Although Cairns is best known for its giant black marlin fishery it is also renowned for its light tackle fishing among the many reefs which make up the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to fishing from Aroona there is also the option of fishing from Aroona's well set up 5m tender which is ideal for light tackle fishing and exploring the abundant reefs.
There are many species available when light tackle fishing. They include: small marlin, giant trevally, sail fish, wahoo, spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish (mahi mahi) as well as many other reef dwellers.
Aroona has access to two ideal locations for estuary fishing within reach of its home port: To the north is the area around Princess Charlotte Bay and to the south are the diverse estuary systems of Hinchinbrook Channel.
Both locations offer excellent fishing for a wide variety of species within the estuaries or among the nearby reefs. You will be astounded by the natural beauty and abundance of wildlife that inhabit these areas. It is not uncommon to spot dolphins, whales, dugong, crocodiles and an incredible variety of birds.
Both of these locations require a charter of at least five days and will incur a relocation fee.
There are endless options for those that wish to fish for reef fish, either from Aroona while she is moored or from her well equipped tender. All equipment is supplied and our chef will be more than happy to prepare and cook your favourite catch for dinner if you desire.
There are excellent reef fish to be caught on the Great Barrier Reef including red emperor, coral trout, spangled emperor, blue line emperor and many varieties of cod.
Please note: Aroona has a wide variety of quality fishing tackle to cater for most conditions but we also encourage enthusiasts to bring along their favourite fishing rod or specialist equipment.
All equipment is supplied on a replacement if lost or broken basis.
If you are chasing big gamefish, Cairns is the right port for you.
All the gear you need is on board, but we're more than happy for you to bring your own.
MY Aroona is a member of the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association