Formed in 1972 to provide a united and representative voice for the local game fishing industry on matters relating to vessel survey and manning requirements.
The inaugural meeting of the CPGFA was held on the 19th of December, 1972 at local Cairns boat builder, Rex Wright’s premises.
Providing a memorial for those individuals, living and deceased, who have made meaningful contributions over the years to Cairns game fishing.
Membership is open to all members of the Cairns Black Marlin Professional fleet including company/vessel, individual and associate membership
The CPGFA has moved into the new millenium with the continued aim of representing the professional game fishing charter operator and the people who work within the industry.
Current and endorsed members of the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association.
First 1000lb black marlin weighed of Cairns on 25 September 1966 for angler Richard Obach.
Cairns is home of the 1000lb black marlin and 1000’s of anglers flock here every year to try their luck with the giants!
% of fish are released nowadays thanks to the foresight of captains such as George Bransford.
Recent news and announcements from the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association.
The 50th Anniversary Black Marlin & AIBT Tournament Cairns On 25 September 1966, Capt. George BransfordRead more
For tournament fishing updates, follow Kelly’s reports on the Black Marlin Blog: Day 1 recap DayRead more
Entries have now closed for the 50th Anniversary Cairns Black Marlin Tournament & AIBT. Likewise ticketRead more
A map to the venues hosting events as part of the 50th Anniversary Tournament & AIBT.
With thanks to our sponsors Fishtrack / Buoy Weather – stay up to date with theRead more
Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association Incorporated Association No. 8990
ABN 45 982 138 420
PO Box 5722 Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
President: Daniel McCarthy (Mob: 0413 054 031)
Vice President: Ross Finlayson
Committee Member: Darren Haydon
Committee Member: Hayden Bell
Committee Member: Chris Miles
Webmaster: Kelly Dalling Fallon
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