Lizard Island and the Marlin Classic

Worldwide fishing enthusiasts are gearing up for another season of heavy tackle fishing off Lizard Island in Tropical North Queensland as they prepare for the 25th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, which runs from October 1 to 8 . From September through to December the largest black marlin in the world, many of them known as “granders” of over a thousand pounds, migrate to the stretch of the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and Lizard Island to feed off the plentiful tuna and mackerel populations found in the local waters. With the black marlin fishing in the area based on tag and release, chances of catching a giant black marlin are arguably the best in the world. Heavy tackle fishing at Lizard Island is not just limited to the Black Marlin Classic. It’s available year round thanks to the resort’s luxury Fascination III, which is operated exclusively for guests and available for private fishing or diving and snorkelling charters. Divers can mix with green sea turtles and giant clownfish, and snorkellers are rewarded for little effort with 100-year-old giant clam gardens just moments from Lizard’s beaches. . Find out more here
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