Along with Barramundi fishing, Townsville and the North Queensland area offer an extensive variety of fish for angling enthusiasts to enjoy. The amazing weather provides over 300 plus sun filled days of beautiful fishing conditions, so you can understand why locals and tourists love fishing this area. The teaming waters around Townsville and Cape Bowling Green always have something to offer. From estuaries with prize fish like Big Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Threadfin, to shoal dwelling Red Emperor and Coral Trout. Maybe you prefer the pelagic surface smashers like Cobia, Giant Trevally, Queenfish and Spanish Mackerel. With fantastic scenery and wildlife an added bonus, what’s not to love about it!.

Man hold Big Barramundi fishing Townsville Townsville


Enjoy Barramundi fishing in Townsville's tropical waters with plenty of opportunities to get hooked into some great fish action. With a huge variety of fish species, there's always something on the bite.

Barramundi Fishing Townsville man holding fish

Other Areas

From the Bohle to the Haughton River you can be fishing in prime wetlands within 50 minutes from Townsville. With over 35 years of local fishing knowledge we can place you in the right spot at the right time.

Magnetic Island Fishing Charters

Magnetic Island

Townsville is truly blessed to have Magnetic Island at it's doorstep. The waters provide great fishing along with a relaxed place to stop for a pub lunch or a quick break before hooking back in.

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Cape Cleveland

Cape Cleveland, the Townsville shoals, and it's inshore reefs provide some of the most spectacular catches. From Northern Bluefin Tuna, Marlin, and other pelagic species, it's always an adventure.

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Barramundi Fishing in the Townsville area

The waters around Townsville provide outstanding fishing for Big Barramundi. An Australian icon, the Barramundi is a prized and sort after fish by most recreational anglers.

Known for its fighting spirit, size and taste, it can be found in fresh and saltwater and will eat almost anything (including other barramundi). 

For further information on Recreational Fishing Rules, Sizes, and Possession Limits in Queensland, please visit here. 

Size – in Queensland is 58cm min and 120cm max.

Limit – 5 per person / 10 per boat (with 2 or more people on board).

Diet – Juveniles eat small fish, insects and small crustaceans, such as prawns. Adults eat mainly fish and crustaceans.

Predators – Predators include larger fish, birds and reptiles, such as the saltwater crocodile. Barramundi also prey upon each other.

Exclusion Times – 1st November through to 31st January (Qld).

Best Way to Catch – Fishing with Aussie Barra Charters.

Barramundi Fishing Townsville


Fishing in Townsville offers more that just big Barramundi. From Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack, and Grunter to Fingermark, Mackerel, GTs and Queenfish. The tropical waters around North Queensland offer a superb variety of fish with something always on the bite. If you have a favourite species you’d love to target, give Aussie Barra Charters a call to discuss your tailored fishing experience.

Mangrove Jack Townsville Fishing Charters

With so many varieties of quality estuary fish, there’s always ample opportunity for a delicious feed.

Reef Fishing Townsville

Got a favourite species in mind? Talk to us about a tailormade day fishing targeting your prize fish.

No matter what your level of fishing experience, we have an exciting fishing adventure waiting for you

Big Fish Townsville Maggie Island

Like them Fast and Furious? Spend a Day in the Bay smashing the big pelagic surface dwellers

Queen Fish Magnetic Island Fishing
Magnetic Island Fishing Aussie Barra Charters

We always follow Queensland fishery rules and regulations, and strictly obey bag and size limits.

Any fish that are restricted or out of season are always returned to the water as soon as possible.