With Eddie Riddle’s Fish City CHARTERS!

Half, full or multi-day Townsville fishing charter packages, flexible and tailored to suit anglers’ desires as well as seasonal options including both bluewater and estuary fishing options.


Enjoy the best fishing charter opportunities that Townsville and tropical North Queensland have to offer with the added bonus of breathtaking backdrops including Magnetic Island, the Palm Island group and World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island.


Meanwhile, the fish rich waters of Bowling Green Bay – and the creeks and rivers within – promise an angling adventure not easily forgotten. Potentially, the fish of a lifetime awaits your very next cast!


Our most popular species include arguably Australia’s premier sportfish, the barramundi. Or chance a cast for a jack or fingermark, equally challenging and great on the plate!

Bluewater anglers also enjoy casting surface lures for GT, queenfish and cobia.  Northern bluefin or longtail tuna are speedsters that will also test your skills!

Meanwhile, quality table fish such as red emperor, coral trout and Spanish mackerel are also plentiful in Townsville waters.

And should you want to try something different, perhaps walk a mountain stream in search of exotic and challenging jungle perch, barra, jacks and tackle testing sooty grunter!

Destination FISHING

With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, fishing is considered the local pastime… and we have some great options for you!


Fish City Charters is a personalised fishing charter operation run by skipper Eddie Riddle. Eddie has more than 35 years fishing experience in Townsville and North Queensland waters and is well recognised as one of the region’s most successful anglers. He is also the local fishing columnist and has the inside info on what’s biting and where!


Fish City is a custom built and surveyed 5.8m centre console vessel and is equally capable in shallow estuary waters as it is in North Queensland’s deeper reef and shoal waters.


Skipper and guide Eddie Riddle has more than 3 decades fishing experience in Townville waters and is recognised as one of the regions most successful anglers.

Eddie arrived in Townsville in 1985 and never left, embarking upon a career in the recreational fishing industry – the last 15 years as a full-time fishing guide.

Eddie has also been the fishing columnist for the Townsville Bulletin since 1995 and knows as much about fishing in Townsville as anyone! More…


Charter fishing within Townsville’s diverse and fish-rich waters demands a versatile, comfortable and dedicated fishing platform.

Fish City is a custom built and surveyed 5.8m centre console vessel and is equally capable in shallow estuary waters as it is in North Queensland’s deeper reef and shoal waters.

Fish City hosts a comfortable 4 and allows anglers to test their skills in open waters as well as within popular creeks, rivers and larger estuaries.. More…


Fish City Charters supplies a range of high-quality mid-range gear for use on a replace if lost/broken basis although anglers are welcome and encouraged to bring their own specialist fishing tackle.

Fish City’s tackle includes rods and reels from popular and well-known stables such as SHIMANO, DAIWA and PENN, all of which are synonymous with superior performance and reliable quality in the harshest of North Queensland environments – both fresh and saltwater. More…

Ready to go fishing? Book a Townsville fishing charter now!

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Fishing the Townsville REGION including:

Magnetic Island, Cleveland Bay, Halifax Bay, Cape Cleveland, Townsville shoals and
inshore reef, The Bohle River, Cleveland Bay creeks, The Haughton River
and Barramundi Creek, Freshwater streams, rivers and impoundments

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