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Cairns Marlin, Sport & Game Fishing

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Giant Black Marlin

Bounty Hunter is moored at the Marlin Marina Cairns, at the base of the Great Barrier Reef prime Black Marlin fishing grounds of the Ribbons Reef. Bounty Hunter has a practical yet fully live aboard lay out allowing for extended outer reef fishing charters. Heavy Tackle Black Marlin fishing is what Bounty Hunter does best & was designed for, giving those on board a once in a life time fishing opportunity.

Sport & Game Fishing

As a locally Cairns owned & run vessel Bounty Hunter is able to fish all year round. From January through to August, Bounty Hunter fills her fishing list with the delights of the sea such as Juvenile Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin Fish, Mackerel, Giant Trevally & Tuna. Bounty Hunter also is versatile with her style of fishing from Trolling to Popper Chucking.

Live Aboard & Mothershipping

Due to the size of Bounty Hunter, she is the perfect day trip Outer Barrier Reef fishing vessel, yet combined with her power, speed and manoeuvrability she is perfect for extended Black Marlin Live aboard charters.  Or, for the ultimate Giant Black Marlin fishing adventure, Bounty Hunter teams up well with any size mother ship, giving you the fishing trip of a life time on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Bounty Hunter Cairns

About Us

01

Locally Owned & Operated

Bounty Hunter is owned by a Cairns born and bred local with a passion for fishing for black marlin, sailfish, tuna and other ocean trophies since the time he could walk.

02

Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunter is the first ever 43 ft O’Brien, built in Townsville and has under gone extensive refitting to accommodate the pleasures of black marlin fishing.

03

Accommodations

Bounty Hunter will comfortably sleep 6 with ease in 3 sleeping areas including a forward V Berth with 4 bunks and a second double side bunk.

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⭐ World Record approved ⭐
All the boxes ticked
All requirements achieved 
All evidence submitted

Thank you to @nickhaddad1 and IGFA 
Lily you now hold the Female Black Marlin WORLD record
15.1kg caught on 1kg line (2lb)

This will now be reflected through on the Australian and Queensland records GFAA National Junior Tournament  GFAA Queensland Game Fishing Association 
becoming 
Female 1kg & Junior Female 1kg 
All Tackle Black Marlin record..
Great work to our 15yr old who in 2020 re wrote the ultra light black marlin record book  @sims.lily ❤

#thiscrazykidisours #superproud
#sheworkedbloodyhard #amazingteamsupport #trusttheprocess 
#marlin #blackmarlin #ultralight
#kidsfishtoo
#fishingforthefuture #fishforthefuture #worldrecord 
#igfa #gfaa #qgfa #cbwgfc
#thankseveryoneinvolved
Cairns Bluewater Game Fishing Club Inc

⭐ World Record approved ⭐
All the boxes ticked
All requirements achieved
All evidence submitted

Thank you to @nickhaddad1 and IGFA
Lily you now hold the Female Black Marlin WORLD record
15.1kg caught on 1kg line (2lb)

This will now be reflected through on the Australian and Queensland records GFAA National Junior Tournament GFAA Queensland Game Fishing Association
becoming
Female 1kg & Junior Female 1kg
All Tackle Black Marlin record..
Great work to our 15yr old who in 2020 re wrote the ultra light black marlin record book @sims.lily ❤

#thiscrazykidisours #superproud
#sheworkedbloodyhard #amazingteamsupport #trusttheprocess
#marlin #blackmarlin #ultralight
#kidsfishtoo
#fishingforthefuture #fishforthefuture #worldrecord
#igfa #gfaa #qgfa #cbwgfc
#thankseveryoneinvolved
Cairns Bluewater Game Fishing Club Inc
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2 weeks ago

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Well done Lily…what an amazing Achievement. X

Well done Lilly

Wow.. she is one lucky kid to have such amazing industry support from both here and overseas. Thank you all so much for encouraging and supporting her in this amazing journey she is on Cheers Michelle

Well done Lily.

Congratulations Lily. 👌😀

Congratulations Lily and team Bounty Hunter well done.

Congratulations Young Lady!!!!!!🍾👍

Congratulations Lily well done

Well done Lily and Bounty Hunter Cairns, absolutely wicked 🎣🐟🎣🐟🎣🐟

Congratulations Lily Sims You are amazing 🤩

Congratulations kiddo

Hi Lily our sport is so lucky to have young people and families as yours congratulations and just keep doing it .

Well done Lily 👋🏾

Congratulations Lily.

