New boat with the same great service!

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 coastal and outer reefs 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 brand new 2023 7.2 m centre console, which can comfortably fit 5 anglers without crossing rods. With 2 150 HP Suzuki engines and a cruising speed of 30 knots, you’ll be on the fish before you know it. Along with fishfinder and Capt. Shawry’s 25 years of 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, Red Emperor, and plenty more.

Kids are welcome on board, great for families. 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 give you a day to remember.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Coastal Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $207
    New boat, same great service! 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 be fishing the coastal reefs for Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Fingermark, and more. This is for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 people. Don't forget your sunscreen and snacks.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Coastal Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $207
    New boat, same great service! 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 be fishing the coastal reefs for Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Fingermark and more... This is for a minimum of 4 maximum of 5 people. Don't forget your sunscreen and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Coastal Reef (11:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $455
    New boat, same great service! Grab your friends and family and enjoy the boat to yourselves. This trip is ideal for kids and families, and also the experienced angler. Fishing the coastal reefs, using a range of techniques we will be fishing for Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Fingermark, Cod, and more. Maximum 5 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Coastal Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $455
    New boat, same great service! Grab your friends and family and enjoy the boat to yourselves. This trip is ideal for kids and families, and also the experienced angler. Fishing the coastal reefs, using a range of techniques we will be fishing for Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Fingermark, Cod and more.. Maximum 5 people.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Coastal Reef Private
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $682
    New boat, same great service! This trip is perfect for beginners to the experienced angler. Fishing the coastal reefs, Shawry will share with you some tips and tricks he has learned form over 20 years in the local commercial and charter industry. Using a range of techniques we will be targeting Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Fingermark, Cod and more..
  • Private trip
    Full Day Outer Reef Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,137
    New boat, same great service! In his 7m custom built centre console, with a cruising speed of 30 knots, he can get you to the reef in 30 minutes and share some of the tips and tricks he has learned from over 20 years in the local commercial and charter fishing industry. With access to some of the most pristine fishing locations Far North Queensland has to offer, and using a range of techniques, we will be fishing for GT's, Nannygai, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and more..
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About the Captain

Glenn Shaw
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
ID & License verified
211 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bream (Black) Black Bream
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Boat specs

OceanBlue Boats (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2023. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 211 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (193)
Full day private tour with Captain Shawry
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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April P.
Australia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day private tour with Captain Shawry

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Outer Reef Private on January 16, 2023
Perfect weather, great boat & fishing equipment, Friendly & extremely helpful Captain. Great day on the water fishing...
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Mia P.
Bellingham, MA
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Dont book anywhere else - Shawry is a legend

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 13, 2022
We took a 4hr private charter with Shawry, and we had a great time catching fish and learning all about the area and the species...
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Matt L.
Gold Coast, Queensland
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip With Captain Glenn

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - SHARED on August 17, 2022
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Glenn & the team at Hook Up Fishing Charters if you are interested in a fun & informative...
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David H.
Boston, MA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Shawry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Coastal Reef (AM) on August 29, 2022
Due to the unseasonal wet weather including high winds the only fishing trip available was in the estuary but the experience...
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Adam M.
Waterboro, ME
Excellent
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Great Day Out

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Coastal Reef Private on June 29, 2022
We had a great day out on a 3/4 private charter. Shawry was fantastic and shared his knowledge with us. We caught 7 good sized...
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FAQs about Hook Up Fishing Charters

Hook Up Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip – Coastal Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip – Coastal Shared (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $660 per group - Half Day – Coastal Reef (11:30AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $660 per group - Half Day Trip – Coastal Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $990 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Coastal Reef Private (6 hours)
  • AU $1,650 per group - Full Day Outer Reef Private (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Hook Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)

Hook Up Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef 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:
  • Bream (Black)
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Trevally (Giant)