Fishing in Tropical North Queensland

From deep sea fishing to inland dams, creeks and river systems, Tropical North Queensland offers avid anglers the ultimate fishing adventure. Whether you’re headed to the East Coast or to the Gulf of Carpentaria, you’ll be hooked on all of the fishing action Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

Here’s a few local hot spots:

  • Now a Net Free Fishing Zone, Trinity Bay is teeming with a variety of fish species like golden snapper, grunter, mangrove jack and flathead.
  • Try casting a line off the Sugar Wharf Terminal in Port Douglas or hire a boat and fish the Chinaman Creek in Cairns.
  • Get the ultimate island fishing adventure in the Torres Strait where you can bag big reef fish and game species like mackerel and giant trevally.
  • Visit the tip of Australia in Cape York and experience untamed wilderness and incredible off shore fishing goldmines.
  • Fish in the Gulf of Carpentaria or put your angling skills to the ultimate test at a local fishing competition in Karumba.

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Daintree River Fishing and Photography Tours

Multiple Locations
Daintree River Fishing and Photography Tours is a reef/river fishing and nature tour with local owner/operator guide David Patterson, having over 24 years experience fishing and living on the Daintree River.

Catch a Barra to a Whiting and Everything In Between

Multiple Locations
Sure, everyone knows about the deep-sea fishing opportunities off Cairns – it’s one of the world’s most famed deep-sea fishing locations and has even attracted some of Hollywood’s biggest names to try their luck for a marlin.

Hotshot Charters

Multiple Locations
The HotShot is a 43 foot O’Brien Sports Fisher located in Queensland, Australia. Hotshot Charters offers a wide range of tours from a single day of fishing to extended live-aboard trips. As well as access to the top of the line luxury yachts for those who seek the ultimate experience in Mother-Shipping.

Gone Fishing, Cooktown

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Gone Fishing - Cooktown has been offering fishing and wildlife tours in Cooktown for 15 years and is Cooktown's premier guiding service. Come fishing - a host of different habitats are in easy reach from the headwaters of the local rivers, chasing sooty grunter and jungle perch;

Kerry D Fishing

Multiple Locations
For a great day out fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria! Kerry D is a locally owned and operated family run fishing charter business in Karumba. They depart daily and offer half and full day all inclusive fishing trips suitable for all ages.

Lake Tinaroo

Lake Tinaroo, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Lake Tinaroo is a very popular spot for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing (permit required), red clawing, ideal for picnics with barbecues available and has five camping areas located around the back of the dam in the Danbulla State Forest.

Blackout Sportsfishing Charters

Trinity Beach, Cairns Area
The home of fishing charters in Far North Queensland. They offer various forms of fishing including Reef, Lure Casting, Light Game and Live Baiting. Blackout Sportsfishing will cater for all your sports fishing needs, with years of experience and advice.

Helitours North Queensland

Aeroglen, Cairns Area
HeliTours NQ are the newest helicopter tour company in North Queensland operating out of General Aviation, Cairns Airport. They have a range of different aircraft designed to get their guests to their chosen destination in comfort and safety.

Goldsborough Valley, Wooroonooran National Park

Goldsborough, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Nestled below the rugged Bellenden Ker Range, the picturesque Goldsborough Valley is cloaked in lush lowland rainforest along the clear flowing waters and deep pools of the Mulgrave River. Enjoy a relaxing picnic by the river or set up camp in the spacious camping area.
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