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Fishing on Hinchinbrook Island
Hinchinbrook, Hinchinbrook Area

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Hinchinbrook Island abounds in flora, fauna, palm fringed beaches and extensive mangrove lined waterways. The extensive flats and channel systems surrounding the Island and mainland proper is home to many prime tropical sportfish.

This region boasts one of the few places in Australia where that much-prized fly fishing adversary, the Permit (Snub Nosed Dart) can be targeted with some level of anticipation.

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Fishing with the majestic backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island is spectacular enough, but to be able to target good quality sportfish including barramundi, mangrove jacks, trevally, queenfish, salmon, fingermark, grunter and cod, it is easily a trip to remember.

Due to the magnificent mangrove environment, relative isolation in comparison to waters closer to Cairns and the lack of fishing pressure, this region is renowned for producing quality sportfish which are of a better average size than more heavily fished locations. The surrounding region of Lucinda and Cardwell also offer great land based fishing with Duncan Wharf, Lucinda Wharf, Taylor's and Forrest Beach being popular hot spots.

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A strict quota of 40 walkers applies to the Thorsborne Trail. Permits to stay on the Island are essential and the largest group size is six people. April to September are the best months for hiking the trail. This period avoids the very wet and the very dry.

How To Get There:
The island is located in north Queensland and is about 180 kilometres south of Cairns. Cardwell is the closest town and boats leave every day for the island. Departure and pickup times for the boat services vary as they are affected by the tides. When you make bookings with the boat operators, they will tell you the times.

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Hinchinbrook Island
Queensland 4849 Australia

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