Cairns Reef Fishing Posts

Cairns Reef Fishing Charters During the Wet Season

We are well and truly into the Wet Season in Cairns and it’s never been a better time to take that reef fishing charter trip that you have been talking about!  The Wet Season in Cairns is also referred to as the Green Season and is well known for its warm, humid weather and tropical […] Read More..




Night or Day Reef Fishing Charters? Which is better?

  At Northern Conquest Charters we offer Night Fishing Charters and Day Fishing Charters.  Both are excellent options to have a great time on the water and also catch some fish. If you are considering one or the other, it is always good to know what to expect from both options. So the question remains, which […] Read More..




Cairns Reef Fishing and Voucher Sales

It’s been a great 2017 and itʼs certainly that time of year when you have a little extra time on your hands! You deserve to treat yourself or maybe a loved one for all the hard work that you have done during the year. So why not spoil yourself or someone special to a reef […] Read More..




Want more fishing action? Try a night reef trip with Northern Conquest Charters

Summer night fishing is in full swing aboard Northern Conquest Charters boat ‘Sir Reel’. Northern Conquest Charters offer a very popular option which will allow you to enjoy both day and night time reef fishing.  Our boat ‘Sir Reel’ will depart between 4pm to 6pm and return to shore 24 hours later.  Or alternatively we […] Read More..




Live the dream! Catch a Barra with Northern Conquest Charters

Have you dreamt of catching the great and mighty Barramundi?  Fishing in Queensland does not come any better than along the scenic coastline and estuaries of North Queensland.  Northern Conquest Charters can help make your dreams a reality and help you catch that Barra that you’ve dreamt about!  We offer Barra and Estuary fishing charter […] Read More..




7 reasons to book with Northern Conquest Charters

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and one of Australia’s most treasured gifts. It contains an abundance of marine life and comprises over 3000 individual reef systems, coral cays and golden beaches. Cairns is the closest major port to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, arguably the greatest fish attractor on earth. […] Read More..




Cairns Reef Fishing Saturday 1st April

Saturdays charter with Jay Evans and 'new crew member' Joey Kapernick saw some quality fish come on board. Read More..




Cairns Trip Report – April 17th 2017

Back again with crew Peter and Cade on for the day. Here are some pics from Saturday's charter......coral trout, spangled emperor, trevally, red emperor (undersized), flowery cod ( nailed by Abby n think she broke a rib), and more, a bit of fun with sharks as always, with having some fish returned to the blue. Read More..




Cairns Private Reef Fishing and Snorkelling Charter

We took the big girl 'Sir Reel' out yesterday on a sole charter for the Mason family from England, who squeezed the half day fishing/snorkeling trip in as a couple of them were flying out at 2000hrs, they would have slept on plane quite well! Read More..




Cairns 24 Hour Reef Fishing March

The target species on our 24 trips are Large Mouth Nannagai, Cobia, Red Emperor, however, welcome bycatch are the Spangled Emperor and Coral Trout. Read More..




  • Thanks Cliff/Stu/Jeremy & Cade for another great trip! We have been doing yearly charters to Northern Australia since 2009 and the 2 trips we have had with Northern Conquest (one from Townsville and one from Cairns) have been the 2 best fishing trips we have been on. Over this period we have been lucky enough to have only dealt with good charter operators. However, Norther Conquest Charters is not only the best Charter company I have dealt with, they are the best company I have dealt with from the tourism industry period. The organising of the trip couldn’t be easier. On our first trip to Townsville we were picked up from the airport, driven to a bottle shop, dropped off at a pub for lunch while the crew got the boat ready, picked up from the pub 2 hours later and then dropped off at the marina with our bags already on the boat and our drinks on ice. Getting on the boat my father said “this is too easy, the fishing can’t be any good” (he was wrong). Not only has Cliff organised our accommodation on both of our trips, we have also been transferred from the marina to our hotel with our gear and our boxes of frozen fish (saving us 2-3 taxis). Whilst on the boat, the crew work tirelessly to ensure their customers are always comfortable and happy (and well fed). Our party is split between those who like bottom bashing and those who like trolling. On both of our trips Stu has kept the bottom bashing and trolling camps happy – a task no other skipper we have fished with has accomplished. The question each year used to be which charter company to book. The question is now which Northern Conquest charter to book.Simon, Denys, Darren, Ken, Dean & Bad Jimmy
  • Just back from a 10 day trip to Flinders Reef, thanks to skipper Tony and crew of Chris and Carl. You guys really looked after us even weather shitty at first and Flinders Reef didn't fire we still caught Doggies, Yellowfin, Wahoo, then all the reef fish.Paul Grebert

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