Captain
Darryl Wilson

Member since June 2014 Cairns, Australia
Background
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years later, he arrived in Cairns, and every possible moment became all about fishing and exploring. Captain Darryl became the owner-operator of Fish Tales Charters over 15 years ago, and after a decade of successful guiding decided to build the Don't Know to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.
Techniques
Captain Darryl loves lure and popper fishing for Queenfish over the winter months on the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers.

Hey, I'm Captain Darryl Wilson

Cairns, Australia
Background
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years later, he arrived in Cairns, and every possible moment became all about fishing and exploring. Captain Darryl became the owner-operator of Fish Tales Charters over 15 years ago, and after a decade of successful guiding decided to build the Don't Know to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.
Techniques
Captain Darryl loves lure and popper fishing for Queenfish over the winter months on the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers.
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Fish Tales – "Don't Know"

9 reviews
Cairns
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Fish Tales Charters - River Rocket

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Cairns
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Fishing Reports

Sunday 13th October 2019

October 13, 2019

Thanks so much to Laura and Michael for having the best day in Cairns. So good to meet you and to show you around. Target species Trout, Mackerel; caught and kept for dinner included Coral Trout & Spanish Mackerel-two… Read Full Report →


Saturday 12th October 2019

October 12, 2019

Only takes one Spanish Mackerel for Dave while reef fishing from Cairns. Guess the weight? Read Full Report →


Estuary fishing for Fingermark, Mangrove

September 27, 2019

Weekending Friday 27th September 2019 Estuary fishing in Trinity Inlet, Cairns has been producing Fingermark and Mangrove jacks all of good size as well as Queenfish; all caught on live-bait. Read Full Report →


Reef Fishing from Cairns with Fishing Gu

October 05, 2017

Reef Fishing from Cairns, in Far North Queensland with fishing guide Darryl. Over the winter months in the tropics some years mother nature is kind too us with only a few days of South Easterly. This year we have… Read Full Report →


Estuary fishing in Trinity Inlet, Cairns

September 19, 2017

September 2017 As the day time temperature starts to increase, so does the activity of the Barramundi. They have increased there feeding to be ready for breeding over the summer months (our wet season). From 1st November there is… Read Full Report →


August 2017 Bluewater (reef) fishing

August 06, 2017

Mother nature is only just now allowing us to organise and conduct charters on the reef from Cairns, FNQ for this winter. A small window has opened up in the past couple days, previous we have only been able… Read Full Report →


Thursday 6th July 2017 Reef Fishing

July 06, 2017

Thursday 6th July 2017 Bluewater (reef) fishing from Cairns in Far North Queensland. Fishing Guide `Darryl` Vessel `Dont Know` Most of the Autumn and Winter up here in Far North Queensland has been windy (forecasting over 20+ knots). Kane… Read Full Report →


Cairns Autumn Estuary Fishing

May 05, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks the air temperature has decreased for during the day and night. This has seen the fishing change; change from our summer species to our winter species. Their is a occasional barramundi being caught;… Read Full Report →


Thursday 23rd February 2017

February 22, 2017

Loads of bait over the flats of Trinity Inlet. In swallow waters lots of garfish and blue mullet for bait is attracting Blue Salmon, Thread, Queen Fish and Barramundi. Read Full Report →


BLUEWATER (REEF) FISHING SHARE CHARTER

February 18, 2017

Organise only a few fishing charters on the Great Barrier Reef recently. All have been successful with guests enjoying the thrill of the chase for Large Mouth Nannygai, Coral Trout and Red Emperor. Check out the photos! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.46
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Experience
Day trip with Darryl
David and his Spanish Mackerel
Full day with Darryl, boat to ourselves!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
54%
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Emily P.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Full day with Darryl, boat to ourselves!

VERIFIED   March 24, 2019
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Darryl is an expert and a great bloke. Bought this trip for my boyfriend for his...
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David C.
Dolphin Heads, QLD
 5.00
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Day trip with Darryl

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Awesome skipper great day fishing caught the biggest mackerel of my life, always on the fish. Couldn’t recommend enough how...
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Tania R.
Langwarrin, VIC
 5.00
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Fishing with Darryl

VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
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Mathew C.
Portarlington, VIC
 5.00
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Half day with captain Darryn

VERIFIED   March 23, 2018
Went out today for a great charter with Darryn. Second time ive used fish tales charter and again it was a great experience....
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Jeremy P. A.
Aspley, QLD
 4.67
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Despite the shy fish

VERIFIED   July 22, 2018
Darryl was still able to put us on some alternative fish despite the barras being really shy today. Just goes to show how well...
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