Estuary & Reef
Explore the pristine and picturesque estuary systems of the Daintree, Russell, and Mulgrave Rivers and the picutresque Hinchinbrook Channel, which are teeming with life. You will be transported by modern, air-conditioned 4WD’s and towing your modern flats style fishing boat. Upon this scenic drive to one of the main river systems north and south of the City of Cairns you can take in the varying natural wonders that Northern Australia has to offer. An exclusive river fishing trip will see you hooking up to such species as the world famous barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark, grunter, queenfish and trevally.
The thousand of inshore reefs abound with demersal (bottom) species including coral trout, red emperor, nannygai, spangled emperor, etc. Bottom fishing for these species, jigging for a multitude of “denizens of the deep” and popper fishing for the Giant Trevally (GT) are all available within close proximity of Cairns.
Gulf of Carpentaria:
The West Coast of Cape York has some of the most prolific barramundi river's in Australia, with 30 pound to 50 pound fish regularly captured. These big barramundi are highly addictive and once you have caught one, you will be hooked forever. We have some fantastic trips available giving you this opportunity.
Option One, fishing out of Karumba in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria with one of Australia's most experienced guides, operating a custom built, fully serviced, Stabi Craft Frontier, built for its comfort, safety, and as a stable platform. This area is the home of big barra, along with threadfin salmon, fingermark, queenfish and a host of other species. Comfortable air-conditioned accommodation is included in the package for 1 to 3 anglers.
Option Two, operating from a modern 56 foot sportfishing boat with 2 flats boats, you and your guide will explore the rivers of the West Coast, casting lures or flies in an unspoilt environment. Topwater lures are the go here with explosive action from aggressive barramundi being the norm. Returning to the mother boat at the end of a great day's fishing, you will be spoilt by the cullinary delights prepared by the vessels chef. These trips are ideal for 4 anglers.