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Home of the Barramundi

BarramundiCairns - Calm Water
The guides we use are experts in the use of light and even ultra light tackle. They have the equipment and skills to enable you to take full advantage of the chances that present themselves. Several I.G.F.A. world records have been established here in the past couple of years (on Queenfish and Barramundi) and there are plenty of others just begging to be broken. Thrill to the wild jumping of our famous Barramundi and Queenfish or the lightning strike and almost unstoppable run of the Mangrove Jack as he heads for cover. These low cost fishing trips journey through some of the finest mangrove and rainforest areas the Tropical North has to offer.

Many locations are surprisingly close to Cairns and provide the angler with a truly rewarding environmental experience. The incredibly prolific mangrove areas are just teeming with life from the majestic sea eagles and other bird life to the ultimate survivor "the saltwater crocodile". The photographic opportunities are magnificent. We have a range of packages available from 1 to 3 days or more.

Heli-Fishing - Sportfishing in the Far Northern Tropics takes on a new dimension as we fly into places so remote, it takes a helicopter to fish them. Soaring over the rainforest clad mountains you will visit isolatedlagoons and crystal clear mountain rivers that abound with fish and wildlife. We target such renowned species as the Barramundi, Sooty Grunter, Jungle Perch, (Mountain Trout) and Tarpon.You are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime with our experienced pilots and guides. Whether lure fishing or fly casting we ensure you use the latest tackle technology. Hunting for wild boar or a combination hunting/fishing trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Packages include: day or extended trips, all fishing tackle, meals and drinks.

Mangrove JackFly Fishing - (The fastest growing method of fishing in Cairns!) Increasing demand for this style of fishing has meant that we now have expert guides available to tackle everything from fresh-water species such as Jungle Perch, Sooty Grunter and Tarpon to estuary fish like our famous Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish and Trevally. The Barrier Reef offers another dimension to this fast growing sport with Marlin and Sailfish truly the ultimate achievement for the saltwater flyfishing enthusiast and we have the best guides available.

Blue Water - A very specialised branch of the art is practised here by some very talented guides who have notched up world record captures recently on the abundant small Black Marlin in the winter and spring months. Other species targeted are Tuna, Narrow Barred Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Wahoo, Dolphin Fish etc. Typically using 10 weight to 16 weight tackle.

Estuary and Rivers - The powerful jumps of the mighty barramundi with their flared gills will make you appreciate why this is the most sought after light tackle sportfish in Australia, and they just love flies. Other candidates for wet fly or "popper" fly are Mangrove Jacks, Trevally, Estuary Cod, Queenfish, Archer Fish etc. Typically using 10 weight to 16 weight tackle.

Freshwater - These fast flowing rainforest streams are home to the aerobatic little "chrome plated" variety of Tarpon that we have in Australia, the plucky little Jungle Perch and the particularly bold Sooty Grunter- all 3 are suckers for fly! Typically using 6 weight to 9 weight tackle.

Packages Include: Quality gear is available, however anglers are encouraged to bring their own.

Lake Tinaroo - Surprisingly close to Cairns, Lake Tinaroo has a lot to offer the angler who seeks "bigger and better" fish. The stories that abound about the size of the "Barramundi" in this gentle lake prove themselves in the record books. We offer fully guided day trips, although, why not stay for a little longer? Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton tablelands offers a very picturesque and civilized alternative to our more remote locations. Choose from 4 star lodges to cozy cabins to charming B&B's - the
family will have plenty to see and do whilst you pit your skills against the biggest "Barra" you ever saw.

Weipa - Situated on the West Coast of Cape York in the Gulf of Carpentaria lies the mining town of Weipa. There are daily flights but all the roads leading into and out of Weipa are unsealed maintaining it's remoteness. Weipa is the starting point and base for a wide variety of fishing expeditions including an extended liveaboard safari. The waterways adjacent to Weipa are extensive; blue water, beaches, headlands, mangrove rivers and creeks. Combined with the diversity of species available to be targeted and the wilderness of the coastline this is the fishing safari of a lifetime,
a dream come true! Weipa is best known for it's Barramundi and the proximity of its very large rivers. As well as the "Barra", the variety and size of other species available continue to surprise and impress anglers fishing inland as well as offshore with a huge number of light tackle salt water species reported. The prevailing south easterly trade winds that blow for most of the dry season are all off shore providing ideal inshore conditions, making this side of the cape a fly fishing and light tackle sport fishing mecca.

Seisia - Seisia provides a base from which to access the remote wilderness of Cape York for a week of the most mind blowing fishing you will ever experience. Fish two oceans - both sides of Cape York, just 15 minutes ramp to ramp. The sportsfishing opportunities both salt water and fresh are exceptional. The Jardine and Jacky Jacky rivers are one of Cape York's pristine wilderness areas and home to a vast array of tropical sportsfish. Our professional guide based in Seisia will take you to some of the best fishing spots in the world - whether you are after your first "Barra" or want to experience the thrill of never knowing just what you're going to pull up next, Seisia is the place to visit. Gateway to the Torres Strait, Seisia is located on the beachfront, 8km NW of Bamaga and is the smallest of the communities of the Northern Peninsula. Daily flights to Bamaga airstrip maintain year round access as during the "Wet" this northern most tip of Australia becomes isolated by road. It is an absolute paradise for the angler, adventurer, birdwatcher, naturalist, history buff and beach comber alike!