Hook-a-Barra Cairns Barramundi Fishing

Barramundi fishing is the ultimate sport fishing adventure in North Queensland. This native Australian species is beloved of anglers worldwide, not only for its fight, but also for its delicious eating. Hook-A-Barra offers anglers of all skills and abilities the chance to practise their lure and land techniques against this stunning fish, in an idyllic rainforest location.

The Fishing Benefits

You know the fish are here! Hook-a-Barra’s multispecies pond is stocked with over 1,500 Barramundi, ranging from 50cm to 1m and over.

Everything is provided. Hook-A-Barra has a comprehensive range of tackle, including an extensive selection of lures with everything from hard bodied minnows to soft plastics, poppers and paddle tails. Knowledgeable staff provide guidance and tuition.

It’s sustainable. You can practise your lure and land techniques on our farmed stock. Even if you decide to purchase your fish, you are not depleting Australia’s wild stock. Fishing doesn’t get any more sustainable than this!

Hook-A-Barra is suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities, from the very young, to the young at heart.

The Barramundi

Hook-A-Barra is the ‘recreational’ component of Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farms. Our salt water is sourced from the Daintree River. Our Barramundi grows naturally, under free-range conditions; the large earthen ponds replicate their natural habitat. The quality of our location, water, soil and feed, means our Barramundi are first class fish.

Barramundi are a good source of Omega 3 (can reduce the risk of heart disease), phosphorus (helps to protect the blood’s acid/base balance) and selenium (an anti-oxidant). Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farms have been award winners, for the quality of their Barramundi, since 2006. Their first class product is appreciated by anglers and diners.

This is also a unique opportunity to try land a striking albino Barramundi; now there’s a photo for the wall.

Fishing at Hook-a-Barra

These Barramundi are wild creatures. They will replicate the form and habits of wild Barramundi. They are not trained to jump on your hook. The time of day, position of the moon and any number of other factors make their desire to chase the lure bigger or smaller.

NB: Are you guaranteed to catch a Barramundi? Well no – they are wild creatures and that’s all part of the thrill of fishing. Our staff are here to help and will endeavour to assist you to catch a fish: we want you to enjoy your fishing experience with us. Hook-A-Barra has a record of 19 Barramundi catches in one hour by one person.


Hook-a-Barra Session Times and Prices

Hook-A-Barra catch and release fishing costs $56 for adults and $46 for children 5-14 years.  This includes an introduction to Barra Fishing, rod & tackle setup and the assistance of guides around the ponds with techniques, tips and netting your catch.

One hour sessions start at 9am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm & 3.30pm daily. If you arrive outside our scheduled sessions, our guides will provide assistance and get you fishing as soon as possible, subject to availability.

Non-fishing general admission costs $10 per person.  Children under 5 are free.

Extra hours fishing can be purchased on site.

You may also purchase your delicious medal-winning catch for an additional $14 per kilo, or pick up some fillets for added convenience.