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Top Five Guided Fishing Charters in Weipa

on 01 August 2020 in Travel & Lifestyle

 

Titled Barramundi Capital of Queensland, throwing a line in at Weipa is a must for any avid fishing enthusiast. Nominated as an oasis of the wilderness, Weipa welcomes anglers with some of the best catches of a lifetime followed by a spectacular view while enjoying the sport.

The tropical climate followed by rocky peninsula surroundings make Weipa probably the best fishing hotspot in all of Australia. With regular sports fishing tournaments and high demand for casual fishing holidays, throwing in a line at Weipa comes as a no brainer. Be on the lookout for Barramundi, Blue Salmon, Bream, Coral Trout, Gold Snappers and Mangrove Jacks.

That said, upping your fishing game with a guided fishing charter easily makes its ranks as one of the top things to do in Weipa. Aim to come by during the dry season, which runs from April through to November, as the temperatures are milder making it more ideal for great fishing conditions.

If you’re looking for excellent Weipa accommodation, the Albatross Bay Resort is one of the best North Queensland resorts you won’t want to miss. Offering excellent facilities for anglers, you can make full use of the fish cleaning station on site as well as the barbecues to enjoy your day’s catch. For those who fell short on luck, you’ll be thrilled to know that the Albatross Bay Resort has a Sports Bar and Restaurant that serves fresh locally caught Barramundi, King prawns, tender steaks and many more delicious meals for the hungry belly. 

Without further ado, here is a local’s list of the top guided fishing charters in Weipa starting with the most recommended. 

#1. Weipa Sports Fishing that offers Heli Fishing

Weipa Sports Fishing is headed by Lee Hodgetts, a veteran angler that has experienced all kinds of fishing from local rivers to big game fishing boats. Having caught almost every native fish in the waters, Lee knows the ins and outs of fishing, with a strong passion that resonates throughout your guided fishing charter experience.

A day spent with Lee and the boys at Weipa Sports Fishing will guarantee you leaving with tricks and tips that will place you at an advantage no matter your experience level.

From adventures into mangrove estuaries, coastal rivers and blue waters, your fishing potential is limitless. Weipa Sports Fishing offers anglers the best boats and equipment coupled with the local insights and guides that will ensure you a Weipa fishing experience of a lifetime. 

Live baiting with Weipa Sports Fishing assures a successful fishing experience that is fast paced as opposed to tiresome waits. With the temptation of live bait, you can pretty much guess the big fish are waiting to snap. The best times to go for a guided fishing charter with the Weipa Sports Fishing team is typically from March through to December, however, this depends on the fish you’re looking to catch so get in touch with Lee on 0431 427 129 for more insights into best fishing times based on your preferences.

Fly fish your way into the saltwater of Weipa with up to 45 species of fish on fly. With over 40 kilometres of coastline littered with shallow reefs, rocky outcrops, bays and crystal-clear flats, you will be in for a treat. 

Lure fishing is a popular option for those who want to chill on land or water. Think beaches, headlands, inlets, rivers, offshore reefs, and so much more. There isn’t a place where the boys at Weipa Sports Fishing won’t go. Popular main species in the river include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Black Spotted Estuarine Cod, Threadfin Salmon, Queensland Grouper, and many more. Offshore fishes include Long Tail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Fingermark, Golden Trevally, Jewfish, and more. 

Unlike most guided fishing charters in the area, Weipa Sports Fishing also offers Heli fishing, a must do for anyone who takes fishing seriously! Guaranteeing spectacular scenery as you fly over the breathtaking landscape of Cape York, being in a chopper gives you the advantage of going places quickly and easily. Whatever your desires are, whether it be beach, billabong, riverbank, and more, your every wish is the chopper pilot’s command. 

Heli fishing is an epic way to explore the best of what Weipa fishing has to offer. Book well ahead to avoid disappointment! Contact Lee for more information on booking a guided fishing charter with Weipa Sports Fishing 0431 427 129 or leehodgetts08@gmail.com.

Oh, and don’t forget to bring your beers along on these guided fishing charters. All Weipa Sports Fishing boats have eskys and ice to keep your beverages cool. So make sure to swing by Albatross Liquor Drive Thru at the Albatross Bay Resort to stock up on all your beverage needs.

#2. Eclipse Far North Qld Fishing Charters

Unlike most guided fishing charters, the Eclipse Far North Qld Fishing Charters offers liveaboard mothership charter adventures that typically go for 5 to 7 days. 

With a big charter and time on your side, it’s a great opportunity to bring along a group of mates, family, or even a corporate group together to experience the luxuries of Cape York. Comfort awaits you onboard the Eclipse with air-conditioned accommodation, freshly prepared exquisite meals arranged by a skilled chef, exceptional fishing and plenty of fun for everyone.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert angler, the EFNQ liveaboard charter guarantees a good time for everyone. Quality fishing paired with gourmet food, it truly doesn’t get any better than this. 

Be sure to book well in advance as these charters are in high demand and go fast. 

For those looking for shorter trips, try out sport fishing on the Eclipse instead. Joe and Bianca, the awesome anglers in charge of Eclipse Far North Qld, have teamed up with Lee Hodgetts of Weipa Sports Fishing to offer a one of a kind fishing expedition. Combine the vast knowledge of some of Weipa’s best fishing guides and you’re in for a treat. 

#3. Far North Fishing 

Backed by plenty of 5-star customer ratings, the Far North Fishing crew of Weipa cater their premium 4 day and 5 day sports fishing charters for all experience levels.

Terrains travelled include rivers, flats, and sea with a variety of species such as Barramundi, Mangrove Jacks, Threadfin Salmon, Golden Trevally, Blue Bastards, Tuskfish, and many more on the line.

A trip with Far North Fishing comes with a team commitment of making your fishing adventure an experience not to be forgotten. Get in touch with the team at Far North Fishing Weipa on 0417 098 732 or fishing@farnorthfishingweipa.com.au for more information. 

#4. Weipa Fishing Adventures

With approximately 250 days a year spent fishing, the team at Weipa Fishing Adventures certainly know the ins and outs of the sport. With every adventure you take with the crew, you will go away equipped with their 8 secrets to fishing that will make you a better angler.

Visit the Weipa Fishing Adventures website to check out the big catches some of the Weipa Fishing Adventures team has managed to hook up. 

#5. DJ’s X-Stream Fishing Charters

DJ’s X-Stream Fishing Charters is headed by Darren Redman, who has over 30 years of fishing experience under his line. Filled with a passion for the sport and the eagerness to help others improve their fishing skills, Darren and his team have created an experience that guarantees a treat to the marvels of Weipa fishing. 

Specialising in remote areas near National Parks, DJ’s X-Stream Fishing Charters services anglers of all experience, as well as families wishing to learn more about fishing with a magnificent view. 

 

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