Laurie Wright

Laurie Wright 's biggest catch was  a 1,277-pound black marlin. Wright has fished all over the world, but his contributions to the growth and success of the Cairns marlin fishery are legendary. He’s a past chairman of the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association and was instrumental in the planning and establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. A key figure in the establishment of the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame in 2006, he himself was  inducted in 2008.