The Whitsundays are filled with recreation, sporting events and assorted activities, one of the most popular of which is deep sea fishing. With waters this magnificent and with a plentiful array of big and beautiful fish to catch, it’s no surprise that the sport of fishing is high on the "must do" list of many visitors.

Everyone can join in on the fun with fishing in the Whitsundays, as no experience is necessary and many fishing tours provide all the equipment needed to reel in a winner. If you want to get close to nature, a fishing trip is an excellent way to do so.

The Whitsundays are one of the most popular fishing spots in Australia, and not just because of the gorgeous scenery (though it does help!). The waters that surround the islands provide excellent salt water fishing, while the Peter Foust Dam provides a variety of fresh water fish.

Hook your very own "catch of the day"

From the smallest of fish to giant GTs, trevally and several tuna species and many more make for a fascinating day out. A wonderful assortment of reef fish such as trout and emperor can be found in the shallow reefs around many of the islands.

If you like fishing, you will love it around the Whitsunday Islands. Fishing charters depart daily from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island with day trip packages available, or extended trips from a couple of days or over a week. Whatever kind of fishing you enjoy, you're sure to find it here.