All Tackle Sportfishing are based out of Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. They offer half and full day guided fishing trips to Trinity Inlet (within walking distance from the CBD), and full day trips to some of the local rivers just south of Cairns.

Their newly restored 20’ Cairns Custom Craft boat is powered by a 90HP Honda outboard motor. It features a spacious deck with a large cover for shade, and can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers. It also comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, live bait tank, and ice box for your drinks and snacks.

All Tackle Sportfishing offer both shared and private fishing charters, which are suitable for all levels of experience. Their half day trips are popular for those with limited time, while the full day river trips are often preferred by those who are a little more serious about their fishing. Private charters are limited to a maximum of 4 people for the full day river trips. Target species include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, Grunter, Trevally, Bream, Queenfish, Fingermark and more. The local wildlife is another added bonus, and the Saltwater Crocodile is not an unusual encounter in any of the local waterways!

The crew will supply you with top-quality tackle and bait, as well as a lifetime of local knowledge and guiding experience, while lunch will also be provided on full day river trips. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and camera, and you are more than welcome to bring a couple of beers along, however the crew emphasize that responsibility is preferred. Pickups are available by prior arrangement.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – River (Private) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $774
    Location will be dependent on conditions at the time, however generally to the South of Cairns. Approximately 40 mins drive. This trip is by prior arrangement and all trips must be confirmed by 7pm the night before travelling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $557
    This is a private charter for 6 people max. You will be fishing in the Trinity Inlet and adjoining creeks, as well as the flats area in front of the city. Target fish include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, Grunter, Trevally, Bream, Queenfish, Fingermark and more. Bait and tackle provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $557
    This trip is the same as morning but departure is 1pm.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Evening/Twilight
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $503
    This trip is for those that are more serious about their fishing. Sometimes the twilight period can be the most active time of the day. Barramundi are active at this part of the day. Artificial structures such as wharves and jettys with lights shining can create a habitat of their own. Baitfish are attracted to the lights and the ecosystem can come to life. Situations like this are an anglers dream when conditions all line up. This trip is for a maximum of 4 people. Live bait fishing is the preferred.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – River (Shared) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $387
    Fishing is generally to the South of Cairns in Russell/Mulgrave rivers. Occasionally North of the city in the Barron River. Target species include Barramundi, Finger Mark, Mangrove Jack, Bream, Grunter and more.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $186
    Half Day trips depart at 7:30am and 1:00pm. You will go fishing in the Trinity Inlet and adjoining creeks, as well as the flats area in front of the city. Target fish is the Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, Grunter, Trevally, Bream, Queenfish, Fingermark and more. Trips include all fishing tackle and bait, as well as soft drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $186
    This trip is at the same location as the morning trip.
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About the Captain

Justin Gibbins
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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I started guiding full time in 1990 due to my obsession with fishing. This hasn't subsided in the slightest. If anything, it could best be described as a condition. I can honestly say I have spent more hours and years guiding and fishing our local Estuary and rivers than most people. Nothing compares to local knowledge.

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Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Black) Bream (Black)
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Grunter (Javelin) Grunter (Javelin)

Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 130HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on July 14, 2020
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Half day trip with captain Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on December 22, 2019
Had a half day trip with Justin today although we didn’t catch many fish as the conditions were rough. We had a really good...
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Wakerley, Queensland
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Half day Estuary trip with Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on January 10, 2020
Great morning!  We caught Grunter, Blue Salmon, Sharks, Trevally, Barramundi and bought home fish for dinner!  Boat was a...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on April 12, 2019
Great day out, everyone caught a fish with a couple of keepers. Justin was more an accomodating with everyone, he kept the...
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Morning trip with Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on October 31, 2019
Great day and Justin worked hard to make our trip a good one. He caught fresh live bait, baited the hooks, cast and gave good...
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FAQs about All Tackle Sportfishing

All Tackle Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) PM (4 hours)
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM (4 hours)
  • AU $250 per person - Full Day – River (Shared) 4 MAX (8 hours)
  • AU $650 per group - Half Day – Evening/Twilight (4 hours)
  • AU $720 per group - Half Day Trip – Estuary (Private) (4 hours)
  • AU $720 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $1,000 per group - Full Day – River (Private) 4 MAX (8 hours)

When you book a trip with All Tackle Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with All Tackle Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Welcome to bring your favourite outfit )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Private charter only 2 anglers )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaned and put on ice)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Cold bottled water,soft drinks,tea and coffee )

All Tackle Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

All Tackle Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with All Tackle Sportfishing include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Black)
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)