Walk in wade fishing in the rainforest for Jungle Perch and Sooty Grunter

Walk in wade fishing in the rainforest for Jungle Perch and Sooty Grunter

Tropical Backcountry- Jungle Perch and Sooty Grunter 

  • Cairns only  freshwater guided fishing tour.
  • Walk and wade fishing in the tropical rainforest
  • Unique permits to access national parks.
  • Target species are jungle perch and sooty grunter.
  • Topwater fishing all day- A quintessential experience.
  • Warm water wading- no waders required
  • Cool of with a swim in the crystal clear water
  • All tackle is provided; bring your own gear if you prefer.
  • Pick-up from Cairns CBD, Port Douglas or Mission Beach.
  • The location depends on weather and river conditions.
  • Up to 1hr 45min car trip to fishing location
  • Easy to moderate hiking, A level of fitness is required.
  • Bespoke multi day trips available.

The Day:

  • Half Day 630-12noon
  • Full Day 630- 430pm
  • All tackle is provided- bring your own gear if you prefer
  • Lunch, snacks, water, and hydrolites are all included.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Wear appropriate footwear (wading boots preferred).
  • Bring a hat, long-sleeve shirt, sunblock and polarized sunglasses.
  • Waterproof your camera if you bring one.
  • A waterproof backpack, or we can loan one.


  • 4lb spin outfit, 1000 size reel, 2-4kg rod, small surface poppers, light- unweighted plastics.
  • #5-6 weight rods, floating lines (trout lines okay), hoppers, large dries, bug profiles, streamers, poppers (up to size 1/0).
  • Long casts and fast strip required with foam head flies. (much more aggressive than trout fishing). 

Half Day


Full Day