From the tip of the top-end to the bottom of Tasmania there are countless destinations and species to chase in the salt. Iconic species include barramundi, tuna, trevally, permit and bonefish, right down to the humble Australian Salmon and flathead.
Guides and Accommodation for Saltwater
AUSTRALIAN FLYFISHING OUTFITTERS - QLD
Contact: Dave Bradley
Mobile: 0417 789 032
The best saltwater flyfishing on offer. Cape York, Hinchinbrook, Hervey Bay & beyond...
ECLIPSE FNQ - Cape York, QLD
Phone: 0488 058 668
Remote live-aboard sport fishing. Extensive river systems, rocky headlands, inshore reefs, beaches and flats. 6 days/7 nights. Comfortable 50ft catamaran. Custom charters available.
FISH'S FLY & SPORTFISHING - Weipa, QLD
Contact: 'Fish' Philliskirk
Phone: 07 4069 9957
Mobile: 0408 391 260
Tropical fly fishing adventures with Fish Philliskirk. Visit Cape York and surrounds with one of the most experienced guides in the business. Visit the web site for further details.
FLY FISHING FRONTIERS - Exmouth, WA
Contact: Allan Donald
Phone: 0437 788 035
Exmouth Western Australia is a vast fishery offering first class fly fishing. Let FFFE optimise your experience. Ningaloo Marine Park protects one of the major fringing coral reefs in the world and is Western Australia's largest coral reef. It is home to approximately 250 species of coral and 520 species of fish. With the continental shelf only 12kms off the coast, the North West Cape offers some excellent fishing in lagoon, gulf and bluewater environments.
GONE FISHING - Cooktown, QLD
Phone: 07 4069 5980
Gone Fishing offers all types of fishing in all environments – River, reef, estuaries, coastlands, headlands, sweetwater and islands using lure, fly, live-bait and pole fishing methods for all the great northern fish – barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark, mackerel, trevally, bream, queenfish, grunter, mackerel, coral trout, red emperor, nanygai and tuna.
HERVEY BAY Fly & Sportfishing - Hervey Bay, QLD
Contact: Andrew Chorley
Phone: 0407 627 852
Hervey Bay is the gate way to Fraser Island and the Great Sandy Straits Marine Park, and is situated 300km north of Brisbane. Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast boast’s some of the best sportfishing and flyfishing to be had on the east coast of Queensland. Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing Charters operates in this unique fishery, which is one of very few places in Australia that has an overlap of southern and northern species. Snapper, Barramundi, flathead, threadfin salmon,longtail tuna, GT’s, queenfish, juvenile black marlin, golden trevally and more can all be caught when fishing in this unique location.
PHOENIX ONE - QLD
Contact: Dean Whaanga
Mobile: 0407 374 950
A luxury superyacht equipped with three ‘Barra Pro’ fishing dories, the Phoenix One is a floating five-star adventure base that comes with an experienced team and an on-board professional chef. Fishing in rivers, estuaries and rock bars, you can expect to catch a variety of fish; Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Queenfish, Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack and more.
TIE 'N' FLY OUTFITTERS - Buddina Beach, QLD
Contact: Gavin & Maria Platz
Phone: 07 5444 0611
Fax: 07 5444 0616
Gavin Platz's Tie 'N' Fly Outfitters at Buddina Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast offers a fully licensed guided fishing service. Also fly casting, fly tying and fly fishing schools. Tie 'N' Fly is Queensland's Number 1 technical fly shop, with a comprehensive range of saltwater fly fishing gear.
TRUE BLUE BONES - Exmouth, WA
Contact: Brett & Simone Wolf
Phone: 08 9949 4881
Mobile: 0439 598 000
Guided fly fishing at Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf. Join an exclusive group of fly fishers to catch trophy bonefish in Australia’s first and only bonefish fishery. (See FlyLife # 42.) Plenty of other great fly rod species also available, including: golden trevally, giant trevally, milkfish, permit, blue bastards, giant herring, tarpon, longtail tuna, queenfish, cobia, spangled emperor, and more.
WILD RIVER COMPANY - QLD
Contact: Tim O'Reilly
Mobile: 0437 218 511
With over 15 years experience guiding clients in some of the most pristine, fish-filled locations across Australia's far north, trust us to orgnise your next fishing trip... I will find the best locations at the best times for the best price!
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