Fairdinkum Fishing Charters

Join Fairdinkum Fishing Charters 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, as you go after some prized fish in stunning waters

"The Punt" is a 20’ custom-built pontoon boat, designed to be easily accessible and spacious. It offers a 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 anglers. No matter what skill level, Captain Glen Jepson can cater to you.

These waters are so productive that beginners will have plenty of fish to choose from, while avid anglers can go for hit after hit to fill the boat. Target a range of tough-fighting and delicious fish, and head home with a delicious treat as just rewards for your hard work.

If you’re looking to nab the prized Barramundi, come aboard in the height of summer from November through February. However, whenever you come, there’s something for you. Year-round, you can encounter Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon, and Flathead, so get ready to flex your fishing muscles.

You’ll practice catch and release on the majority of fish, but there’s plenty of delicious creatures for you to take home. 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!



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Lures/Fly
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $502
    price breakdown
    $502
    On this trip, you'll have the chance to head even further out of Townsville, as you head up to 100 km out. Hit the Hinchinbrook Channel or the Burdekin Delta, and go after some truly prized creatures. Discover why this area is so popular with anglers as you go after Mangrove Jack, Grunter, Fingermark, Grunter, Barramundi, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Trevally, Groper, Flathead, Cod, and Salmon. Fly Fishers are most welcome, but you'll need to bring your own rods and tackle.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Live Bait
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $359
    price breakdown
    $359
    Get the most out of your North Queensland fishing adventure, as you spend the whole day targetting the range of species that make this area so popular among anglers. Test your bottom fishing skills with live bait, as you go after tough-fighting and delicious species such as Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish, Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Salmon, and Flathead, on what promises to be an unforgettable day out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Live Bait
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $187
    price breakdown
    $187
    On this 4-hour trip, you'll head up to 50 km out of Townsville, exploring the productive waters of the estuary that attract so many prized fish. Barramundi, Jacks, Grunter, Bream, Trevally, Groper, Cod, Salmon, and Flathead are just some of the species you'll go after, so get ready for an incredible trip to put your fishing skills to the test and try to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Dead Bait
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $158
    price breakdown
    $158
    Hit up the local estuaries on this half-day fishing adventure. Get your fish on against a range of exciting and delicious fish, with everything needed for a productive day awaiting you on board. From Grunter, Bream, and Flathead to Barramundi, Groper, and Trevally, there's no end to what you can catch, so settle in for a thrilling morning out.
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About the Captain

Glen Jepson
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since December 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Queenfish Queenfish
Salmon (Australian) Salmon (Australian)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Custom-made (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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Half day
Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jamie C.
New Farm, QLD
 5.00
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Propper good genuine bloke glen we love you

VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
Fair dinkum fishing is the best you can get in townsville look no further Glen is your man when it comes to estuary fishing...
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Dillon S.
Laglan, QLD
 5.00
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 24, 2018
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Mark L.
Brisbane, QLD
 4.67
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Fishing with Glen

VERIFIED   December 27, 2018
Great captain, great gear, unlucky not to catch to much, had a great day out
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Craig N.
Australia
 4.67
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Half day

VERIFIED   August 5, 2017
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