|A typical day out is a 7 am start (depending on tides) from Port Hinchinbrook or 8 am from the resort at Cape Richards. |
Normally we target Barra, searching for that elusive fish over one metre . When fishing in the Creeks of Missionary Bay
there’s a good chance of some Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod as well as Barra, GT’s. Queenies can be caught in the main
channel. Tuna and Bonito etc, can be seen chopping up bait around the Brook Islands and can be good fun for the fly fisherman.
Lunch and drinks are provided and we usually stop at Macushla Pt or the Haven, (where a swim in the freshwater creek can be taken)
using the facilities there. Fishing finishes around 5 pm depending once again on tides and wind, they also determine where we fish,
as there is a lot of shallow water in and around the Channel. The nice thing about fishing around the Island is the beautiful scenery from Mt Bowen to the Cardwell Ranges.
You will be fishing from our Quintrex Hornet powered by 40hp Yamaha, fully decked out for the fly or lure fisherman including all
the necessary electrics. All Sunscreen and insect repellent is supplied but please bring a sun hat and long sleeve shirt, as it can
get quite hot even in our Winter (23-27).We like to limit passengers to two but three can be accommodated, our specialty is sole charters.
If you have any other queries please contact us and we will be only to happy to help.
As an added bonus to fishing the fabulous Hinchinbrook Channel we have a myriad of freshwater Rivers and creeks to fish. Rivers like the Murray, Tully and the Hull, creeks like the Kennedy and Meunga Creek, not forgetting a host of lagoons such as Barrets.
All these rivers and creeks hold freshwater fish in there uppers reach’s, nice Sooty Grunter, Jungle Perch, Eel-tailed Gudgeon, Tarpon, Mangrove Jack and of course Barramundi.No boat required for this fishing just a good pair of walking shoes. Be prepared to enjoy some beautiful country as you walk the banks, flicking lures as you go.
Light gear is the norm as the lures are small, so a light spinning outfit should suffice. I like to use surface lures, as they are a surface feeding fish and its more fun, usually a small popper or even the small “Gold Bomber”. I love sight fishing, nothing better than when a nice “Sooty” smashes your lure.
So if its blowing too much to fish the Channel or you just love to “Fish the Fresh” give Cardwell Shire a Go!