Weipa has some of the best saltwater fly fishing conditions in the country. There are way too many fish to list but on a good week you can expect up to 45 different species on fly.
Weipa has over 40nm of coastline littered with crystal clear flats, bays, rocky outcrops and shallow reef systems. Not to mention five major rivers. You can fish five full days in Weipa and not even get close to scratching the surface.
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.
The crew at Weipa Sports Fishing are always happy to talk about your fly fishing trip requirements. If you want the low down, we’ve got the info! Give Lee a call today on 0431 427 129.
Weipa fly fishing charters are a specialty service at Weipa Sports Fishing. We offer a variety of guided fly fishing charters, to a range of destinations, offering many different fly fishing situations and experiences. We cater to everyone from the novice fly fisherman through to the experts.
On any given day, you could find yourself stalking the crystal clear flats, sight casting to golden trevally and cobia that cruise behind manta rays, or casting to blue bastards and barramundi lurking around rocky outcrops. There’s also cruising queenfish, GTs, permit and many others. More recently the elusive milkfish have been taking a fly.
Your Weipa fly fishing day could be spent up the creek, casting popper flies at the silver-scaled barramundi that stalk the various gutters and drains that show on low tides or sinking deceivers into fallen snags to entice mangrove jacks and fingermark.
Weipa also has some spectacular bluewater fishing. At times the offshore bait balls are nothing short of mind blowing, with huge schools of baitfish turning as one, creating spectacular lightning flashes below the surface of the water, as they turn to evade the crashing runs from the predators.
Long-tail tuna, GTs, bull sharks, queenfish and Spanish Mackerel work these hard, and can be found slicing through the massive bait balls for an easy feed.
When fly fishing in and around Weipa, it’s not uncommon to catch over 45 species in a week.
Most saltwater fly tackle requirements for Weipa should be easily satisfied by an 8/9 weight fly rod matched with a good quality reel and intermediate line. This will do the job 90% of the time.
Although, if you are interested in fishing offshore in the blue water for GTs, Spanish Mackerel etc., then a 10 weight fly rod with a full sink line is strongly recommended and a full float line would be an obvious addition for the keen popper fisherman.
Fly choices for Weipa are a similar to rod choices. There is one fly that will be more than adequate 90% of the time and that is the simple 1,0 white clouser.
Every Weipa fly fisherman should have a healthy supply of white clousers at their disposal. It’s also worthwhile packing the odd Crab, Deceiver, Gold Bomber and Pink Thing.
For more information, call Lee 0431 427 129.