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Fish Profiles

Marlin – Black

Description:

There are many varieties of marlin. This particular variety is a dark metalic blue to black changing to a silver blue on its sides to a white belly, with dark fins. It has a rigid pectoral fin and has a predominant beak-like upper lip.

Size:

This variety can be caught weighing under 10kg. However there has been record catches weighing in over 500kg….yes….not a typo….500 kg!

Where:

The Black Marlin is found in teh tropical and subtropical waters of Australia, however the hotspot for catching Marlin is from Cairns to Townsville.

How:

The Black marlin can generally be caught with both live and dead bait.