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Fishing Reports

Latest Reports

Nice fish caught at Port Douglas
Winter Fishing in the Tropics

By the end of May and early June it was quite evident that our cooler months were upon us with what we consider chilly winds and associated rain to contend with.

Nice fish caught at Port Douglas
May Edition of Line Burner Magazine

The May Line Burner is now on-line for easy download.

Giant trevally caught on On the Daintree Charters
Bring it On!

With a good dosing of wet weather which dumped in excess of over 1m of rain at the end of April it seems we are set up for some electrifying times ahead. This big drop of water goes a long way to setting up the rest of the year.

Queenfish caught off Port Douglas
April Edition of Line Burner Magazine

The April Line Burner is now on-line for easy download.

Coral Trout
Firing on All Cylinders

FNQ has finally kicked into gear with really positive signs of tourists visiting Port Douglas and the fishing has really started to turn it on as well. It seems the wet season is behind us and the seasons have changed.

Two happy anglers with a Barramundi fish
March Edition of Line Burner Available

The March Line Burner is now available! Let all your friends know because we have some very interesting stuff this past month, including great fishing reports from our dedicated team of charters exclusive to Fishing Port Douglas.

Coral Trout
Sunshine & Rain

Some days are just glorious and others are wet and grey. The positive is the bureau are saying that the La Nina system which has been dictating terms has passed its peak...

Nannygai
No Wet Season Doldrums Here

The wet season is all positive so far as you'll read in our monthly Line Burner Magazine.

Queensland Groper
Knowledge is Everything

As we move into the unknown at this time of year with weather and bookings it pays to fish with someone who has the experience and knowledge behind them to give you the best result. We at Fishing Port Douglas have that aspect well and truly covered.

Quadra fly reel
January Monthly Line Burner Out

Download easily via this site for the latest local reports and some telling fishing adventures to get the itch going to go fishing out of Port Douglas.

Fish
Dragon Lady - Our Local Reef Charter Claims National Awar

Just this week our Dragon Lady vessel was judged as the best Fishing Charter of the Year in Far North Queensland by the Australian Enterprise Awards.

Barramundi caught with On the Daintree Charters
Good Fishing & Radar Watching

As predicted by the bureau we've started to see rainfall in the tropics. The monsoonal trough has knocked on the door but it's not over the top.

Quadra fly reel
December Monthly Line Burner Out

Download easily via this site for the latest local reports and some telling fishing adventures to get the itch going to go fishing out of Port Douglas.

A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start

With the re-opening of the QLD borders we are all on tender hooks that this will remain moving forward.

Nannygai
November Line Burner Available

For easy download the November Line Burner is now available!

Red Emperor fish
Red Hot Fishing FNQ

Right on cue this year the air temperature went from comfortable to a bit hot under the collar around the end of October. In accordance water temperatures also rose moderately.

Camera lens with fisherman reflection
Finals Fever Pitch Fishing

It's been an exciting time fishing in the spotlight of Port Douglas and surrounds. The October editionĀ is now available for easy download.

No Where Else But FNQ!!
No Where Else But FNQ!!

There's literally no where else in the world where you'll find the extensive array of fishing options available all at the one time and in the one place. Port Douglas is such a place with Game, Reef and River all firing together.

Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas
September Line Burner magazine out now

The September edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Peak Period for Fishing
Peak Period for Fishing

This next month or so is undoubtedly the best time of year to fish the tropics. The rivers and estuaries will again return to producing a lot of different species, the reef will continue to fire and the game fishing scene is on the cusp of some big results.

Freshly caught Barramundi fish at Lakefield (Rinyirru)
August Line Burner magazine out now

Here's our latest August reports in writing from our expert team up in here in Port Douglas.

Red emperor fish caught on Dragon Lady
Value Plus for Anglers

With second waves of Covid 19 within the country threatening all aspects of life, including another severe economic downturn for the tourist industry in FNQ, we have been fortunate to have seen some activity up north for the moment.

Line Burner magazine - hook into this campaign
July Line Burner magazine out now

The July edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Man showing a Coral trout caught with Dragon Lady fishing charters
Wheels & Reels are Turning

In recent times we are starting to see some tourist movement in our seaside village which has been crippled by the Covid pandemic in 2020.

June Line Burner magazine out now
June Line Burner magazine out now

The June edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Spanish mackerel
Hopeful for a quick turnaround

The Far North remains in absolute hibernation awaiting the Qld State politicians to open up our borders. We are ready and COVID safe and raring to fire on all cylinders up here in Port Douglas.

Person with a freshly caught giant trevally
Line Burner magazine out now

The May edition of the free monthly Line Burner Fishing Magazine is now available to view online or download.

Fisherman with cap showing his Great Barrier Reef fish catch
300km of Great Barrier Reef Fishing

In just two days, a band of 6 of us local weekend warriors travelled and fished 300km (recorded by electronics) of pristine waters along the Great Barrier Reef.

Man holding a nannygai fish
Good fishing ahead

As we enter into the very last stages of the wet season the fishing in the tropics can go to a new level in the coming month. The rainfall to date has been generous enough and we can expect a bit more to fall in the coming month.

Man wearing black shirt holding a nannygai fish
COVID-19 decimates Port Douglas fishing scene

Never in all my time since living in the region since 1996 have I seen such devastation to the area with COVID-19 taking a nationwide sweep and decimating us in the process. Only a bare handful of the local population has been able to continue with some normality.