“Fish Hunter FNQ” promises to deliver a memorable trip to the Daintree River, Australia! If you’re feeling like going after the iconic Barramundi, praised for its taste and feisty spirit, make sure to come on board!

The charter is operated by Skipper Will Pritchard who started out as a fisherman early in life. When he was 9, he caught his very first Marlin, and from there onwards he’s been fishing the waters of Australia with plenty of success. Wanting to improve his skills, he worked hard and set the record for catching a trophy Tiger Shark at the age of 12.

He operates a 15’ custom-built flats boat, ideal for a pair of anglers. She’s powered with a 40 HP Yamaha engine and can reach speeds of up to 25 knots, which is precisely what you need to reel in the local species.

The Daintree River is home to a diverse ecosystem of underwater life and the fish species found here are no exception. You’ll head out of Port Douglas to hook into the likes of Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Bream, Trevally, and, of course, Barramundi.

With Fish Hunter FNQ, you’ll be trying out spinning, popping, and fly fishing, and your guide will provide all the necessary equipment and fishing licenses. There will also be rods, reels, and tackle, and lures waiting for you onboard.

To make your trip even better, your captain brings along snacks, drinks, and lunch. All you need to do is pack the sun lotion, insect repellent, and a camera. Put on some shades, water-friendly shoes, and weather-appropriate clothing and you’re good to go!

See what Australia river fishing is all about with a local pro aboard Fish Hunter FNQ!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $597
    Spend 10 hours fishing the river with Skipper Will in Port Douglas! You'll chase a variety of species including Barramundi, Tarpon, Trevally, and Mangrove Snapper. Transfers to and from Port Douglas can be arranged, just get in touch in advance. Your skipper also brings lunch and drinks, and all the gear you need for a successful day.
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About the Captain

Will Pritchard
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2017
With over 20 years of charter fishing experience both within Australia and internationally, I have been an obsessed fisherman since before I could walk. I specialize in full day lure & fly fishing charters and I'm keen to share this passion and my fishing skills in some of the most beautiful rivers and estuaries Australia with you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Trevally (Golden) Golden Trevally

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 40HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
15 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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, 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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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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Darrell B.
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Daintree River Day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 14, 2021
absolutely awesome, Will is a great fella and you will not regret going.
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Lesley L.
Moonah, TAS
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Full day day with Captain Will

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 7, 2019
Enjoyed the day immensely ever though the fish were a little gun shy. Will was fabulous and worked overtime to get onto the...
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Paul D.
Brisbane, QLD
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Excellent Full Day fishing with Captain Will

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 21, 2019
Had an excellent day out on the Daintree River. Caught a number of new fish never caught before including Barramundi, Mangrove...
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Fishing with Will

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 13, 2020
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Terry M.
Guildford, England
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Full day lure fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 2, 2018
Fabulous experience , great safe boat and extremely knowleagle captain and guide , battled tough weather conditions but he...
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FAQs about Fish Hunter FNQ

Fish Hunter FNQ offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $800 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Hunter FNQ, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Fish Hunter FNQ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fish Hunter FNQ offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Daintree River, Johnstone & Russell/Mulgrave)

Fish Hunter FNQ offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Hunter FNQ include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Tarpon
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)