The waters surrounding Lizard Island boast some of the most exciting fishing in the world. Pre-booking is desirable, particularly during the popular Black Marlin fishing season (September to December). From September to December each year Black Marlin, some weighing a massive 1,000 pounds or more, are caught here. In fact, due to our tag and release policy operating for the past ten years, your chances of catching a legendary ‘GRANDER’ in these waters are probably better than anywhere else on earth! Whether you’re a seasoned big game fisherman, or it’s your first time in the chair, your Captain and crew will make your day fishing on the Great Barrier Reef an unforgettable experience. The famous Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic is held in October, for seven days - click here to read more about the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book as early as possible for this time of year. Please be aware that fishing is not permitted in 'Green Zones' off the Island itself and pre-booking is desirable, particularly during the popular Black Marlin fishing season (September to December). Outer Reef Fishing The outer reef fishing grounds can be reached in 50 minutes. The fish caught in this area of the Great Barrier Reef include Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally, Mahi-mahi, Sailfish and even small Black Marlin at certain times of the year. Fishing tackle of the highest quality is provided. Inner Reef Fishing A short 15-minute boat ride takes you to the inner reef fishing grounds. This spectacular area is comprised of three reef systems, which are home to an amazing variety of fish including Mackerel, Queenfish, Trevally and other pelagic species. Light Tackle Fishing Some of the most exciting light tackle sports fishing can be enjoyed on Lizard Island. ‘Fascination III’ is available for both full and half-day charters, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Many of the fish caught are of superb eating quality and can be prepared by our chefs. What a great way to end a magnificent day’s Great Barrier Reef fishing! To ensure your Great Barrier Reef fishing adventure or dive charter, pre-bookings are essential, please book when making your accommodation reservation or prior to your arrival. Fishing Calendar For more information and pricing, please download the fact sheet, call 1300 731 551 (in Australia) or +61 2 9538 0751 (outside Australia) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.