Gone Fishing Cairns are the longest established charter operator of fishing trips in the Cairns Inlet.

Established in 1989 we have the knowledge to find that special fish for you.

The Cairns fishing charter operates a custom designed Estuary boat. Fully fitted out with live wells, esky’s to keep your catch and drinks icy cold, Global Positioning System and a colour fish finder to make your trip the best Cairns fishing adventure. Powered by twin 70hp Yamaha outboards we get you to the best Cairns fishing spots fast. With a cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 32 knots we leave the rest in our wake!



  • Fun half day fishing charter
    We had a fantastic day out with Russ today. He is very knowledgeable about the area & such a great guy. He is the new owner of Gone Fishing & we would highly recommend him. We did an afternoon charter & caught a beautiful finger mark which Russ filleted & cleaned for us. Thanks Russ for a great day out, much appreciated, Wayne, Sue & Devon
  • Highly Recommend – Awesome Day
    Went out with Russ today. Very experienced and knowledgeable fisherman and more importantly a great person! We set out in the morning to catch some live bait and saw a croc on the way...I'm still getting my head around how wild and beautiful the Northern part of Australia is. We had a lot of action in some parts of the morning and other parts waiting around for some..that's fishing ya'll! Caught a couple of Finger Marks and lost a few others. I was commenting to Russ about what a top morning I had and then BOOM right at the death of the session caught a beauty at 54cm which I had my hotel cook it up for me. Russ gutted and scaled the fish and was a professional throughout the session. We finished the session with an ice-cold, you guessed it, Great Northern beer. Highly recommend anyone keen to fish in Cairns to go with Russ.
  • Best fishing charter!!!
    We would like to say thank you to Russ and Tanya for a fantastic day out fishing today. The booking process was so easy and they were the most lovely people!!! Russ knew everything there was to know about fishing and taught us so much throughout the day! The lines were busy all day and we had a few thrilling catches. We had a small group which made it extremely enjoyable in comparison to other charters we have been on in the past. A fantastic way to start our holiday in Cairns 😊 Thank you so much Russ and Tanya for having us! Ben and Jess.
  • Knowledgeable expert owner, Excellent!
    We are experienced fishermen and were super happy going fishing with Russ. He is a knowledgeable and experienced fisherman. Russell cleaned our fish, caught live bait for us too. He could not have been more attentive and The boat was super comfortable with the owner is a pro! We caught fish! Highly, highly recommend - this guy loves what he does.
  • Awesome experience
    What a great morning out fishing with Russell. Our sons caught grunter and giant trevally along with a few other fish. We kept the grunter and took it along to Salt House (recommended by Russell) and they cooked it up for us 7 different ways! What an experience. Russell is really knowledgeable and did everything possible to find some awesome fishing spots. Highly recommend this trip. Watching him net the bait fish was great too. Highlight of our trip to Cairns. Thanks Russell!