Princess Charlotte Bay
Princess Charlotte Bay is a remote location and lends itself to extended charters. This enormous bay is located approximately 500kms NW of Cairns and is largely protected from the prevailing SE trade-winds. The Bay has a large number of river systems draining into it and offers every type of fishing within a radius of 40 miles. Because of the remote nature of this area, it hasn’t been subjected to the fishing pressures that places closer to major population centres have been.
There are so many choices here you won’t know where to start! This is truly a light tackle sports fisherman’s heaven, everything from superb Barramundi fishing in the waterways running into the Bay to light tackle game fishing on the nearby reefs for Giant Trevally, Tuna, Mackerel, etc. Uninhabited tropical islands and deserted sand cays dot the turquoise blue waters offshore to complete this idyllic setting. Delicious prawns and succulent mudcrabs are abundant and so too are the big rock oysters. Combined with fresh fish you catch daily they will provide seafood banquets fit for a king. The key to these packages is not only the variety of fish available but the flexibility offered by our very experienced guides, who can cater for every facet of fishing from fly fishing, lure casting, livebaiting through to light tackle gamefishing to enable you to get the most out of this fishing paradise.
Options include: Live aboard sport fisher vessel or mothership with sportsfishing dinghies, helicopter transfer or boat ex Cairns, or flight transfers to Lizard island.
A luxury resort, located 240kms (150 miles) north of Cairns and 27kms from the mainland right on the Great Barrier Reef. A maximum of 64 guests can be accommodated in private suites which are nestled amongst coconut palms situated on 1000 hectares of unspoilt National Park. The island already enjoys an international reputation for marlin fishing, however this is only one aspect of bluewater action that can be experienced within a 45 minute boat ride.
The area is one of the best in the world for light and medium tackle game and sport fishing, offering potential records for species as diverse as Yellowfin, and Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin Fish, Narrow Barred Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Cobia, Rainbow Runner and a score of others. Not only is Lizard Island famous for its fishing but just a short boat trip away lies the ultimate dive and snorkel locations such as The Cod Hole and the famous Ribbon Reefs.
Packages Include: Return transfer from Cairns (one hour flight), all meals on the island, 40′ game boat, crew and fishing equipment, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, water skiing, glass bottom boat trips, paddle skis, archery and bird watching.
Cape York Fishing
Cape York Can be explored from your fishing lodge or your Private Boat, both are remote but comfortable, situated at the northernmost tip of Australia providing natural rainforest and bushland. With the tides of two great oceans swirling at your feet, the blue waters of the Torres Strait Islands on your doorstep and hundreds of miles of meandering jungle clad waterways (including the mighty Jardine River within an hours drive) you’d expect great fishing and you’ll have it. Our guides can provide you with practically every form of fishing, blue water trolling, rock fishing, beach, estuary and fresh water fishing. Immediately in front of your accommodation you can hook up with Trevally, Narrow Barred Mackerel, Barracuda and Queenfish or fish the Jardine River and Jacky Jacky Creek for tackle busting, Barramundi and the prehistoric Saratoga.
Your package will include: Return transfers from Cairns, all meals, accommodation at the Lodges or live aboard mothership, guide, boats and fishing equipment. Fly fishing enthusiasts are encouraged to bring along their own tackle.
Moreton Bay – Brisbane
Just 17 nautical miles off Cape Moreton near Brisbane (Queensland’s Capital city) is one of Australia’s best Blue Marlin fisheries. In the deep waters off the continental shelf fish for Blue Marlin of over 800lbs (Australian World record) Black and Striped Marlin in the 136kg (300lb) vicinity and Sailfish up to 55kg (120lb). The best light tackle months for marlin and sailfish are December through to May, while your chance of a record Blue Marlin is all year round. The Moreton Bay area is a great option for those seeking big fish outside the Cairns’ Giant Black Marlin season. Moreton Bay offers some great alternatives with very large Tiger Sharks and Yellowfin Tuna available.
Packages Include: Day or extended trips, fishing equipment, meals and drinks plus hotel transfers.
Cape Bowling Green -Townsville (Light tackle gamefishing for Marlin and Sailfish)
Cape Bowling Green is ideal for light tackle gamefishing and saltwater flyfishing for small Black Marlin and Pacific Sailfish. The fish range in size from I0 to 80kg (20 to 180lbs) for Marlin and 15 to 55kg (30 to 120lbs) for Sailfish. Prime time to fish Cape Bowling Green is July through mid-September. Anglers can expect up to 10 billfish per day. Multiple hook-ups are commonplace and the pace of fishing is hectic and anglers can usually expect fishing activity throughout most of the day.
Other species caught on the Cape Bowling Green grounds include Narrow Barred Mackerel, Longtail Tuna, Mackerel Tuna, Dolphin Fish, Trevally and Cobia. Cape Bowling Green is best fished by extended live aboard charter, although day trips are also possible. On extended charters, overnight anchorages are in perfectly protected waters in the lee of Cape Bowling Green itself, only 15 minutes from the fishing grounds.
Cardwell – Hinchinbrook Channel (True Wilderness Fishing Close to Cairns)
It’s no longer a secret that this area has consistently been producing outstanding numbers of Barramundi! Over the last few seasons the impressive catch rates (mostly tag & release of course) have been matched only by the beautiful scenery and make it very worth while to travel down to this naturally beautiful area for a few days fishing from Cairns. Largely protected from the South East by the imposing mountainous beauty of the largest National Park Island in the world and sheltered from the South West and West by the Cardwell Range there are some superb little pristine estuaries ideally suited to lure casting, fly fishing or live bait fishing for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin, Salmon, Fingermark, Trevally, Tarpon, Queenfish etc. The serious estuary anglers will think they’re in paradise – and they are!
Packages Include: Transfers, accommodation, meals, fishing equipment and customised fishing boat. (Suggested maximum 2 anglers per boat.) Some fly fishing guides have gear available however you are encouraged to bring your own.
The “Whitsundays” is a group of islands dotted around in the sheltered waters between the Great Barrier Reef and the Mainland. The natural beauty of these islands, the warm blue sheltered waters and surrounding reefs makes this the premier sailing/cruising location of Australia. June, July and August are great months to visit, with many luxury boat opportunities and the Audi Whitsunday race week. Other times of the year choose a fully crewed and catered sailing vessel and explore Island and beaches, relaxing, swimming and snorkeling, kayaking or fishing.
Gamefishing Packages Include: Hourly rates, half day or full day charters.
Sailing Packages Include: Fully catered and crewed sailing cruises overnight or extended cruises available
Gold Coast Fishing
Your Captain and fishing guide has fished the Gold Coast for over 20 years, he is highly respected for his fishing knowledge and a specialist in all types of fishing from Deep Sea to light tackle game fishing. Your sportfisher was custom built in Cairns for fishing Queensland waters. And is powered by the latest 500hp smoke free twin Cummins, with a cruising speed of 21knots and a top speed of 30knots. You will be able to get out to the fishing grounds quickly to start your days fishing.
Includes; Captain, deckhand, hostess, high quality fishing equipment, Australian Beers and wines
Lunch Includes; Peeled Prawns, Antipasto platter with cold cuts of cured meats-cheeses-dips, roasted potatoes-sour cream-bacon-chives salad, Poached chicken on Asian style salad, individual quiches, Assorted patisseries and fruit skewers.