Fraser Island Estuary

Estuary fishing in Fraser Island's Sandy Straits
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123cm Fraser Island barra

Effort reaping the reward for Coastwatch’s David Granville who released this massive 123cm barra fishing out of River Heads with Luke in September 2021. David has fished with us many times before both locally and on long-range Gulf Expeditions as well as regularly at Monduran Dam. He was very excited for his new saltwater PB, a dream fish for anywhere but in particular for Fraser Coast waters.

Watch Dave’s video here.

Full day Charter

2 anglers
$375 EA
(Total $750)

Solo Angler
3 Anglers
Extra $375
Luke Fallon
Fishing Guide

Our Fraser Island estuary fishing charters are generally departing River Heads boat ramp which provides convenient access to the Mary & Susan Rivers as well as various other spots along the estuaries of the Sandy Straits.

Typically a full day of fishing (about 8 hours) with the departure times determined by and coinciding with the tides.

Target species include the iconic Australian bucket list species of barramundi and threadfin salmon – both of which are caught here in good size – as well as mangrove jacks, flathead and cod.

The waters inside Fraser Island are recognised at the southern limit of wild barramundi on the east coast of Australia. Within this area there are three major rivers which provide the necessary environments for barramundi to breed being the Susan and Mary Rivers which enter the straits at River Heads, as well as the Burrum River to the north of Hervey Bay.

Since relocating to the Fraser Coast with the big boat, KEKOA, in 2018, Luke has spent a lot of time in the estuaries specifically targeting barramundi to good success.

Luke lives at River Heads and typically spends most of his effort locally, with wife Kelly, who is also a long time fishing tragic and his partner in the fishing businesses. They both love nothing more than hitting local waters when time allows!

If you are interested in supporting the Fraser Coast Fishing Alliance and their efforts to restore the Fraser Coast to its status at the top of the list of world-class fishing destinations, please sign the petition to end commercial netting in the Fraser Island/Sandy Straits conservation zone here.

Cancellations made 7 days prior to the start of your trip will receive a full refund.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before your trip, but more than 48hours prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellation made less than 48hours prior to the start of the trip are not refundable.

Cancellations must be acknowledged by Luke Fallon Sport & Game Fishing.

We accept payments via direct deposit or Mastercard/Visa.

Please reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to your trip and make sure we have your contact details and where you will be staying.

Please bring your own meals/snacks and refreshments. Ice and esky is provided.

We recommend bringing a hat and suncreen and spray jacket as the boat is open to the elements!

Alcohol is allowed on board although excessive consumption and unruly behaviour will not be tolerated.

Tackle is provided on a replace if lost basis.

You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own barra gear! There’s nothing more important than being confident in using your own gear and Luke is an expert guide

Monduran is a dam and therefore considered sheltered waters and weather related cancellations are most unlikely. However, in the event weather conditions make it unsafe to fish, as determined by Luke – ie. storm activity, flooding rain etc – the charter will be rescheduled to a mutually suitable date, or all charter fees paid refunded.

In the event of a weather related charter cancellation, Luke Fallon Sport Fishing is not responsible for any ancillary costs/damages.

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