The area of Cooktown boasts a varied fishing scene, all accessible from one base including sport, reef, game, estuary and saltwater.
Gone Fishing offers all types of fishing in many environments – reef, river, estuaries, coastlands, headlands, sweetwater and islands using lure and live bait fishing methods for all the great Northern fish – Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Mackerel, Trevally, Bream, Queenfish, Grunter, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Nannygai and Tuna.
Tailor-made extended charters are our speciality. We pride ourselves on our personalised, professional service. Spend a week on our local rivers and reefs, returning at night to your accommodation in Cooktown.
Regular flights operate between Cairns and Cooktown.
“Gadget” – our estuary / coastal vessel – a custom-built 6 metre Hooker boat with a 140hp Suzuki outboard, electric motor and 2 live tanks. Gadget is equipped with the latest Garmin technology. Gadget can accommodate 4 anglers in the river and 3 for reef fishing.
3/4 day charters are 6 hours and operate generally in the mornings. Your charter is timed to make the most of the tides and fishing. A full day charter is 9 hours.
“Scorpion” – our offshore vessel – is a 33′ O’Brien Flybridge Cruiser with powered by a turbo diesel twin 250hp Volvo Penta with a cruising speed of 17kn getting you to the Great Barrier Reef and fishing quick! FV Scorpion is decked out with the latest Garmin technology, amenities and fishes 6 anglers comfortably.
Please make sure you bring a packed lunch with you on all charters as we only supply cold drinks. All charters include quality tackle, bait and refreshments. Gear is provided on a lost and replace basis.
Local knowledge, ensures you get the most out of your charter.
If you are thinking of adventuring on into Cape York then Cooktown is an ideal spot to hone your techniques. Our guides are able to show you tips and trips to help you get the most out of your trip north.