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Fishing off the Land - Popular Spots

NOTE: Stringent Care must be taken when fishing in all of the coastal estuaries and river systems . Crocodiles are present in these systems all year round and the foot angler could place themselves in danger. Do not swim in these waters, do not fish from the bank, Do Not clean yourself or your catch from the waters edge. Also the Box Jellyfish is in abundance along the coast line at certain times of the year.

There are ample fishing spots around Cairns, We have only listed a few of the most popular spots.

In order from the Cairns City to Palm Cove

Barron River approximately 7 mins drive north of the Cairns City. Most river and estuary fish can be caught here. The are several fishing spots along this waterway for the land based fisherman and a fishing platform upstream. Also there is a small boat ramp for dingy fishing accessible at Stratford. Whiting, bream, flathead, grunter, salmon, trevally, grunter, mangrove jack, bream and trevally are caught here using fish or prawn bait, also the famous barramundi have been know to inhabit this river system.


Yorkeys Knob  is Approximately 20km north of Cairns city. This beach has 200 berth International marina that can shelter up to 80 boats. The summer months, and after heavy rainfall is a prime target for barramundi that visit the rock wall which was built to shelter the Marina. A great fishing spot from dawn and dusk and at the turn of the tide.


Palm Cove approximately 25km North of the Cairns city has a long jetty which is used by day vessels but has become a popular fishing location. 
A good variety of fish have been caught here including prime spanish mackerel, cod, whiting, small grunter, stripey's, flathead, catfish and small sharks. Large fish have also been fished from this jetty. Using live bait is better and it is best fishing at Palm Cove on a calm day. 


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