Paradise Sportfishing Adventures

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Marlin Marina 1 Spence St
Cairns QL, Australia

Captain John of Paradise Sportfishing Adventures specializes in calm-water estuary fishing excursions throughout the productive Cairns Trinity Inlet. John owns and operates a 7.5 meter (25ft) custom-built estuary boat, propelled by a 130HP Honda four-stroke outboard engine, with a maximum passenger capacity of 8 anglers per trip. The vessel is outfitted with a range of navigational utilities, including radio, Fishfinder and a Garmin 451S GPS plotter-sounder combo. It also sports a full cover from the shade as well as a toilet on board, allowing John to cover the Trinity inlet in both speed and comfort.

Trinity Inlet is known by being well protected due to an expansive mangrove system making sure that you have a peaceful day of fishing, even if the wind does decide to show up. Each fishing tour with Capt. Hangodi starts at the Marlin Marina, catching live bait for the day by throwing cast nets. Specific bait varies depending on a range of factors, although John finds herrings, prawns and mullet to be the most effective and typically the easiest to catch.

After securing the bait, it’s time to move up the Trinity Inlet, where depending on the season you’ll be going up against the likes of the famous Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Trevally, Salmon, Fingermark and a variety of other species. The day is typically split in two, with an early morning charter aimed at the early risers, and an afternoon trip for those that like to sleep in.

All trips with Paradise Adventures include quality fishing gear (Shimano Raider 6ft Barra Flicksticks and Eggbeater Spinning Reels), live bait as well as soft drinks. The boat also features a cooler on board, so loading it with a few cold beers won’t be a problem. If you caught anything you’d like to keep for dinner, Captain John will be happy to help you clean and fillet your catch following the trip.

Captain John of Paradise Sportfishing Adventures specializes in calm-water estuary fishing excursions throughout the productive Cairns Trinity Inlet. John owns and operates a 7.5 meter (25ft) custom-built estuary boat, propelled by a 130HP Honda fou


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Boat Specs
Length
25 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Cairns Trinity Inlet (Estuary)
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Pacific)
 
Barramundi

 
Queenfish
 
Salmon (Australian)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Trevally (Giant)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin 451S
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Live Prawns and Live Herring/Sardines
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Garmin 451S
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live Prawns and Live Herring/Sardines
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Prawns, Herring/Sardines
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

John Hangodi
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since July 2014
Captain John Hangodi has 25 years of international guiding experience, including 15 years as partner at a renowned Knight Inlet Salmon Lodge in B.C. Canada. Today, he's swapped the Pacific and the West Coast rivers for the peaceful estuary of Cairns.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.59 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

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Great trip with captain Mick, would of been better if we caught more fish, but very enjoyable and

Fished May 23, 2017
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Great trip. John contacted us on booking to check what we wanted out of the trip. John is a great captain and entertaining and fun to go out fishing with. Highly recommended to everyone. We had kids and grandparents on board and all loved it
Thanks heaps Paradise fishing from all of us

Fished May 21, 2017
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Not for the experience fisherman.

Fished April 11, 2017
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