Fishing the Daintree Rainforest

Fishing the Daintree River -
Fishing the Daintree River

One of the best fishing areas in Queensland Australia is in the Daintree rainforest. Freshwater fishing is at its best here. Of the 190 species of fish in Australia one third is in this forest. So your catch will be plentiful as well as rewarding.

There are rainbow trout, butterfish, catfish, freshwater bream, and spangles grunters, just to name a few. We do not want to forget the barramundi! These fish are found though out the tropical Australia and is common in the wet tropics. The Daintree rainforest has a good fish population in the Daintree River and the nearby streams. Barramundi are prized by sport fishermen as a good eating fish. It also has a unique sex life. Each life begins as a male but between the ages of 3 to 5 years the fish changes its sex to a female!

You can drop a line in the water and wait for the fish to bite or fly fishing is an option. You may want a lazy day of fishing to bait your hook with fresh bait or a lure and just sit, watch the other wildlife in the area or the clouds drift by and wait for the fish to strike. Fly fishing has a bit more excitement to it. You throw out your line with a fly lure that you made your self. You make the fly dance across the water to entice the fish to strike and when it does be prepared for a good fight to bring the fish in.

For a good start for a seafood feast you can go around the mangrove swamps and get some mud crabs. There are also freshwater crocodiles that you need to watch out for.

While on your vacation to Queensland be sure to put freshwater fishing on your list of things to do. It will be a good decision because you’ll not soon forget the experience!