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; down to the estuaries, fishing for the iconic barramundi and mangrove jack; out to the Great Barrier Reef after queenfish, trevally, coral trout and a multitude of other tropical species.

Offering half day share charters through to seven day fishing safaris, Gone Fishing specialise in small groups of one to four anglers, but happily cater for larger parties. Experienced, beginners and kids are all welcome. Gone Fishing can accommodate wheelchairs and has varied camera work experience. Exclusive charters and locations available on request.

Operating year round, a huge variety of fishing is on offer including lure-casting, fly fishing and live-baiting.

Spend a few hours on a journey from the mouth of the Endeavour River to 10 kilometres upstream amongst the narrow creeks lined with rainforest. Unchanged since Captain Cook's visit in 1770. Learn about this river system and its relationship with the Great Barrier Reef. Crocodiles aplenty, birdwatcher and photographers paradise.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

The area of Cooktown boasts a varied fishing scene all accessible from one base including sport, reef, game, estuary or sweetwater.

Gone Fishing offers all types of fishing in all environments - river, reef, estuaries, coastlands, headlands, sweetwater and islands using lure, fly, live-bait and pole fishing methods for all the great northern fish, barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark, mackerel, trevally, bream, queenfish, grunter, mackerel, coral trout, red emperor, nannygai and tuna

Gadget is a custom-built six metre Hooker Boat with a 115hp Evinrude outboard, electric motor and two live tanks. Gadget can accommodate five anglers for river fishing and four for reef fishing.

Half day charters are 4.5 hours and operate 7.00am to 11.30am, and 1.00pm to 5.30pm. Your charter is timed to make the most of the tides and fishing.

Full day charters are nine hours and include lunch.

All charters include quality tackle, bait and refreshments.

Cooktown is an ideal spot to hone your techniques if you are thinking of continuing further into Cape York. So if you're looking for a half day share charter or a week's exclusive fishing then Gone Fishing is the charter for you.

Indicative rates

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$100 $650

Enjoy a personalised two hour interpretive tour of the Endeavour River.

As you board Gadget and look across the harbour to the North Shore, you are seeing the same sites Captain James Cook would have seen in 1770, no developments, no resorts just a whole lot of nature.

Cruising is leisurely as you hear about this diverse river. Wide at the mouth, progressing north it is lined with over 25 species of mangroves; it then branches and changes dramatically to narrow creeks lined with palms and rainforest flora.

It is on the Endeavour River that Solander first documented much of Australia's flora. You will learn about this eco-system and the part it plays in supporting its neighbour the Great Barrier Reef.

Wildlife is abundant - keep your eyes open for the resident sea eagle and osprey. Jabirus, pelicans, herons egrets and brahminy kites are all common sites. For the serious Twitcher you may even site the great billed heron. Of course no tour of the Endeavour would be complete without seeing a crocodile and there is every chance that you will see at least one.

The tour carries a maximum of five passengers. There are plenty of opportunities for photos.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$60 $60

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Mount Cook National Park

Cooktown,
Free Entry
Rising 431 metres above the surrounding landscape, rugged Mount Cook is the scenic backdrop to Cooktown. Lieutenant Phillip Parker King named Mount Cook in June 1819 during his navigation of northern Australia.

Cooktown Botanic Gardens and Gallop Botanic Reserve

Cooktown,
Free Entry
Nature's Powerhouse Visitor Information Centre at the Cooktown Botanic Gardens provides all the information you need to explore this site. Established in 1878 as the Gallop Botanic Reserve, it comprises a formal botanic garden, and a substantial natural forest and ocean frontage.

Cooktown

Cooktown, Cook Area
With bitumen all the way along the 330 kilometre inland Mulligan Highway from Cairns, Cooktown is easy to get to. If you want a more adventurous route, go four wheel-driving along the coastal Bloomfield Track crossing rivers and creeks through World Heritage-listed rainforest and join the highway at the mysterious pile of rocks known as Black Mountain.

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

Rossville, Cook Area
Free Entry
Black Mountain, an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders, is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture. The brooding Black Mountain resembles a pile of huge black granite boulders, some the size of houses, stacked seemingly precariously upon one another.

Cobia Hole Dive Site

Lizard Island, Cook Area
Free Entry
Located just off the shore of Lizard Island north of Cairns, Cobia Hole features a jumble of rocks, no bigger than a tennis court, decorated with marine life. With a maximum depth of 18 metres, this rocky outcrop is home to hovering sweetlips, emperors, cobia, estuary cod and more.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Cook Area
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef.
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