• Sparkling gold game fishing gear
  • Bird view of Port Douglas with game fishing boats leaving marina
  • Bird view of game fishing boats in one row heading out to the Great Barrier Reefs
  • Game fishing boat Saltaire heading out to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Game fisher grabbing fishing line to draw in jumping marlin fish during tournament

Port Douglas Marlin Challenge


The annual Port Douglas Marlin Challenge is held during the first weeks of November each year.

Anglers from all over Australia and the world come to Port Douglas to undertake the challenge of fishing for one of the ocean’s greatest prizes, the Marlin.

The Marlin Coast hosts some of the best Marlin fishing in the world, game boats and crews arrive in Port Douglas to team up with the anglers, all with the anticipation of being the one to catch the 1,000lb fish.


The 2022 tournament is scheduled for four consecutive days of fishing from 17TH TO NOVEMBER 20TH, 2022.

Presentation night on November 20th 2022 at the Tin Shed Port Douglas.

Registrations and payments must be finalised and completed by Monday 7th November 2021.