You don’t need to be a seasoned fisherman, as your chances of catching a giant black marlin are arguably the best in the world. Little wonder the waters off
In October, experienced anglers will converge on
The 25th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, which takes place from October 1st to the 8th, is one of the last bastions of gentlemanly sports, where the objective is not the prize money, but the physical and emotional challenge of catching the black marlin which return to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef off Lizard Island every year to spawn.
However, heavy tackle fishing at
“I have been lucky enough to catch 1000 pound fish every season. But what makes it so special for me is when we take someone who has never fished before and catch them a fish of a lifetime. For me, marlin season is the Formula One of fishing and it doesn’t get much better than up here at
Award-winning Lizard Island is Australia’s northernmost resort, 150 miles north off the coast from Cairns and 16 miles off the coast near Cape Flattery, right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with colourful coral reefs and postcard perfect beaches.
Offering guests exceptional fresh gourmet cuisine from Executive Chef Mark Jensen, guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner on the verandah of Ospreys Restaurant overlooking the beach or a more intimate private dining experience – sand under foot, stars up above – with a 7-course degustation menu on the beach.
For reservations call 1300 863 248 or go to www.lizardisland.com.au
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