Paradise Sportfishing Adventures

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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.


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $968
    up to 8 persons
    This private full-day private charter will have you targeting Barramundi in Cairns Inlet, as well as Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Giant Trevelly, Threadfin Salmon, Grunter and many more. Trips ... More
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter -Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $502
    up to 8 persons
    Private half-day afternoon trip, where you will go fishing in Cairns Inlet. Try your luck at catching Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Fingermark, Travelly, Salmon and many more. Trips include fishing ... More
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter -Morning
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $502
    up to 8 persons
    Private half-day morning trip, where you will go fishing in Cairns Inlet. Try your luck at catching Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Fingermark, Travelly, Salmon and many more. Trips include fishing ... More
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $130
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This full-day shared charter will have you targeting Barramundi in Cairns Inlet, as well as Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Giant Trevelly, Threadfin Salmon, Grunter and many more. Trips include ... More
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $69
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Join this shared half-day afternoon trip, where you will go fishing in Cairns Inlet. Try your luck at catching Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Fingermark, Travelly, Salmon and many more. Trips include ... More
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $69
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Join this shared half-day morning trip, where you will go fishing in Cairns Inlet. Try your luck at catching Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Fingermark, Travelly, Salmon and many more. Trips include ... More
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Barramundi
Queenfish
Salmon (Australian)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Length
25 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

John Hangodi
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since July 2014
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.47
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day trip with Captain John and Bernie
Half Day Morning Trip with Cpt. Daniel
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
43
22
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
39%
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Charlie T.
Jewells, New South Wales
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   December 16, 2018
All though the weather was not the best in and out of heavy rain, my mother and I much enjoyed the trip and would most definitely...
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Ian S.
The Entrance, NSW
 5.00
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   September 10, 2018
The fishing was tough but John kept moving trying to put us on the fish keeping the bait up to us and lines in the water.
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David M.
Woolloongabba, QLD
 5.00
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Half Day Morning trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
Thanks to Paradise Sportfishing Charters and Captain John Hangodi for giving us a superb morning out fishing.. It took the...
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Katina M.
Yagoona, NSW
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain John and Bernie

VERIFIED   NEW  January 10, 2019
Fantastic enjoyable fishing experience. The crew were very knowledgeable and easy going. Had a great time!
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Nevena T.
Inala, Queensland
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain John!

VERIFIED   November 23, 2018
We had a great time today, and I would recommend this trip to everyone. John was fantastic, really enthusiastic and knowledgeable....
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