Northern Rivers Sportfishing – West

Discover the exciting freshwater fishing in New England with Northern Rivers Sportfishing! Join Captain Simon Fitzpatrick who has spent all his life fishing, and he’ll take you on a fishing adventure like no other.

Cruise these beautiful waters on a 14’ Quintrex aluminium fishing boat, perfect for a day out on the river. The boat can accommodate up to 4 people, so bring a few friends and catch some serious fish! It can develop some speed, so it’ll take you where you need to be in a matter of minutes.

You’ll be fishing using Shimano and Loop equipment, and you’ll use artificial lures. The captain can provide you with fly fishing equipment, so if you’re up for some more fun, feel free to test it out. The captain will provide you with a great fishing experience no matter whether you fish lure or fly, beginner or advanced.

Depending on what you want to do, you can fish from boats, kayaks, or canoes, as well as from the bank on one of the many rivers and lakes in the area. There’s a variety of freshwater species to target, like the mighty Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Carp, and Australian Bass. Note that the captain practices strictly catch and release.

On multiday trips, you’ll stay at a local hotel, and you’ll do some camping. You’ll have all the meals provided, and you’ll get a customized experience tailored to your wishes. These trips are the best way to experience the Australian wilderness and tap into remote fisheries.

There will be morning tea and snacks on all trips, and you’ll get lunch on full day trips as well. All you need to do is wear proper clothes, bring some sunscreen, a hat, and a camera, and you’re all set for a great adventure!

Explore the wild Australia with Northern Rivers Sportfishing, and see why New England is the land of monsters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Aug 31
    $459
    up to 2 persons
    + $72
    each additional person
    Spend a whole day exploring these productive Australian rivers, and target some of the prized freshwater fish. The biggest Australian freshwater fish, Murray Cod, grows to over 20kg (45lb) in this region. You'll target Carp, Perch, and Bass as well. This is definitely an experience you shouldn't miss. All the fishing gear will be provided, just make sure to pack sun protection, and you're ready for some serious freshwater fun!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – 1 Person
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Aug 31
    $295
    per person
    This is a great trip to go on to spend a whole day out in nature, exploring the Australian freshwater. Murray Cod is the biggest Australian freshwater fish, and it can grow up to 20kg (45lb) in this area. You can also target Carp, Perch, and Bass. This is a private trip for one person, so you'll have the captain's full attention. He'll provide all the fishing equipment, just make sure to pack some sunscreen, and come enjoy your day in these beautiful waters!
  • Private trip
    5 Day Trip – Kayak Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Aug 31
    $249
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    Book this trip to explore the remote rivers in inland Australia and target vibrant brightly colored fish from the clear waters in the Aussie bushland. There will be meals and accommodation provided for you, and the captain will have all the equipment. You'll spend 4 full days fishing, and you'll camp overnight by the river. Murray Cod, Perch, Carp, and Bass are all species you can target. All you need to bring is some sunscreen, and you're all set to make some amazing memories!
  • Private trip
    4 Day Trip – Kayak Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Aug 31
    $243
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    Explore the remote rivers in inland Australia and target vibrant brightly colored green and gold fish from the clear waters among the Aussie bushland. You'll have accommodation and meals, as well as all the equipment you need. You'll fish for 3 full days, and camp overnight by the river. You'll target Murray Cod, Perch, Carp, and Bass. Just make sure to bring some sun protection, and you're all set for some serious fun!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – 1 Person
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Aug 31
    $230
    per person
    This is a great trip you can go on to target some Australian freshwater fish on fly and lure. Murray Cod is the biggest freshwater fish in Australia, and in this region, fish over 20kg (45lb) can be caught. This is a private trip for one person, so you'll get all the attention from the captain. You'll also target Carp, Perch, and Bass. The captain will provide all the equipment, just bring some sun protection, and you're ready for this freshwater adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Aug 31
    $197
    up to 2 persons
    + $69
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will spend 6 hours targeting Australian freshwater natives on fly and lure. Australia’s biggest freshwater fish – the Murray cod grows to epic proportions in this region and fish over 20kg (45lb) can be encountered. Catching vibrant brightly colored green and gold fish from the clear waters among this Aussie bushland is an experience not to be missed. You'll target Carp, Perch, and Bass as well. The equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Simon Fitzpatrick
Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
3 Fishing Reports
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Fishing has been my number one passion for as long as I can remember. I have always been fascinated with the underwater world and fishing is how I connect with it. Throughout my life, I have fished up and down the east coast of Australia chasing everything from Trout to Marlin. My interest has motivated me to gain a science degree majoring in fisheries and aquaculture management. I have worked many years in tourism as a kayak/rafting guide and as a barra fishing guide in Far North Queensland. Today it is our Australian freshwater native fish that continues to capture my attention.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Australian) Bass (Australian)
Carp Carp
Murray Cod Murray Cod
Perch (Golden) Perch (Golden)

Boat Specs

Quintrex (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 40HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
14 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
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
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer