What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Cairns, Queensland for the first time?

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Brian Burch
Myocum, NSW
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Went fishing with Fish Hunter FNQ on October 1, 2018
Get a good guide! Be aware the sun and wind are both pretty fierce in Cairns during October. The tide during your trip is important. Book a mid-week day to avid the crowds on the best local spots. Be polite and friendly to your captain - you chose him, but he didn't choose you!

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Sonia Fitzpatrick
Brisbane, QLD
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on April 27, 2019
Give this charter boat a call or book online as I did and you will be surely impressed and more than likely catch a fish or two and decent size / variety.

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Bec Bond
Currumbin Waters, QLD
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on December 19, 2018
Where a long sleeve shirt. Have your fish cooked at the Salt House. It was the most incredible meal I've ever had. Great for teenagers to experienced fishermen.

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Trevor Pekala
Brisbane, QLD
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Went fishing with Gone Fishing Cairns on July 28, 2019
Relax and have a good time learn the ways of the experienced angler like the captain

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Peter Bullen
Kingston, QLD
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Went fishing with Paradise Sportfishing Adventures on July 14, 2019
Fish/ no fish - just enjoy being here and learning a bit off the fishing guide. I did!!

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Mic Deacon
Coorparoo, QLD
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on August 27, 2018
Check out how to rig a line to catch reed fish. Take your own rig to fit on line or just go with the the flow.

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Tony Romley
Wattle Glen, VIC
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on August 23, 2018
Bring some warm gear for first hour or two if going on an excursion. Looknat the boat and if you can smell fish go for it

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David Meyer
Woolloongabba, QLD
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Went fishing with Paradise Sportfishing Adventures on August 13, 2018
Make sure you use Paradise Sportfishing Adventures.. A great way to see the Cairns waterway inlets and catch your live bait before you fish..

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Bohdan Kasjan
Macleod, VIC
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Went fishing with All Tackle Sportfishing on April 5, 2018
Fishing without a boat can be difficult. However, doing some research beforehand can result in some success.

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Frank Karnold
Eagleby, Queensland
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on January 12, 2018
If you are in any doubt if you will be seasick then take seasickness tablets before as 2 people on my trip were VERY seasick

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Dennis Jakoboski
Lipa City, Calabarzon
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Went fishing with Blackout Sportsfishing Charters on November 16, 2017
The reef is great for fishing, but be sure when you book a trip what fish you can catch and that the season is not closed.

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David Peak
Argyle, Texas
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Went fishing with Northern Conquest Charters on July 2, 2017
We booked this trip using Fishing Booker and were very pleased. If you plan to take your catch home bring an ice chest/cooler.

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Daran Robert Shane Halliday
Australia
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on June 26, 2017
Find out what was caught the day before and where. Also where are they going on the day of your charter

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Steve Klemm
Adelaide, South Australia
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Went fishing with All Tackle Sportfishing on May 5, 2017
Summer months are better however if you are there in winter, hook up with Justin & All Tackle Sportfishing.

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Rochelle Howe
Concord, New South Wales
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Went fishing with Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris on January 14, 2017
Book with Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaries. Appropriate for any angler. Even beginners. Captain Harry will find the fish!

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Robert Goldsmith
Lewisham, TAS
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Went fishing with Fish Hunter FNQ on October 12, 2018
Must book this fella had an awesome day even had home made muffins very nice indeed ! 10/10

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Jeremy Philip Ang
Brisbane, QLD
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on July 24, 2018
The barramundi wouldn’t be very active because its cold..reef fishing is fine though!

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Victor Zhao
Archerfield, QLD
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on June 17, 2018
Book a fishing charter with a top rated company and you will not be dissappointed

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Peter Lynch
Albany Creek, QLD
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Went fishing with Fish Tales Charters - River Rocket on June 13, 2018
Do your homework on which trip to book in relation to time of year and best chance to make a catch.

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Simon Schoenmaker
Malvern, Victoria
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Went fishing with Cairns Reef Fishing on March 12, 2018
Sunscreen and a hat and buff cover ur body as much as you can. Sun is harsh on the water always

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Mark Kavanagh
Nundah, QLD
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Went fishing with GBR Sport Fishing Charters Cairns on March 5, 2018
watch the weather for best days to book as the conditions can determine days outcome

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Charles Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape
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Went fishing with Ross Finlayson’s Marlin Charters on January 6, 2018
The time of year is not the best for the really big fish however still a great experience

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Stephen Frys
Melbourne, Victoria
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Went fishing with Paradise Sportfishing Adventures on October 20, 2017
Do not go out with paradise fishing charter, such a fraud, has no knowledge on fishing the area

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Ming Choi
Adelaide, South Australia
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Went fishing with Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris on October 26, 2016
Do your research and go with the right charter to suit your fishing style and target species!

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