Port Douglas Sportfishing

With Port Douglas Sportfishing Charters you don’t need any fishing experience. Their experienced crew offer a variety of fishing trips to suit the needs of any angler. All you need is the desire to learn.

“Eagle Ray” is their custom-built 18’ boat, powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine. The vessel is designed to provide the most comfortable fishing experience. It is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio. The boat also has an anchoring system, which makes it very stable. Up to 5 guests are welcome aboard.

The crew offer a variety of trips to choose from. If you want to combine a fun day out on the waters and make new friends, you can book a shared trip to the inshore or estuary waters. If you want to share this experience with your friends and family, the private trip will be the best for you. Full day fishing trips will take you to the estuary waters, inshore, or to the Outer Reef.

Go for Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack when fishing the rivers, or target Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Queenfish, Golden Trevally, Large Mouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Longtail Tuna, and many more during your offshore, coastal, and reef adventures.

The crew uses a wide range of fishing techniques, from bottom fishing to trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and drift fishing, to handline and fly fishing. They will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as fly fishing equipment. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home for a nice meal at the end of the day.

Pack your sunscreen, snacks, and good mood. Enjoy a fun day out with Port Douglas Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Private – Outer Reef MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $694
    Sail the waters of the Outer Reef, targeting Coral Trout, Queenfish, Cobia, Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Golden Trevally, and many more. A perfect option for a full day on the beautiful waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Private Inshore/Estuary
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $621
    Spend 8 hours fishing inshore and estuary waters. Depending on the season, you will be going for Barramundi, Blue Salmon, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $365
    Private charter for the boat up to 4 people. You will find yourself fishing inshore or estuary waters for Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, and many more, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $365
    Private charter for the boat up to 4 people. You will find yourself fishing inshore or estuary waters for Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, and many more, depending on the season.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $175
    This is an inshore and estuary shared charter, heading out at 8:00 a.m. Depending on the season, you can target Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $175
    This is an inshore and estuary shared charter. Depending on the season, you can target Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
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About the Captain

Matt Koch
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
100 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2016
Captain Matt Koch is a passionate fisherman with 25 years of experience behind him. Matt knows how to fish and what to fish, customising each trip to his clients' needs and wishes. He is a very friendly person, keen to put his guests on the best fish and share his knowledge with them.

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Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Longtail) Tuna (Longtail)

Boat Specs

Eagle Ray (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Ben A.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on September 11, 2021
The conditions weren’t 100% but we had an amazing time with Captain Matt! I ticked my target species off my bucket list!...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 19, 2021
Matt is a very experienced and knowledgeable charter operator. He has Quality fishing equipment on board and I really appreciated...
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Little Burleigh, QLD
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on January 12, 2021
Had an awesome and fun morning doing the half day fishing charter. The weather was absolutely brilliant and Matt was full of...
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New Farm, Queensland
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) on May 5, 2021
Took my grandson for half day trip. Deon caught five fish, one being 20 kilo GT. Matt was very knowledgeable and accomodating. ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (AM) on April 22, 2021
Captain Matt was great and we can’t wait to come back and do it again soon. Looking forward to a full day next trip. Thanks...
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FAQs about Port Douglas Sportfishing

Port Douglas Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $500 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $500 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $850 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day – Private Inshore/Estuary (8 hours)
  • AU $950 per group - Full Day Private – Outer Reef MAX 4 (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Port Douglas Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (80pd pinpoint xi5)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Port Douglas Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Port Douglas Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Port Douglas Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Port Douglas Sportfishing include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Tuna (Longtail)