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.
A life size 1,100 pound BLACK MARLIN sculpture was installed on the Cairns waterfront adjacent to the Marlin Jetty in September 2016 marking 50 years.
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.
Information and resources for fishing Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
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.
Members please make yourself aware of any changes to your operation. AMSA update—June 2018 AMSA update JuneRead more
Dear Members, You may now be aware the CPGFA AGM was held in Cairns Friday 25thRead more
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
Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association Incorporated Association No. 8990
ABN 45 982 138 420
PO Box 5722 Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
President: Tim Dean (Mob: 0411 111 476)
Vice President: Darren Haydon
Secretary: Sally Morris (Mob: 0421 703 269)
Treasurer: Brett Goetze
Committee Member: Chris Miles
Committee Member/Webmaster: Kelly Dalling Fallon
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