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, fly, live bait and pole 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” is a custom-built 6 metre Hooker boat with a 140hp Suzuki outboard, electric motor and 2 live tanks. Gadget can accommodate 5 anglers and 4 for reef fishing.
Half day charters are 4.5 hours and operate in the mornings and afternoons. Your charter is timed to make the most of the tides and fishing.
A full day charter is 9 hours and includes lunch.
All charters include quality tackle, bait and refreshments. Gear is provided on a lost and replace basis.
Your guide Mark has fished the local rivers and reefs as a guide since 2002. Mark’s local knowledge and expertise and 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. Mark is able to show you tips and trips to help you get the most out of your trip north.