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Fish Tales Charters
Posted on September 26, 2013 by Sophie Tabouel
After a busy week in the office it was time to get some fresh air and enjoy this dazzling weather! Thought I’d hook up with a local for a relaxing half day of estuary fishing in Trinity Inlet, Cairns with the experienced crew at Fish Tales Charters.
Trinity Inlet is home to over 40 species of fish including Threadfin (King) Salmon, Mangrove Jack and the sought after Barramundi. Around 100kms of Mangrove lined waterways curve their way south from the opening at Cairns Harbour with a copious amount of snags and shipwrecks to flick a line at.
Departing at 7:30am from the Marlin Marina Cairns, we headed out on the 5.8m vessel “The River Rocket” across the harbour to “Hills Creek”. After a couple of casts ‘Timmy’ our Skipper, had filled the tanks with live bait (small fish) which we would use to attract some delicious fish!
Fish Tales’ “River Rocket” is good sized vessel with comfortable seating and a large canopy to shade us from the North Queensland sun that was beating down. It is also fast so more time is spent fishing then travelling in between spots!
Heading into the top of the tide we caught a heap of Moses Perch which were all a bit undersize but good fun to catch and was good practice for the first timers on the boat! Nothing puts a smile on your face more than watching a beginner land their first fish!
As the run out tide started to flow the hits started to get bigger and we landed a few good sized Mangrove Jack which ‘Timmy’ gutted, gilled, bagged and put straight on ice so they’d be good to go when we returned to cook for dinner!
After 5 hours of fun and laughs we returned as happy campers with enough fish to feed everyone!
Catering for the first timers’ to the experienced anglers and a bunch of different styles like bait fishing, light tackle bottom fishing, popper casting and jigging this tour suits all fishing requirements.
Fish Tales Charters have 3 unique fishing experiences to choose from including; Half/Full Day Estuary Fishing, Full Day River Fishing, and Full Day Reef Fishing between their two purpose built vessels “River Rocket” and “Don’t Know”.
With a wealth of knowledge, experience and the latest gear guaranteed to give you a great day out on the water!
Call us today on 1300 761 612 to book a great fishing trip or click here!
Author: Leah – A Cairns Holiday Specialists Tour Specialist
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