Fish Tales – Don't Know

If you’re up for a great Australian fishing adventure, join Fish Tales Charters and explore the beautiful waters in the Cairns area. Captain Darryl Wilson has been guiding for more than a decade and has an intimate knowledge of these waters, so he’ll put you on the fish in no time!

His 20’ Cairns custom commercial boat, named Don’t Know, provides comfortable fishing space for up to 5 anglers. It’s perfect for a nice day out on the water, soaking in the Australian sun. The boat comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full of fresh live bait, and everything you’ll need to ensure a safe and productive trip.

Capt. Darryl will provide all the fishing equipment you’ll need for a fun day on the water, including rods, reels, and terminal tackle. You’ll be able to use different techniques depending on the trip you choose, and the captain will be there to help you throughout the experience.

Fish Tales Charters offers a wide variety of fun fishing options to suit any taste. Whether you want to troll the reefs and wrecks for Snapper, Coral Trout, and Cobia, or stalk the rivers and shallows for Trevally and the infamous Barramundi, Captain Darryl will do everything he can to put you on fish, and to make sure you have a great time.

You’ll have soft drinks and light snacks on board, so just make sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen. Otherwise, the only thing really missing here is you!

Join Fish Tales Charters and explore some of the most productive fishing grounds in Queensland, Australia!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $740
    up to 5 persons
    Get some mates together for a full day inshore fishing reefs, wrecks, and islands. You'll be targeting the likes of Trevally, Coral Trout, Mackerel, Cobia and more. The captain will provide all the fishing equipment, just bring some sunscreen, and come enjoy your day in these productive fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    GT Popper Fishing on the Reef 2 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $723
    up to 5 persons
    On the reef edges & bommies, with the low tide exposing, the sun shining, you cast your popper/lure, the battle begins! Giant Trevally aka GT are natural hunters. Bring out the natural hunter in you. Yes, you will have to work hard all day & so will we! Not only will they continually smash poppers, but they'll also ambush deep diving lures, in, under & around structures, with speed, hard fights, and mind-blowing runs! When the conditions are right, it'll be your turn to experience the GT!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – River (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $643
    up to 5 persons
    This trip will take you fishing to the Mulgrave & Russell Rivers some 40km south of Cairns. Here you can expect to fish for Trevally, Queen Fish, Barramundi, and more besides. All the fishing equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, and get ready to have some serious fun!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $185
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This shared charter takes you inshore fishing in reefs, wrecks, and islands for Trevally, Coral Trout, Mackerel, Cobia and more. It includes all top quality rods, reels, bait, and tackle, a delicious lunch, bottles of water, tea, coffee, and an experienced fishing guide. All you need to bring is some sun protection, and you're ready for an unforgettable time in these blue waters!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – River (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $161
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This trip is all about exploring the Mulgrave & Russell Rivers some 40km south of Cairns for Trevally, Queen Fish, and Barramundi among others. The fishing gear will be provided, just bring some sun protection, and get ready for a fishing adventure!
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About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2014
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years later, he arrived in Cairns, and every possible moment became all about fishing and exploring. Captain Darryl became the owner-operator of Fish Tales Charters over 15 years ago, and after a decade of successful guiding decided to build the Don't Know to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.

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Targeted Species

Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Bigeye) Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Custom Craft (Commercial) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Photos by reviewers (15)
4.67
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Jonny and his estuary fingermark
Brendan and his catch of a Common Coral Trout
Brendan and his 2nd catch of a Common Coral Trout
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Emily P.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Full day with Darryl, boat to ourselves!

VERIFIED   March 24, 2019
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Darryl is an expert and a great bloke. Bought this trip for my boyfriend for his...
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David C.
Dolphin Heads, QLD
 5.00
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Day trip with Darryl

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Awesome skipper great day fishing caught the biggest mackerel of my life, always on the fish. Couldn’t recommend enough how...
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Fabian C.
Melbourne, VIC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 4, 2020
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Brendan P.
Sydney, NSW
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Fishing with Darryl

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
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John F.
United States
 5.00
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Great Fishing Excursion!

VERIFIED   December 26, 2015
Great Day Fishing with Darryl… Everyone on the boat caught Several fish including Keepers!  Darryl was on it! ...
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