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Fish Species, FishingJanuary 20, 2020

Local Species

Like most places the time of year can have a bearing on the species you are most likely to encounter if you want to target a particular species speak to one of our experienced guides prior to booking your trip to ensure you give yourself the best opportunity to catch that trophy fish.

Barramundi is the most sought after species and while they can be caught all year round they are best targeted in the hotter months this is also true of Mangrove Jacks Finger Mark and Salmon. The winter months produce the Pelagic species like Mackerel and Tuna. Queenfish and Trevally can be caught all year round.

Below is a description of the species of fish that may be found in Weipa as well as a chart designed to show you the best times of the year for different species of fish.

Black Jewfish |  Barramundi |  Cobia |  Coral Trout | Fingermark | Giant Trevally | Giant Herring |  Mangrove Jack |  Snub-Nosed Dart | Queenfish | Threadfin SalmonTarpon | Triple Tail |  Longtail Tuna |  Saratoga | Spanish Mackerel | Chart