Barramundi Fishing Cairns Inlet Tours

Cairns fishing Charters, North Queensland Australia

Fishing Cairns Inlet - Half Day Morning

We cater for different levels of fishing experience, from the beginner, to the passionate, from the young to the elderly. We cater for families or a group of mates out for a day of fishing and exploring.


North Queensland Barramundi Fishing charters

Fishing Cairns Inlet - Half Day Afternoon

Cairns Estuary systems mangrove lined waterways have the reputation of being the world’s most diverse and productive eco-system they are also home to saltwater crocodiles (salties) and numerous species of birdlife.


Fishing Cairns, North Queensland Australia

Fishing Cairns Inlet- Full Day

The Cairns Inlet area has over 100kms of waterways just at our backdoor, so let us show you our backyard. Please bring your own lunch as this is not provided.


Cairns Estuary Fishing Tours: An Angler’s Paradise in Tropical North Queensland

If you’re a fishing enthusiast or simply eager to try this thrilling sport, the Cairns Estuary System in Trinity Inlet is your ultimate destination. This stunning natural habitat in the heart of Cairns offers diverse fishing experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

A Marine Park Haven

Trinity Inlet is not just any fishing spot; it’s a state marine park boasting many fishing opportunities. The estuary’s intricate network of open waters, creeks, deep channels, and various underwater features creates the perfect environment for anglers and fishermen of all levels.

The Cairns Estuary’s Bounty

What can you expect to catch in these pristine waters? The list is impressive! Some of the common species of fish you might encounter include Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Grunter (Javelin Fish), Salmon, Queen Fish (Queenies), GT’s (Trevally), Thread Fin Salmon, Bream, Mud Crabs, and the dream catch of every Cairns fisherman—the mighty Barramundi!

The Right Gear

To ensure you have the best fishing experience, we provide top-quality gear. Our PENN 460 slammers reel, paired with an 8–10 kg ugly stick and 10 kg mono fishing line, will give you the edge you need to reel in your trophy catch. Of course, if you prefer to bring your fishing gear, you’re welcome.

Barramundi Closure

While the Cairns Estuary offers fantastic barramundi fishing, knowing the closed-season regulations is essential. From 12:01 a.m. on the 1st to 11:59 p.m. on the 31st, a closed season applies to barramundi fishing throughout the Queensland east coast. During this time, it is prohibited to deliberately target barramundi, even for catch and release, as the stress may affect their spawning.

Fishing Charter Options

We offer half-day and/or full-day charters for a maximum of six passengers, ensuring an intimate and personalised fishing experience.

Morning Fishing Charter

Embark on your estuary fishing adventure from 7.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Your journey begins with gathering live bait before heading into the estuary of Trinity Inlet. Our experienced fishing guide will ensure you have an unforgettable time.

Afternoon Fishing Charter

If you prefer a later start, our afternoon charter runs from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm. As with the morning charter, you’ll gather live bait and explore the estuary’s fishing hotspots with the guidance of our expert.

Full-Day Fishing Charter

Get the best of both worlds with a full day of fishing, from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and then from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm. While lunch is not provided on this charter, you’ll have an hour at Cairns Marlin Marina to grab a meal at one of the nearby outlets or restaurants. This charter gives you 4.5 hours of prime fishing time.

What to Bring

To make the most of your fishing adventure, we recommend wearing a long-sleeve cotton shirt and a wide-brimmed hat to protect yourself from the sun. Don’t forget your sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and perhaps a few cold beverages to refresh you throughout the day.

Join Us on the Water

Cairns Estuary Fishing Tours is your gateway to a world of angling excitement in the picturesque Trinity Inlet. For $240 per person, you can enjoy a fantastic day of fishing with us. Transfers may apply, so enquire when booking your fishing charter.

Your charter concludes at our berth at the Marlin Marina near the Pier Shopping Centre and the Shangri-La Hotel. You have the freedom to choose how to spend the next hour. Whether savouring fish and chips at Tha Fish, dining at Mondo’s in front of the Hilton Hotel, refreshingly swimming in the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, or indulging in some retail therapy at The Pier Shopping Centre, the choice is yours!

Join us and cast your line into the pristine waters of the Cairns Estuary for an angling adventure you’ll cherish forever. Book your fishing charter today, and let us share our backyard with you!

Discover the Barramundi: Australia’s Iconic Sportfish

The barramundi, scientifically known as Lates calcarifer, is a beloved and iconic Australian sportfish. Locals and anglers alike frequently call this fascinating species a “barra.” Let’s dive into the world of barramundi and learn more about this remarkable fish.

A Taste of Excellence

One of the barramundi’s standout features is its soft and delicate white flesh, making it a culinary delight for seafood enthusiasts. These fish can grow to impressive sizes, with individuals reaching lengths up to 150 cm and weighing in at a whopping 60 kg. However, regulations are in place to protect this species, including a minimum size limit of 58 cm and a maximum size limit of 120 cm. Additionally, there is a closed season from November 1 to January 31 each year to allow for spawning and ensure the sustainability of barramundi populations.

Life of the Barramundi

The life cycle of Barramundi is as fascinating as it is diverse. These fish typically start their lives in freshwater environments, such as rivers and creeks, where they grow and mature. As they reach a certain stage of development, barramundi venture downstream into estuaries and coastal shallows, seeking new habitats and feeding grounds.

The Thrill of the Catch

Barramundi are well-known among anglers for their incredible aerobic abilities when hooked. These fish are renowned for their powerful and acrobatic leaps out of the water when engaged in a battle with a fisherman. Landing a barramundi is a testament to an angler’s skill and a thrilling experience that leaves lasting memories.

Conservation and Responsible Fishing

While barramundi fishing is popular, practicing responsible and sustainable angling is essential. Adhering to size limits and respecting closed seasons ensures that barramundi populations remain healthy and thrive for generations. By preserving this iconic species, we can continue to enjoy the excitement of catching barramundi and savouring their delectable flesh.

Join the Barramundi Adventure

If you’re an angler or simply curious about fishing, encountering a barramundi is an experience you won’t miss. Their unique characteristics, impressive sizes, and thrilling fights make them a sought-after catch in Australia’s waters.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, the opportunity to reel in a barramundi is an adventure waiting to happen. So, grab your fishing gear, explore the stunning waterways of Australia, and immerse yourself in the excitement of barramundi fishing. You might land the catch of a lifetime!

Come and experience the thrill of barramundi fishing in the land down under. Book your fishing adventure today and create unforgettable memories on Australia’s pristine waterways.

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