Hook Up Fishing Charters

If you are ready for an awesome adventure down under, Hook Up Fishing Charters is for you. Come along with your friends, family, or even share a trip with anglers you’ve yet to befriend, everyone is welcome on board.

Captain Shawry will take you to some of the most pristine fishing locations in North Queensland. Fishing Australian inshore waters and rivers is an experience like no other and never disappoints. You really don’t have to travel far to be on the fish, just need to get in front of the inlet and you are good to go.

Hook Up Fishing Charters boasts a 2012 16’ Cairns custom boat, which can comfortably fit 4 anglers without crossing rods. With a 60 HP Yamaha engine, and a cruising speed of 28 knots, you’ll be on the fish before you know it. Along with fishfinder and Capt. Shawry’s 20 years experience fishing in this area, you’ll have your lines in the water and reeling in your dream catch in no time.

You can expect a huge variety of fish on these trips. Everything from Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, and Snapper, to Coral Trout, Nannygai, Barramundi, Grunter, and plenty more. Barramundi are Australia’s most sought-after sport fish, and are incredibly tasty too! Capt. Shawry will take you up the creeks to try your hand at reeling them in.

Kids are welcome on board – a firm favorite for them is mud crabbing, which can be done on all private trips. Beginners and experienced anglers will love these trips and the fishing opportunities they offer.

Capt. Shawry knows which fish will bite when, so whichever trip you choose, at whatever time of the day, he will get you on the fish and your cooler filled up. He is happy to fillet whatever you catch – you only need to decide how to cook it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $548
    Bring lunch and snacks for the day, Captain Shawry can keep them cold for you. Water and soft drinks will be provided. Expect to hook Barramundi, Cobia, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. This trip is great for those that want to travel more and spend more time with their lines in the water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $435
    This trip is perfect for experienced anglers and those who are beginners too. Children on this trip can try mud crabbing. Adults will try a range of techniques to target Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queen Fish, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Nannygai and many more. You'll need to bring snacks along to keep up your energy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $285
    Grab your friends and family and enjoy the boat to yourselves. This trip is ideal for kids, and any age is welcome on board. They can try mud crabbing, which is a tried and tested favorite for children. Expect to fish Barramundi, Bream, Nannygal, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. Please bring along your sunscreen and plenty of snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $285
    This trip is great for those that struggle with early mornings! It's also great for families with kids, who are welcome to try their hand at mud crabbing too. You will target Barramundi, Nannygal, Coral Trout, and many more. You'll need to bring snacks and sunscreen along.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - SHARED
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $180
    Share charter with a maximum of 4 people. Come as you are, with a friend or by yourself. Expect to target Barramundi, Cobia, Queenfish, and many more! Great trip for those that can't get away for the whole day. Drinks are included, but bring along any snacks you fancy.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - SHARED
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $180
    This shared charter is great for when you just have that urge to get on the water, with or without people you know. Other anglers are just friends you haven't met yet after all! You will target Barramundi, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grunter, and many more. This is for a maximum of 4 people. Don't forget your sunscreen and snacks.
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About the Captain

Glenn Shaw
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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119 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2018
Captain Shawry has been fishing his whole life. He is experienced in both commercial fishing and charter fishing. He is happy taking both beginners and experienced people out. He knows these grounds very well, and offers a wide range of fishing. Even children will love these trips.

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Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Black) Black Bream
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Cobia Cobia

Coral Trout Coral Trout
Grunter (Javelin) Javelin Grunter
Nannygai Nannygai
Queenfish Queenfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
Sweetlip Emperor Sweetlip Emperor
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with Shawry.  Amazing from beginning to end. Nothing to fault. Shawry was a great down to earth bloke and we will definitely be doing another fishing trip with him again next time we are here.
Half day trip with Shawry.  Amazing from beginning to end. Nothing to fault. Shawry was a great down to earth bloke and we will definitely be doing another fishing trip with him again next time we are here.
Half day trip with Shawry.  Amazing from beginning to end. Nothing to fault. Shawry was a great down to earth bloke and we will definitely be doing another fishing trip with him again next time we are here.
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Stella G.
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Half day with captain Shaw!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - SHARED on June 15, 2021
He is well experienced and the best captain ever! Helped us a lot to catch a fish!! So everyone on the boat caught a...
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Half day trip with Shawry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - SHARED on May 12, 2021
My boyfriend and I loved our experience! Shawry is extremely hospitable and knowledgeable. We were on the boat with two other...
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Australia
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3/4 day fishing triptrip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 12, 2021
Our experience on the trip was fantastic. The skipper Shawry had so much knowledge of the area everytime we dropped a line...
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Half day trip with Shawry

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) - SHARED on October 18, 2021
Awesome Skipper, very informative and helpful. Highly recommend Hook up Fishing Charters!
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Fishing with Glenn

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 24, 2021
Had half day charter with Shawry. We were out n fishing the inner reefs pretty quick and wasn’t long before we got our first...
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FAQs about Hook Up Fishing Charters

Hook Up Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) - SHARED (4 hours)
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) - SHARED (4 hours)
  • AU $380 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $380 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $580 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • AU $730 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook Up Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hook Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Hook Up Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Hook Up Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hook Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Black)
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Trevally (Giant)