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Gone Fishing - Cooktown

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Address: Lot 4 Wilkinson Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4069 5980

Cooktown's premier fishing guide, offering guided fishing in Cooktown's...

Cooktown's premier fishing guide, offering guided fishing in Cooktown's lcoal rivers since 2002. Offering half, full day and extended river and reef fishing. Flick lures, live-bait and fly fish for all the great northern fish including barramundi, mangrove jack, GT's, queenies, coral trout and mackerel. Maximum of 5 anglers. Wildlife Tours - 2 hour interpretive tour, croc-spotting and birdwatching. Crocs guaranteed or money back. Kids welcome, beginners to advanced.

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Learned a lot

Went with my wife. Guide Mark had great knowledge of the ecosystem. Was patient in learning us new tricks on hooking fish. And we both fish our whole lives ;) We caught barra... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife. Guide Mark had great knowledge of the ecosystem. Was patient in learning us new tricks on hooking fish. And we both fish our whole lives ;) We caught barra, tarpon, Travally and mangrove jacks. To much wind to go outside. Better next time.

Thank Piet N
Townsville, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Mark started by pointing out that the joke is on most anglers who have the reel handle in the wrong side. From there the jokes kept flowing and the fishing spots better and better. It was a great day. Thanks mate!

1 Thank damone286
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We has a great time, caught fish, Mark coached us where we needed but his appreciation for the natural beauty of the area made the experience that bit more special. An honest and great experience!!

Thank gazcap
Geelong, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went offshore & fished the reefs. Caught plenty of fish of various species including 2 Spanish Mackerel, 1 of 1.5M about 25 kg's. Mark is a great guide & knows his job, I would recommend a trip with Mark , well worth the money learnt a lot thanks.

Thank lozlee16
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had the best fishing day out last week, we caught heaps of fish including a couple of big barras! I really liked that Mark went out of his way to help us improve our fishing technique which undoubtedly helped us land so many fish. Now we cant wait to go out again with Mark next month when we head back... More 

Thank Chris C
Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Myself and my son Jed met Mark at the ramp at 630, after Mark caught some live bait fish he recommended we head offshore as the weather was perfect. We headed out and fished with live bait, Jed caught a nice GT, a total surprise as we were fishing for Spanish Mackreall. We fished with poppers for a while before... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a really peaceful boat trip up the Endeavour River, through the mangroves and paperbark. Beautiful way to see a little of the wilderness. Mark has a small boat that proved perfect for getting up close to the action. We saw so many of the Sacred Kingfisher and Bee-eaters. Some big crocs up the river and some lovely river bends.... More 

Thank Ewster
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Day One fishing the Endeavour River with live baits. Great Mangrove Jacks and a host of other species. Mark certainly knows this river system. Day Two was going to be a Lure day, but when we launched it was a very calm day and Mark suggested a run outside. Boy was he spot on Fun with poppers, then a bit... More 

Thank Trev W
Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Myself and 4 mates recently spent 2 days fishing with Mark from Gone Fishing - Cooktown and we all had a fantastic experience. Conditions weren't great but the experience and local knowledge of Mark ensured that we had a great time and caught fish! 2 of us were extremely inexperienced - no idea really - while one had a good... More 

Thank paul37nolan
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I approached a guide in this same vessel as pictured at the Cooktown town ramp in April 2016. Mind you his clients had not yet turned up as yet and he was just warming up the boat motor whilst moored at the ramp. All I really wanted was a card and available dates. Myself and my two young children were... More 

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privali, Owner at Gone Fishing - Cooktown, responded to this review

There was no interaction other than "Good Morning", as you know it is an obvious attempt to drag down our ratings and recommend another operator. More 

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