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Ross Finlayson Marlin Charters, ,  Australia, Marlin, Grouper, Queen fish, Bonito, Barramundi, Yellowfin tuna, Sailfish, Dolphin fish, Tiger shark, King mackerel, Trevally, Bream, Whitefish, Spanish mackerel, Blue marlin, Giant trevally, Blackfin tuna, Tarpon, Snapper, Striped marlin, Catfish, Barracuda, Black marlin, Other fish

Ross Finlayson Marlin Charters

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Marlin, Grouper, Queen fish, Bonito, Barramundi, Yellowfin tuna, Sailfish, Dolphin fish, Tiger shark, King mackerel, Trevally, Bream, Whitefish, Spanish mackerel, Blue marlin, Giant trevally, Blackfin tuna, Tarpon, Snapper, Striped marlin, Catfish, Barracuda, Black marlin, Other fish

Ross Finlayson is one of Australia’s leading marlin and sportfishing captains, with more than 25 years professional game fishing experience, providing exclusive marlin and game fishing charters directly from Cairns year round on the Great Barrier Reef for anglers from all over the world.
After 15 years on the internationally renowned Sea Baby IV (7 yrs as deckhand for the legendary Capt Laurie Woodbrige & 8yrs as Captain) Ross has been fishing on the “TOP SHOT” for the past 8 years. The “TOP SHOT” is a 43ft O’Brien game boat, fully equipped with the latest in electronics and navigational equipment and refitted in July 2011 with brand new twin Yanmar engines.
Highly experienced in all facets of game fishing – heavy tackle, light tackle and bluewater fly, with tackle of the highest standard including custom built Jack Erskine 130lbs rods matched with Penn International 130lb Reels – all with drags customised by Jack Erskine. Light tackle equipment consists of the highest quality Penn & Shimano TLD Reels with matching custom Jack Erskine light tackle rods in all line classes. Saltwater fly tackle includes Penn fly rods & reels.
Giant Black Marlin charters are available from mid September right through to mid December, followed by Blue Marlin Fishing through to April. The rest of the year providing good Light and Medium tackle fishing for species including juvenile black marlin, sailfish, Spanish mackerel, mahi mahi and tunas.


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  • Mike 25 Dec 2017

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    I came to Cairns from the USA for my honeymoon and had booked a marlin charter with Ross 35 days in advance with funds and confirmation from both Ross and myself. After arriving in Cairns, I emailed Ross asking for the meeting location and start time, he replied, provided the information and gave ZERO indication that there would be any issues. Much later Ross emailed me, a mere 12 HOURS before our scheduled trip, to CANCEL due to not having a crew hand (he had 35 days to figure that out)! I had explained over the month that we had been booking that this was the only day I was available. To top it off, when they gave me a refund, they gave half saying that they didn’t know I had already paid in full, yet it’s part of their own contract that it has to be paid in full within 30 days. If you are interested in fishing and actually want to be able to fish, AVOID ROSS LIKE THE PLAGUE!



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