Eclipse FNQ Charter Fishing

Saltwater Fly Fishing – Western Cape

Target species

  • Barramundi
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Queenfish
  • Giant Trevally (GT's)
  • Giant Herring
  • Golden Trevally
  • Permit
  • Milkfish
  • Spanish Mackeral
  • Longtail Tuna
  • Grey Mackeral
  • Blue Salmon
  • Cobia
  • King Salmon (Threadfin)
  • Tarpon
  • Spanish mackeral
  • Cobia
  • Queensland Grouper
  • Triple Tail
  • Blue Salmon
  • Blue Bastard
  • Tuskfish
  • And the list goes on......there are over 50 species!!

The Western Cape, Gulf of Carpentaria is truly a Fly Fisherman’s paradise.  


One of the many reasons that makes trips with Eclipse FNQ Charters an adventure fishing holiday of a lifetime and just part of what keeps our regular clients coming back is the variety of fish species available.   With over 50 different species to target on a daily basis, we can safely say this is some of the best Saltwater Fly Fishing Australia has on offer.


Our fishing guides are professionals who know this region well.

Your trip will be tailored daily  to the conditions and your preference – to satisfy the novice fly fisherman right through to the expert.

The Salt Water Fly Fishing season runs from March through to November departing weekly from Weipa or Seisia (Bamaga)

The choice is yours as to what you want to catch. Large Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Giant Trevally, Coral trout, Red Emperor and Nannygai on the reefs, Permit, Queenfish, Golden Trevally and Giant Herring on the flats, Barramundi and Mangrove Jacks in the snags and the prehistoric beautiful Saratoga in the fresh water. All this can be achieved in a day within a couple of miles from the mothership!
There are endless fishing opportunities along the Western Cape, renowned for the variety of species. Walking the beaches and flats casting to sighted fish of numerous species, charging offshore casting to feeding schools of crashing pelagics. Some people wish to spend their whole week exploring the many rivers and inshore flats or casting amongst mangroves and mud drains catching Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack etc.

Cape York boasts a huge range of fly rod target species, from the iconic Barramundi to Permit, Blue Bastards, Threadfin Salmon, Golden Trevally, Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackeral, Milkfish and many more, often the species count is well in excess of 40 species for each trip

You can dedicate your day to targeting the sought after Permit or head upstream to catch a fresh water Barra or a Saratoga – or spend your day strolling the extensive shallow flats sight casting to feeding Trevally and Queenfish..  It’s entirely up to you!


During our season the south-east trade winds blow offshore the Cape York coastline, creating idyllic fishing conditions.  We have not lost 1 day to bad weather yet!   We provide dedicated professional fishing guides who have extensive knowledge  of the area giving you more effective fishing time on the water.

All our fishing charters can be customised to suit your needs. This is truly the ultimate get-away-from-it-all fishing adventure with no schedules to keep. We take care of all the details, you fish and relax!