With the mouth of Mossman River to the north and mangrove covered tidal flats to the south, Cooya Beach couldn't be a better location to catch your dinner. Whether fishing off the beach or at the mouth of the Mossman River you can expect to hook onto powerful fish.
Four Mile Beach
The northern end of Four Mile Beach ends at Island Point, with the rocky headland known as Flagstaff Hill. The headland runs around to Rex Smeal Park. Fishing off the rocks is a popular fishing location for locals and is a great place to drop some bait and catch bream, flathead and grunter. Keep an eye out for dolphins and rays which can be occasionally spotted off the headland.
Port Douglas Public Wharf
Located at the mouth of the Dickson Inlet this diverse estuary eco system ensures a regular supply of fish species providing good fishing opportunities. Using bait fish will ensure exciting fishing whether you're a novice or experienced fisher. Please be mindful this area is used by commercial vessels.
Located at the mouth of Mossman River, this very popular jetty was originally constructed in the early 1960s as a commercial port and is now mostly used by recreational fishers. This small estuary system can produce really good fishing at times, and you are highly likely to catch a fish. Estuaries are brimming with good eating fish but remember this is crocodile country and to be always on the lookout.
Known for its narrow sandy beach interspersed with rocks and fronted by rock flats. Fishing off the rock groyne, especially on an incoming tide can score you a variety of fish including queenfish, mackerel, bream, barra, squid and trevally.
Wonga Beach is the longest beach in Douglas, providing about 10km of sandy beach for you to fish off. Close inshore fringing reefs and rocky flats provide plenty of habitat for queenfish and trevally. Enjoy the tranquillity while you are wetting a line or casting for prawns.
Fishing on the mighty Daintree River inhabited by tropical sports fish, will get the adrenalin going. Barramundi, mangrove jack, and trevally belt around the snags, mangrove roots, or weed beds and using a lure or live bait is best.
Fishing the pristine fresh upper reaches of the Daintree River can score you a variety of fish. Shallow running lures work best in the shallows and weed beds . During the wetter months Barramundi can be aggressive feeders and fishing the main channel where small gutters and creek flow can be productive. Mangrove Jack and Trevally travel upstream to gorge themselves and are a viable catch. Bait fishing can be unpredictable and is best during the cooler months before and after the wet season. Enjoy the scenic beauty and surrounding natural wildlife while casting a line in the “fishing mecca” of Far North Queensland.