Our Business & Vessels are 100% Locally Owned & Operated
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Our Business & Vessels are 100% Locally Owned & Operated

About Us

I am Lynton Heffer, or 'Heff' as the locals call me, and I fell in love with the Port Douglas area the first time I visited here well over 25 years ago. I was drawn to Far North Queensland for its abundant fishing opportunities and unique lifestyle.

Since 1996, as an exclusive Managing Agent for our selected fishing boats, we have been associated with the Best in the Business when it comes to fishing charters and local fishing information.

Being a complete fishing enthusiast all my life, this is your ‘One Stop Shop’ for all your fishing needs whether it be River, Reef, Game & Extended Charters in the area. Personally, we would only recommend these boats to family and close friends as an indication. Not only have they been operating for years and years, great people but being locally owned and operated is paramount to ensuring quality of experience for you, as a client.

Marlin Challenge trophy

My Fishing Resume

  • Owner/Operator Fishing Port Douglas since 1996
  • Most comprehensive fishing website in FNQ with regular updates and best fishing opportunities available
  • Owner of Line Burner FNQ Magazine since 1999 – and it’s free, either by locally distributed hard copy or downloaded online!
  • 2021 Elected to State QLD Fisheries Advisory Board as representative for all Charter Fishing in the Northern Region of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Advisor to the Douglas Shire Future Fisheries Initiative encompassing the local region inclusive of the Daintree and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Proud Executive Producer of 10 Part TV Series Line Burner on Foxtel 2014 featuring our wonderful part of the world of fishing
  • ABC Fishtalk FNQ Radio reporter since 2000
  • Queensland Fishing Monthly magazine writer since 2001
  • Local Gazette Newspaper reports since 1999
  • Local Radio Fab FM Fishing Reporter until 2022
  • Local Douglas FM Radio Fishing Reporter
  • President of the Port Douglas Game Fishing Club 5yrs, 4yrs as V/C and committee member since 2010
  • Numerous work on all charter boats over the years
  • A fishing tragic by admission!

Mission Statement

At Fishing Port Douglas we have always been big on what we can control led by the most experienced and dedicated fleet in the region.

As Charter Boats operators we can control service, presentation of our boats, offer premium fishing gear and share our superior knowledge and effort.

You'll thoroughly enjoy your time with us in what is undeniably one of the ultimate fishing destinations in Australia and the World!

Heff and Jill
Founder Fishing Port Douglas