Eclipse FNQ Charter Fishing

Sportfishing Western Cape

Target species

  • Barramundi
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Blue Salmon
  • King Salmon
  • Bream
  • Black Jew Fish
  • Fingermark
  • Tarpon
  • Cobia
  • Spanish Mackeral
  • Grey Mackeral
  • Longtail Tuna (Northern Bluefin)
  • Giant Trevally (GT)
  • Golden Trevally
  • Bluebone - Tuskfish
  • Coral Trout
  • Red Emperor
  • Nannygai
  • Permit
  • Giant Herring
  • Saratoga
  • Queenfish
  • Plus over 40 more species............





Our most popular charter option by far!  A Fully guided fishing charter onboard our mothership Eclipse with 4 comfortable, custom built tenders in tow.

This is our speciality charter along the amazing west coast of Cape York. With the southeast trade winds blowing offshore for the vast majority of our season and over 50 different species of fish to target on a daily basis, this region is considered the capital of Queensland’s light tackle sport fishing – an Anglers Paradise!

Rather than promoting solely Barra fishing we tend to focus on the species count that each group encounters. A day could be spent chasing Barra, Jacks and estuary species in the morning, then head just out the front of the river systems to experience some ferocious pelagic action with Queenfish, GT’s, Longtail Tuna and Mackeral schooling large bait balls. You could then finish the afternoon off with some inshore reef fishing landing species such as Coral Trout, Fingermark, Tuskfish and Giant Trevally.  And the best thing is……… you can do the same again the next day if you want!
Our guides know the area well and will tailor the trip to your fishing needs.
Eclipse FNQ Charters can take you to fish the most remote, pristine and untouched parts of Cape York.  We employ professional experienced fishing guides that know the area well.   We have access to the most remote rivers and coastline in QLD and will take you to many places that no other charter operations visit.
We will commonly utilise night time to relocate the mother ship to ensure not a moment of your day’s valuable fishing time is interrupted. Each day will be different from the next with a huge amount of species to target, each requiring enticing using different techniques. With our experience fishing the region we ensure that we fish in the most productive location for the species you wish to target, the technique you prefer to use (lure, bait or fly) and the prevailing weather and tide conditions.

This is a true fishing adventure! There are not too many places you can land a Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Fingermark, Longtail Tuna and a Barra all within a couple of mile from each other.

The fishing options are endless and whether you are into light tackle sportfishing, some serious Saltwater Fly Fishing action or you just want a trip away for a bit of fun with your mates this is a truly unique charter that you will remember forever.  We focus on the little things that make a charter worth your while including comfortable beds, good food, good fishing and a clean, well presented mothership to base yourself from.
Your adventure starts at the Cairns Airport when you board your Qantaslink flight en route to Weipa or Bamaga. The 1.5hr catered flight will take you up the famous Daintree River, over the world heritage rainforest of Cape York and the outback of the far north, a spectacle in itself. You will be met at the Airport by one of our keen fishing guides in our air conditioned 4WD.  You are then transferred to our tenders which will take you to find your new home away from home for the next week. Then let the fishing begin….We will be focusing on river systems such as Ducie, Wenlock, Skardon, Jackson, MacDonald, Doughboy, Cotterell and all blue water areas in between.
We are primarily a catch and release operation, however we will cook you your daily catch as you desire whilst on charter, including freshly caught mudcrabs
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Sport Fishing Western Cape

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Mapoon - Port Musgrave: -12.019127, 141.901734
Weipa Airport: -12.680222, 141.924954
Skardon River: -11.756748, 142.024190
Jackson River: -11.666527, 142.028675
Cairns Airport: -16.877763, 145.749935
Doughboy River: -11.460594, 142.094851
MacDonald River: -11.543607, 142.063522
Cotterell River: -11.359012, 142.128211
Ducie River: -12.050755, 142.016245
Wenlock River: -12.095078, 141.923632
Weipa Airport: -12.680222, 141.924954
Weipa Airport: -12.680222, 141.924954
Bamaga Airport: -10.942612, 142.450021
seisia: -10.848617, 142.369783