Captain
John Hangodi

Member since July 2014 Cairns, Australia
Background
Captain John Hangodi has 35 years of international guiding experience, including 15 years as partner at 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 and has been operating Paradise Sportfishing for 20 years.
Techniques
On a charter with Paradise Sportfishing we specialise in live bait. Each charter commences with John or his assistant guide throwing the cast net in search of Herring,Sardines,Prawns or Mullet. Sometimes it only takes a couple throws to get enough ''livies'' to last the morning. Then it's time to anchor up on a wreck,snag,drain or rubble patch and put the live baits down. Simple but most effective gear: single hook and sliding sinker. Let your bait hit the bottom and.......WAIT!!

Hey, I'm Captain John Hangodi

Cairns, Australia
Background
Captain John Hangodi has 35 years of international guiding experience, including 15 years as partner at 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 and has been operating Paradise Sportfishing for 20 years.
Techniques
On a charter with Paradise Sportfishing we specialise in live bait. Each charter commences with John or his assistant guide throwing the cast net in search of Herring,Sardines,Prawns or Mullet. Sometimes it only takes a couple throws to get enough ''livies'' to last the morning. Then it's time to anchor up on a wreck,snag,drain or rubble patch and put the live baits down. Simple but most effective gear: single hook and sliding sinker. Let your bait hit the bottom and.......WAIT!!

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(198 reviews)
Cairns
 Last booking: 2 days ago

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 198 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (74)
Great day
Great day
Half day trip
+71
Angler rating
123
55
12
3
1
Anglers claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
55%
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Cullen H.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with skipper Vern

VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Cullen Habel on February 24, 2023
A quick version of the complete experience for a really fair price. First we went up Hill’s Creek with a cast net to collect...
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Anthony S.
Brisbane, Queensland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on July 20, 2023
Had a great day! Probably the luckiest person on boat felt Something but handed rod to skipper him thinking to check...
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Joseph L.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Private on June 10, 2023
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Matteo H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A great adventure with John!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Private on October 17, 2023
We had a blast with John!! We caught two finger jacks, one giant trevally, and one golden trevally (above 6 kgs I believe)! ...
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Justin S.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on November 14, 2023
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!
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