Wilderness Lure & Fly Fishing Charters
Charters are tailor made for 7 days duration and after arriving at Weipa and transferring to the vessel, the skipper cruises out of the harbour and heads to some remote wilderness river to commence your exciting adventure (tides and prevailing weather considered).
Rivers like the Delhunty, Scardon & Dulcie to the north are reached overnight and upon awaking and partaking of a superb breakfast transfer to the dory's to fish these fabulous rivers.
The tidal estuaries, white sandy beaches, nearshore reefs, rocky headlands and even fresh water rainforest reaches are accessible on good tides and this variety and diversity sure has your head in a spin with quality angling on offer for the lure or fly caster.
The species list mounts as you sample the fine light tackle sport fishing on offer - from archer fish, saratoga and sooty grunter way upstream amongst the palm trees, to prime salt water barra, jacks and salmon in the tidal zones to monster queenies in the shore gutters. Hordes of longtail tuna offshore, two metre long barracuda & spanish mackerel near the reefs, to all sorts of trevally in between - now that's quality fishing!
Working both north and south of Weipa, our emphasis is on catch and release, however fresh fish will obviously form a large part of the diet onboard as will succulent mud-crabs.
This is an all inclusive, fully catered live aboard operation for a maximum of 6 anglers, so personalised service is guaranteed.
7 days and 6 nights fully guided fishing safaris ex Weipa start from $4500 per person including 6 days fishing, all pick up and transfers ex Weipa, twin share accommodation, all meals, light refreshments, and quality tackle. Alcohol can be purchased after arriving into Weipa, during the transfer to the vessel.
Fishing is conducted on a twin share charter basis with an experienced guide and tackle is provided on a replace if lost broken basis (fly fisherman are encouraged to bring own gear). Anglers are encouraged to bring along their favourite spinning or baitcasting outfits loaded with 30lb braided line which is ideal for these conditions. Fly fisherman please note that although flies and leader material is available, please bring along your favourite #8 - #10 wt outfit spooled with plenty of backing.
Departures are every Saturday ex Weipa (subject to availability and seasonal conditions). Daily scheduled flights are available beyween Cairns and Weipa, and transfers are available from Weipa airport. (Return airfares ex Cairns additional cost).
Single supplement pricing, partially guided safaris, and other charter options are available on request.
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