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4.9 / 5
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Port Douglas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Australia

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Australia are: Full list of top fishing charters in Australia

The average price for a private 4 hour Australia fishing trip is $567, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,076 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Australia that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Australia are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Australia are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Australia are:

Many fishing charters in Australia provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Australia are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Australia are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $647
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $767
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,197
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,331
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,750
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,055
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,150

If you’re thinking about casting a line in Australia, fishing charters are here to help. Whether you’re looking for a freshwater experience in one of the 12,000 rivers or lakes, want to discover the riches of the Great Barrier Reef, or fancy an offshore adventure in the Pacific, professional guides have you covered – from coast to coast!
 
In the freshwater realm, Australia has plenty of unique species for you to target. Brown and Rainbow Trout live in some mountain streams, while Catfish are available in rivers across the country. Australian Bass and different types of Perch pop up in the east of the country, with Saratoga promising an enviable battle in the north and south. With Murray Cod also on the menu in the southeast, you’re all but guaranteed a tasty treat. 
 
Things only get better when you head towards the ocean. The brackish waters of the north and east of the country hold bucket-list fish, such as Barramundi, Australian Salmon, Queenfish, Flathead and more. Out on the reefs, it’s a who’s who of fish species, with a range of Snappers rubbing shoulders with Mackerel, Trevallies and monstrous Queensland Groper. And that’s before you reach the bluewaters, where Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna give way to Billfish. 
 
Freshwater trips can take the form of on-foot guided tours or boat expeditions lasting anywhere from half a day upwards. Inshore trips are similar, and these two are best recommended for beginners – although experienced anglers will also enjoy some of the monsters on offer. Reef trips are suitable for everyone, with scuba diving also often included. However, deep sea adventures lasting at least 8 hours are reserved for pros, as you’ll be targeting some of the biggest fish in the world. 
 
Depending on where you are in this vast country, you could set off on your Australian fishing charter from a number of points. Perth, as the largest city in Western Australia, is the best in the west. Darwin is the go-to launching point in the north, while Sydney and Melbourne have plenty to offer in the south. However, if you want a bit of everything, then Cairns and Gold Coast in Queensland are the places to be. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Each territory in Australia has its own laws when it comes to fishing regulations. For example, you’ll need a license to cast a line in NSW, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, and Victoria but not elsewhere. Things differ with regards to bag and size limits, too, which is why heading out with a professional fishing charter in Australia is your best bet for staying within the law. 

Australia
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4.2 / 5
Based on 27942 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

This month, the Gamakatsu Team Series for Bream begins. This will continue until July, all along the East Coast. But, truth be told, fishing is on fire wherever you are down under!

February

Catch top species like Blue Marlin and Barramundi this month, as fishing is on fire wherever you go. From the inshore rivers to the reefs, all the way out to the deep waters, there's always something biting.  

March

The Pirtek Fishing Challenge has you catching and snapping your fish before releasing them. Join in from any territory and catch the biggest freshwater fish. Fancy saltwater? No problem, it's still going strong.

April

Every Easter weekend is the Australian Snapper Championships. These are held out of Whyalla Marina, and give you the chance of getting in on the incredible reef fishing action this time of year. 

 
May

Join in the Whaleshark Festival at Exmouth to welcome the return of Whale Sharks. Activities, a talent-show, seaside cinema, and more await. Otherwise, make the most of the end of the good weather for reef fishing.

 
June

While Blue Marlin fishing continues to be great, things are changing when it comes to fishing in Australia. Winter is upon us, so you may be more inclined to take an inshore or freshwater trip.

 
July

Despite it being winter, there are still plenty of angling hotspots to explore around the country. Inshore and freshwater fishing dominate, but, if the waters are calm, an offshore trip isn't out of the question. 

August

Will you catch the biggest Marlin at the Cairns Bluewater Billfish Tournament? Fishing is red hot in northern Queensland, with inshore fishing heating up too. Just be prepared for changeable weather. 

September

September to November are some of the best times to target Marlin. Pick a calm day and get out on to the deep waters. You’ll have a great story to tell after a long fight with these predators!

October

The Cardwell Barra Bonanza is a great tournament targeting Australia's favourite fish. After the event, there’s an open-air dinner and live entertainment. Come and make the most of the season closer!

November

The National Fly Fishing Competition is held in Australia annually every November. But, it changes locations from year to year. If you're looking on getting your fish on and exploring new places, this is the time to do it. 

December

See out the year in style, as you make the most of the great weather and even better fishing. December is a great time to be in Australia. Fishing for almost all species is hot all around the country!

