Ian Moody Sportfishing – Ayr

A visit to the Great Barrier Reef is probably at the top of most fishermen’s bucket lists. Why not combine it with the chance to explore some of Australia’s plentiful shallow waters, too? Come aboard Ian Moody Sportfishing Charters, departing out of Ayr, and you’ll be able to experience this and more!

With local, experienced guide Ian Moody at the helm, and species such as Barramundi, Trevallies, and Snappers on offer, your trip is bound to be exciting and productive. Even better, Ian will happily customise your adventure depending on your skill level and what you want to target. If you’re looking to add some angling action to your family holiday, you’ll be thrilled to know that children age 7 and above are warmly welcomed.

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 18’ Cairns Custom Craft fishing vessel, which is capable of holding up to 4 guests. She’s built to cruise a variety of waters, making her the perfect vessel for both the shallow waters around Ayr and traveling to the Great Barrier Reef.

On board, you’ll find top-quality navigational and safety gear, ensuring a secure and comfortable ride to your chosen fishing location. There’s room for a variety of top-notch rods and reels, which are included in your trip and will allow you to try out different techniques to hook your catch. There’s even a wireless trolling motor so you can sneak up on your target species in the shallows!

Depending on what’s biting and your personal preferences, you’ll get the chance to hook various prized species. This could include Nannygai, Giant Trevally, Snapper varieties, Barramundi, and Threadfin Salmon. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to target, just let your captain know.

As well as your rods and reels, your trip will also include lures, tackle, your fishing license, and the opportunity to catch your own live bait at the start of your adventure. Bottled water will be provided for you. Come join Ian Moody Sportfishing Charters for an incredible adventure!

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
    Come explore the diverse waters around Ayr on this 10-hour adventure. Depending on your skill levels and personal preferences, your captain will take you to various hotspots to target some incredible fish. Species include the mighty Barramundi, a variety of Snapper, Nannygai, Threadfin Salmon, and whatever else is biting. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, tackle, lures, bottles water, and a valid fishing license for all guests. You can also catch your own live bait on the journey out.
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FAQs about Ian Moody Sportfishing – Ayr

Ian Moody Sportfishing – Ayr offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $750 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Ian Moody Sportfishing Charters
Ayr, Queensland, Australia
ID & license verified
24 Customer reviews
Member since June 2019
A local to the Townsville area, Skipper 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

Boat specs

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

18 ft
4 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 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
Must be at least 7 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

Bank Transfer