Estuary Fishing Charters

Townsville Estuary Fishing Charters

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Barramundi, mangrove jack, threadfin salmon, estuary cod, golden snapper, javelin fish and mudcrab – they’re all common and popular catches when on charter within Townsville’s many estuary systems.

Expect to fish creeks spilling into Cleveland Bay, the Bohle River to the north of Townsville city and the Haughton River and Barramundi Creek to the south – as well as many lesser known but fish-rich estuary hotspots.

And alongside the extensive list of revered tropical estuary species, popular bread and butter fish like flathead, bream and whiting also abound.

When on a Fish City estuary fishing charter, you might find yourself either casting, jigging or trolling lures – or perhaps enjoying a refreshment while waiting for a live bait to tempt your next fish.


Charter vessel Fish City, a custom built and surveyed 5.6m centre console, is perfectly suited to fishing within Townsville’s tropical estuarine waters.

Fore and aft casting decks, bow mount electric motor and side-imaging technology compliment a live fish well and large icebox while retaining plenty of room for 3 anglers to fish in comfort.

Of heavy-duty aluminium construction, Eddie is not afraid to put Fish City into the tight spots – right where the fish live!


It’s called ‘barra fever’ and it seems that everyone wants to catch a barramundi, arguably North Australia’s most recognisable and premier sport and table fish.

The tropical creeks, rivers and bays surrounding Townsville are the perfect place to cast your line when on your next northern fishing safari.

Whether you prefer fooling fish with lures or the more passive bait fishing techniques to entice a barra, a Fish City barramundi charter can put you onto the fish. Perhaps the barra of a lifetime – or your very first fish – awaits your next cast!

There is no substitute for local knowledge, and in the Townsville region Eddie is always on the pulse of the hot bite!
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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