Fishin’ Mission

Welcome to Fishin Mission, the North Queensland charter fishing experience you’ve been waiting for! Hook yourself an unforgettable day of fishing on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef North Queensland Australia.

Whilst you’re visiting beautiful Mission Beach, Dunk Island or Bedarra, why not spend a day fishing the sparkling waters of Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef and experience the exclusive fishing grounds abundant with sought after tropical reef and sport fish. Mission Beach offers the shortest distance from the mainland of Australia to the Great Barrier Reef and this makes it one of the most outstanding destinations for fishing. Less time traveling means more time fishing for you!

The owner Dennis Daly is an experienced skipper and fishing guide with over 20 years experience and local knowledge of the Cassowary Coast reef region. He will be able to give you one of the best and most special fishing experiences you’ve ever had.

The Vessel

Our vessel is a 7.5m Sailfish Platinum Series with twin 135 horsepower, four stroke Honda motors. It is designed and powered to give comfortable and quick travelling to the reef, islands or game fishing grounds. It includes a toilet, state of the art electronic equipment such as colour GPS, fish finder, large kill tanks, live bait tank, stereo, transom door with boarding ladder and many other features to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible.

You will find the vessel comforable and well equiped. The number of people on board is capped at a maximum of six to allow for a more personal service. There is full shade and padded seating. You will enjoy morning tea and lunch included in the fee and built in eskies keep drinks cool for you. You will use the newest Shimano & Penn Reef Fishing gear and will have the opportunity to target a wide range of fish species such as Tuna, Red Emperor, Nannygai, Coral Trout and several types of Mackerel and Trevally.

Meet The Captain

Dennis was born in South Africa where his dad planted the seeds that first developed his passion for fishing and the sea. He spent a lot of time fishing the tropical water of Mozambique and Durban and freshwater fishing for tiger fish in Botswana. In 2001 He immigrated to Australia and after a couple of months in Brisbane settled in Mission Beach.

With the close reefs and the pristine water as his office, Dennis started working for a local operator and quickly learnt the characteristics of some of the key fishing locations in the area. He then headed off back to school to get his Coxswain ticket and later his Master Class 5.

Dennis started his own business, Fishin’ Mission in 2006 and now with just over a 1500 charters out of Mission Beach and surrounding areas he has gained an in-depth knowledge of all the local reefs, and waters, including the shelf and deep water. His knowledge of the amazingly diverse species is encyclopaedic. He has many repeat customers coming back year after year to enjoy his charters, secure in the knowledge that they will have a great time, and have the best chance of getting on the fish they are hunting.

He knows the local waters incredibly well and has a great knack for finding his quarry. He is also tenacious, and has many different techniques to tempt the fish you are hunting onto the hook.