Fish Tales Charter - River Rocket

Pier Point Road
Cairns QL, Australia

Fish Tales Charter offer exciting estuary fishing adventures in the beautiful Trinity Inlet located in Cairns, Australia. The area is famous for the open waters, creeks and the deep channel of the Cairns Estuary System. These waterways are an extremely important part of the breeding cycle of juvenile fish and offer exceptional fishing for adult species.

Your targeted estuary species will include Grunter (Javelin Fish), Fingermark, Blue Salmon, Queenfish (Queenies), Giant Trevally, Threadfin, Mangrove Jack, Gold Spot Estuary Cod, Bream, Golden Trevally, Flathead, Hairtail, Tarpon and the prize catch Barramundi.

You will fish aboard the River Rocket, which is a 5.8 meter purposely designed and built boat, for the estuaries and rivers systems in Cairns. It is powered by a 2015 140 HP Suzuki-4 stroke outboard motor that makes is fast and reliable when getting to the desired fishing destination and moving between productive spots. Fitted with the latest colour sounder and GPS, it will easily reveal what lies beneath the water line.

The charter is operated by Skipper Darryl who was been fishing the local waters for over 20 years.He will supply all bait - live and dead- and tackle, top quality rods and PENN reels (or you may like to bring your own), bottles of water, and will happily give advice on how to catch your target fish. Please bring along sunnies, a hat, a camera, and a few beers are OK.

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Boat Specs

Subsee Flat Bottom Punt (Commercial) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 140HP Outboard 2015 Suzuki 4 stroke engine.

20 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
The Estuary Of Trinity Inlet
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Live Bait Fishing
PENN Reels And Rods
Targeted Species
Bream, Fingermark

Grunter (Javelin)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottles Of Water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since June 2014
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years he arrived in Cairns, and every possible moment became all about fishing and exploring. Captain Darryl became the owner-operator of Fish Tales Charters over 15 years ago, and after a decade of successful guiding decided to build the `Don't Know` to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 94%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.62 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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We had a fantastic morning. My son had an awesome time and it was the highlight of his trip to Cairns. Thanks to Barry for an awesome morning and sharing his knowledge.

Sarah Campey  • Fished January 17, 2017
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 19, 2017

Thank you very much for coming out with us. What a great catch and even better job landing the shovel nose shark. Do call us again when next you are in Cairns. Your host Darryl and Raewyn and Fishing guide Barry from Fish Tales` Charters

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My 8 years old son caught a 68cm barrimundi fish the first hour..
Whole day we caught good size fish..
Will definitely return..
Thank you so much.

Grace Liu  • Fished December 22, 2016
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 2, 2017

Thank you so much for coming out with us. You did a great job landing the barramundi, then returning to the water. It was an absolute pleasure to have you on board. Please do visit us again. Cheers Darryl

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Our guide Darryl is awesome, very friendly, patient, knowledgeable and experienced.

Kerong Wu  • Fished December 21, 2016
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 25, 2016

Thank you Kerong Wu and your family for coming out with us. It was a pleasure to have you on board for two days-one estuary catching Mangrove Jacks, Fingermark and small trevally and again on the second day trying very hard your luck casting poppers for Trevally on the great barrier reef. When next you are in Cairns do come out again. Your Fishing Guide Darryl at Fish Tales` Charters

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