Barra and Estuary Fishing Trips
Without a doubt, the most iconic estuarine angling target across North Queensland has got to be the mighty Barramundi, and seriously who hasn’t spent a considerable amount of time dreaming about tangling with ole’ bucket mouth. The Barramundi has a legendary reputation across the north and if we can be honest, from time to time it would be fair to say they have kept us awake at night long after our head has hit the pillow. We don’t blame you for having this urge…you are human after all! If you’re ready to make your fishing dream a reality, we can help you catch that big Barramundi that you’ve been dreaming of! Along with the great barra, we will also target other fish such as those red devils – mangrove jack, fingermark and line burning queenfish which are a massive drawcard in themselves.
As if these species of fish weren’t appealing enough, throw into the mix the locational setting in which this all takes place. The scenic background, combined with an action packed day of fishing combine to make a great day! The Burdekin, Townsville and the mighty Hinchinbrook channel are the locations we operate from for these trips. The best thing about it is that these spots are our home, our turf and a location we have spent considerable time growing up fishing as kids. We therefore pride ourselves in knowing these systems head and shoulders above all others and will guarantee you an exceptional day of fishing, even in what would seem challenging conditions by many. We know these rivers like the back of our hands and ladies and gentlemen, this means you are going to have a cracking day on the water.
6 metre centre consoles and 5.3m barra punts are the platforms that will make your angling dreams a reality and are specially picked from the countless other vessels on the market due to the fact they are absolutely fit for purpose. They are fast, stable, spacious and are guided by some of the most experienced guides in the State.
These great vessels are trailered to our chosen destination where trips are run over consecutive days. Accommodation is taken care of on your behalf and the digs are quite salubrious if we say so ourselves!
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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
Great trip out of Cairns on Sir Reel with a terrific crew. The skipper worked hard to find us fish all week and the boys were amazing around the deck making our life easy with rigs and fish. Chris was the master chef all week. Cannot rate these guys highly enough. Recommended.Dale Bainbridge
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