An unforgettable sport fishing experience

Sportfish the most remote locations of the Cape York Peninsula, accessible only by mothership in comfort, style and security for a multitude of light tackle sport and fly species. Weipa is the gateway to the Western Cape, Cape York. This area is renowned for its variety of species to target and long extensive flats and beaches allowing you to sight cast to that fish of a lifetime. The western coastline of Cape York lines the Gulf of Carpentaria.  It is a largely inaccessible part of the country and we aim to take our guests to destinations where no one else ventures.

One of the many reasons that makes a trip with Eclipse FNQ Charters an adventure of a lifetime, is the variety of fish species available.  In fact over 50 different fish species have been caught and recorded in one week – variety doesn’t come much greater that this!

A week long trip with us will see you fish the fresh water reaches of the remote river systems along the Western Cape, Gulf of Carpentaria, through their mangrove reaches, to the estuaries and coastal flats, and the near and far reefs.

Sport Fishing Adventures in the Heart of Australia

Eclipse FNQ Charters have been servicing their repeat and growing client base on weeklong trips to the remote rivers of western Cape York in tropical far north Queensland Australia. You will primarily target the famous barramundi but you will most likely encounter a number of other saltwater estuary species such as threadfin and blue salmon, mangrove jack and black jewfish. Venturing offshore, golden snapper, coral trout, bluebone, queenfish, Spanish mackerel, broad-barred mackerel, longtail tuna, giant trevally, golden trevally, cobia, and that icon sportfish the giant herring are abundant in the warm tropical waters that adjoin the Western, Cape York coastline. There may also be opportunities for freshwater fishing for barramundi, tarpon and saratoga.

Whatever option suits you best, we’ll do our best to put you in the right spot. All our guides are very professional and leaders in their field.

Experience the thrill of battling powerful game fish while surrounded by the stunning landscapes and vibrant marine life that make Queensland a true angler’s paradise. Plan your sport fishing getaway now and discover the excitement that awaits beneath the surface in the crystal-clear waters of this extraordinary Australian destination.”

Target species (just to name a few)

King Salmon (Threadfin)
Black Jewfish
Mangrove Jack
Blue Salmon
Estuary Cod

Northern Bluefin Tuna (longtail)
Spanish Mackeral
Giant Trevally
Golden Trevally

Bluebone (Tuskfish)
Coral Trout

There are over 50 species…the list goes on!

When to come

Between March-November every year


  • Air Conditioned ground transfers from Weipa airport to Eclipse Mothership
  • Air conditioned comfortable living facilities onboard luxury vessel Eclipse – quality bed linen provided, towels provided and some toiletries are provided (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash)
  • Freshly prepared meals and snacks by onboard chef – dietary requirements are catered for upon request
  • Experienced professional fishing guides and custom built tenders provided by Weipa Sport Fishing.
  • All non-alcoholic refreshments including Tea, Pod style Coffee, soft drinks, juice, water and electrolytes.
  • All fishing tackle can be supplied on a replace if lost or damaged basis
  • 5 days fishing/6 nights accommodation, depending on numbers of days arranged

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