TOWNSVILLE FISHING CHARTERS

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.

THE LOCATION:
TOWNSVILLE, NORTH QUEENSLAND

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!

The FISH

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!

Townsville:
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!

ABOUT FISH CITY CHARTERS

Fish City Charters is a personalised fishing charter operation run by skipper Eddie Riddle. Eddie has more than 30 years fishing experience in Townsville and North Queensland waters and is well recognised as one of the regions 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 5.6m centre console vessel and is equally capable in shallow estuary waters as it is in North Queensland’s deeper reef and shoal waters.

YOUR SKIPPER

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 10 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…

THE BOAT

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 5.6m 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 3 and allows anglers to test their skills in open waters as well as within popular creeks, rivers and larger estuaries.. More…

THE TACKLE

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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Spectacular sunrise but got chased by the wet stuff all morning...
Managed a couple of small barras and bits before we pulled the pin⛈🎣🚫
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Spectacular sunrise but got chased by the wet stuff all morning...
Managed a couple of small barras and bits before we pulled the pin⛈🎣🚫Image attachment

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Awesome shot of the storm rolling in!!!!

We must have been out at the same time eddie

Beautiful photos. What camera do you use if you don't mind?

Barra season 2020 is but just a few hours away👏 My weekly Townsville Bulletin fishing column today reveals some thoughts by local experts Dale Welldon, Hodgie, Andrew Mead and Aaron Eves. They tell us where and how to fish during the first days of the season. And long time Townsville sportfisher Garry McGlone shows off a thumping queenfish. Good luck everyone 🎣😃 ... See MoreSee Less

Barra season 2020 is but just a few hours away👏 My weekly Townsville Bulletin fishing column today reveals some thoughts by local experts Dale Welldon, Hodgie, Andrew Mead and Aaron Eves. They tell us where and how to fish during the first days of the season. And long time Townsville sportfisher Garry McGlone shows off a thumping queenfish. Good luck everyone 🎣😃

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When does it open mate have heard a few different times

Was happy to take part in a Qld Fisheries boat ramp survey last weekend - twice checked Friday and Sunday.
Ol' mate asked about released fish and I mentioned GT or giant trevally - he wasn't interested... reckons trevally are too hard to identify.
Also told him about the huge number of sharks taking hooked fish and again not interested.
Pretty bl00dy useless survey in my opinion - let's not record the issues of the day!
And as far as fish like GT's and other trevally species are concerned, just because they're not a pretty red table fish, that doesn't mean their economic worth in the recreational fishing industry shouldn't be seriously considered, this one caught and released in Cleveland Bay.
Well fished Harrison Finger
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Was happy to take part in a Qld Fisheries boat ramp survey last weekend - twice checked Friday and Sunday.
Ol mate asked about released fish and I mentioned GT or giant trevally - he wasnt interested... reckons trevally are too hard to identify.
Also told him about the huge number of sharks taking hooked fish and again not interested. 
Pretty bl00dy useless survey in my opinion - lets not record the issues of the day!
And as far as fish like GTs and other trevally species are concerned, just because theyre not a pretty red table fish, that doesnt mean their economic worth in the recreational fishing industry shouldnt be seriously considered, this one caught and released in Cleveland Bay. 
Well fished Harrison Finger

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I am now keeping count of how many fish get sharked every trip and putting it in my fisheries log. I bet I will get a phone call to not do it but I think it is the most important piece of information that can be gathered at this stage

Yes took part in the same survey and mentioned the sharks to him as lost a few good fish to them... ‘ya a few have mentioned the number of sharks’ ... agree... not at all interested

I seen golden trev for 15bucks a kilo, red emperor for 20 a kilo whole. Someone’s buying them lol

Next time try to get his supervisors name and number. Your on the money though.

Yum yum

Good fish Harrison Finger

GTs are far more of interest to me than table fish. I’ve spent a lot more money trying to catch them than I have on trout or other highly prized table fish.

Well said

We are good at both

Wow Harrison great fish mate

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