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
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $485
    up to 3 persons
    + $34
    each additional person
    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
    $385
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $253
    up to 3 persons
    + $34
    each additional person
    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
    $253
    up to 3 persons
    + $34
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $80
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    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
    $80
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    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
Angler's Choice
79 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Bream (Black)
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Cobia Cobia

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

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

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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4.86
out of 5 stars from 79 reviews
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Fishing with Glenn
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Half day Coastal trip
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99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Joshua B.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Shawry

VERIFIED   January 8, 2020
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to catch fish or get some Mud Crab with an absolutely awesome bloke. Glenn...
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David Z.
West End, QLD
 5.00
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Shawry is an absolute legend!

VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
I booked this trip while I was on my lunch break in Sydney. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect but I read a few...
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Alex G.
NO FORT MYERS, FL
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Full Day Trip with Shawry

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
Fishing with Shawry was without a doubt the best experience we had while visiting Port Douglas. The weather was a bit windy,...
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Justin B.
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WOW WHAT A DAY!!

VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
myself wife and 2 kids (age 8,9) had a blast! glen is an absolute legend! this is the best fishing experience we’ve had,...
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Michael W.
Atchison, KS
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Full Day with Hook up Charters out of Port Douglas

VERIFIED   February 4, 2020
Had an amazing day of fishing with Shawry the captain of Hook Up Charters. Catching several species of fish with several different...
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