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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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 203 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
Fishing in trinity inlet
Fishing in trinity inlet
Fishing in trinity inlet
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Angler rating
128
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
57%
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James M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing in trinity inlet

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on February 19, 2024
We found john with plenty of years of experience made the trip very informative and enjoyable. We caught around 11 fish of...
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Christian G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day fishing on 11/02/2024

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on February 11, 2024
Took the father in law out fishing and had a great day. Very knowledgeable crew, good equipment and a lot of laughs. Caught...
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Matteo H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A great adventure with John!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Private on October 17, 2023
We had a blast with John!! We caught two finger jacks, one giant trevally, and one golden trevally (above 6 kgs I believe)! ...
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Jimmy T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good days

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared on February 16, 2024
We joined a shared trip on 16/2 and we booked again a private trip on 17/2. Get more big fishes !!
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Anthony S.
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   Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared on July 20, 2023
Had a great day! Probably the luckiest person on boat felt Something but handed rod to skipper him thinking to check...
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