Cairns Reef Fishing

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Pier Point Road
Cairns QL, Australia

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Boat Specs

Randell (Cruiser) originally built in 1980. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

50 ft
14 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Rods or handlines available
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Coral Trout

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant)

Cairns Reef Fishing is the longest established reef fishing company in Cairns and the only charter in the area permitted to fish the local waters all year round. They are friendly and warm to every guest who comes aboard their boat, and will make sure you will have an unforgettable fishing experience in the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The crew are comprised of complete fish lovers including an ex Australian Navy guy, a super-yacht captain and all-round fishing enthusiasts with extensive marine knowledge and experience.

The boat is a 50 feel long Randell fibreglass cruiser named Aqua Cat, which is powered by two 315 HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. This magnificent boat has a GPS and a fishfinder with over 2000 fishing spots marked on their GPS system which are sure to deliver. The boat has a full size toilet onboard which is essential when taking family trips with children. It also comes equipped with life jackets.

The Cairns Reef Fishing crew is so familiar with the fish species in the area, they will be able to educate you and help you catch some of the best specimens in the 25 mile radius of Cairns. The species caught are various Trevallies, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Nannygai and Barracudas among others. You will be provided with live bait and lures, rods, reels, and tackle, fishing licences, and best of all you have a buffet lunch of cold meats, bread rolls, salads and cold drinks. Filleting service is available for a small extra fee.

Full size toilet on board
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Full size toilet on board
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Bottled water included
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Reef tax included
Bread rolls, cold meats and salads
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% 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, Master Card.

About the Captain

Nick Kelly
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since October 2015
A 20 year career as a commercial mariner and fisherman has given me a deep love of the marine environment and I enjoy nothing better than sharing that appreciation with clients.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 97%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.82 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Great charter, great crew! Awesome scenery and lunch. Only thing that bugged me was the use of mono line on the fishing gear. Hook up rate wouldve been awesome if they were rigged with braid. Also very pricey but in the scheme of things is worth it. Crew were very friendly and knowledgeable, definitely recommend.

Joel Thompson • Fished Oct 13, 2016
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captain was awesome we moved around a bit but every time we moved we caught fish some up to 4 kgs
Must take sunscreen.hat and sunnies.
Main species was coral trout.

Richard Paul Ankers • Fished Oct 09, 2016
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If there was a call by crew for ‘anglers to wind up’ when a big fish is on the line of another (on that side of the boat) it would be better as 3 big fish lost as they were in mixed lines at the surface! Coral reef fishing well understood by the crew. The boat is a 42 footer and can take 14 fishing, to me; best if max of 10 fishing per trip would be better!

Les Kennedy • Fished Aug 29, 2016
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  • Pier Point Road, Cairns
    QL 4870, Australia