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

Paradise Sportfishing Adventures

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(154 reviews)
Cairns
 5 bookings in the past week.

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 154 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (57)
Fishing with John
Half day trip
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
98
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Jemma R.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip - Lots of Fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on October 3, 2022
Had a great morning with Captain John. We had plenty of fun bringing in some good catches, although we missed the big one this...
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Craig B.
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   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Private on September 11, 2022
Great afternoon, some good fish, fingermark and salmon.
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Aaron S.
Australia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with John

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on October 5, 2022
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Leonie S.
Australia
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 June 16, 2022
Great trip. Started by netting bait amazing. Spent time moving to fish. Great time.
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Christopher Y.
Australia
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on October 5, 2022
John was a pleasant skipper who was as very helpful, he ensured that everyone caught something and would move on if the fish...
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