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.

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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  • Full Day Private Charter
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1035 private charter
  • US$ 536 private charter
  • US$ 536 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 138 per person (shared), 3 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip - Afternoon
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 72 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip - Morning
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 72 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
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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

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.
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: 2 hours
Response rate: 95%

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Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 41 reviews

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My second trip with John, friendly, knowledgeable and works hard to put you in the best place to catch fish. Can’t recommend Paradise Sportfishing Adventures highly enough. Great bloke and love the banter onboard between anglers and John! As Arnie says ” I’ll be back”

Fished April 15, 2018
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Amazing experience for my son ❤️

Fished April 5, 2018
John Hangodi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 6, 2018

Your boy Sammy has the Fishing Bug!!
As a parent,all you can do Is support his passion and encourage him along the way.
To take him on a charter is such a cool thing to do Nerissa.
For the next few years you will find yourself in BCF frequently…..
Print that photo off your computer of you and Sam with that Giant Trevelly and put it in your fridge!
Cheers
Paradise Sportfishing Cairns

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Fished March 29, 2018
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