Sports Fishing Tour

Fish Tales Charters

  • Inlet and Estuary Fishing
  • River Fishing
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Sports Fishing Tour Info


Fish Tales Charters operate fishing charters in some of the best fishing locations in North Queensland and is considered to be one of the "Must Do" tours whilst in Cairns.  It is local knowledge and wealth of fishing experience in the Tropical North that really makes a guided estuary / river fishing adventure and Fish Tales is guaranteed to be one of the best fishing experiences that you will ever have!

What makes it great!

  • Full & Half day tours available
  • Caters to different levels of experience
  • Great for the young to the elderly
  • Local guides with a wealth of knowledge
  • Top quality gear

Available Tours: 

  • Half and Full Day Estuary Fishing along Cairns / Trinity Inlet
  • Full day River Fishing along Russell / Mulgrave River
  • Private Charters available

Tour Includes: 

  • Rods & PENN reels
  • Bait & tackle
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Guidance of a very experienced fishing guide


  • Morning Estuary Fishing  - 7.30am - 12pm
  • Afternoon Estuary Half day - 1.00pm - 5:30pm.
  • Full day Estuary Fishing - 7:30am to 12pm / 1pm to 5:30pm inc 1 hr break, (lunch not included)
  • Departs from 'D' finger #2 Marlin Marina near Reef Fleet Terminal and Pier complex

  • Full Day River Fishing - 07:00am - 5:30pm
  • Full day River Fishing includes Transfers

  • Full Day Reef Fishing - 6:30am - 3:30pm
  • Departs from 'D' finger #2 Marlin Marina near Reef Fleet Terminal and Pier complex

What to bring:

  • Sunnies
  • Hat & Suncream
  • Camera
  • A few beers are OK


Estuary Fishing - (max 6 people)
The open waters, creeks and deep channels of the Cairns Estuary System are a paradise for anglers and fishermen alike. Cairns Trinity Inlet is a State Marine Park, this natural habitat has numerous deep holes, mudflats, snags, and drop-offs making it a great location to catch a variety of fish species. Common species caught on this trip are: Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Grunter, Queen Fish, Trevally, Mud Crabs, Barramundi.

River Fishing - (max 6 people)
Russell/Mulgrave River
is approximately 40kms South of Cairns is lesser known yet is nestled under Queensland's highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere. It has premier sport fishing on offer, from bait to lure to fly-fishing. Common caught river fish are: Barramundi, Queen Fish, Grunter, Trevally, Salmon - King and Blue, Mangrove Jack and Fingermark.

Reef Fishing - (max 4 people)
From Cairns - fishing inshore reefs, wrecks & islands.

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