If you are chasing Blue marlin near Sydney then the best time is between November to May. Marlin prefers warmer waters. So as the season moves forward the premium times would be February and march as this is when the water temperature is at its peak. Not only is Blue marlin on offer but you can also catch Black Marlin and Striped Marlin.
- Size: 90 kilograms - 180 kilograms
- Food Rating: Good
- Territory: Offshore
The scientific name for the Blue Marlin is Makaira nigricans.
How to identify a Blue Marlin
- Blue bars along the side of the body
- The lower body is silver-white
- The tail fin is a dark blue
- It has a long pointy bill for a nose
- Its mouth is quite large
Where to Catch Blue Marlin
Blue marlin feed on squid and finfish. They do like to eat tuna-like species, mackerel and dolphin. They can grow to a length of 5 metres. The female is the larger weighing up to 900 kilograms while the male will weigh in at 170 kilograms. The Blue Marlin like to travel in groups. Their preferred habitat is in water over 100 metres deep over the continental shelf. The preferred fishing method is using lures. However, live baits also land this magnificent species.
There are always debates what time of day is best to catch a Blue Marlin. Morning fishing and sunset afternoon fishing is when anglers say is the best time to land a Blue Marlin. Then you might want to factor in tide times and so on. This is a super fast fish that also has mighty strength. So being equipped with the best gear is advisable. They do tend to tire faster than the other marlin species.
What Do You Need for Fishing in Sydney?
On all our fishing and deep-sea fishing charters in Sydney, all you need to bring are the right clothes depending on the weather conditions. We will supply everything else including bait, fishing rods and reels and fishing licence. At the end of our fishing trip, you get to keep what you catch. We have 3 purpose build fishing vessels that have all the facilities and amenities you require.