Barramundi Fishing Cairns Inlet

This half or full-day Barramundi Fishing Cairns Inlet tour will impress your family when you bring home dinner!

Common species of fish caught when Fishing in Cairns Inlet are Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Grunter (Javelin Fish), Salmon, Queen Fish (Queenies), GT’s (Trevally), Thread Fin Salmon, Bream, Mud Crabs and  ‘Every Cairns Fishermans dream the Barramundi!

Trinity Inlet State Marine Park

The open waters, creeks and deep channels of the Cairns Estuary System are a paradise for anglers and fishermen alike.

Cairns-Trinity Inlet is a State Marine Park. This natural habitat has numerous deep holes, mudflats, snags, and drop-offs, making it a great location to catch various fish species.

The Cairns Inlet area has over 100 km of waterways at our back door, so let us show you our backyard filled with lots of fish.

 Barramundi Fish

The word “barramundi” comes from an Australian Aboriginal language in the Queensland region of Rockhampton. “Large-scaled river fish,” according to

Scleropages leichardti and Scleropages jardinii were once referred to as barramundi.

In the 1980s, for marking purposes, the fish became known as the barramundi, a move that significantly helped raise the profile of this fish.

This species has an extended upper jaw that extends behind the eye and a large, slightly oblique mouth. The fish is compressed in cross-section, and the dorsal head profile is concave. The paired pectoral and pelvic fins have only soft rays;

the caudal fin has soft rays and is truncated and rounded, while the single dorsal and ventral fins have spines and soft rays. Barramundis are popular freshwater and saltwater sportfish. They have broad, silver scales that can change colour depending on the environment, going from darker to lighter.

An average-sized barramundi is  0.6 to 1.2 metres long (2.0–3.9 ft).

Barramundi lives in coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and rivers. They prefer clear to turbid water, typically between 26 and 30 °C.

Barramundi is prized by anglers and sports fishermen for their strong fighting ability.

They are said to be good at dodging fixed nets, so it is best to catch them on lines and with fishing lures.

Another fantastic place to catch Barramundi is Lake Tinaroo.

Next, explore other fantastic things to do in Cairns.

Great fishing locations and barramundi fishing

  • All bait and tackle
  • Top-quality rods and reels (you may bring your own)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Bottles of water
  • Experienced fishing guide
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Camera
  • A few beers are ok
  • Lunch is at your own expense on the full day tour

This Barramundi Fishing Tour trip departs from Marlin Marina, Cairns

at Finger D, Berth 2 at 7 am

It’s important to wear a long sleeve shirt

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