Fishing Cairns Inlet

This half- or full-day Fishing Cairns Inlet tour will impress your family when you bring dinner home!

Common species of fish caught when Fishing in Cairns Inlet are Fingermark, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Grunter (Javelin Fish), Salmon, Queen Fish (Queenies), Trevally (GT’s), Thread Fin Salmon, Bream and Mud Crabs. And “Every Cairns fisherman’s dream” … The Barramundi!

Trinity Inlet State Marine Park

The open waters, creeks and deep channels of the Cairns Estuary System are a paradise for anglers and fishers 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 various fish species.

The Cairns Inlet area has over 100 km of waterways just at our back door, so let us show you our backyard filled with lots of fish.

Would you please wear a long sleeve shirt and a wide brim hat?

If you like the idea of fishing the outer reef, click HERE.


Ask us about private charters and reef fishing.


Great fishing locations and barramundi fishing


  • Morning 6.30am to 11.00am
  • Afternoon 11.30 am to 4.00pm
  • Full day is 6.30 am to 11.00am then 11.30 am to 4pm


  • All bait and tackle
  • Top-quality rods and reels (you may bring your own)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Bottles of water
  • Experienced fishing guide

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Camera
  • A few beers are ok
  • Lunch is at your own expense on the full day tour

How to get there

This Fishing Cairns Inlet trip departs from Cairns Marlin Marina, on Finger D, Berth 2 at either 6.30 am or 11.30 am.

Important Information

It’s important to wear a long-sleeved shirt.

Throughout the Queensland east coast, a closed season applies to Barramundi from 12:01 am 1st November to 11:59 pm 31st January inclusive each year. It is prohibited to deliberately target Barramundi for catch and release during these closed seasons, as the stress may prevent a fish from spawning. More information can be found

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