We are the definitive anglers guide to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland and remote Cape York. Whether your goal is to tag a “Grander” Black Marlin out from the continental shelf. Chase Australia’s premier light tackle sportsfish, the famous Barramundi, up the creek. Or do battle with a prime-eating reef dweller from the largest fish attractor on the planet, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, we cover the lot. Click on a category below to book a trip and get on the water fast. Then give us a call, we can’t wait to match you up with one of our experienced guides. Or explore the site to discover all about fishing in Tropical North Queensland.  

Helping you get on the right boat since 1999



Fishing Cairns can organise the charter that best suits you, and the style of fishing you are looking to do. Let us do the hard work for you, and get you on the charter that will keep you coming back. Please browse through the range of charters and packages that we have available:

  • Reef Fishing…                     Experience the thrill of lifting Coral Trout, Nannygai and Sweeplip into the boat.
  • Calm Water Estuary…      Chase Fingermark, Salmon and Cod amongst the mangrove lined estuaries.
  • River Fishing…                    Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Queenfish to be had here.
  • Lure & Fly Fishing…           River to reef, there are plenty of opportunities here to test your skill.
  • Sports Fishing…                  Chase GT’s, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and others on these action packed adventures.
  • Game Fishing…                   Want the thrill of tagging the worlds premier blue water fish, the Black Marlin.

Personalised Packages

Want to maximise your short stay in the region, we can customise an experience you’ll remember for a long time to come.  There are many options we can tailor make to ensure a very memorable fishing experience.

Sole Charters

Book out the whole boat, for yourself to cast flies, for the family or a few mates to fish the inlet or reef, or for the corporate function to reward a hard years work. We can set you up for a day on the water you won’t forget.

Other options also available for Extended Charters, larger numbers and commercial charters. Want to fish for two days, no problem, would rather fish for five, we can do that too. For enquiries and bookings phone 0448 563586 or drop us a line at info@fishingcairns.com.au.

North Australian Fish Finder

FISH FINDER 12 is the latest edition of Australia’s fishing ‘bible’, released for 2017/18. North Australian Fish Finder This book is essential kit if you are chasing the NT’s Million Dollar Fish (MDF), as it contains the most detailed Northern Territory fishing maps available anywhere. MDF will run again in the 2017/18 wet season, with dozens of $10,000 tagged barramundi to be caught in NT waters. The FISH FINDER TM book famously tells you where rockbars, wrecks, reefs, holes are, and many of the best fishing spots. The 2017/18 edition covers all mainland states, but with the greatest detail is in Australia’s remote north, especially Darwin and the Top End, Cape York Peninsula, and the Kimberley. Buy it now for just $29.95                        Click here for more info…

Fishing Cairns


No matter what you’re after, if it relates in some way to a fishing holiday in Cairns and North Queensland, you’ll find it here.


“If you can’t catch it in Tropical North Queensland, its probably not worth catching!”

NORTHERN CONQUEST - Princes Charlotte Bay, Feb-Mar 2018

Six full days fishing, fully Guided Sports fishers, Mother ship is “San Miguel” serviced by three 5-6m fishing tenders.Princess Charlotte Bay epitomises what it is like to fish in a remote location, here you will have some of the best Barramundi fishing North Queensland has to offer along with great Reef Fishing in close proximity and a short run to the continental shelf. We are taking bookings for a short season of 6 weeks from Mid February 2018  Read more...

“Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.”

Patrick McManus

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