Cairns Full Day Mulgrave and Russell Rivers Fishing

Tour Code: 147

Departing: Cairns

  • The jaw-dropping amount of favoured target species to choose from. With this kind of catch, you'll be using the BBQ for a month!
  • If you love fishing on these famed rivers, you may adore a spot of reef fishing too! For a follow up change of species and scenery, why not talk to your tour operator about angling on the Great Barrier (inshore) Reef?

Included In Price

  • Small Group - Maximum 6 Passengers
  • All Bait & Tackle
  • Top Quality Rods & Reels (you may bring your own)
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Bottles of Water
  • Experienced Fishing Guide
  • Lunch (on full day options)

Surrounded by mountains, your voyage along both the Mulgrave and Russell rivers will provide memories of the most breathtaking fishing views and bounty of a lifetime!

This charter is known as smooth water fishing, and you’ll begin your day on the Russel and Mulgrave river system; a hidden gem nestled beneath Mt Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain!

The rivers begin as freshwater, and then change to saltwater as they fan out toward the river mouth and open sea. Which means, the abundant line up of catch waiting for your hook also varies in exciting target species.

Your fishing spots are decided with expertise local knowledge, based on tides, their movement, and fish plentitude. You’ll be supplied with the highest quality equipment in rods, reels and lure, and all bait will be provided.

You’re likewise most welcome to bring your own favored rod. This is an exhilarating day of fun, adventure, and a legendary catch for both novices and experts.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, and while cruising on flowing streams waiting for the first of many Barramundi, Trevally, or Nannygai bites, you’ll enjoy a mouthwatering lunch.

And feel free to bring a few beers or alcohol beverages to sip along the way!

Your Fishing Adventure on the Russel and Mulgrave Rivers

The sensational quality of the river and remarkable beauty of this world heritage area is a perfect complement to the bounty of Mangrove Jack, Trevally, and the famed Barramundi ready to take your hook. Your day on the Russell and Mulgrave river systems begins in freshwater, than fans out to saltwater near the river mouth. Which means the exciting line up of catch is consistently changing. Your friendly local guides have got you covered in every aspect; your skipper will choose premiere spots based on target species knowledge, tides and seasons, plus a mouthwatering morning and afternoon tea, along with lunch to fuel you for the prize catch of a lifetime!

Fishing Style

With the finest of advanced tackle, rods and reels, (enthusiasts are welcome to bring their own rod) and friendly expert guidance on live bait and lure fishing, you’ll hook that dream catch in no time! Devotees to lure fishing love the sight of target species giving chase.You’ll also have a choice of bottom fishing; the most traditional technique of casting a rod, or even a hand-line, to hook the shoals that hover on the river bed. You’ll also be offered assistance with rebaiting, or feel free to rig your line at your own relaxed pace!

The Ultimate Catch

On this fishing odyssey, you’ll find exceptional scenery, excellent water quality, and a sheer abundance of target species that will leave you in awe. The Russel and Mulgrave rivers are renowned for being one of the world’s most diverse and productive eco-systems that positively overflows with marine and wildlife. You might even catch sight of a Saltwater crocodile, along with hooking Queen Fish and the famed prize of Barramundi! The lion’s share of your catch is delicious eating, and your expert hosts will not only gill and remove innards for you, but likewise share some tips on the best way to cook your bounty! We’re privy to the knowledge that wrapping your catch in foil, with some lemon and onion, and placing on the coals of a BBQ is one method where you can’t go wrong!

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

6:30am - 4:30pm

Departure Instructions

Meet your fishing guide 15mins before the start of your fishing charter at Finger "D" Berth 2

  • Cairns
  • Russell & Mulgrave Rivers and Mutchero Inlet
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas & New Years Day


10 Hours Approx

Fitness Level Required


  • Sunscreen
  • Wide Brimmed Hat
  • Camera
  • A Few Beers are Ok
  • Sunglasses

Per person price the same for Adults and Children

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

100% Cancellation fee for tours cancelled within 48 hours

Cairns Full Day Mulgrave and Russell Rivers Fishing

Tour Code: 147

Departing: Cairns



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$240.00
Family: au$960.00

Tour Code: 147



15 yrs & over

5 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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