Freshwater Trekking

Hike upstream targeting jungle perch & sooty grunter

Half Day

$450

Full Day

$750

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Join us for a day of exploration and experience as we take a walk up the secret creeks and freshwater fishing spots in the Cairns wilderness.

Strap on your boots & set off up streams, river systems and tributarys to find excellent fishing for local fresh water fish species such as jungle perch and sooty grunter. Both of these fish can be targeted on lure or fly and are found in dense populations throughout the rivers and creeks in the Cairns and FNQ region.

During the day we'll be mostly fishing top water with small poppers and bug profiles to entice the bite. If you're after the larger sooties they can be caught in the deep with small plastics. All tackle is provided and included on this tour, and you're welcome to bring your own gear as well.

A light lunch of sandwiches and fruit is provided, as well as water and hydrolites for the day.

We pick you up from Cairns City early morning and take you out to our selected spot for the day. The location we choose will depend on the weather and river hieght data, but generally we'll be in the Barron, Mulgrave or Russel river systems, these are stunning waterways that carve through the Cairns hinterland.

From our park-up point we set off upstream, You can expect to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of our secret cairns waterways as we trek upstream.

A moderate level of fitness is required for these expeditions. We spend the day walking in shallow, rocky streams while fishing and being active the whole day. This is a unique tour option for the Far North Queensland region and a true way to experience fishing with a rainforest mountain backdrop.

The Day

Pick up from Cairns City accommodation (or near Cairns, ask for special pickups) at 6:30am.

We may spend up to 1 hour travelling to our destination - full day tours can go further!

Snacks, water and hydrolite powder provided during the walk.

Lunch of sandwiches and fruit provided.

We bring a full kit of tackle with us on the walk and all gear is included in the tour. We provide quality 4lbs spin setups for each angler or 5/6wt fly outfits.

All tackle including lures and flys are provided, and you are welcome to bring your own gear as well.

On a full day tour we expect to have you back at your accommodation between 4.30-5.30pm for the full day tour and 12.30-1.30pm for half days.

 

What to Bring

Appropriate footware - we highly recommend wading boots for these adventures as we will spend the whole day in the water. We will not be able to take tours without appropriate footwear ie bare-foot. Please bring, at least, decent hiking or running shoes that can get wet for the day.

We will be spending some time in the sun so please bring a good wide brim hat, wear a longsleeve shirt and polarised sunglasses.

If you would like to bring your camera that is fine - we recommend that you take all efforts to waterproof your camera as it has a chance of going in the drink. GoPros are fine.

Also bring a towel and maybe some snacks just in case, and a backpack to put it all in so you can keep your hands free.

If you have your own rods, lures or other gear please do bring it.

 

 

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Half day $450
Full day $800
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