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Take your next fishing trip with the best and experience an award-winning Cannon Charters sportfishing adventure.
Taking you to remote, unspoiled fishing spots around the spectacular coast of Australia’s Top End aboard our Mothership “MV Cannon”, our trips combine fantastic fishing opportunities with great scenery and the very best of luxury travel.
Leaving from Darwin, set off on a multi-day trip to one of our four, top sport-fishing destinations where you will have an experience like no other.
In the capable hands of our expert guides, you’ll not only have the best fishing of your life but enjoy restaurant quality food, breathtaking scenery and wildlife encounters all in comfort you wouldn’t believe possible.
We can promise you’ll leave feeling like part of the Cannon family – and itching to return for your next adventure!
Barramundi, The Hollywood of Australian sportfish the Barramundi goes from being a great sports fish to one of the best once it gets into the 80cm range. Arnhemland has some of the best barramundi fishing on this earth and the Arnhemland Coastal Camp is perfectly located to take advantage of this barra fishing.
Mangrove Jack, how exciting is it when you get smashed by a jack as it heads back into its snag. Just think how good chasing Jacks on the reef!
Black Jewfish, Pound for pound Black Jewfish smash just about any fishing out of the river!
Queenfish, the Cirque du Soleil performer of the sports fishing world.
Threadfin Salmon, nothing like their northern hemisphere namesake these fish are aggressive and fish as hard as any tropical superstar.
Fingermark, much like their cousin the mangrove jack
GT (Giant Trevally), GT are also been referred to as being the gangsters of the reef. No matter if traveling in a group or individually they are on a mission and it is the mission of feeding as well as smashing the spirits of any accomplished sports fisho. recently encountered some feeding fish working the edge of a drop offAndIn true GT style50 minutes laterThe angular released the fish and then put the rod in the rod rack sat down for a rest. No person ever tangled with the 40+ kilogram fish and then immediately cast again.
Coral Trout, When it comes time to catching dinner there are few better fish. The coastal/beach reefs around the island hold trout up to 12lb not bad off the beach!!
Spanish Mackeral, The Vincent van Gogh of saltwater fly sports fishing. These are a beautiful looking fish that make you earn your reward. Fast powerful and dirty fighters.
Barracuda, They come in two sizes up in our parts. Small and annoying and massive followed by a Holly Crap!!
Northern Bluefin Tuna, For those of you that have never seen 400 yards of backing strip off your fly line in 30 seconds, this is the fish for you! Not a lot around in November but that’s good we want you fishing for the fish below.
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The true explorers experience, this trip takes you to one of the most remote and acclaimed fishing spots in Australia – where the fish are plentiful, the waters are crystal clear and the scenery is picturesque.
As one of our newest trips, be one of the first to discover the myriad fishing opportunities on offer, from fly fishing to blue water, creek or reef, this region has it all. Marine life is abundant, with everything from dolphins, sea turtles, crocodiles and manta rays to the native dugong to be seen.
One of the most remote locations in the Northern Territory, the Mini Mini system offers a huge supply of creeks to fish and explore, with a variety of creek, river and reef fishing to suit the most intrepid fisherman.
Along with Queen Fish, Giant Trevally, and bottom dwellers, there are Mangrove Jack, Threadfin and, if the weather gods smile on us, Bluewater Tuna and Mackerel.
A Barra fishers dream, you’ll get the chance to catch a Metery – a real trophy to impress the fellas back home. With many areas inaccessible by road, this charter lets you experience the beauty of this mostly untouched region up-close and personal.
Unparalleled scenery and a variety of fishing opportunities – creek, river, reef and blue water.
Prepare for a sportfishing extravaganza with Coral Trout, Blue Bone, Jewfish, Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin and Spanish Mackerel just a few of the catches you’ll boast about!
With over 40 species of tropical fish, even the most hardened fisherman will be like a kid at Christmas during our West Coast Charter, with Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Threadfin Salmon among our top catches during this trip.
Not just the best catch of your life, this coastline has so much more than fishing to offer and you’ll have a front row seat for it all!
The MV Cannon is a luxury 75’ mothership, purpose-built for comfort and to the specifications required for our sportfishing charters.
All the comforts of home (and likely more!) are yours to enjoy while exploring the remote locations of our charters around the Top End and Kimberley.
As soon as you come aboard you’ll feel right at home, welcomed by the huge outside entertaining deck area where you’ll enjoy most of your meals at the 10-seater table under the shade of the hardtop.
With the must-have BBQ and large drinks fridge, we are fully equipped for throwing a shrimp or two on the barbie while cracking a cold one and taking in the view. On hot days, relax in the internal lounge and dining area with TV, video, DVD and stereo system, all in air-conditioned comfort.
SLEEP IN STYLE
The MV Cannon sleeps 8 guests in four surprisingly roomy, air-conditioned cabins which always have an unlimited supply of fresh water for showers.
Two cabins are in bunk-bed style and come with their own shower and separate toilet, and two have a double and single bed with private ensuites.
While you’ll be spending most of your day out on the water, our rooms have everything you need to enjoy a refreshing sleep and get the most out of your trip!
Step into your ‘office’ for the day….
Our custom-built tinnies are a roomy 4.8 m, equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable day on the water.
The carpeted interior is kept clean and well-maintained, the leather seats are sturdy and padded and the esky is well stocked with food, water and all other important ‘hydration’ needed for a hard day’s work.
Each tinny seats two fishermen and their personal guide, and gives you the freedom to fish and explore the hidden nooks and crannies that other large charter ships can’t access. Talk about an office with a view…
All lures and fishing gear are provided for you on our trips – and we have some of the best equipment out there!
You’ll get to try out some of the top gear from Shimano, G Loomis, Diawa and we also have bait caster and spinning reels available if you are that way inclined.
Our lures and soft plastics are from professional brands like Zman, Halco, and Gulp, and you can even try your hand at net casting at certain locations and spots along the way. All gear is provided on a ‘replace if lost’ basis – so be prepared to hold on tight when you hook that thrashing Barra!
Meals & Drinks
Consistently rated 5-star by our guests, the food we serve aboard the Cannon is the kind of quality you didn’t think possible on a fishing charter.
Expect fine dining as our onboard chef whips up restaurant-quality meals made from local and regional food, along with the catch of the day.
Be quick to be the one to catch his latest request and you can claim all the credit at dinner that night!
Served by the chef himself, you’ll be impressed as he explains the ingredients and flavours of each artfully-presented dish.
Enjoy steak, lamb cutlets or freshly-caught fish, followed by gourmet desserts of chocolate mud cake or a deconstructed lemon tart…
Is your mouth watering yet?
The team at FishingEarth will work with you to put together the most cost-effective and time-efficient travel plans for you. We will work with you to make sure that your budget and time limitations are taken into account and the best route there and of course the best route home. AtThis FishingEarth we get excited for you when you are going on a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure. But the thing that makes us smile is when you walk in your front door ‘home’ safe and sound.