Fish Hunter FNQ

Fish Hunter FNQ is all about fishing adventures on the inland waters of Cairns, Australia. The charter can accommodate a pair of river fishing enthusiasts who want to try and get the taste of the succulent Baramundi, but there are other species lurking nearby.

You’ll be joining Captain Will Pritchard aboard his 15’ custom-built flats boat. It is powered by a 40 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots – this should give you the right pace when fishing down Daintree River, Johnstone River, and Russell-Mulgrave estuary. The vessel also has top-notch electronics to help you navigate atop these waters.

If you’re feeling like spinning, popping or fly fishing, Fish Hunter FNQ is the charter for you. Captain Will provides fly fishing equipment as well as conventional tackle, specializing in targeting prized species like Queenfish, Mangrove Snapper, Trevally, and Tarpon. He is a skilled angler who has fished in Australia and abroad, and is ready to give you a trip to remember.

If you can’t make it to Cairns, Fish Hunter FNQ also fishes in Port Douglas! If you prefer casting your lure a bit further up north, check out Captain Will’s trips there - scroll down and click on the captain’s name in his profile section.

The trip rates include rods, reels, tackle, and lures. For full day trips, the captain will prepare lunch, while anglers going on half day trips will be served some fine tea. All trips also cover the costs of the necessary fishing licenses. And, if you wish, you can keep the catch. Before you set out, make sure to bring a hat, lightweight long sleeves, insect repellent, some water-friendly shoes, sunglasses and a camera to capture the excitement.

Barramundi here bite from February through October, while Giant Trevally stand in for them at the turn of the year - whichever you target, Fish Hunter FNQ will be with you every step of the road!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $586
    price breakdown
    $586
    This trip means a whole day of lure and fly fishing on local rivers including the Daintree River, Johnstone River, and Russell and Mulgrave Rivers. Transfers to/from Cairns and Port Douglas can be arranged. You'll be going after Barramundi, Trevally, Sooty Grunter, Queenfish and Tarpon. The captain will provide lunch and drinks, and you can keep the fish you reel in. All the necessary licences and equipment are provided for.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $352
    price breakdown
    $352
    Why not spend the morning hours targeting Barramundi? This 5 hour trip with Captain Will will put you on the action in the Cairns Inlet, as you go after fish that inhabit the tidal waters. You'll cast your lure, chat to your angler accomplice, and sip morning tea as you wait for the fish to start biting. The trip rates include necessary licenses, rods, reels, and tackle, and you can even keep the catch. Pick-up and lunch are not included in the price, but you will be served some fine tea.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    $352
    price breakdown
    $352
    Want to go for some fine angling across the Cairns Inlet? Join Captain Will on his afternoon trip, experience the nature on the outskirts of Cairns, sip afternoon tea, and take a tasty meal home! This is what this 5 hour inland fishing adventure is all about. Target Barramundi, Tarpon, Sooty Grunter, Queenfish, with all the equipment and licenses provided. You will have to arrange transfer from your place of stay. Lunch is not included, so bring your own snacks to eat along the tea served onboard.

About the Captain

Will Pritchard
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 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) Bream (Fingermark)
Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Tarpon Tarpon
Trevally (Bigeye) Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
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
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Amazing Day - The Big One Did NOT Get Away
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Brian B.
Myocum, NSW
 5.00
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Half a day in Cairns with Captain Will Pritchard

VERIFIED   October 1, 2018
All the odds were stacked against us… a bank holiday, so all the pleasure anglers were out; I could only spare half a...
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Dakota D.
Northcote, Victoria
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Full Day Barra Trip

VERIFIED   August 17, 2017
absolutely incredible day of fishing! Fish Hunter FNQ is a total professional with great passion for fishing. He takes complete...
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Robb Y.
Sydney, NSW
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Amazing Day - The Big One Did NOT Get Away

VERIFIED   February 24, 2019
Will worked hard to find the fish and when we did the reward was awesome!!  The big one was the icing on the cake.
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Robert G.
Lewisham, TAS
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 12, 2018
Half day trip was epic. Will’s local knowledge of fishing was excellent and very informative not only on fishing but...
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Missy B.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Had a great day with Will. Really worked hard to find fish in not so favorable windy conditions. I will definitely be fishing...
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