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
    $582
    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
    $349
    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
    $349
    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.
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About the Captain

Will Pritchard
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 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!

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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
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
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

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Matt M.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 29, 2021
Had a great morning half day trip with Will.  As a guide he knows the local area well and was able to put us on a great variety...
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Great Trip with my son!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 20, 2021
Capt Will knows his where the fish are and more importantly knows how to make your trip a good time even when conditions aren’t...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 17, 2021
There isn’t a better way to spend a day on the Daintree than with Captain Will. Great day, great gear and a experienced,...
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Girraween, New South Wales
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 28, 2021
Highly recommend a trip out with Will. We will definitely be back again. Great experience with great company. Great boat and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 24, 2021
Had an amazing morning with Will caught some incredible fish and can’t wait to do a full day trip one day
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FAQs about Fish Hunter FNQ

Fish Hunter FNQ offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $480 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $480 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $800 per group - Full Day Trip (11 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 (Provided for all trips.)
  • Lunch (Lunch is served on full day trips.)
  • 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)
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Tarpon
  • Trevally (Bigeye)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)