• 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 Results 2023

2023 Tournament Results

Champion Boats

1. Iluka - 8 tags - winner of the Brett Thomas Perpetual Trophy
2. Gorilla - 7 tags
3. Weapon - 5 tags

Champion Male Angler and winner of the Leon Thomas Perpetual Trophy

Ben Atkins 5 tags (Weapon)

Champion Captain

Reg Moore (Ikula)

Daily Champion Teams

Day 1. Gorilla
Day 2. Iluka
Day 3. Weapon
Day 4. Miss Nic

The Port Douglas Marlin Challenge Committee would like to say a huge thank you to our extremely loyal, valued and generous sponsors:Tackle World Cairns, Shimano,  Above Grade Marine Services, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Big Boat Shed, Fishing Port Douglas, Wine Divas, BME Boat Builders, Seakeeper and ICIT who without their backing this tournament would not be the success it is.