Fish Tales Charters - River Rocket

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Fish Tales Charters offers 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Half Day Estuary Private
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $503
    up to 6 persons
    This private afternoon trip will star at 1 pm and last until 5:30 pm. You will target a variety of species including Giant and Golden Trevally, Barramundi, Queenfish, Estuary Cod, Fingermark and Flathead.
  • Private trip
    Morning Half Day Estuary Private
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $503
    up to 6 persons
    This is a private trip just for you and your group. The trip runs from 7:30 am until 12 pm. Your targeted species will include Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Golden and Giant Trevally and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Estuary - Shared
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $168
    per person
    This si a full day trip that runs from 7.30am to 12.00pm, then 1.00pm to 5.30pm. Please note there is no lunch supplied on this charter. You will have one hour from 12-1pm to have lunch back at the Marlin Marina where multiple takeouts are available. Your targeted species will include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Fingermark, Estuary Cod, Bream, Salmon and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Afternoon Estuary Share Charter
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $84
    per person
    This is a four hour shared charter in the protected waters of Trinity Inlet. Your targeted species will include Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, Trevally, Queenfish, Estuary Cod, Fingermark, Flathead and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Morning Estuary Share Charter
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $84
    per person
    This is a morning trip from 7.30 am to 12.00 pm. You will meet your guide in the Marlin Marina on Finger D Berth 2 at 7.15 am. From there you will go net casting for live bait and then onto fishing in the Trinity Inlet. Your targeted species will include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Trevally and other local species.
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About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
7 reports
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2014
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years later, 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark)
Grunter (Javelin)
Queenfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Tarpon
Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)

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.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (17)
4.41
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Experience
Chris`s 46cm Mangrove Jack
Daniel`s 46cm Mangrove Jack
Despite the shy fish
+14
Angler Rating
16
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
76%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
45%
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Tania R.
Langwarrin, VIC
 5.00
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Fishing with Darryl

VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
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Jeremy P. A.
Aspley, QLD
 4.67
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Despite the shy fish

VERIFIED   July 22, 2018
Darryl was still able to put us on some alternative fish despite the barras being really shy today. Just goes to show how well...
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Chris C.
Pascoe Vale, VIC
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   November 5, 2018
We had a great time plenty of fish the captain worked hard to make our trip a memorable one catching out live bait and putting...
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Graham S.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   October 11, 2018
Good morning out with a experienced captain and fisherman
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Amanda S.
Edmonton, AB
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VERIFIED   August 12, 2018
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