Great news. May your record stand for many years to come.

Awesome news… congratulations!

Well done team

Well done

Congratulations 🥳 💪🏻

Congrats 🤙

Little legend. 😍😍

Congralitions Lilly well done

Congratulations!!!

Well done Lily Sims!

Lily Sims! Rockstar of the seas!!! 🤙🏼🎣🤩

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Was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and your Cairns crew Staunch Crab 

Was also great to have you come for a fish in our back yard with Lily & our crew #greatbarrierreef 

#newfriends
#fishingforthefuture 
#staunchcrewcairns 
#bounty2021
#bounty #bountyhunter 
#bountyhuntercairns
#fishing #cairns #lighttackle
#sailfish #mackeral #wahoo

Was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and your Cairns crew Staunch Crab

Was also great to have you come for a fish in our back yard with Lily & our crew #greatbarrierreef

#newfriends
#fishingforthefuture
#staunchcrewcairns
#bounty2021
#bounty #bountyhunter
#bountyhuntercairns
#fishing #cairns #lighttackle
#sailfish #mackeral #wahoo
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2 weeks ago

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Giddy up, woot woot! You guys rock Staunch Crab 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣

We are very excited to offically welcome in charge of our vessel
Captain Dean Ford
@deanfordpup

Dean Ford grew up in the fishing town of Bermagui on the South Coast of New South Wales.

Throughout his childhood he spent his time fishing with his father Ian Ford who ran charter boats out of Bermagui and also Cairns in Far North Queensland. 

After spending 5 years crewing out of Bermagui, Cairns, and Port Stephens, Dean was able to take opportunities fishing overseas in such places as United State of America (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas), Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Cape Verdi, Costa Rica and Panama for the following 5 years. 

After working for some of the best captains and crews in the world learning not only fishing/boat maintenance/catering/entertaining etc but also how to run a professional operation successfully.

Dean is now stepping up and taking on the challenges of becoming a captain himself.  

Welcome to #teamsims and in charge of Bounty and her crew.

#fishingforthefuture 
#bounty2021
#bounty #bountyhunter 
#bountyhuntercairns
#fishing #cairns
#lighttackle #heavytackle #gamefish #gamefishing #marlin #blackmarlin #tuna #mackeral #dolphinfish #timetofish #obrienboats #43obrien #2021season
#marlinseason
#marlinseason2021
#1000pound 
#gbr #greatbarrierreef

We are very excited to offically welcome in charge of our vessel
Captain Dean Ford
@deanfordpup

Dean Ford grew up in the fishing town of Bermagui on the South Coast of New South Wales.

Throughout his childhood he spent his time fishing with his father Ian Ford who ran charter boats out of Bermagui and also Cairns in Far North Queensland.

After spending 5 years crewing out of Bermagui, Cairns, and Port Stephens, Dean was able to take opportunities fishing overseas in such places as United State of America (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas), Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Cape Verdi, Costa Rica and Panama for the following 5 years.

After working for some of the best captains and crews in the world learning not only fishing/boat maintenance/catering/entertaining etc but also how to run a professional operation successfully.

Dean is now stepping up and taking on the challenges of becoming a captain himself.

Welcome to #teamsims and in charge of Bounty and her crew.

#fishingforthefuture
#bounty2021
#bounty #bountyhunter
#bountyhuntercairns
#fishing #cairns
#lighttackle #heavytackle #gamefish #gamefishing #marlin #blackmarlin #tuna #mackeral #dolphinfish #timetofish #obrienboats #43obrien #2021season
#marlinseason
#marlinseason2021
#1000pound
#gbr #greatbarrierreef
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3 weeks ago

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Congrats Pup !

Congratulations Dean @deanfordpup

Good stuff pup is a ledgend. Best of luck Mate.

Well done Deano! 🤙

Congratulations Deano ,and I can say this bloke can cook up an excellent meal after a big day fishing 👌

Congrats Dean.. may the fish be plentiful…

Good job mate 🤙

Congrats buddy!!

Congrats mate. You've earned it

Congratulations Deano all the best mate I’m sure you will be putting plenty of smiles on dials brother. 🤙🤙🤙🇦🇺🇦🇺👌

Fantastic Fishing Guys👍🤙Totally Awesome Dean 👍👍Welldone

Onya Deano. All the best mate .🎣🙏

Congratulations Deano and an all round top bloke, can cook too 😃

Congrats Deano

🤙🏾 awesome Deano

Earned it! Happy for you buddy

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