Cairns Reef Fishing

Pier Point Road
Cairns QL, Australia

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 is 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.

They have 2 boats: Aqua Cat and The Blue Whaler. Aqua Cat is a 50 feel long Randell fibreglass cruiser, 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 second boat is a little smaller, carrying up to 13 anglers. It is called The Blue Whaler, and the captain decides which boat is being taken out depending on the number of guests booked for the shared trip and other factors.

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. A filleting service is available for a small extra fee.

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


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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.

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

 
Nannygai
 
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

 
Trevally (Bigeye)
 
Trevally (Giant)
Amenities
Toilet
Full size toilet on board
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Full size toilet on board
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled water included
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Reef Tax Included
Lunch
Bread Rolls, Cold Meats and Salads
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Manual wheelchair only -
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard.

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: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.65 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews

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Great day out, had a blast

Fished July 24, 2017
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A tough days fishing in 25kph winds. But we still had a great time. It was my wife’s first charter and she’s not a fisher person but she had fun and caught a Red Emperor and a Remora Shark. I caught 5 fish but none big enough to keep. The captain tried his best with probably 8-10 different locations tried but the fish just wouldn’t cooperate with only 4-5 keepers landed for the day. There were also sharks around which made it interesting. I would still recommend this trip however as it was a great days outing and an experience worth the money.

Fished July 23, 2017
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Fished July 11, 2017
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