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:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $159
    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. Minimum 3 people.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $159
    This trip is at the same location as the morning trip. Minimum 3 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $477
    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 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $477
    This trip is the same as morning but departure is 1pm.
There are 14 people looking at this charter.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (41)
Half Day Trip with Justin
Half Day Trip with Justin
Half Day Out With The Family
+38
Angler rating
61
11
0
2
0
Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
68%
Sort by:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 77 reviews
Jake P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Very accommodating and knowledgeable

VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Jake Pengelly on December 22, 2023
As a fly fishing guide in Canada, I understand that some days can be downright tough. Cyclone conditions had hit Cairns, and...
Jake P. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gibbins Captain replied

Robert F.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day in June with Capt Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Private) on June 7, 2023
We had a great half day out with Justin despite not idea conditions which were windy. We managed to get a nice size blue salmon,...
Robert F. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gibbins Captain replied

Jason R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Day of Fishing in a Great location!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on November 30, 2023
Knew where to find the fish and made sure we had a fantastic day catching the big ones. Thanks again.
Jason R. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Jason R. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Mitch F.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Slow Day in Cairns

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (PM) on November 22, 2023
Through no fault of Justin, our capt, we caught a few small fish but the keepers eluded us.  Justin got some really good bait...
Mitch F. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Mitch F. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Darryl S.
Singleton, NSW
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM on August 28, 2023
Had a great time. Thanks Justin
Darryl S. recommends All Tackle Sportfishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Justin Gibbins Captain replied

FAQs about All Tackle Sportfishing

All Tackle Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) AM (4 hours)
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Estuary (Shared) PM (4 hours)
  • AU $720 per group - Half Day Trip – Estuary (Private) (4 hours)
  • AU $720 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (PM) (4 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)

Meet the Captain

Justin Gibbins
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
82 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2016
Skipper Justin started guiding full-time in 1990 due to his obsession with fishing. This hasn't subsided in the slightest. If anything, he could best describe it as a condition. The skipper can honestly say he has spent more hours and years guiding and fishing the local estuary and rivers than most people have. Nothing compares to local knowledge.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...