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Fishing Reports

Latest Reports

Marlin
November Line Burner Available Now

The November 2021 Line Burner Out Now. Full of the latest reports from our wonderful team including some great marlin fishing only captured at this time of year.

Giant trevally caught off Port Douglas Queensland
Can Smell the Roses

It's been a long time coming with a lot of heartache for many businesses for quite a few months, but the re-opening of the borders will relieve a bit of that pain. Bookings for the Festive Period have been steady but there's still a bit of trepidation for many interstate travellers.

Marlin
Port Douglas Marlin Challenge 2021

The 12th Annual Port Douglas Marlin Challenge took place just recently over the 4 day Heavy Tackle tournament.

Giant trevally
Sizzling Fishing Under the Sizzling Sun

Summer has kicked in early this year by several weeks and shall remain for a little while yet until a genuine rain pattern settles in. To date it has been a warm period in the tropics and it's been a consistent 33 degrees during the day and a balmy 23 degrees at night.

Spanish Mackerel caught on Dragon Lady
October Line Burner Available Now

Get the latest reports from the best guides in the region covering from river to reef and game fishing. There's been a lot of activity.

Some beautiful red fish caught off Port Douglas with Saltaire charters
250th Line Burner Edition

Since late 1999 we have been publishing the Line Burner Magazine featuring our best in the industry and what we have to offer in FNQ...

Marlin caught on Shaka game boat Port Douglas
On Tender Hooks

In August we saw a crippling effect on our fishing charter vessels due to COVID with an 85% reduction in trade. We are not sure how the September figures will pan out but we know it will be a mere shadow of normal times in what is typically one of our busiest periods of the year

Marlin
August Line Burner Available

With another massive hit taken for tourism and our charter boats this month we've still managed to get a great read for you with what's been going on in FNQ.

Queenfish caught near the Daintree River
You Just Gotta' Get Here!

Once again in the tropics we find ourselves in turbulent times with the COVID situation. For several months we were tracking nicely and now we have found ourselves watching tens and tens of thousands of dollars of bookings fall by the wayside with cancellations from right across the country.

Red Emperor fish caught on Dragon Lady fishing charters Port Douglas
July Line Burner Available

The fishing has been nothing short of sensational. It will make you want to visit here all so more when you all can.

Fish caught on Saltaire charters
Extraordinary Period in FNQ

With the onset of our winter pattern the fishing has taken a bizzare twist in our neck of the woods and it is all positive.

Fish caught on Dragon Lady charter
June edition of Line Burner magazine

June has been a big month on the water with our fleet of boats kicking some major butt plus there's more to sink your teeth into. Hope you can get up here with good fishing to be had from our end.