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River Fishing - Full Day
max of 5 passengers for comfort
- Included in price:
- Pick up from your Cairns accommodation, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and bait & tackle.
- What to bring:
- BYO: Hat, Sunglasses, Alcohol.
- Fitness level required:
- Not specified
- Child policies:
- Children are welcome.
- Departure points:
- Cairns, Queensland
- Departure time:
7:30 AM Daily
- Pickup/departure instructions:
- This Cairns Fishing tour commences at approximately 7.30 am from your Cairns accommodation with a scenic drive either North to the Barron and Daintree Rivers, or south via the Mulgrave Valley to the Russell or Mulgrave Rivers where we launch our boat and go about gathering that all important live bait to use on your Cairns Fishing Tour. Once settled into fishing, morning tea is provided. A bit more fishing then it's time for a lunch of fresh sandwiches that can be taken in a shady spot on the bank, or "on the go" as you keep reeling them in. We pack up the rods at about 4.00 pm for the drive back into Cairns, and get back to your Cairns accommodation by approximately 5.00 pm.
Explore the beautiful Rivers of Tropical North Qld, some of the finest tropical waterways to be found anywhere in the world. These rivers rise in the Northern Great Dividing Range and flow majestically through ancient rainforest up to 125 million years old.
Our skilled guides will take you to some of the best Cairns fishing locations in the Wet Tropics coastal lowlands where the estuarine crocodile - the last remaining dinosaur - can be readily viewed.
The local tidal river systems offer excellent Cairns River fishing, and the physical and structural nature of their tidal flows, sand bars, rock holes, weed beds and gutters can yield some prime sportfish.
Seasonal conditions play a major part in the range of species available at any given time, with barramundi more active during the warmer months of September to March as they prepare for spawning. The Barramundi season is, however, closed during the actual breeding season of November to January inclusive, and all fish caught must be released.
Other target species at this time of year include Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Tarpon and Grunter.
The cooler months in Cairns are particularly good for Queenfish and the four species of Trevally encountered locally. These great sportfish can be caught up to 10 kgs, and on light 3-6 kgs tackle offer even the experienced angler a great work out.
This is also a prime time for Flathead, Bream, Whiting, King and Blue Salmon, and Estuary Cod. In all, 20 or so species can be encountered.