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
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
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
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