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Fly Fishing Cape York aboard 64Ft Mothership “Freedom”

Your 7 Night / 6 Day North Mapoon fly fishing trip is completed aboard the 64 Ft New Wave Power Cat Mothership “Freedom.”

Each day angler’s fish a diversity of flats, river systems and creeks, returning to Freedom to relax in comfort and enjoy the Northern Australian climate. Fishing is aboard our two American Made dedicated fibreglass skiffs with a 2 Angler : 1 Guide ratio.

It is not uncommon to encounter over 30 species over the course of a weeks’ fishing. Anglers can chase high-speed pelagic species including Tuna and Mackerel close inshore, sight fish on the river mouth flats for trevally, queenfish, barramundi, giant herring and mangrove jack.

And then there’s the flats fishing. The prized Indo-Pacific Permit, T.Anak, one of the “Big 4” permit species is endemic to the area providing an inviting flats challenge. Join us for an incredible adventure in one of Australia’s truly most remote fly-fishing destinations.


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West Cape York Mothership, QLD

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North Mapoon, QLD Remote Cape York Fly Fishing

At the northernmost tip of Australia; across the Torres Strait from Papua New Guinea lies one of the most robust, varied and uncrowded saltwater fisheries in the world.
Guests fly into the regional township of Weipa. Weipa can be easily accessed via Qantas Airways from all major Australian cities within a day.

Once in Weipa you will be welcomed by the Aussie Fly Fisher team, spending the night at The Cape Fly Fishing Lodge. From there guests venture approximately 80 kilometres north towards the small indigenous town of Mapoon where guests board the 64 FT Mothership “Freedom,” accessing a vast fishery with more than 100 miles
of coastline that includes 11 rivers and river flats.

Your 7 Night / 6 Day North Mapoon fly fishing trip is completed aboard the 64 Ft New Wave Power Cat Mothership “Freedom.” Freedom is family owned and operated by Weipa locals, Karl and Eileen Reed who have been visiting the waters North of Mapoon for more than 20 years.

Cape York has so much to explore and we look forward to sharing this wonderful part of Australia with you.

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Cape York Queensland
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July - September
Permit T. Anak
Giant Trevally
Blue Bastard
Black Spot Tusk Fish
Golden Trevally
Brassy Trevally
Spanish Mackerel
Mangrove Jack

What is included

  • 7 nights accommodation – one night at The Cape Lodge, 6 nights aboard Freedom IV Mothership
  • 6 full days’ guided fly fishing
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Ground transfers to/from Weipa QLD Airport
  • Patagonia Sun Shirt and AFF Cap

Not included

  • Return flights to Weipa, Queensland, Australia
  • Alcohol
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Flies, fly lines and terminal tackle. Flies and fly lines are available for purchase at The Cape Lodge
  • 9 & 10 weight rods and reels can be hired on each trip. Breakage fees apply. Guests must bring or purchase their own fly lines.