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Fishing in the north is one of the most popular recreational activities in the region! There are some great fishing spots around Cairns and Port Douglas for the angler. 

To protect our fish numbers, limits & sizes have been enforced. 

River/Estuary Fishing is popular for catching the famous barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Queen Fish among others. 

Reef Fishing is popular for catching Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Sweet Lip and more. It's most effective with heavy hand lines (average 80lb or more). 

Blue Water Sport Fishing is famous for catch in the the Black Marlin, Giant Trevally, Yellow Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Sail Fish, Dogtooth Tuna and more

If you want to maximise your opportunity, charter a fishing vessel for a day, overnight or extended trips are available. They are well equipped and have the knowledge of when and where to fish. 

If you would like to find more information about fish limits and sizes, visit BarrierReefAustralia.com the link will open a new window


 

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