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Cairns fishing adventures can be fulfilled in a multitude of ways i.e. half days up the Trinity Inlet (Cairns Harbour) to doing fishing only or a combination of fishing and crabbing. This option is great for those who have time constraints or prefer real calm water fishing. The inlet offers catches the like of Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Trevally, Salmon, Grunter, Jew Fish, Fingermark and Gold Spot Cod which are only a few of the 50 plus species which live in the inlet.

Outer reef fishing are on larger vessels catering to a different type of catch the like of Coral Trout, Red Emporer and Spanish Mackeral just to name a few to tempt you.

Billfish Sportfishing - Light Tackle Fishing


Rates from: $395

For the best in 'light tackle' blue water fishing in Cairns, travel onboard Billfish, a comfortable 43ft HMG Game Boat. Using 15 kilogram lines we mainly fish for species such as Spanish Mackeral, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Sailfish, Juvenile Black Marlin and other pelargics. Many species are seasonal so we work with the seasons and understand our regional waters to give you the greatest chance at the best catch of the day. Some are 'catch and keep' and others are 'catch and release', our experienced crew will guide you throughout the day so you leave with a wealth of knowledge.

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Cairns Catch A Crab - Cairns Trinity Inlet


Rates from: $95

Enjoy a morning or afternoon fishing and crabbing or totally indulge and complete a full day. Tony is your experienced host and guide for the day. The vessel goes up the Trinity Inlet which is protected from most strong winds thus offering calm water cruising. All legal sized catches can be cooked, taken home or released.

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Cairns Fishing Charters - Outer Reef Fishing


Rates from: $260

Cairns fishing charters own 2 premier outer reef fishing vessels for those serious about a good catch, great day out and making new mates. The skipper and crew are highly experienced and can cater to any level of angler. A variety of fishing methods and equipment are used including trolling, live bait fishing, bottom fishing and drift fishing.

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Fish Tales - Full Day Bluewater Fishing


Rates from: $276.5

Experience a full day of bluewater fishing (inshore reef) on either a share charter or sole charter.  Custom designed boat for up to 4 passengers.  Only a short distance from Cairns is numerous wrecks, reefs and islands.  There are a huge variety of fish species that inhabit these waters.  Fishing methods include live bait/dead bait fishing, bottom fishing, jigging as well as lure and popper fishing.

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Fish Tales - Full Day Russell/Mulgrave River Fishing


Rates from: $220

Experience a full day river fishing (share charter) on the Russell/Mulgrave Rivers which are located approximately 40 kms south of Cairns.  This area offers the most breathtaking scenery and during the months of May - August this can fish extremely well with Giant Queen fish and Giant Trevally.  Moving into September-December target species may include GT, Queen Fish, Mangrove Jack and the famous Barramundi.

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GBR Fishing Charters Australia


Rates from: $280

Offering the lowest passenger numbers for a shared outer reef fishing experience, this locally owned company provide the opportunity for guests to catch Nannygai, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Fingermark, Jobfish, Cod, Sweetlip, Spangled Emporer and many other species. Reef fish species depend on weather conditions and time of year. The vessel is a 31 foot Powercat launched in 2015, has an onboard toilet, tackle (rods and reels) and a 25 knot cruising speed.

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Gone Fishing - Cairns Trinity Inlet


Rates from: $95

An excellent half day option to go out and catch some fish either in the morning or the afternoon in the calm waters of the Trinity Inlet. Try your luck at catching one of 50 species active in this waterway some of which are Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Trevally, Salmon, Grunter, Jew Fish, Fingermark and Gold Spot Cod.

All bait and tackle is supplied and there is even the luxury of an on board toilet. There is an overhead shade canopy for protection from the mid day sun.

If you want to fish in calm water all day simply book both a morning and an afternoon session.

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Great Day Fishing and Crabbing - Cairns Trinity Inlet


Rates from: $95

Get the best of both worlds, go fishing AND crabbing on the calm waters of the Cairns Trinity Inlet. Option for half day either morning or afternoon. Allow Henry the owner/operator assist you to bait up and catch a big one. All tackle is supplied and catches of legal size can either be released, taken home or cooked on board to eat fresh. Henry has an esky if you would like to take a couple of drinks on board to relax into your day.

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Nautilus Aviation - Cairns Heli Fishing


Rates from: $890

Whether you’re an experienced or novice angler, this fishing adventure will take you to new heights! Explore some of far North Queensland’s most elusive fishing locations, accessible only by helicopter. See the beauty of some of far North Queensland’s untouched terrain from the air, as we locate lagoons and rivers full of fishing potential.

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NC - Reef Fishing


Rates from: $265

Full day outer reef fishing or overnight outer reef fishing, or even sleep on board charters catered to your preference are all on offer with this amazing company and crew. The vessel is a fully equipped 58 foot Conquest which can capacity up to 20 anglers for a shared day fishing charter.

The company has a roaming fishing permit and will usually fish up to 20 nautical miles offshore. They provide all quality rod and reel gear, but if you have your own you are most welcome to bring it along.

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Paradise Sportsfishing - Cairns Trinity Inlet


Rates from: $95

Enjoy a fun fishing trip on the calm waters of the Trinity Inlet on either a half day or full day tour. Take the opportunity to catch any of the fifty species which live in these waters. All types of fishing is available with John your friendly owner/operator and they are live bait fishing, lure casting and fly fishing.

Operating 7 days per week the vessel has a toilet on board and drinks are available for purchase should you forget to take your own.

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