Cairn Fishing Holiday Accommodation

Let’s Go Barra Fishing

Holidays are a great time to try something new, so on your next trip to Cairns, why not try your hand at Barramundi Fishing at Hook-a-Barra in Wonga Beach.

At just over an hour from Wanggulay, a trip up to Hook-a-Barra is a great day out for all the family. With a rainforest backdrop, and regular visits from the local birdlife, whether you’re taking part in fishing for Barramundi, or just watching, there is plenty to see and do up here.

Located at the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farms, the fishing pond is stocked with over 1,500 Barramundi, as well as Mangrove Jack. Filled with salt water direct from the Daintree River, the Barramundi here range from 1kg through to 12kg and from 50cm through to 1m in size.

The Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farms supply plate size and whole fish premium Barramundi year round to restaurants and hotels both within Queensland and across Australia. Saltwater Barramundi is one of the best eating fish you’ll come across, and is in high demand across the country – in fact, if you’ve ever eaten Barra in a restaurant or hotel around Australia, it’s more than likely that you’re eating Saltwater Barramundi, farmed right here in Australia.



We recently took a trip up to Hook-a-Barra, and the experience was amazing. Being able to catch some great sized fish without needing to worry about heading out on a boat; with so many fish stocked in the lake, you’re bound to catch a great sized Barra or Mangrove Jack.

Hook-a-Barra is a catch and release facility, but you do have the opportunity to purchase your catch on the day. Take up this opportunity if you can, because you can be guaranteed a great meal.

If you aren’t one for fishing but would still love to try some of our locally farmed Barramundi, you can place an order directly with the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farms – but we recommend heading out there when you stay here at Wanggulay.

We thought we’d share with you our favourite Barramundi recipe, apart from the simple Barra & Chips of course.

Grilled Barramundi with Asian Veg

This is a really simple recipe, and one of the best ways to eat Barramundi.

Simply take your fish fillets and grill them on the BBQ out on the deck, or in the oven. While you’re waiting for the fish to grill, steam some Asian greens like bok choy or pak choy, and fry up some mushrooms in butter.

Serve simply with a green salad or chips on the side, and you’ve got a lovely meal to eat out on the deck here at Wanggulay. A dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling goes well with the fish, as does an unoaked Chardonnay or Chenin Blancs.

Book your holiday at Wanggulay today, and enjoy a day out taking in Hook-a-Barra.

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