Meet Marlene Hicks

Meet Billfish Babe Marlene Hicks from Topnotch Game Fishing Hamilton Island. Marlene is the founder of Billfish Babes founder. Marlene & husband, Captain Russell Hicks, are owner/operators & of their fishing charter business. They are based in the heart of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, the central hub of the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Marlene is very passionate about sports fishing & encourages all females onto the water, especially when it comes to game fishing. She promotes women in sports fishing worldwide through her Billfish Babes social media. Billfish Babes are a community of saltwater women pioneering their way through a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Inspiring & Supporting Women

Marlene inspires camaraderie on the water & supports fellow babes with any helpful advice they require. Long gone are the days of fishing being a males-only sport as there are plenty of female fisherwomen all over the globe who enjoy wetting a line just as well.

About Marlene

Mrs Hicks is a country girl who had a sea change. She moved to the heart of the Whitsunday region with her husband, Russell back in 2003. For over 17 years, Marlene operated heavy machinery at coal mines such as 24M motor graders, D11 dozers, massive rear dumps & water trucks. Marlene has spent whilst living on the land drafting cattle up in many dusty cattle yards & experienced plenty of long hard days in the saddle. She’s been no stranger to being the of the boys & pulling her weight alongside the best of them. She is also very passionate about women marking their mark in such a male-dominated world that we all live in. We all know plenty of ladies out there don’t mind getting their hands dirty to enjoy the sport & lifestyle that we all so desire.


The Billfish Babes Life

Marlene & Russell offers two custom sports fishing vessels ~ Brilliant Company – 65 Precision & The Pirate – 34 Pirate. The dynamic Hicks duo live, eat & breath their lives on the waves.

Marlene wants to share your fishing reports on Billfish Babes to publicise that women in-game fishing are serious about their fishing. If your hook, line, & sinker in love with sports fishing, please follow Marlene on her fun, female fishing adventures with Billfish Babes & Topnotch Game Fishing.