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Cape Don Fishing Lodge

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Cape Don is situated in the Cobourg Peninsula in Arnhemland is one of those world class fishing locations (Cape Don) you often read about in fishing publications, but only ever dream of visiting. Here the landscape is like nothing you can imagine and the fishing is simply mind blowing Barramundi, Mangrove Jacks, Tuna, Spanish Mackerel plus all the other usual suspects… Cape Don is the perfect place to base yourself for this superb fishing experience. Jutting from the Northern Territory’s north coast this fishing mecca is within Garig Gunak National Park, which comprises the Cobourg Peninsula and the surrounding waters of the Cobourg Marine Park.

The team at FishingEarth have fished six of the seven continents and many of the beautiful oceans & seas surrounding these amazing land masses. And the number one lesson we have collectively learned from these many 1000’s of hours fishing is that often it is the people you are will that takes your fishing adventure from a good trip to a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure of a lifetime.

We want to match you with a location where you can relax so the ‘old world’ seems like a million miles away. And the only thing you need to worry about is… well we hope nothing to worry about apart from how are you going to turn that fish of a lifetime that has just smashed your lure or fly!!

 

As FishingEarth does not have to ‘just fill’ seats on boats no matter what the fishing conditions we pride ourselves on giving you an honest assessment of the tides and conditions. Most of us have limited windows to get your fishing adventure fix so we work on making it as stress free as possible and find you the best adventure for the dates you have available.

FishingEarth also understand that it’s not just about catching fish… Yes we understand it is a Fishing Adventure so the fishing opportunities have to be world class as do the guides and the equipment. We also want to make sure we give you the best options to be at the right lodge at the best times possible. The team at FishingEarth would like to welcome you to your Fishing Adventure of a lifetime at  Cape Don Fishing Lodge

Welcome to Cape Don Fishing Lodge

The Cobourg Peninsula in Arnhemland is one of those world class fishing locations you often read about in fishing publications, but only ever dream of visiting. Here the landscape is like nothing you can imagine and the fishing is simply mind blowing. Cape Don is the perfect place to base yourself for this superb fishing experience.

Jutting from the Northern Territory’s north coast this fishing mecca is within Garig Gunak National Park, which comprises the Cobourg Peninsula and the surrounding waters of the Cobourg Marine Park.

The spectacular wilderness of Garig Gunak Barlu National Park incorporates some of the most pristine rainforest, swamps, lagoons, and smooth, white sandy beaches that are untouched, with the exception of the tracks left by the crocodiles, goannas and sea turtles which have used these beaches for thousands of years.

The creeks and surrounding coastline offer myriad bird species and marine life, including sea turtles, dugong and manta rays to name but a few, all of which are still traditionally hunted by the local Aboriginal custodians.

Renowned for the diversity of its sports fishing, the Cobourg Peninsula has a multitude of mangrove-lined billabongs, as well as fresh and saltwater rivers and creek systems that are simply jumping with Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Blue and Threadfin Salmon and Queenfish, along with the ever present Estuary Cod.

But this fishing adventure isn’t confined to these locations. Along the coast there is a whole reef system to be explored, which abounds with big lure crunching pelagics, such as Mackerel, Bluefin Tuna, monster Trevally and Sailfish. And this is just on the surface. Fish a little deeper and you’ll be on for some back breaking encounters with Coral Trout, Jewfish, Golden Snapper, Tricky Snapper and GT’s.

You’ll get a real sense of the adventure you’re about to embark upon as you fly to the lodge in the light aircraft from Darwin. Make sure you get a window seat, as from this vantage you’ll get a breathtaking view of the coast line, creaks, rivers and crystal clear flats that you’ll soon be casting into.

The guides here are experts in all types of lure, fly and offshore bait fishing and will work incredibly hard to get you into as many productive hotspots as they possibly can. Their skills, experience and professionalism are excellent and they’re always happy to provide hints and tips on any fishing techniques you’d like to try.

For those who are not so keen to fish every minute of every day, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy. Guests have the approval of the Aboriginal custodians to enter these traditional hunting grounds, so you can get out and observe the spectacular wildlife, take a walk through the dense monsoonal rainforest or relax on the white sandy beaches that line the coast.

As well as the breathtaking scenery and the world class fishing, the accommodation here at the lodge is also unique. Situated on the site of an historic lighthouse built in 1916 which is still in operation today, the lodge is within the newly renovated Head Lighthouse Keeper’s homestead.

With five large bedrooms, each with ceiling fans and opening through to a large veranda, as well as a games room and spa pool, you have everything you need to relax following a day of exhilarating fishing. Your in house chef will be eagerly awaiting your return from the day’s fishing to see what he’ll be cooking for dinner. There is a catch and release philosophy here, but fish and crabs are kept to be cooked fresh for your dinner.

Guests at Cape Don are limited to twelve at any one time and it is this exclusive access that provides the sense of unspoiled, unique wilderness. A stay here is best enjoyed as a four day minimum tour, and is open from March through to November each year.

The FishingEarth Experience

At FishingEarth we want you to have the fishing charter experience of your dreams. That means a stress free experience from your first contact with us through to returning back home. FishingEarth wants to work with you to find you some fishing memories to last a lifetime… Father & Son, Mother & Daughter, a bunch of great mates.

Talk with us about what you want to experience on your FishingEarth Fishing Adventure and we will find the fishing charter perfect for you. We want you to focus on enjoying your fishing adventure.

Book your next fishing adventure with FishingEarth

If you would like to experience a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure of a lifetime we have put together the best fishing charters and lodges in the best locations on earth. We help you find the best locations to make sure you are in the right spot at the right time.

So drop FishingEarth and email fish@fishingearth.com or give us a call and we’ll take all the hassle and stress out of organising your FishingEarth Fishing Adventure. Can can make all the arrangements and provide you with advise on what to take. And best of all we know what we are talking about.

All you need to do is call FishingEarth on 0447 789 777 or email info@fishingearth.com to find out more

   

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