Fishing in Townsville


…the best thing about being a guide is putting people onto their dream fish!

Eddie Riddle

Townsville and the greater North Queensland have a great variety of fishing options to offer anglers of all persuasions all year round.

You can find yourself tangling with anything from shoal dwelling red emperor and coral trout one day, to casting lures along a shallow mangrove bank in search of barramundi the very next.

Our Townsville fishing charters options include bluewater fishing for sport and table fish including red emperor, coral trout and Spanish mackerel. Or you could try casting surface lures for the tough fighting GT and queenfish and cobia.

The local Townsville estuaries also produce quality fish including jacks, barramundi and grunter to name a few. You can even walk a mountain stream in search of exotic and challenging jungle perch and the iconic local sooty grunter!


Enjoy the best fishing charter opportunities that tropical North Queensland and Townsville has to offer with the added bonus of breathtaking backdrops including, but not limited to, 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.


1. Cast surface lures for the tough fighting GT (Giant Trevally)!
2. Longtail tuna are speedsters that fight hard!
3. Spanish Mackerel – from great eating size to the XOS variety!
4. Fingermark (Golden Snapper) are another premium table fish.
5.queenfish – Multi hookups with this jumping entertainment!
6. Coral Trout – signature species of the great barrier reef.
4. Red Emperor – another of Australia’s most highly rated food fish
5.The barramundi is one of the most sought after species in northern Australia.