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Fishing Cairns

Fishing Cairns is the definitive anglers guide to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland, and remote Cape York areas. Whether your goal is to land a ‘grander’ (1000 pounds) giant black marlin out from the continental shelf – or target Australia’s premier light tackle sport fish the mighty barramundi in one of the pristine tropical rivers or tidal estuaries, it’s all covered.

From heavy tackle game fishing, light tackle sport fishing, salt and fresh water lure and fly, to general bar (bait) fishing in both calm and blue water – let Fishing Cairns organise that fishing holiday of your dreams.

The expert team have intimate local knowledge on tides and moon phases, fishing techniques that work, and use only the best of local guides and skippers. From half-day trips for mum, dad, and the kids – through to extended safari type charters to the Tip Of Oz, or live aboard game fishing out on the Great Barrier Reef, this will be an experience where the memories will last a lifetime.

Fishing Cairns’ extensive web site covers all there is to know about fishing the region from Mission Beach to Cape York and includes weather and tide information, a comprehensive species list, and how to target them, lure and tackle guide, retail outlets, vessel and skipper profiles, fishing reports, photo gallery and helpful regional links.

Touring Options

Lure and Fly Fishing – Full Day

Lure and fly fishing in magnificent jungle rivers, and mangrove lined estuaries is a great way to go. With the help of experienced guides, you will be taken to the best fishing locations in Tropical North Queensland. Please note that there is a half day tour also available. There are also many other tours available, both calm water and blue water. Please contact the operator for more details on these charters.

River Fishing – Calm Water – Full Day

Live bait fishing on tropical rainforest rivers for barramundi, queenfish, trevally, mangrove jack, fingermark, grunter and salmon to name a few (seasons apply). Please note that there is a half day tour also available. There are also many other tours available, both calm water and blue water. Please contact the operator for more details on these charters.

Activites and Experiences at Fishing Cairns

  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Fishing – Game
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Sports Participate Fishing.
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Wholesale
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public toilet
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Fishing
  • Soft Adventure
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Drop off
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Pickup
  • Resource Material
  • Toilet
  • Motor Vessel

Accommodation In Cairns

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