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!!

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Paradise Sportfishing Adventures

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (130)
Cairns
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
51%
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Nadia V.
Brisbane, QLD
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Half day fishing trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on June 8, 2021
Experienced and friendly Capatin who knows these waterways very well. Live bait and all equipment provided. Thank...
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Adam M.
Wheelers Hill, Victoria
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on June 22, 2021
Great morning out. Whole day would be better as by the time you collect bait and change spots a couple of times, four hours...
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Robert A.
Newcastle, NSW
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Half day trip with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on July 12, 2021
Had a great day out with Captain John, took home a mangrove jack for dinner, thanks John
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Tracy B.
Sydney, NSW
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on July 9, 2021
Excellent day, thanks John.
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Seockwoo J.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 3, 2021
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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