Fairdinkum Fishing Charters

Join Captain Glen aboard The Punt for a relaxing day of sportfishing along the tranquil and smooth waters of Townsville. For those wishing to cast lures and flies, this is a fantastic area to experience some of the best sight fishing that North Queensland has to offer. 

The Punt is a custom built 20ft boat, designed to be easily accessible and spacious. It offers a very stable and safe ride while comfortably seating 8 people, making it the perfect vessel for the whole family, corporate and social groups, as well as disabled fishermen. No matter what skill level, Fairdinkum Fishing Charters cater towards all anglers, from the beginner to the fanatic.

If you’re looking to nab the prized Barramundi, prime time is from around November to February. Other species that you can encounter all year round are Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon and Flathead. Fairdinkum Fishing Charters prefer to practice catch and release for most fish, however you will be able to keep some fish as a tasty reward from your hard day’s work.

So what are you waiting for? Grab the kids and grandparents or a group of friends, and join Fairdinkum Fishing Charters for a fun fishing adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Lure or Fly Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 251
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Lure or fly fishing within 100km of Townsville, including the Hinchinbrook Channel or the Burdekin Delta. Target Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon and Flathead. Price includes pick-up and 1.5 hour scenic drive, as well as all permits, bait, rod and reel hire, ice and lures. Fly Fishers are most welcome, however will need to bring own rods and tackle.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Live Bait
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 179
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Live baiting the local estuaries within 50 km, targeting Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon and Flathead.. Price includes all permits, bait, rod and reel hire, ice and tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Live Bait
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 93
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Tour departs 7:00am or 1:00pm. Live baiting the local estuary within 50 km of Townsville, targeting Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon and Flathead. Price includes all permits, bait, rod and reel hire, ice and tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Dead Bait
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 78
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Tour departs 7:00am or 1:00pm. Half day dead bait fishing the local estuary for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon and Flathead. Price includes all permits, bait, rod and reel hire, ice and tackle.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Queenfish
Salmon (Australian)
Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Custom made boat (Pontoon) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 75HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
9 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

About the Captain

Glen Jepson
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Member since December 2015
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Captain Glen Jepson was born and bred in Townsville, and has spent much of his life fishing the estuaries, rivers and headlands within a 200km radius of the city of Townsville, including the world heritage Hinchinbrook Channel and the mighty Burdekin region. Glen created Fairdinkum Fishing in 1995, and for over 20 years has been guiding fishermen to target large Barramundi and many other species that the area has to offer, using lures, fly, soft plastics and live baits. To date, he has notched over 1,200 metre plus trophy Barramundi.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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4.83
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Laglan, QLD
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Craig Nolan
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