Some of our main species in the river include; Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, Fingermark, Black Spotted Estuarine Cod, QLD Grouper, Queenfish and Tarpon to name a few. Offshore you can find; Long Tail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Golden Trevally, Bludger Trevally, Fingermark, Queenfish, Jewfish and Tuska amongst others.
Where don’t we go?! Beaches and headlands, inlets and rivers, offshore reefs, on the flats and everywhere in between. Fishing on land and water.
March through to December. Time of year might influence the type of fish you’re likely to encounter, so contact Lee to talk about your favourite species 0431 427 129.
Weipa has a range of great accommodation providers, catering to all requirements and budgets. At Weipa Sports Fishing, we’re happy to arrange a complete fishing and accommodation package. Call us today 0431 427 129.
Lure fishing Cape York is every fisherman’s paradise. Weipa Sports Fishing offers a range of guided lure fishing Cape York charters, catering to all interests and budgets.
Our fleet of custom sports fishing vessels with the very latest in fish finding technology and experienced guides will ensure you have the best possible chance at landing quality fish on lure.
Weipa offers an incredible variety of lure fishing options, all of which revolve around the tides.
High tide can require accurate casting amongst the mangrove roots, on the flats and on particular fallen snags, up side creeks. It also brings the option of casting lures and flies along the rocky headlands and beaches, where Barramundi, Blue Salmon, Queenfish and various other species can often be found.
Lee’s favourite form of lure fishing around Weipa is top water fishing. This is simply because you get to see, and usually hear, the bite from the barra or threadfin salmon.
The bulk of this style of fishing takes place towards the bottom end of the tide, when the water drains off the massive flats and concentrates in gutters and back eddies.
Drain fishing is also extremely user-friendly to the lure fisherman, because you can generally cast in any direction with nothing but water or mud to hit if you misjudge your cast.
We know the best times and spots to catch the big fish. We work with you to understand your interests and passions, to put you in the right place at the right time. For more info, call Lee 0431 427 129.
Weipa Sports Fishing are Cape York’s lure fishing experts. Owner / operator Lee Hodgetts, and his experienced group of young and enthusiastic guides, live and breathe to fish these waters.
Lee started Weipa Sports Fishing Charters with an absolute commitment to provide his guests with the best charter fishing experience possible.
To this end, he has invested in a first-class fleet of custom-built fishing boats and assembled a team of experienced and passionate fishing guides.
Weipa Sports Fishing caters to all level of lure fisherman, from the novice to the experienced. You can bring your own tackle or we can supply it for you.
When we’re talking lures, the choices are endless but some of Lee’s personal favorites include lures from the SMITH range, which are premium quality Japanese lures. They cost a bit more, but are definitely worth it! He recommends Saruna 110, Cherry Blood 90 and DD Panish.
For top water go Dog X, Tango Dancers and the Rapala X Walk. Deep divers are RMGs, River to Sea and Jones’ Rhinos.