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North Johnstone River, Innisfail, QLD

Fishing destination review

Target fish 1: Sooty grunter

Target fish 2: Jungle perch

Fishing style: Lure fishing

Tackle used: Spin

Revisit rating (1-10): 9

Big fish rating (1-10): 5

Fish quantity rating (1-10): 9

Experience rating (1-10): 8

Overall cost rating (1-10): 4

Accommodation used: Local contact

Charter used: Self-guided

Month of visit: June

Days fished: 3

Weather rating (1-10): 6

Reviewer: Az Gallagher

Quick comment: The North Johnstone River is a pristine freshwater system. Although some areas are hard to access by foot, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Spending a full day exploring by inflatable kayak is best. The sooty grunter and jungle perch can be aggressive and will ambush a variety of small, hard body lures. Poppers are the best fun!

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