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

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out of 5 stars from 122 reviews
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We had a great half day in challenging with John
Thanks for the fishing and photo bomb John!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
49%
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Jared N.
Australia
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on February 25, 2021
not much of a catch today but great experience and very helpful john who taught us some great fishing skills!
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Nigel L.
Cooranbong, NSW
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Half day trip wirh captain john

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared on August 11, 2020
Very experienced and friendly fisherman and good fun trip. Knows the waters well and after catching our live bait had a great...
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Mark T.
Brisbane, QLD
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on March 1, 2021
John has all the gear to make memories very enjoyable thanks
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Shannon K.
Australia
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on December 23, 2020
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Ray W.
Australia
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Great effort

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on March 8, 2021
John was up against it with a fast running tide and a “chirpy” father in law on board. John handled both situations well...
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