Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell

Has fishing the Great Barrier Reef always been on your angling “to-do” list? How about hooking that Aussie favorite, the Barramundi? Hop aboard Ian Moody Sportfishing charters for the chance to make your dreams come true!

Departing out of Cardwell, you’ll have access to some of the most tropical, fish-filled waters of Northern Queensland. Even better? You’ll be guided on your adventure by local and experienced angler, Ian Moody. No matter your skill level, he’ll happily work with you to tailor your trip to perfectly suit your preferences.

You’ll be casting off on board your captain’s 18’ custom craft Cairns saltwater fishing boat. There’s room on board for up to 4 guests, making her a great option for smaller groups of angling buddies. Additionally, your captain welcomes children age 7 and above to join in on the adventure. Why not make this a family holiday to remember?

Light and nimble, this vessel was built to explore diverse waters. She’s equally at home speeding to hotspots around the reefs, as well as cruising seriously shallow waters – she even has a wireless trolling motor to make sure you don’t spook your catch! On board, you’ll find top-quality navigational and safety gear to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride.

Depending on your personal preferences and what’s biting, you’ll have the chance to target a variety of prized fish. There’s Barramundi, Cobia, a whole host of Snapper species, Giant Trevally, Nannygai, Threadfin Salmon…the list goes on! If there’s a certain species you’d like to target, or a type of fishing you’d like to try, just let your captain know.

Each trip includes top-quality rods and reels, and you’ll be able to catch your own live bait at the beginning of your journey. Lures are also included, as well as tackle, bottled water, and a fishing license for all guests.

All that’s left is to find a free day in your captain’s calendar, call up your family or fishing friends, and cast off on an adventure with Ian Moody Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $612
    Come fish the plentiful, tropical waters of Northern Queensland! This trip is suitable for anglers of all skill levels and can be tailored to suit your preferences. You'll be exploring a variety of fishing grounds for the chance to hook incredible species, including Barramundi, Snappers, Nannygai, Mackerel, Queenfish, and Trevallies. Your captain will provide top-quality rods and reels, lures, tackle, bottled water, and a fishing license for all guests. You'll also get to fish for your own live bait.

About the Charter Operator

Ian Moody Sportfishing Charters
Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Member since June 2019
A local to the Townsville area, Captain Ian Moody has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. With over 20 years of running charters behind him, he knows all the best fishing spots and promises to get you chasing after the biggest and best inshore species. He runs charters all along the coast from Ayr to Lucinda, so get in touch and find out what suits you best.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Cobia Cobia
Nannygai Nannygai
Queenfish Queenfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Threadfin Salmon Threadfin Salmon
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Bank Transfer

FAQs about Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell

Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $790 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Ian Moody Sportfishing – Cardwell include:
  • Barramundi
  • Cobia
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Threadfin Salmon
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)