- Fishing the Estuaries
coastal estuaries of North Australia are excellent wilderness fishing destinations. Of
particular interest is the Hinchenbrook Channel. This pristine saltwater environment
comprises a maize of protected saltwater estuaries 30 miles long. It is formed by
rainforest clad Hinchinbrook Island- the world's largest Island National Park. Within the
same area, access is available to other fresh and salt water wilderness river systems.
The mighty Tully River offers more
than 20 miles of superb down river drift fishing, being a fly or lure fisherman's mecca.
These fishing destinations are easily reached from Cairns or Townsville with four- wheel
drive transfers included in all packages. The scenic beauty of these areas must, be seen
to be appreciated, not to mention the fishing." ~ Steve Jeston
The Hinchenbrook Channel is home to over twenty-
five species of tropical sportfish; barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark bream, threadfin
salmon, queenfish and trevally being the more common ones. For the sportfishing and fly
fishing enthusiasts, the news that permit have now been found in large numbers in the
channel system should get a few hearts pounding.
Fishing is done from 14 foot
"Super Punts" and can accommodate two anglers and a guide per boat. Tackle is
supplied, however fly anglers are recommended to bring their own 8 to 10 weight outfits.
Accommodation is at the Seymour Hotel in the
Hinchenbrook area. Meals are excellent and are included in the package.
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