Bait, Lure & Sport FISHING TRIPS

Reef fishing and sports fishing trips from Bloomfield, south of Cooktown, is another of the boating adventures we offer here at Bloomfield Escape. Try your luck catching the many different varieties of fish that inhabit our rainforest river, mangrove systems and offshore tropical waters. Our guests have caught coral trout, spanish mackerel, nanygai, emperors, cod and more. We’re small on numbers – maximum 7 guests for a fishing trip – big on experience. Minimum numbers apply. Full day adventure tours.



Getting on board our Escape II, a 9m Extended Cab Kevlacat that provides a comfortable and stable ride, and heading out for a day of fishing and exploring. We customise our trips to suit your interests and requirements. For family days, we find the best thing to do is to combine a bit of fishing, with a bit of swimming and some island time. That keeps everyone happy. For a group of mates maybe some sport fishing with lure or baits. We’re all about sustainability and there’s nothing better than taking a catch home and cooking it up for dinner.

Private Sport Fishing Trips

The owners and operators of Bloomfield Escape do love to wet the line from time to time. They know there’s nothing better than being out on the water with family and friends, catching a feed to share at the table that night. They know these waters, the seasons and where to find what fish, at what time of year. They’re happy to share this local information with you on a full day fishing charter and encourage sustainable fishing at all times. That’s important for the reef, the fisheries and the families and friends that are yet to visit and enjoy this remote wilderness area.

So, what might you catch on a Bloomfield Escape fishing charter? Pretty much all of the big-ticket bucket items are here – mackarel, tuna, cod, trout, queenfish, giant trevally, nanygai and more.

Bring your own rod, reel and tackle or borrow ours. We do lure and bait fishing on the offshore reef systems. Full day trips. Exact timing is tide and weather dependent but as a rough guide, we leave around 7am and return between 4-4.30pm. Check with us when booking. Advance bookings are essential. Call (07) 4060 8346 or


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