Big game fishing

Dr. Charles Frederick Holder was the human agent who led to the invention of big game fishing, but another very important contributor to the sport’s development was the invention of the motorised boat. As big game fishing is a form of recreational or sport fishing that targets large fish renowned for their sporting qualities, the need for a boat of sufficient seaworthiness and range to transport the crew to the fishing grounds and back is essential and thus the motorised boat was a boon to the fledgling sport.

Fish Varieties and Luring Techniques

The fish normally targeted by people going for big game fishing include the following varieties:

• Billfish – broadbill swordfish, marlin and sailfish

• Large tunas – bluefin, yellowfin and bigeye

• Sharks – mako, great white, tiger, hammerhead and other large species

Two techniques are used to lure fish during big game fishing. They are:

1. Trolling – In this method, fish are enticed by trolling fishing lures behind the boat. These lures often resemble squids or other bait fish.

2. Chumming – Chumming or berley is a technique in which pieces of bait fish are thrown overboard in order to attract bigger fish.

Family-Owned Fishing Charter

Big game fishing requires special equipment and a reliable boat; some things you might not have with you. It is a good idea to go big game fishing with a fishing charter. Darwin Reef ‘n’ Wrecks are a family-owned Darwin fishing charter company located in the top end of Australia. On their Top End fishing charters, you can do Barramundi fishing, deep sea fishing or reef fishing. Fish the Darwin Harbour or the outer reefs up to 100m offshore with Darwin Reef ‘n’ Wrecks fishing charters. They have many years of fishing experience in the tropical waters of the Northern Territory coastline and they offer barramundi fishing trips to remember. Their speciality is giving you the ultimate fishing charter available in the magnificent tropical Top End waters of Australia.

Whether your goal is to land a barramundi or a premier light tackle sport fish or a prime-eating reef dweller, Darwin Reef ‘n’ Wrecks cover the lot. From fishing as an individual or family to a conference group, party or corporate, Darwin Reef ‘n’ Wrecks can cater to all your needs. Their wide variety of fishing experiences caters to all levels. This family-owned company prides themselves on providing a fishing experience never to be forgotten and an exceptional opportunity to make the catch of a lifetime. To know more about Darwin Reef ‘n’ Wrecks and to book a fishing trip of a lifetime, drop by their website at


Tim Barrels is an adventure enthusiast and traveller. He loves the sea and he definitely loves to fish. His second passion; writing; helps him share his experiences with the rest of the world.

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