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 equipped with a late model Garmin Depth Sounder GPS combo unit. It also sports a full cover shade top and a toilet. They cover the Inlet in both speed and comfort.
Trinity Inlet is known for being well protected due to a healthy and expansive mangrove system. Even on very windy days when reef trips are cancelled, you can still fish in relative comfort. Each charter begins with the collection of live baits using a cast net. This is a very interesting part of the charter, especially if you have not seen a cast net in use. Specific bait varies depending on the season, with Sardines and Herring being the most effective and 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 Sportfishing include quality fishing gear and bait. They use Shimano Raider rods and Spinning Reels. There’s a large cooler on board with plenty of ice and you can bring any drinks and snacks. Should you catch a legal size fish, it can be cleaned and iced on board. There is an excellent restaurant at the marina that can cook your fish for lunch or dinner.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
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Member since July 2014