Fish Tales Charters

1 Spence St
Cairns QL, Australia

Fish Tales Charters offers a great menu of fun fishing options to suit any taste. Operating out of Cairns, you will be just a short sail from the beautiful reefs, calm inlets, and winding rivers full of amazing fish that surround the area.

Captain Darryl Wilson’s 20 ft Cairns Custom Craft boat, the “Don’t Know”, provides comfortable fishing space for up to 4 anglers, and was fitted with a new 4-stroke Suzuki engine in 2015. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full of fresh live bait, and everything you will need for your day on the water.

All Fish Tales Charters come with a selection of fishing equipment to match the range of destinations on offer. 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 bringing them in your way.

Fish Tales Charters offers a great menu of fun fishing options to suit any taste. Operating out of Cairns, you will be just a short sail from the beautiful reefs, calm inlets, and winding rivers full of amazing fish that surround the area.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Cairns
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Bream, Fingermark
 
Cobia

 
Coral Trout
 
Queenfish

 
Snapper (Pink)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Trevally (Bigeye)
 
Trevally (Giant)

 
Trevally (Golden)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since June 2014
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years 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.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.47 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Darryl worked hard to find good quality fish, not just any fish. A good day out.

Fished October 18, 2016
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 27, 2016

Thank you for coming out with us; was a pleasure to have you on board. We love meeting nice people. Darryl at `Fish Tales` Charters

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Great Day Fishing with Darryl… Everyone on the boat caught Several fish including Keepers!  Darryl was on it!  Took us to the Hot Spots and got good action.  Any spots that were slow, we pulled up the lines and moved on to other hot spots he knew of! Many fish, Many species, Darryl was great with Locating the fish, helping with tips on catching and a nice job cleaning them!  We were also able to avoid the rain storms!  Could not have been much Better!  Thanks for the Great Day of Fishing!

Fished December 26, 2015
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Boat and equipment were good. Captain / guide is competent and entertaining. Had a good time and caught the target fish.

Fished June 16, 2015
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 29, 2015

Thank you Grant for coming out with us while visiting Cairns.
Due to a very windy and very wet June ( over 150 mm for the month)in tropical Far North Queensland, we where unable to take you Bluewater (reef) fishing; instead you agreed to go half day of estuary fishing in Trinity Inlet, Cairns. We have a very healthy population of Mangrove Jacks that live in the estuary. Many thanks for coming out with us.

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Fishing Reports

Cairns Autumn Estuary Fishing

May 05, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks the air temperature has decreased for during the day and night. This has seen the fishing change; change from our summer species to our winter species. Their is a occasional barramundi being caught;… Read Full Report →