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Barron River, Cairns, QLD

Fishing destination review

Target fish 1: Barramundi

Target fish 2: Mangrove jack

Fishing style: Lure fishing, Bait fishing

Tackle used: Spin, Baitcast

Revisit rating (1-10): 7

Big fish rating (1-10): 7

Fish quantity rating (1-10): 7

Experience rating (1-10): 8

Overall cost rating (1-10): 4

Accommodation used: Holiday unit

Charter used: Self-guided

Month of visit: June

Days fished: 2

Weather rating (1-10): 8

Reviewer: Az Gallagher

Quick comment: Cairns provides access to many great estuary systems. Get in before the cold snap in July, as the barra and mangrove jack fishing can go off. Gutters and submerged snags around the low tide work well. Morning and late afternoon is best for throwing a few lures!

(Key to ratings: 1 – very low > 10 – very high)


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