Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters

Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters is located in Townsville and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Skipper David will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Barramundi, Trevally, Bream, Queenfish, Threadfin Salmon, and Grunter, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom bouncing, trolling, fly fishing, bow fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 20’ Double Barrel boat that can safely take up to 9 fishos. This boat comes with 2 eskies.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the skipper know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 - Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $244
    Enjoy a great fishing experience together with Skipper David. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll be chasing many fine species, some of them including Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, and Black Bream. The trip finishes at 12:00 p.m.
  • Shared trip
    4 - Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $244
    Enjoy a great fishing experience together with Skipper David. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll be chasing many fine species, some of them including Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, and Black Bream. The trip finishes at 12:00 p.m.
  • Shared trip
    8 - Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $376
    Enjoy a great fishing experience together with Skipper David. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll be chasing many fine species, some of them including Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, and Black Bream. The trip finishes at 5:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Private 5 - Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $515
    Enjoy a great fishing experience together with Skipper David. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll be chasing many fine species, some of them including Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, and Black Bream. The trip finishes at 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Private 5 - Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $515
    Enjoy a great fishing experience together with Skipper David. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll be chasing many fine species, some of them including Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, and Black Bream. The trip finishes at 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Private 8 - Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $779
    Enjoy a great fishing experience together with Skipper David. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll be chasing many fine species, some of them including Threadfin Salmon, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, and Black Bream. The trip finishes at 5:00 p.m.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 61 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.1 / 5
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
69%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Caught fish
45%
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Michael J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   4 - Hour Trip (AM) on August 20, 2023
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Michelle S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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We had a great trip.

VERIFIED   4 - Hour Trip (PM) on March 25, 2024
Our skipper was fantastic, the boat was excellent and the equipment was to notch. He spoiled us by doing all the hard yards...
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Rodney P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day with a great captain

VERIFIED   Private 5 - Hour Trip (AM) on May 19, 2024
A great day Dave was very helpful and an all round top bloke . Nothing was too much of a drama and we got some nice fish and...
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Lyndon M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   NEW  8 - Hour Trip on July 12, 2024
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Anthony S.
Excellent
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Overall

Thanks Dave. Awesome.

VERIFIED   4 - Hour Trip (PM) on February 5, 2024
Thank you Dave had a great morning on the water a few Barra really capped it off.    Good operator.
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FAQs about Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters

Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $185 per person - 4 - Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $185 per person - 4 - Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $285 per person - 8 - Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • AU $780 per group, additional AU $155 per person after 4 guests - Private 5 - Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $780 per group, additional AU $155 per person after 4 guests - Private 5 - Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,180 per group, additional AU $255 per person after 4 guests - Private 8 - Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder 2x Garmin 125 ultra
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box 2 140-liter eskies

Trips booked with Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Replacement on lure casting tour)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Black)
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Flathead
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Threadfin Salmon
  • Trevally (Giant)

Meet the Captain

David Leigh
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
ID & license verified
61 Customer reviews
Response time 14 hours
Member since February 2022
Skipper David welcomes you to Townsville. Join him aboard and have a lovely day of fishing as you chase prized species and enjoy Queensland's charming nature.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Black) Black Bream
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Flathead Flathead

Boat specs

Double Barrel (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2011, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
9 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
2x Garmin 125 ultra
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
2 140-liter eskies

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Replacement on lure casting tour
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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:

Cash

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