Australia’s Tropical North

The Home of Barramundi and Marlin Fishing in Australia

Fishing from Cairns

Australia’s Tropical North

Tropical North Queensland is like nothing else you’ve ever experienced – fringed by reef, enveloped by rainforest, ringed by the red-dirt of the Outback.

Tropical North Queensland is undoubtedly Australia’s fishing capital, with Cairns, Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria appearing on the bucket-list of many Australian and international anglers. The incredible variety of species in the region, which are available all year round, coupled with both salt water and fresh water fishing options, has positioned Tropical North Queensland region as a fishing magnet for national and international fishing tourists alike.

With over 235 days of sunshine annually year, enjoying warm winter months and international brand accommodation, tropical Australia delivers on every level. Fly or drive, Cairns appears on the itineraries of most international tourists after Sydney and the Gold Coast, a position which is the envy of most other regions.

We now offer a selection of fishing experiences, from budget to luxury which can be tailored to suit your every wish.

“Helicopter Fishing in Cape York was the best experience I’ve ever had!”

Our Experiences from Cairns

2 Day Cape York Heli Fishing


Tropical North Queensland is closer than you think – and it’s really easy to get to. Cairns is the main airport hub, with lots of domestic and international flights arriving daily. You can catch the Spirit of Queensland train from Brisbane to Cairns five days a week and there are regular buses running up and down the coast. Driving is also a great option so you can hire a car, four-wheel drive or campervan and hit the road.


There is an enormous variety of fish to be caught in tropical north Queensland. Click on the tabs below for more info!

Reef Fishing

barracuda, cod, coral trout, emperor (snapper), giant trevally, nannygai, red emperor, sweetlip.

River & Estuary Fishing

barramundi,, jungle perch, mangrove jack, saratoga, sooty grunter, archer fish, barracuda, barramundi, black jewfish, bream, dart, estuary, cod, fingermark (golden snapper), flathead, grunter, giant trevally, mangrove jack, permit, queenfish, salmon, tarpon.

Light Tackle Fishing

barracuda, black marlin, blue marlin, cobia, mackerel tuna, mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), northern bluefin tuna, sailfish, Spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel, trevally, wahoo.

Heavy Tackle Fishing

black marlin, blue marlin, , mackerel tuna, northern bluefin tuna, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna.

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