Gone Fishing Cairns

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Gone Fishing Cairns offers the most spectacular fishing adventures in Trinity Inlet! It is located in the heart of the city of Cairns and allows for some of the best Estuary fishing this region has to offer. Captain Russell Jones has years of experience and is excited to show you the hottest fishing spots for the most productive day out.

Trinity Inlet is surrounded by lush greenery and rainforest-clad mountains that make it one of the region’s most diverse and productive fishing systems. You can explore these waters in the comfort of a 26’ Cairns custom craft boat. Depending on weather and tide conditions, you will catch more than 10 species from one productive spot.

This area is home to a great variety of species including the famous Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Great Trevally, Australian Salmon, Grunter, Jewfish, Fingermark, and Gold Spot Cod among other species. In all, approximately 50 species of fish populate this expansive system.

Above the water, the area offers a wealth of other wildlife to look out for. You can spot around 20 species of birds that include birds of prey such as the osprey, brahminy kite, and the magnificent white-bellied sea eagle. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for saltwater crocodiles.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels. These won’t let you down – whether you are going after your first fish ever or your hundredth. Live bait is also included, and you do not need a fishing licence in this area. You are welcome to bring along your own food and drink on this trip – you’ll want to keep your energy up!
 
Book now for a wonderful day out with Gone Fishing Cairns! You might come as strangers, but you are sure to leave as friends.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    Fish for some awesome fish, including Barramundi, Salmon, Jewfish, Giant Trevally, and more. Rods and reels are all included in the price. You'll help catch live bait at the beginning of the trip. Please bring along your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $431
    price breakdown
    $431
    Target Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Gold Spot Cod, Salmon, and more on this 4 hour private trip. Rods and reels are included in the price. The bait will be caught on the trip. Please bring your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $431
    price breakdown
    $431
    Fish for Barramundi, Salmon, Giant Trevally, Grunter, Jewfish, and more. All gear and tackle are included in the trip – you'll fish for the live bait on the trip. You're welcome to bring along your own food and drink.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $259
    price breakdown
    $259
    Fish for many species, including Barramundi, Trevally, Salmon, Grunter, Jewfish, Fingermark, and Gold Spot Cod. Gear and tackle are included, as well as the live bait, which you'll help fish for. Please bring your own snacks and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $137
    price breakdown
    $137
    The Inlet is home to a great diversity of species including the famous Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Trevally, Salmon, and Jewfish to name just a few. All rods and reels are included in the price, as well as the live bait (which you'll help catch!) Please bring along your own snacks and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $137
    price breakdown
    $137
    Target many species, such as Barramundi, Grunter, Jewfish, and Gold Spot Cod to name just a few. Bait will be caught during the trip. All gear and tackle are included and you do not need to purchase a fishing licence. Please bring along your own food and drink.
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About the Charter Operator

Gone Fishing Cairns
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
60 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
Captain Russell has extensive knowledge of the local area, having lived here for over 25 years. He has been fishing in the Cairns inlet for over 15 years. Capt. Russell has grown up on game boats fishing for Marlin and Sailfish and fished the reef for bottom fish. You are sure to have a great day fishing with him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Grunter (Javelin) Grunter (Javelin)
Queenfish Queenfish

Salmon (Australian) Salmon (Australian)
Tarpon Tarpon
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 70HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.31
out of 5 stars from 60 reviews
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Experience
Half Day Trip with Captain Mike
Half Day Trip with Captain Mike
July fishing trip
+28
Angler Rating
33
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5
2
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
47%
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Christian M.
Sydney, NSW
 4.67
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Dad and boys

VERIFIED   January 18, 2020
We had Daniel in the morning who got us the right Live bait with the throw a net. Prawns and herring even jagged a barracuda...
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David C.
Caroline Springs, VIC
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1/2 day with Russell

VERIFIED   November 12, 2019
Don’t believe the out of date reviews you may read about this charter. Russell is one of the best captains I’ve come across...
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Half day arvo

VERIFIED   January 14, 2020
On arriving Russell informed straight that is was going to be a tough day fishing, Russell’s knowledge of both the...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  July 28, 2020
Great day out on the water, with plenty of good yarns with captain Mike, very experienced and was always trying to get us to...
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