Cairns Australia

Cairns is one of those places we find is regularly on the travel itinerary of most visitors to Australia (mainly due to the Great Barrier Reef experience). But there is more to Cairns than the reef (although it is quite spectacular).

If you have the time you are only a short flight away from Cape York or if you wish to experience some tropical north Queensland flyfishing then ask us about arranging a local trip with one of our very experienced guides.

The famous Australian Barramundi is found from the rapids of the upper reaches of the rainforest rivers to the rocky headlands adjacent to the river mouths. They vary in size and distribution according to time of year, salinity levels and water temperature. They vary in size from 1kg to 20kg+ and are subject to a closed season from November until the end of January and bag limits apply. Fished on a catch and release basis although a fish may be kept for the pan in the open season.

Peak season is August until May but our guide has a few spots up his sleeve that produce Barramundi year round for those that want to catch their first “Barra”.

Day Trips (1or 2 people)

These trips are ideally suited to fit in to a short stay in Cairns and guarantee to put you in some of the most impressive scenery you will have seen anywhere.

Our guides fish mostly the the Johnstone, Tully or Murray Rivers on day trips depending on water conditions,tides etc, and the particular anglers requirements and tailor the day to suit. A delicious lunch, morning and afternoon tea and drinks are provided and our guide’s knowledge of the area guarantee you the best chance of catching a “Barra” as well as the usual suspects that include Mangrove Jack, Tarpon, Sooty Grunter, Jungle Perch, Giant Trevally etc.