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Fishing, Cairns: 5 reviews and 11 photos

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Fishing with your children can be a lot of fun and may well be a pleasurable and happy memory for them and for you when they are adults.
I love fishing with my friend at Machan's Beach north of Cairns and often see children with their rods and buckets along piers,creeks and beaches...they all seem to be having a great time with their family and friends. The most important thing to do is make sure your children are set up with the right gear.A light weight rod approx 6 ft long and a reel that can take a 4-6 kilogrm line.This makes it easier for them to cast and feel a bite.
Local tackle shops in and around the Cairns area will advise you and help you regarding budget costs, rods,hooks and sinkers,bait and what fish are running where and when.Apparently the colour of the rod is important to a child but please do not take this as my word..I have been told it will encourage the child to fish.
I reckon the best time is sunrise and sunset or two hours before and after low and high tides.
So if you want to do something different with your children when visiting Cairns then head for the nearest wharf or Cairns Marina sea wall at the pier,beach or safe creek (please take notice of crocodile signs and how quickly the water level can rise ).Enjoy the precious time you have with your children while you fish together as it opens the door to communication,have heaps of fun and remember actually catching a fish is a real bonus!! Good luck!!

Address: Cairns,QLD,Australia
Directions: Cairns Marina Sea wall, walk toward the Cairns Pier from the Esplanade Lagoon,pass the helicopter pad until you reach the wall.
othercontact: Cairns Regional Council

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 4, 2011
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