Deep sea fishing in Australia is very popular. This sparsely populated and vast country is surrounded by approximately 16,000 miles (25,000 km) of pristine shoreline, with half of it being in the tropic climate, while the deep waters are alive with many fish species.
Generally, the best months for deep sea fishing in Australia are September through May when the air and water temperatures are warmer. The south-east trade winds during the winter months of June through September can make sea conditions a bit choppy and bumpy, especially around Great Barrier Reef. Watch for cyclone season that occurs annually from October to April. The gentler and warmer northerly winds predominate sea condition from October to early January, making it the right time for deep sea fishing.
The Great Barrier Reef is a famous natural wonder. It is a large fringing reef occupying the north-east corner of Australia. This network of reefs is comprised of over three thousands individual reefs stretching a few thousands kilometers along the Queensland coast. The major entry points to Great Barrier Reef are the cities of Townsville and Cairns in North Queensland and Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, and Whitsundays in central Queensland.
Cairns is an important port for Marlin fishing with typical catches of over a thousand pounds of Black and Blue Marlin from October to March. Big Dog Tooth Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Big Eye Tuna, and Spanish Mackerel are frequently caught on the outer fringes of the Great Barrier Reef. Extended and overnight fishing charters can be arranged in many ports.
Many deep sea fishing tournaments are available in Australia and boats are customized to meet requirements and standards. Bass boats from the US had almost taken over, but Australia now boasts some locally produced deep sea fishing boats which are slowly gaining popularity; but they still have a bit of catching up to do.
Deep sea fishing boats are powered by big outboard motors. They also have many additional features that make life easier for anglers; for example built-in onboard battery chargers, live wells, storage hatches, full-length rod lockers, and much more.
People can live aboard the fishing boats for a few days at a time and truly experience the essence of deep sea fishing. At the beginning of the fishing season, you should try the waters around Lizard Island. Be aware though, that fish schools migrate towards the areas south of Cairns during the end of the fishing season, which is why most professional anglers often choose Port Stephens as their favorite fishing site.
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