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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Good experience
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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Jared N.
Australia
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Philip S.
Southern Lamington, QLD
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Great Morning Out

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on March 11, 2020
Had a great time fishing with John after collecting bait we fished 3 spots caught grunter jewfish trevally and a legal barramundi...
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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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Travis V.
Brisbane, QLD
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Private on September 23, 2020
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