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Give it a go even if you don’t catch a fish it’s still worth it. We went thinking we probably wouldn’t which made it such a joy when we caught fish bigger than we expected.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Give it a go even if you don’t catch a fish it’s still worth it. We went thinking we probably wouldn’t which made it such a joy when we caught fish bigger than we expected.
Gray  B.
Gray B.
November is a shoulder season, however, we were only focused on Marlin fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November is a shoulder season, however, we were only focused on Marlin fishing
Nancy  G.
Nancy G.
Just make sure you bring a jacket, Melbourne being Melbourne you never know what the weather will be like. And enjoy your time out on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure you bring a jacket, Melbourne being Melbourne you never know what the weather will be like. And enjoy your time out on the water.
Mete  C.
Mete C.
Great way to see the inlet & fish whatever the tide. You might see a crocodile. Minimal travel time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great way to see the inlet & fish whatever the tide. You might see a crocodile. Minimal travel time.
Douglas  F.
Douglas F.
Really only giving this four stars because we couldn’t get to deeper water due to wind. I don’t know if this is October specific, but if you can take a look at the weather forecast and book a calmer day to have all options on the table.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Really only giving this four stars because we couldn’t get to deeper water due to wind. I don’t know if this is October specific, but if you can take a look at the weather forecast and book a calmer day to have all options on the table.
Stein  A.
Stein A.
Yes. We had a great time even though we did not have any prior experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We had a great time even though we did not have any prior experience.
Matteo  H.
Matteo H.
If weather is not looking good make sure you take sea sickness tablets 4 hours prior to your trip
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If weather is not looking good make sure you take sea sickness tablets 4 hours prior to your trip
Paul  N.
Paul N.
Get in quick with the bookings, check the weather and listen to the Captain.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get in quick with the bookings, check the weather and listen to the Captain.
Stefan  O.
Stefan O. Bridgeman Downs, QLD
Book with shawry at Hooked Up, a very knowledge man with years of experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with shawry at Hooked Up, a very knowledge man with years of experience
Hayley  W.
Hayley W. Mildura, VIC
I would definitely recommend going on a charter with Jimmy or an experienced captain to help find the fish and make the day enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend going on a charter with Jimmy or an experienced captain to help find the fish and make the day enjoyable.
Ben  S.
Ben S. Brisbane, QLD
Don’t promise your neighbours you’ll bring home a weeks worth of fish dinners.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t promise your neighbours you’ll bring home a weeks worth of fish dinners.
Alex  B.
Alex B. Melbourne, VIC
Arrive early to get an all day park. If delicate of stomach take sea sick pills washed down with cup of tea with honey. Don't look down. Watch the horizon. Catch fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Arrive early to get an all day park. If delicate of stomach take sea sick pills washed down with cup of tea with honey. Don't look down. Watch the horizon. Catch fish.
Murray  H.
Murray H. Brisbane, Queensland
Weather was definately windy and I understand now this was typical for month of July. So if that's not for your party maybe ask when it would be less windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was definately windy and I understand now this was typical for month of July. So if that's not for your party maybe ask when it would be less windy.
Iain  M.
Iain M. Lochailort, Scotland
Remember to check the season you're in so you know what fish may be biting. Heed the sage advice of the professional fisherman you've engaged for your charter - they really do know what's best! Relax and enjoy the trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember to check the season you're in so you know what fish may be biting. Heed the sage advice of the professional fisherman you've engaged for your charter - they really do know what's best! Relax and enjoy the trip!
Roseanne  G.
Roseanne G. Port Douglas, Queensland
Yes our youngest was 11 probably wouldn't go younger than that as was quite choppy in some areas so depends on the weather conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes our youngest was 11 probably wouldn't go younger than that as was quite choppy in some areas so depends on the weather conditions.
Denise  A.
Denise A. Cairns, QLD
Mornings are best for the wind, choose your target fish and charter to suit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mornings are best for the wind, choose your target fish and charter to suit.
Dom  S.
Dom S. Foxborough, MA
Even though it’s not peak fishing season, Shawry found plenty for us to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Even though it’s not peak fishing season, Shawry found plenty for us to catch.
Margie  P.
Margie P.
It’s still a bit chilly with the wind but we had a lovely sunny day. We never expect to catch anything as that’s how fishing goes. But we did catch a few so there’s definitely fish around ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s still a bit chilly with the wind but we had a lovely sunny day. We never expect to catch anything as that’s how fishing goes. But we did catch a few so there’s definitely fish around ?
Laura  S.
Laura S. Brisbane, QLD
My fishing experience in Port Douglas was absolutely incredible. The stunning scenery, knowledgeable guide, and abundant fish made it a truly unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended for all fishing enthusiasts!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My fishing experience in Port Douglas was absolutely incredible. The stunning scenery, knowledgeable guide, and abundant fish made it a truly unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended for all fishing enthusiasts!
Leah  S.
Leah S. Brisbane, Queensland
Plenty of sunscreen & a good hat , long sleeve shirt and lots of refreshments ,
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen & a good hat , long sleeve shirt and lots of refreshments ,
Matthew  E.
Matthew E. Brisbane, QLD

Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
We had a wonderful trip and caught lots of fish, mainly due to a very capable captain and crew member. Certainly worth repeating several times over.
Anuj  T.
Anuj T.
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Good crew on the boat, poor website. Fishingbooker stated cost in dollars. Presumed that meant Australian dollars considering I booked in Australia. Not so. Actual cost was in US dollars meaning we paid 50% more than expected. Told by FB they were working on making currency more clear. Not convinced.
Geoff  E.
Geoff E.
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Melbourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great day out with Mal. Moved around a few times and ended up finding a great spot for decent sized Snapper. Mal was very helpful with tips & tricks when landing the big ones. We look forward to catching some Tuna with you soon!
Leanne  B.
Leanne B.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Done a fishing charter with andrew he was great picked me up from day dream island for a half day charter . He had us catching lots of different fish and i even landed my best catch ever 65cm . I would recommend this charter to anyone.
Luke  G.
Luke G.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Best way to catch fish. You can also take them with you to eat them. The only disadvantage is that no restaurant is willing to prepare them....
Sami  T.
Sami T.
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(344 reviews)
From the start to the end it was a great experience. Thanks to our wonderful and enthusiastic Captain Robert. He was knowledgeable, experienced and one hell of a nice bloke. Nothing was too much trouble and the joy he felt when we caught fish made it all the more memorable. Definitely on the top of our list on our return. Thanks Captain Robert🎣
Gray  B.
Gray B.
Barra / Blue Fishing Charters
Barra / Blue Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Darwin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(56 reviews)
Chasing barramundi & had our chances, just couldn’t get one into the boat. A few other catches were very enjoyable, though. Skipper Steve took us to the right spots & gave us plenty of advice & tips, as well as some great banter. Not much fish for the frying pan, but would give the experience a big thumbs up, regardless 👍👍
Digby  F.
Digby F.
All Tackle Sportfishing
All Tackle Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(75 reviews)
Through no fault of Justin, our capt, we caught a few small fish but the keepers eluded us. Justin got some really good bait for us but sometime you just cannot make them eat. We enjoyed the great waterways of Cairns and Justin is knowledgeable about both the fishing and area. We enjoyed his company and would recommend him.
Mitch  F.
Mitch F.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Thanks to a great skipper Andrew for a very productive morning putting the effort it to put us on the fish and even chasing the tuna on the way back.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
He take us to 5 different spots catch a lot of fish everybody have a very good experience and he take a lot photo for us highly recommend
Wei  W.
Wei W.
Westernport Fishing Charters – 50'
Westernport Fishing Charters – 50'
Fishing charter in Melbourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Great Trip! captain and deck hand we’re rippers, had a good laugh and a good catch 👍 Thanks
Michael  T.
Michael T.
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Was a slow but beautiful day at sea. Had just the right amount of refreshments and equipment. Very helpful and educative crew.
Anuj  T.
Anuj T.
Sheriff Charters
Sheriff Charters
Fishing charter in Narooma
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(53 reviews)
Had a good time on trip,we all caught some fish,they cleaned our fish and the crew were friendly.
Ian  R.
Ian R.
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Melbourne
Very good
4.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
They know where the fish are and so I got a great chance to catch real snapper. It was so much fun. Thank you guys
Sam  M.
Sam M.
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Melbourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Mal and his crew are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The equipment is all top notch and Mal’s experience ensured we fished a number of great spots, everyone on board taking home a feed. I can’t recommend I’m hooked charters highly enough!
Ian  D.
Ian D.
Tropical Sportfisher
Tropical Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
I highly recommend Rory's Tropical Sportfisher outfit. Rory is friendly and goes the extra mile to get the angler into the right situation to give them the best opportunity at securing the fish of a lifetime.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B.
AKULA Sportfishing
AKULA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Jason was great. Very friendly and informative. He took us to various sites out of Port Douglas and we caught fish in each place. Was a very good trip for my birthday - myself and my friend enjoyed every minute. Well worth it. Regards David
David  D.
David D.
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
3 of us took the afternoon charter with Christian. He was funny and worked very hard to keep all the rods out and the baits loaded. We caught several species and Christian’s knowledge of the reefs and techniques really showed. Thanks mate, will deffos be back!
Hector  B.
Hector B.
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(198 reviews)
We had a great day out. Captain gave lots of info and had lots of live bait. The time flew by and we caught two great fish!
Justin  S.
Justin S.
AKULA Sportfishing
AKULA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Had an amazing time. Jason is an awesome, experienced skipper. Would book again
Thomas  M.
Thomas M.