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Meet Billfish Babe Marlene Hicks

Meet Billfish Babe Marlene Hicks

Meet Billfish Babe Marlene Hicks from Topnotch Game Fishing Airlie Beach. Marlene is the Billfish Babes founder & also a captain in the making. Marlene & husband Captain Russell Hicks are owner/operators & of their charter business. Based in the heart of the Whitsundays which is the main hub to the 74 island wonders & the world heritage 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 all over the world through her Billfish Babes social media. Billfish Babes are a community of saltwater women that are pioneering their way through a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Marlene inspires camaraderie on the water & support of fellow babes with any helpful advice that 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.

Mrs Hicks is a country girl who had a sea change in 2013. She moved to the heart of the Whitsunday region with her husband Russell. For over 15 years Marlene operated heavy machinery such as 24M motor graders, D11 dozers, massive rear dumps & water trucks. Marlene has spent a lot of time drafting cattle up in many dusty cattle yards & experienced plenty of long hard days in the saddle as well. She’s been no stranger to being the of the boys & pulling her own weight alongside the best of them. She is also very passionate about women marking their own mark in such a male-dominated world that we all live in. We all know there’s plenty of ladies out there who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to enjoy the sport & lifestyle that we all so desire.

The Billfish Babes Life

Marlene & Russell live aboard their boat Brilliant Company 65ft Precision. They travel up & down the eastern coastline of Queensland from Lizard Island to the Gold Coast every year marlin fishing. The Hicks duo literally live, eat & breath their lives on the waves in Australia.

Marlene wants to share your fishing reports on Billfish Babes to publicised to the world 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 on Billfish Babes & Topnotch Game Fishing.