from Cairns. On regular mixed light tackle days to the reef I have been getting at least 5 bites a day from marlin and sailfish without even trying. We have been catching 2 & 3 billfish a day, the marlin have been averaging 20-30kgs with the sails ranging from 20kgs to 40kgs. Catching both species on pitch baits as well as lures and skipping gars.

Juvenile mackerel have invaded many spots though there are still some good mackerel amongst them in the 15kg range. We’ve been fishing for these with trolled lures and gars as well as floating baits on the spinning gear which is a very popular method amongst my anglers.