Townsville Fishing Charters


Enjoy the best fishing charter opportunities that Townsville and tropical North Queensland have 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… potentially a fish of a lifetime awaits!

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

FISHING Options a-plenty!

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.

The fish rich waters of Townsville’s Bowling Green Bay – as well as the creeks and rivers within – promise an angling adventure not easily forgotten.

Bluewater & Estuary

Our Townsville fishing charters options include bluewater fishing for sport and table fish including red emperor, coral trout and Spanish mackerel. The local Townsville estuaries also produce quality fish including jacks, barramundi and grunter to name a few.

Or you could try casting surface lures for the tough fighting GT and queenfish and cobia. You can even walk a mountain stream in search of exotic and challenging jungle perch and the iconic local sooty grunter!

The Charters

With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, fishing is considered the local past time. And we have some great options for you!

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

  • Half & Full Day charters
  • Group Bookings & Sole Charters
  • Corporate Functions & Specialist Hire

The Fish

We catch quality eating fish such as red emperor, coral trout and Spanish mackerel are also plentiful in Townsville waters.  Australia’s premier sportfish, the barramundi is another great eating fish. Or try for an equally good cod or fingermark.

Bluewater anglers will enjoy casting surface lures for GT and queenfish and cobia. The northern bluefin (longtail) tuna are speedsters that fight hard!

And if you want to try something different, you can even walk a mountain stream in search of exotic and challenging jungle perch and sooty grunter.

Eddie, with his long experience and background fishing Townsville waters and writing the local fishing column for the Townsville Bulletin is happy to guide you as to what is fishing best at each time of year, it’s your trip, let us know what you want to do!

Half or
Full Day


Group Bookings &
Sole Charters


Corporate Functions &
Specialist Hire

For further information or any other enquiries about your Townsville fishing charter with Fish City Charters, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email or Messenger!

The timing

Our TOWNSVILLE FISHING CHARTER OPTIONS options are operated from Townsville ports with FULL DAY fishing charters extend from 6am – 2/3pm. HALF DAY fishing charters begin at 6am finishing between 10.30/11am.

Fish City’s BUDGET BAY charters commence 7am, finish 11am and are restricted to a 10nm (18km) radius from Townsville Port.

general charter information


Mixed crews or share charter attract a pro-rata rates and a minimum number are required to undertake a charter at those rates. Applicable only to FULL DAY charters.

Please note that offshore bluewater options only allow a maximum of 3 passengers.

For groups greater than this we utilise other fully surveyed and licensed vessels.

Fish City Charters does not undertake overnight charters.

Road travel to launch destinations beyond 1hr drive from Townsville City may incur additional fees.

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    Bookings generally require a 20% holding deposit payable 28 days prior charter with the balance due prior charter date. This can be paid via EFT upon receipt of invoice or credit card. EFTPOS facilities are also available.

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      Booking deposits are non-refundable should the charter be cancelled within 7 days of trip without extenuating circumstances – excepting cancellations by Fish City Charters due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions when which full deposits will be refunded.

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        Offering a 12-month expiry, Fish City Charters Gift Certificates allows the lucky recipient to choose their fishing dates (subject to prior bookings) and preferred style of fishing.

        These certificates can be sent either electronically for your convenience, or by mail.

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