The inshore bluewater fishing off the tropical north coastline has lots to offer if the weather permits, from popping for GT's to jigging wrecks & headlands for fingermark (golden snapper). There are plenty of different target species and different fishing styles. Light tackle jigging, soft plastics, trolling and high speed spin fishing are different methods used to keep rods bent as much as possible. Tuna and other pelagics frequent the inshore islands and isolated reef and rubble marks produce a range of reef species including coral tout and nannigai. This tour is subject to weather conditions, during winter the south easterly tradewind restrict us from operating this tour option.
Join us for a day of tropical backcountry fishing in the rainforest rivers and stream of the far north Queensland region .
This is one for the nature lovers, let us take you off the beaten track to experience the beauty of far north Queensland and its inhabitants. Whether your a keen photographer or just want to go for a private boat ride this is the trip for you. We'll head up stream and check out some local wildlife and explore our mangrove lined systems. Through out winter the saltwater crocodiles can be found basking in the sun. There's plenty of birdlife as well, watching kingfishers feed along the river banks or resident sea eagles soaring above there section of the river. Upstream in the fresh we sometimes come across water dragons and having an electric motor fitted to the vessel allows us to move in silence without disturbing the peace.
The options for fly fishing in the far north vary from chasing jungle perch in a mountain stream to site casting on the flats on a tropical island. For the southern trout anglers chasing jungle perch and sooty grunter in a rainforest environment is a great way to escape the cold, wading upstream in the middle of winter in a pair of board shorts with a 5wt in hand. The river and estuary systems can provide plenty of fun with barramundi and mangrove jack, although not always sight casting there are plenty of surface bites. If the weather permits we'll be on the flats with a range of species to site cast including permit, tusk fish and GT's. The giant barramundi in lake tinaroo can also be caught on fly, 10 and 12wts are required to stop these beasts.
The far north Queensland region has many coastal river systems that meander from the mountains down through the mangrove forests and into the ocean. These tidal systems can provide excellent sportfishing for barramundi, mangrove jack, trevally, queenfish and tarpon just to name a few. Depending on the moon, tide and time of year we'll either head up to the fresh where there are lagoons and feeder drains or stay down in the tidal sections hand casting snags, throwing surface lures and jigging in the deep. If the winds are light and the tides are big we'll head out the front and fish coastal mangrove flats for some sight casting action. There are meter plus barramundi in every system in the far north and they can be caught through out the year with the right conditions and lure presentaion.
Lake Tinaroo is situated in the Cairns hinterland just over an hours drive form the cbd and is home to some of the biggest barramundi in the country. It is a stocked impoundment and provides a very healthy eco system full of food for the barra. The Lake is stocked annually with fingerlings and they dont stop growing - many world record fish have been caught here. Generally in the warmer months (September through to May) the barra are more active and easier to catch. These fish can be targeted on lure or fly and around the full moon the fish movements are more predictable and easier to target. The tour is designed around dusk or dawn but we also have an overnight option with accommodation included and two sessions on the lake.
Experience world class remote fishing at its best on the east coast of north Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef with a 70ft luxury mother ship as your home base. Fly into Lizard Island or Portland Roads and we'll meet you there to begin your dream fishing expedition. Saltwater fly fishing, barramundi fishing, inshore/offshore bluewater. Catering for 6-8 guests for 6 days fishing, you will be treated to 5 star meals from our chef and served by our hostess. We'll have either 2 or 3 dorys in tow deppending on the number of guests and a proffesional guide for each boat. The Fishing options are endless ranging from barramundi fishing, flats fishing and popping and jigging on the outer reef. We can tailor a trip to suit your group; snorkelling, spearfishing, whale watching or simply cruising in style. This luxury option has something for everyone. Contact us to find out more information and availabilty for 2021 and 2022
Tropical North Queensland is home to some of the best remote fishing destinations in Australia. Our backcountry Heli trips offer 3 days fishing in unique and pristine locations in the far north. Helicopter is the only way to access the upper sections of these rivers and we are the only operation offering these truly wild multi-day fishing adventures.
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Join us for a remote adventure as we head North of Cairns to Princess charlotte bay or West to the Gulf of Carpenteria. These trips offer 3 full days of Barramundi fishing in remote locations. Fully catered trips 2 or 4 anglers, we'll even pick you up from the airport.
Explore the remote rivers of Princess Charlotte Bay and experience the best Barramundi fishing on the East coast. Explore the remote rivers of Princess Charlotte Bay and experience the best Barramundi fishing on the East coast.
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full & half day options
Rainforest meets Reef
The ultimate versatile sportfishing vessel
The land of giants
Great Barrier Reef
Nature and photography cruises
Multi day remote trips
local guides local knowledge
3 day trips
Stunning freshwater creeks
Stunning river systems
3 day or week long trips
Join us for some world class flats fishing
incredible permit fishing
provided on every trip
There are some great options for inshore bluewater fishing off the coast of Cairns.
Walk in wade for Jungle perch in crystal clear water.
Private wildlife and photography trips.
Tropical flats, barramundi and rainforest backcountry.
Private guided trips , lure or fly , barramundi specialist.
The big barra lake
Cape York, Great Barrier Reef, Claremont isles
Flats fishing paradise in Cape York
Remote multi day heli adventure
3 days of big barramundi fishing in remote Far North Queensland
Barramundi & Gt Fishing
PRIVATE CHARTERS 2 PERSONS MAX
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Guided sportfishing in Tropical North Queensland
I recently had two days with Rory, one on the flats , the other a back country stream. Nothing at all was a problem for him, he went above and beyond. We got onto plenty of fish and was so lucky to tick off some big bucket list fish. High light was a beast of a Permit after a great stalk. Rory really knows his craft, and offers lots of options. I will 100% be going back .
Had an excellent time doing a full day charter with my partner. Rory was a great guide, consistently putting us onto fish and helping us tick many species off the bucket list. Was a great day and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing sport fishing experience!
If you’re up for a great adventure, see some amazing parts of cairns and likely catch some cracker fish this is the man to do it with. Our trip with Rory felt like going out with an old mate. plenty of good banter with professional service and guidance on where to fish, what lures to use and how to get the best out of them. I couldn’t reccomend him highly enough and my next trip north he will be the first i call to sort out a fishing adventure with.
Had an amazing trip with Rory the other week on the inshore Bluewater package chasing GTs. Would highly recommend to those keen fishos. Rory’s one of the best guides out there
Had an epic time with Rory. He took us right up a river fishing for jungle perch which was an awesome experience than took us out to the reef for some flats fishing. I highly recommend Rory, he took heaps of good photos, unhooked our fish supplied water, snacks and all the fishing gear he’s a funny bloke with a good personality definitely doing it again!