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“Not much fish but excellent tour guide”

Cairns Fishing Charter
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

So the fish weren't 'on' in the estuary when I visited at end of June 2017, 7 people on board and two nanygai were caught, one of which was undersized and returned to the deep. The boat was clean, the tour guide knowledgeable, professional and helpful. I've done these types of fishing expeditions before and I've decided I have one complaint. The accepted practice is that the first part of the trip involves the tour guide netting tiddlers for live bait, about 45 minutes. That's time I'd have rather spent fishing, they all seem to do it so maybe they have a good reason to do it that way.

1  Thank richgardixx
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Jim is one of the surliest man i have ever met - he treated us like we were at a war camp - he used his best bait for his wannabes - he had the personality of a wet sock, seriously if you don't like doing your job get another - its 4 hours of my life i will never get back.... there are truly some really good fishermen at cairns unfortunately him isn t one of them

2  Thank Tina R
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went out with Jim this morning the fish didn't want to play but that's fishing. Just being on the water was great. Even though no keepers were boated we still caught some very unusual species sea snakes and hammer head shark. Overall a great experience was had

Thank denrose5760
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 9 Adults and booked a half day charter with Gone fishing Cairns for the 17th March. From the moment we boarded the charter Daniel made us feel relaxed and excited for what we may catch. First we watched Daniel catch live bait and his netting skills ensured ample live bait for the afternoon. We stopped at 4 different locations and each one gave our rods a workout although some were just undersized to keep. One of us even caught a Barramundi but unfortunately it wasn't legal size. At the end of the day we had 4 good size fish inc a Grunter, Trevally, Mangrove Jack and Fingermark. We wanted to eat our catch for dinner and Daniel suggested a local restaurant right in front of the pier (North Bar and Kitchen). The fish was prepared in 4 different ways and for approx $30pp we had a feast which included side dishes such as veges, chips and salads. From my initial contact with Jim the owner through to our charter Gone Fishing delivered a class A service. Daniel was professional but so much fun. He pointed out massive Sea Eagles. Thank you Gone Fishing for helping make our first day in Cairns so memorable.

1  Thank Sylvia M
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing day out with Gone Fishing Cairns. Daniel, our guide, was knowledgeable, and allowed us to have a great time. There was some cracker catches the best 4 which we took to a local restaurant who prepared a feast out of our catches.

Definitely recommend Gone fishing for all those wanting a great time out, a good guide and chance to catch some beautiful fish.

Thank Misasim
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