Captain
John Hangodi

Member since July 2014 Cairns, Australia
Background
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.
Techniques
On a charter with Paradise Sportfishing we specialise in live bait. Each charter commences with John 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 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.
Techniques
On a charter with Paradise Sportfishing we specialise in live bait. Each charter commences with John 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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Fishing Reports

Summer Fishing Reprt

February 26, 2017

It has been super HOT,WET and HUMID,but the fish have been biting. We've had plenty of rain in recent weeks and Trinity Inlet has had a solid,much needed flush of fresh water. While the live bait has been elusive… Read Full Report →


SUMMER CONDITIONS HEAT UP THE ACTION!!

September 21, 2016

The recent northerly winds are a sign of the return to Summer Conditions. The water temperature in Trinity Inlet has been on a steady rise for the last couple weeks! The BARRAMUNDI are definitely becoming active and there have… Read Full Report →


Seasons Are Changing

August 26, 2016

It came without warning! All of a sudden the last few days the temperature has been on the rise and the winter conditions are leaving us! I always look forward to the arrival of September as the fish in… Read Full Report →


Tropical Winter Fishing in Cairns

August 10, 2016

We are in the middle of Winter here in Cairns and the conditions have been tough! Along with the low water temperatures we have had unseasonal rain thrown in to the equation. Quite a few mornings we have had… Read Full Report →


Fishing Cairns in Winter Conditions

April 30, 2016

The tropical summer has definitely come to an end with wintery conditions upon us. It won't be long before the water temp will be 26 degrees and the Barramundi will be feeding less frequently. However last weekend we still… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Cairns on Flood Tides

April 09, 2016

The high tides of the recent Black Moon did not disappoint once again! As usual,the live bait was the key factor. It took a few extra throws of the net,but the patience was rewarded. Not as many Barras were… Read Full Report →


Big Barramundi in Cairns Inlet

March 31, 2016

We hoped there would be at least one more decent rainfall coming, we have arrived at April and it looks like the wet just did not happen this year. \The small tides before the upcoming black moon have been… Read Full Report →


RISING WATER TEMPS BRING ON THE BITE

January 28, 2016

The incoming morning tides following the full moon have been productive. The live bait has been challenging to get,but well worth the effort. Jacks,GT'S and Threadfin Salmon were taken on sardines. Two Barras over a meter were hooked in… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.48
out of 5 stars from 93 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day
Half day trip with Captain John and Bernie
Half Day Morning Trip with Cpt. Daniel
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Angler Rating
57
29
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
43%
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Charlie T.
Jewells, New South Wales
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   December 16, 2018
All though the weather was not the best in and out of heavy rain, my mother and I much enjoyed the trip and would most definitely...
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David E.
Dunedin, OTA
 5.00
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Great family half day trip

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
We had a great day out with our 3 kids fishing around Cairns Estuary. Everyone caught a fish and the Captain was lots of fun...
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Natalie M.
Pennant Hills, NSW
 4.67
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Full day trip with Captain Bern

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
It was a great day out fishing and learnt lots from Bern. We had never done live bait fishing before and found it totally different...
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Roberta C.
Longueville, NSW
 4.67
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Nice day on the water

VERIFIED   February 14, 2019
We had a very nice 1/2 day inshore fishing trip with John. He was very informative and we chatted quite a bit. Fishing wasn’t...
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Ian S.
The Entrance, NSW
 5.00
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   September 10, 2018
The fishing was tough but John kept moving trying to put us on the fish keeping the bait up to us and lines in the water.
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