"It is impossible to grow weary of a sport that is never the same on any two days of the year." -Theodore Gordon...
DO YOU WANT THIS TO BE YOU?
LARGEST ISLAND NATIONAL PARK IN AUSTRALIA
Hinchinbrook Island National Park is Australia’s largest island national park. It is situated along the Cassowary Coast Queensland, Australia. The nearest capital city is Brisbane approximately 1240km south & Lucinda is 135 km or 1.5 hours drive north of Townsville being the closest North Queensland provincial city. Cairns a Far North Queensland provincial city is two and a half to 3 hours drive north from Cardwell.
Hinchinbrook Island is renowned for its range of habitats including misty, heath-covered mountain’s sandy beaches, paperbark and palm wetlands and extensive woodlands. Patches of lush rainforest and eucalypt forest descend to a mangrove-fringed channel in the west, with sweeping bays and rocky headlands along the east coast. The island’s mangrove forests are some of the richest and most varied in Australia and are an important breeding ground for many marine animals.
Hinchinbrook is one of the most scenic places to fish in the world and remains a bucket list sportfishing location for most fisherman around the country & internationally.
Fishing the Hinchinbrook channel can initially be daunting due to the size of system its hard to know where to start and many people leave without any fish.
Our guides have extensive knowledge of Hinchinbrook & spend tireless hours fishing, researching and developing ensuring their finger is always on the pulse.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
THE BEST EQUIPMENT
Our fishing charters provide quality Nomad Design, Atomic or ACm Handcrafted Rods. Each rod is selected to specifically meet each set purpose (dependent on technique and conditions).
We exclusively use Shimano reels which are regularly re-spooled with Nomad Design Panderra braid.
Feel free to bring your own if you have a favourite, however don’t stress we have you covered.
Please note we do not supply fly fishing gear and tackle.
To be the best, you have to have the right equipment at your disposal. Hafthor Bjornsson
TICKING OFF BUCKET LISTS
Life is an adventure! Fishing is a pastime of goals…
Do you have a bucket list fish?
We consider ourselves as facilitators of these goals, goals that may of otherwise never been accomplished.
We will take you there, all you have to do is LISTEN, LEARN and FULFILL YOUR DREAMS!
“You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true. You will have to work for it, however.” Richard Bach...
WHAT SETS OUR VESSEL APART FROM THE OTHERS?
We have the best of the best!
Our TWO vessels are meticulously maintained, stable, soft riding and fitted with the latest state of the art Garmin electronics & quiet, reliable, efficient Yamaha outboards.
Our vessels are the mirror image of how we do business, we take great pride in ensuring they are 100% seaworthy, presentable and comfortable for each and every experience.
Good seamanship, self-reliance and a sense of responsibility play a huge part in keeping vessels and seamen safe.
TAKE OR RELEASE?
Every person has the right to be able to harvest food to consume or their family to consume.
We firmly support that right, however we are not a charter that has a ‘BAGGING OUT MANTALITY”..
Although Hinchinbrook is a massive mass of water, we are mindful of how fragile the fishery is. Therefore, if fish are to be taken for consumption, particularly barramundi, we encourage fish be taken under 80cm in length.
We predominately target trophy fish, QUALITY NOT MASSIVE QUANTITY!
"I've always wanted to be able to hold my breath for like, ever, and swim in the water like a fish." Carlos Pena, Jr...
MEMORIES NEVER FORGOTTEN
Our guides pride themselves on taking the highest quality photos ensuring there is not a memorable moment not captured, because lets face it the photo is what makes the capture special.
All of our photos are taken on the latest iPhone 13, are of high quality and will be forwarded to you after the completion of your day for you to freely brag to your friends and family.
That means all you have to do is fish! Our social media is a great marketing platform for us, so our guides will request your consent prior to posting images or videos.
But, lets face it why wouldn’t you want the world to share a moment with you?
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” – E. Welty...
BOOK A HINCHINBROOK SPORTFISHING ADVENTURE NOW!
conservation & sustainability
We are focussed on ensuring fish population can remain productive and healthy. Our clients understand we only take what we need, not what we are allowed.
Minimising environmental impact
All of our vessels are equipped with electric trolling motors to ensure the reef is untouched & in tact for future generations to enjoy.
All fish caught onboard are handled with care and selectively released to ensure larger breeding fish continue to breed.
All fish caught on board and intended for consumption are humanly disposed of using the IKEJIME method.
All vessels are fitted with the modern, high quality, low emission four stroke outboards to ensure minimal CO2 emissions.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Terms and Conditions
- 20% deposit required for all charters. The deposit will be refunded if the trip is cancelled for bad weather if you choose not to reschedule
- We require immediate payment at the conclusion of the charter period.
- Please note that lost lures or broken equipment may incur a fee for the replacement cost if the angler is at fault (not if you lose it to a fish).