The Cairns 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. The guide will have guests casting snags, throwing surface lures and jigging vibes and plastics 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. Our guides specialise in targetting barramundi on lure all year round. Through the wet season there are runoff events upstream and during the build up the fish congregate in the Saltwater to breed. The charter locations vary from day to day, the guide will choose the ideal system to suit the tides and weather condtions. Cairns is a great place to tick off that meter plus barramundi, we can offer trips dedicated to catching that fish of a lifetime.
The topwater fishing for mangrove jack is amazing in the Cairns region. After a few quick lessons on how to skip cast weedless plastics into the mangroves there is heaps of fun to be had.
All of our charters are lure or fly fishing only and no experience is neccecery. Our guides are happy to teach anglers the fundamentals skills of lure fishing and give them skills to take home to there own water ways.
Full day pick up from accomodation 630 am or half day 7am from Marlin Marina
Up to 1hr travel to destination.
Lunch, snacks, drinks, tea/coffee, water provided
Quality tackle supplied, med/light spin and casting outfits
Return/drop off to accomodation between 430-530pm for full day and 1130-12pm for half day
Multi day charters available
What to bring
Long sleeves shirt, hat, polarised sunglasses
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