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Fishing in Cape York

Local operators based from Seisia, near the tip of Cape York, have the unique opportunity to fish three distinct areas - the north east coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Torres Strait and the eastern tip of Cape York coast. Fish pristine rivers, wilderness coastline, and nearby coral fringed islands for a great tropical sports fishing experience.

A Cape York fishing holiday offers anglers the opportunity to chase some of the worlds best sports fish including Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Spanish Mackerel, Striped Mackerel, Grey Mackeral, Northern Blue-fin Tuna, Striped Tuna, Dog-toothed Tuna, Long Tail Tuna, Coral Trout, Queenfish, Giant Trevalley, Spotted Trevalley, Fingermark Bream, Saratoga, Salmon, Barracuda, Cobia and King Salmon.

Cape YorkThe North Eastern Gulf of Carpentaria:

Jardine River:
Pristine, fresh flowing year round, this area produces great fishing at the mouth.

No 1:
Crystal Creek is known to the locals as No 1. home to barramundi.

Vrilya Point:
Fish the reefs and shoals.

Wilderness coastline:

Schools of different species of Tuna, Trevally, Mackeral as well as Queenfish, Cobia and Barracuda frequent this area, great action with inshore conditions.

Torres Strait Islands:

The spectacular Endeavour Strait is sprinkled with coral fringed uninhabited islands providing inshore blue water sports fishing action, the targets are Mackeral: at least 4 species, Trevally: 4 species, Tuna: 2 species, Queenfish, Cobia, and Barracuda.

The Eastern tip of Cape York:

Jacky Jacky & Escape River systems: fish this maze of interlocking mangrove waterways, Barramundi, Fingermark Bream and Mangrove Jack head the list of what you want to catch here, but the number of other species that are here is too big to list.

The Tip of Cape York & Albany Island area:

Spectacular scenery and home to sportsfish species including Queenfish, Mackeral, Barracuda, Trevally and Tuna.

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