Cooktown is unique for its close proximity to numerous unique fishing spots. The Endeavour and Annan Rivers, including the Wharf in town will certainly be good places to find trevally, queenies, permit and the elusive bonefish; and in the estuaries barramundi, mangrove jacks, fingermark and crabs.
As Cooktown is the closest town to the iconic world heritage site, The Great Barrier Reef, be sure to book a fishing trip whilst you’re here. Inshore reefs lie just a couple of miles out whilst travelling 10-15 miles further out from the Wharf will open up a lot more possibilities. Riverbend Cruises are also a great way to explore the ancient mangrove systems and magnificent rainforest habitat.