Fish Hunter FNQ

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Cairns QL, Australia

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. Think Queenfish, Mangrove Snapper, Trevally and Tarpon.

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.

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, and has top-notch electronics to help you navigate atop these waters. He is a skilled angler who has fished in Australia and elsewhere abroad, and is ready to give you a trip to remember.

And 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 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 556
    up to 2 persons
    This trip means a whole day of lure & 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 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 333
    up to 2 persons
    Why not spend the morning hours targeting Barramundi? This 5-hour trip with Captain Will brings 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 licence, 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 hours trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    US$ 333
    up to 2 persons
    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 licences 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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Fingermark)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant)
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.

15 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date.
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


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:
Bank Transfer

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

About the Captain

Will Pritchard
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2017
With over 20 years charter fishing experience both within Australia and internationally, I have been an obsessed fisherman since before I could walk. I am keen to share this passion and share my love and skills of fishing, in some of the most beautiful rivers and estuaries Australia has to offer!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished November 7, 2017
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absolutely incredible day of fishing! Fish Hunter FNQ is a total professional with great passion for fishing. He takes complete pride in every aspect of the day. I’ve fished with a lot of different people and this was by far one of the most enjoyable days. Not only are you fishing some of the most magical places in the world for once in a lifetime type fish, you are doing it on $500 dollar setups. (Shimano stradics and G.Loomis Rods). To me it’s the true way to fish using artificial and going to find fish. There’s never a dull moment and eventually something good usually comes along. The boat is kept in great shape and he makes sure you are taken care of through out the entire day. He knows his stuff and has a plan for anything to put clients in the best chances to catch fish. Breakfast lunch snacks and drinks as well. Spend the money on a full day you won’t regret it!

Fished August 17, 2017
Will Pritchard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 20, 2017

Cheers Dakota hope to see you next year

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Outstanding days fishing which exceeded our expectations. Will made us feel welcome and had us catching fish from start to finish. Everything we needed was provided such as food, drinks, coffee and tea which made it a very enjoyable trip. Will worked tirelessly throughout the day and shared his local knowledge to enhance our skills. 11 Barra caught and many more hooked up. I would highly recommend a fishing charter with Fish Hunter FNQ.

Fished July 5, 2017
Will Pritchard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 6, 2017

Thanks Peter & Riley, glad you both enjoyed the day - as did I!!
Cheers, Will

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