The Cape Don Experience - Sports Fishing Trips for Giant Trevally
Our experienced guides and the use of our modern, fully equipped boats with comfortable, swivel seats and casting platform will ensure a great fishing experience. Cape Don Giant Trevally fishing videos. Cape Don is renowned for its diverse range of sports fishing experiences making it a fishermanâs paradise virtually all year round. Accessible from Cape Don are mangrove lined creeks, sandy island cays, fringing reef and rocky outcrops in deep bluewater all ideal fishing environments. Our catch and release philosophy and the use of barbless hooks, where possible, make it a sustainable activity for others to enjoy for future years.
The Cape Don Experience Cape Don is renowned for its diverse range of sports fishing experiences making it a fishermanâs paradise virtually all year round. Accessible from Cape Don are mangrove lined creeks, sandy island cays, fringing reef and rocky outcrops in deep bluewater all ideal fishing environments. Our catch and release philosophy and the use of barbless hooks, where possible, make it a sustainable activity for others to enjoy for future years.
Our Vessels Our selection of modern, fully equipped boats enables us to best match the group size with the most suitable boat size for the various types of fishing available. Whether the target species is barramundi or spanish mackerel, we have the boat and equipment to suit. Prices vary depending on how many guests there are on each boat. We currently run a fleet of 4 boats ranging from boats suitable for 1 passenger to 4 passengers.
Cobourg Peninsula Heralded as one of the best fishing locations in Australia, Cobourg Peninsula is an idyllic setting where fish are abundant and people are sparse. Species include Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Queenfish, Trevally, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Golden Snapper, Jewfish, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Cod and Stripey. There are also shellfish, squid and mud crabs, making for an impressive fishermanâs basket.
The time to experience the Cobourg Peninsula is entirely determined by the expectations of the individual angler with regards to the species he/she would like to target. For example, the months of March, April and May are capable of producing creek fishing for Barramundi second to none with Trevally, Mackerel and Queen fish as an addition. However, for the angler who wishes to fish for as many different species as possible, the end of August through to November / December is the time for you.
The weather in March, April / May can be quite warm and balmy as this is coming off the wet season months of January and February. This is the time that Lefty Kreh visited Cobourg and described it as âthe new fishing frontierâ. It is also the time of year that the Barramundi move downstream after the spawning season so this is the time to fish the gutters and runoffs as the fish are on the move.
Fishing from August through to November / December is best described as superb. During this time both the water and air temperatures rise. With the warmer water come the Bait fish schools and herald the arrival of the larger Spanish mackerel, The Queen Fish and Giant Trevally step up into top gear taking advantage of the new found food source. In the creeks the large female Barramundi in the later months start their pre spawning âmanoeuvresâ at the mouths of the creeks.
The salty creek systems contain Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, threadfin salmon and the awesome estuarine Crocodile, the largest reptile in the world. Dolphins, giant turtles and the endangered Dugong all reside in the seas surrounding Cobourg Peninsula. In the open waters swim the pelagic fish so sought after by game fisherman, marlin, Sailfish, Mackerel, Northern Blue Tuna and the like.