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Fish Tales

Fish Tales Charters - Estuary and River Fishing Adventures operate out of Cairns in Far North Tropical Queensland, Australia. Fish Tales operate Cairns Fishing charters in four of the best fishing locations in North Queensland: the Cairns Inlet (also known as Trinity Inlet) Russell River/ Mulgrave River and on the Daintree River.

We consider fishing in Cairns to be one of the 'Must Do' tours whilst in Cairns. Why not come and experience fishing with Fish Tales for yourself.....A CAIRNS FISHING ADVENTURE.

Fish Tales Charters is proudly owned and operated by Cairns locals Darryl and Raewyn. Darryl has enjoyed fishing all his life, spending every possible moment not only fishing and exploring the local Cairns area from Hinchinbrook Island to Weipa on the Cape York Peninsula including reef, rivers and creeks in-between; many a holiday was & always will be spent with his wife Raewyn, the dog and a boat in tow.

It is local knowledge and wealth of fishing experience in Cairns & the Cairns Region that makes a Guided Estuary and/or River Fishing adventure with Darryl and Raewyn at Fish Tales Charters one of the best fishing experiences that you will ever have. Fish Tales Charters are open to instructing and educating on everything from how to catch our tropical saltwater fish species, to the correct handling and care for the fish species, as well as cooking and dining for all our customers.

Fish Tales cater for different levels of fishing experience, from the beginner, to the passionate, from the young to the elderly. We cater for families or a group of mates out for a day of fishing and exploring.

Cairns Estuary systems mangrove lined waterways have the reputation of being the world's most diverse and productive eco-system they are also home to saltwater crocodiles (salties) and numerous species of birdlife. Fish Tales go that little bit further and give you interesting information about the history of Cairns and if you are lucky enough you might even spot a crocodile. A relaxing yet exciting day fishing and chit-chatting about anything of interest, except politics - THAT IS WHAT WE CALL A GREAT CAIRNS
Cairns Inlet

The open waters, creeks and deep channels of the Cairns Estuary System are a paradise for anglers and fishermen alike. Cairns-Trinity Inlet is a State Marine Park, this natural habitat has numerous deep holes, mudflats, snags, and drop-offs making it a great location to catch a variety of fish species. The Cairns Estuary area has over 100kms of waterways just at our backdoor, so let us show you our backyard.

Common species of fish caught when Fishing in Cairns Inlet are Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Grunter (Javelin Fish), Salmon, Queen Fish (Queenies), GT's (Trevally), Thread Fin Salmon, Bream, Mud Crabs and 'Every Cairns fishermans dream' ... The Barramundi! Check out the photo gallery to see our happy customers with their catch, this could be you!

Smooth Water River Fishing
Your Smooth Water River Fishing adventure begins in the shadows of Mountains and takes you through Rainforest covered National Parks the rivers start out as freshwater but turn to saltwater as it moves closer to the mouth, before finally entering the ocean.

The Russell/Mulgrave River is approximately 40kms South of Cairns is lesser known yet is nestled under Queensland's highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere. It has premier sport fishing on offer, from bait to lure to fly-fishing.

The Daintree River is about 30kms North of Port Douglas, bordering on the World heritage Listed Rainforest of the Daintree National Park. This is a fishing frenzy with it`s extensive snags, gutters, holes, island and ever present wildlife- THIS IS WHAT WE CALL ANOTHER GREAT CAIRNS FISHING ADVENTURE.

Why not come and join a Fishing Charter for the experience of the REAL Tropical Far North Queensland.
THE RIVER ROCKET is a 5.8 metre Fishing Charter Boat, built be SUBSEE Explorer Pty Ltd of Cairns, Australia. She is a 20foot flat-bottom punt, especially designed and built for the smooth waters of the estuaries and rivers systems of Far North Queensland.

Three of the latest additions to her include Garmin colour sounder & GPS, and she is powered by a fuel-injected four-stroke 115hp Suzuki Outboard.

Part of the design plan is to utilize all space available, not only for the fishing equipment and safety equipment but also give plenty of room to move around the boat for that 'prize catch' whilst putting less stress on the equipment and the fish.

She has a carpeted floor which is easy on your feet, no shoes required, but easy cleaned at the end of the day fresh and ready for tomorrow's adventures.

The two built in live-bait tanks keep the selection of bait fresh as a smorgasbord to tempt our saltwater species.

To keep the heat of the sun at bay, a canopy covers approximately 3/4 of the boat yet the front 1/4 of the boat is not covered, this allows room for the lure/fly

Fish Tales
PO Box 1309
Cairns Queensland 4870
(07) 4045 0234

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