|Welcome to the home of "Billabong Sport Fishing". We cater for all types of fishing. Far North Queensland offers a diverse range of fishing, from wading in a rainforest creek, fly-fishing native fresh water fish, to muscling blue water pelagrics. The most sought after sport fish is the Barramundi, which is our specialty. Nothing beats drifting casting lures and flies at our large range of tropical sports fish in the north's premier location, the Hinchinbrook Channel. |
There are many rivers in the Tully region some of these rivers can be fished top to bottom all year round, some fish better at different times of year.
Tully River run through rain forest lined gorges down the Tully valley and nearly runs freshwater all the way to the pacific ocean ,it has some excellent fishing for a variety of species. Jungle perch , sooty grunter and barramundi in the fresh water, mangrove jack , barramundi , flathead and trevally in the salt water, s tocks high, some of these wetlands , in the way of lagoons can be fished all year round and are ideally suited to lure and flyfishing. The Murray is a relatively small river with the best all year round barra fishing opportunities . A days fishing in the river can see barramundi , mangrove jack , sooty grunter , tarpon , threadfin salmon , trevally , flathead , pikey bream and javelin fish all captured on lure or fly.
Hinchinbrook Channel / Missionary Bay
The Hinchinbrook region boasts great fishing equally matched by breathtaking mountainous backdrops , the area is a saltwater sportsfishers dream. The channel has been closed to commercial gill netting for a number of years , allowing the barramundi stocks to improve in both size and numbers . The channel is mostly flats fishing , sand and mangrove flats stretching for 30 miles holding the best tropical sportsfish the country has to offer . The channel has a good population of permit and golden trevally , the best times of year are through the winter months although it’s a slow time for barra so either side of winter would be your best fishing opportunities. With its rainforest creeks and rugged mountain scenery there is no better place to battle the mighty barramundi or many other fine sportsfish . Hinchinbrook is the ideal place for an extended trip with so many species to target and so many options in the area.
Cape York – ask Dave about 2 cape destinations for small groups on extended charters.
The number of species are endless ,these are the most common and the most targeted. BARRAMUNDI SOOTY GRUNTER
MANGROVE JACK JUNGLE PERCH
GIANT TREVALLY TARPON
GOLDEN TREVALLY PIKEY BREAM
FINGERMARK CORAL TROUT
FLATHEAD ESTUARY COD
THREADFIN SALMON CALE CALE TREVALLY
BLUE SALMON JAVELIN FISH
QUEENFISH SPOTTED MACKERAL
PERMIT SPANISH MACKERAL
GOLDSPOT COD COBIA
illabong Sportsfishing can cater for all your needs, from Day trips to Motherships.
From a day trip trekking mountain streams with a fly rod or light spin gear to a week on a mothership. Here are a couple of charters that can be altered ,in any way to suit your needs and type of fishing.
Land based ; Using local accommodation , 5 days fishing the Tully / Hinchinbrook area , based on 2 or 4 anglers from $1525 p/p , including transfers . Excluding breakfast and dinner.
Mothership or Houseboat ; With the choice of 2 boats , 5 days fishing the Hinchinbrook / Missionary Bay area with many options available . All inclusive charters . Excluding alcohol . Based on 4-6 anglers from