Fishing on Hinchinbrook Island

Natural Attractions

Discover an island with a Jurassic outlook which abounds in flora, fauna, palm fringed beaches and extensive mangrove lined waterways. Hinchinbrook Island offers extensive flats and channel systems which are home to many prime tropical sportfish.

This region boasts one of the few places in Australia where that much prized fly fishing adversary, the Permit (Snub Nosed Dart), can be targeted with some level of anticipation.

Fishing with the majestic backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island is spectacular enough, but to be able to target good quality sportfish including barramundi, mangrove jacks, trevally, queenfish, salmon, fingermark, grunter and cod, makes this a fishing experience you’ll never forget.

Due to the magnificent mangrove environment, relative isolation in comparison to waters closer to Cairns and the lack of fishing pressure, this region is renowned for producing quality sportfish that are of a better average size than more heavily fished locations. The surrounding areas of Lucinda and Cardwell also offer great land based fishing with Duncan Wharf, Lucinda Wharf, Taylor’s and Forrest Beaches being popular hot spots.

Facilities

Fishing Hiking Walk

Nearby Things to Do

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Hinchinbrook Island and channel

Hinchinbrook Island National Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast

Ingham Memorial Gardens

Ingham Memorial Gardens

Ingham, Hinchinbrook

Dunk Island view from Mission Beach

Family Islands National Park

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast

Nearby Accommodation

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Hinchinbrook Island from Hinchinbrook Resorts

Hinchinbrook Resorts Lucinda

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook

Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park

Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park

South Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast

Orpheus Island Infinity Pool and Jetty with views over the beach and ocean

Orpheus Island

Townsville