Travel Talk Port Douglas

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    Granny
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    Hi All

    I’ll be in Port Douglas in October this year.  I will be looking to cast a line and hopefully catch a Barra or some other local species.

     

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a good charter operator or give me some tips if I wanted to look after myself?

    Obviously I would like to avoid getting eaten by crocs🤣

    Thanks for the help

    Cheers

    Craig

    #849670

    Dave Bradley
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    We have a couple of guides that live in Cairns, might be available across your dates.

     

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    #849996

    Granny
    Participant

    Thanks Dave

     

    #850008

    nick.bowler
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    There is a previous thread on Palm Cove that is relevant.  My experience was that shore based fishing was poor and probably risky.  You will need a guide with a boat.

    #850012

    Granny
    Participant

    Thanks Nick

    #851973

    big dave
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    Been a couple of times. Had a little success on the southern end of 4 mile beach, pulling small (size 4 and smaller) clousers. I found it best when the tide  was high first thing in the morning. Mostly just small trevally and queenies, but I did have have a brief encounter with a small barra there. If you have a long cast, there was a fair bit of action just beyond my range; bit of nervous water and lots of splashing. I did manage a couple of better trevally off the rocks at the northern end of the beach. The fishing I was doing would have been fine with trout gear.

    #855470

    Granny
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    Thanks Dave.

    I’ve found info on land based fishing in the beach and marina wall.

    I have now booked a guide who operates on the Russell and Mulgrave rivers.

    I hope the weather is kind.

    Cheers

    Granny

     

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