Big Barra in Cairns Inlet

Hoped for one more decent rainfall, it is now April and it looks like the wet just did not arrive this year. The smaller tides preceding the upcoming black moon have been very favorable.

We have been able to fish the deep 20 meter channels and there have been consistent catches of Threadfin Salmon, good Fingermark, Tarpon, Queenies and GT’S.

Threadfin Salmon

And there have also been plenty of reef sharks to keep both the anglers and the guide busy!

The definite Highlight of the past week was a massive, approximate 1.2 metre Monster Barramundi. The reason I say approximate is because a large Bull Shark helped himself to the tail end right by the boat as the landing net was on standby! Check the photo and you can see the damage a shark can do to a trophy Barra. We have a video of the Barra being brought in, I will upload it to youtube and link to it with the next fishing report.

1.2m Barramundi

1.2m Barramundi


The black moon is only 5 days away! That means the big incoming morning tides are building and will soon be pushing on to the pressure points! Cairns Trinity Inlet will be firing.

The big predators prefer these tides over any other!

Tight Lines,

John H