Port Douglas Sportfishing

With Port Douglas Sportfishing Charters you don’t need any fishing experience. Their experienced crew offer a variety of fishing trips to suit the needs of any angler. All you need is the desire to learn.

“Eagle Ray” is their custom-built 18’ boat, powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine. The vessel is designed to provide the most comfortable fishing experience. It is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio. The boat also has an anchoring system, which makes it very stable. Up to 5 guests are welcome aboard.

The crew offer a variety of trips to choose from. If you want to combine a fun day out on the waters and make new friends, you can book a shared trip to the inshore or estuary waters. If you want to share this experience with your friends and family, the private trip will be the best for you. Full day fishing trips will take you to the estuary waters, inshore, or to the Outer Reef.

Go for Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack when fishing the rivers, or target Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Queenfish, Golden Trevally, Large Mouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Longtail Tuna, and many more during your offshore, coastal, and reef adventures.

The crew uses a wide range of fishing techniques, from bottom fishing to trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and drift fishing, to handline and fly fishing. They will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as fly fishing equipment. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home for a nice meal at the end of the day.

Pack your sunscreen, snacks, and good mood. Enjoy a fun day out with Port Douglas Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Private – Outer Reef MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $706
    price breakdown
    $706
    Sail the waters of the Outer Reef, targeting Coral Trout, Queenfish, Cobia, Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Golden Trevally, and many more. A perfect option for a full day on the beautiful waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Private Inshore/Estuary
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $632
    price breakdown
    $632
    Spend 8 hours fishing inshore and estuary waters. Depending on the season, you will be going for Barramundi, Blue Salmon, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $372
    price breakdown
    $372
    Private charter for the boat up to 4 people. You will find yourself fishing inshore or estuary waters for Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, and many more, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $372
    price breakdown
    $372
    Private charter for the boat up to 4 people. You will find yourself fishing inshore or estuary waters for Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, and many more, depending on the season.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $179
    price breakdown
    $179
    This is an inshore and estuary shared charter, heading out at 8:00 a.m. Depending on the season, you can target Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $179
    price breakdown
    $179
    This is an inshore and estuary shared charter. Depending on the season, you can target Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
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About the Captain

Matt Koch
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
ID & License verified
84 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2016
Captain Matt Koch is a passionate fisherman with 25 years of experience behind him. Matt knows how to fish and what to fish, customising each trip to his clients' needs and wishes. He is a very friendly person, keen to put his guests on the best fish and share his knowledge with them.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Longtail) Tuna (Longtail)

Boat Specs

Eagle Ray (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.62
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
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Great half day with Mike
Great half day with Mike
Great half day with Mike
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Christian A.
Annerley, QLD
 5.00
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Exceptional morning

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on October 22, 2020
Went out with my son, couldn’t have had a better trip or a better captain in Matt. Got us three big Nannygai’s...
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Belinda N.
South Stradbroke, QLD
 5.00
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Fishing with Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on September 25, 2020
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Perry T.
Cairns, QLD
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 25, 2020
Even though we didn’t catch anything Matt was very good giving advice to our teenager that was on board.
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Karen B.
Mt Crosby, QLD
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (AM) on July 4, 2019
My husband, son and I went with Matt for a half day trip out of Port Douglas.  He was great to work with and we caught...
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Nat C.
Brisbane, QLD
 4.00
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Great half day with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (AM) on September 21, 2020
Bit of fun for the day on livies on the inshore reefs and in the estuaries. No keepers, thanks for a great morning out!
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