"We just had the best day, big fish and blue water"

Ed Byrne

"She runs dry and soft.  Askari is a special boat"

Corey Hard

"We're not here to $%#! Spiders"

Jimmy

"It's a very big girl and definitely green..."

Johno

"That fish just went absolutely crazy"

Jason Klaas

"Elephants eat jellybeans!"

Johno

"There's something out there...."

Corey Hard
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Fishing Locations

 

 

Charter Information

The Hardcore Fishing Team is available for charter in each seasonal location. The heavy tackle Season off Cairns chasing Giant Black Marlin is just something all serious fisherman must experience. In addition to time on Askari, we can arrange a complete package including motherships, additional gameboats and captains/crew and helicopters. For indications on availability and cost please contact Corey Hard - 0433 747 413 or email us.  
 

 

Cairns - Heavy Tackle Giant Black Marlin

The 150 miles of reef betwen Cairns and Lizard Island is the undisputed home of Giant Black Marlin.  More Black Marlin over 1000 Lbs (Granders) are caught here every season than anywhere else in the world.  The Heavy Tackle season is September to December with the Lizard Island Tournament normally held in October during the peak of the season.   Fishing is normally best in the afternoon with large skip and swim baits up to 15kg (30lb) and are either usually Scad, Scaly Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Rainbow Runners or Mac Tuna.  The majority of fish are in 200-600 lb class and are male but at least 20% are in the 800 - 1200lb class which are the "Big Girls" .  Then there is the odd tackle busting monster that comes in and just cannot be caught...We've seen them and they are out there. 
 

Townsville - Light Tackle Blacks and Stripes

Juvenile black Marlin show off Cape Bowling Green and the surrounding environs and provides excellent light tackle fishing and opportunities to break records or try for marlin on fly. 
 

Gold Coast - Blue, Black and Striped Marlin

There are prime Blue, Black and Striped Marlin Grounds wide of Gold Coast on the continental shelf. 
 

Port Stephens - Striped, Black and Blue Marlin

In February/March Port Stephens is renown as producing a large number of Striped, Black and occasion big Blue Marlin.  The bait congregates along the continental shelf making it a magnet for pelagic fish especially Marlin.  The famous NSW Interclub Tournament is held here on the last weeked of February and first weekend in March.  It is predominantly a live bait fishery, with Slimy Mackeral, Yellowtail and Bonito the bait of choice.  Depending on where the bait is holding we'll mark fish and swim the bait at the surface or deep. 
 

Lockhart River Extreme Fishing Expeditions

Fishing for Trophy Barramundi in the wilds of Cape York.  The remote rivers and tributaries are home to big crocodiles and big Barra. Lots of other activities including island hopping, crabbing remote bbq's. 

HARDCORE GAMEFISHING TEAM
Captain:        Corey Hard +61 (0)433 747 413
Enquiries:     Colin Hard
enquiries@hardcoregamefishing.com.au

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