End of season

2012 proved to be a challenging season with some great fishing but a lot of hard work to find the fish!Askari,kanahoee,tradition and top shot all had some great fishing and towards the end of the season Castille found a patch of fish out wide which proved to be pretty consistant.We saw over 30 fish in 6 days and had 16 bites for 9 releases.Katie ripper  was red hot with  a950 lb ,250,200 and a 300 lb fish ,Paul Charlton also had some great fishing and lost a big fish after a 45 min battle,Stew burrows released a beautiful 950 lb fish in the Lizard is tournament and Sally Jenyns fought a fish around 800 lb for 40 mins before the leader broke.A 600 lb on 80 lb stand up was fun and in all we had 62 bites,48 hook ups and released 24 fish with an average size of  around 400 lb.

It was great to have such a good boat to work with this year and things can only get better with one season under our belt…thanks to Mick Jacobs,wombat,dude and ty for their hard work and excellent crewing.

Bigger and better things for next year with a good season booked,let me know if we can book you the fishing trip of a lifetime.

All the best for 2013 and good times,tight lines

Brad Craft


Just finished a fantastic trip with old clients Barry Bird,John Kilgour and John Happy.5 black marlin ,12 big red emporer,6 trout,yellowfin tuna,mackeral,cobia and wahoo all in a 4 day trip.Great fun and lots of laughs

trip up

After a great trip up we fished Townsville for the week with owner Mark and enjoyed great fishing and great hospitality see you next year Townsville.Heading up to the Ribbon reefs to start our heavy tackle season,still a few good dates open so give us a call

Newsletter 1 – July 2012

Greetings from Castille Charters and Sunny North Queensland

As winter takes it’s grip, we all start to think of warmer climates, sun soaked beaches and of course that fish I caught last year! Well this year is shaping up to be an absolute cracker with good weather patterns and the return of juvenile black marlin to Townsville and Cairns the signs are looking great!

Australia is unquestionably one of the best locations for Marlin fishing, heavy tackle, light tackle and saltwater fly fishing. Whatever your needs we can accommodate them to provide a unique experience for YOU.

A Castille Charter is only limited by your imagination
Come with us and make your dreams a reality!

Newsletter 1 – July 2012

Castille 111

Our new vessel Castille is available this year for charter.

A top of the range 47ft obrien fitted for fishing and luxury liveaboard,look out here we come!

Hello World!

Welcome to the new website for Australian Black Marlin! Happy New Year! Please stand by while we setup. Get ready for a great 2012!