Sports fishing Western Cape

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.

We specialize in Barra fishing charters with over 50 different species as by-catch!

 

WHERE AND WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO BARRAMUNDI FISHING?

Eclipse FNQ Charters operates fishing charters between March-November each year. The best time to come is anytime you can make it during these months! Traditionally there are two peak fishing periods per year, the “Run-off” (March-June) and the “Build-up” (September- early December). Note that Barra specific fishing takes place during the season which runs Feb-October each year.  

It’s essential to note that specific regions within Queensland may have variations in the best time for barramundi fishing. Additionally, local weather conditions, tides, and moon phases can influence fishing success. Checking with local fishing guides, charter services, or experienced anglers in the area can provide valuable insights into the current fishing conditions and the ideal time to target barramundi in a particular location.

Weipa is the gateway to the Western Cape, Cape York. Weipa barramundi are great fighting fish and our guides, are all very experienced barra fishers. We know when, where and how to catch these renowned fighters.  And even better, your onboard chef knows just how to cook them as well.

Eclipse FNQ Charters have been servicing their repeat and growing client base on week long trips to the remote rivers of western Cape York in tropical far north Queensland Australia. Join onto one of our exclusive Saltwater Flyfishing charters casting to sighted fish of numerous species is the draw card for many but far from all the area has to offer.

The options for the day are endless – after breakfast you can head off to target that 1m+ Barra you’ve always wanted, then head offshore casting to schools of crashing pelagics. Come back for a leisurely lunch or soak up some of the motherships air conditioning. Then head back out and explore the many rivers and inshore flats or casting amongst mangrove shorelines and shallow areas catching Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack etc.

 

What colour lures do barramundi like? 

It’s essential to experiment with different colors and observe how barramundi respond to them in specific fishing conditions. Paying attention to factors like water clarity and light conditions can help determine which lure colors are most effective on any given day.

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.

 

Target species

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

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

Fingermark
Bluebone (Tuskfish)
Coral Trout

There are over 50 species…the list goes on!

Season

March- Nov every year

Inclusions

 

  • Air conditioned comfortable living facilities onboard luxury vessel Tropic Paradise – 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.
  • Pre ordering service for all alcoholic beverages. Onboard icy cold for your arrival
  • 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

How can we help you further?

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