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.

Fishing spots in Tropical North Queensland

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. Or, visit the tip of Australia in Cape York and experience untamed wilderness and incredible off shore fishing goldmines. You can also fish in the Gulf of Carpentaria and put your angling skills to the ultimate test at a local fishing competition in Karumba.

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Goldsborough Valley, Wooroonooran National Park

Goldsborough, Cairns Area
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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.

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.
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