TODD EVELEIGH

TODD EVELEIGH
Operating out of Lucinda, north Queensland, Todd Eveleigh owns and operates Crackajack Sportfishing Adventures. The charter business uses unique permits that allows it to conduct a personalised, guided fishing service in and around the beautiful World Heritage-listed Hinchinbrook Island. Crackajack can custom make packages to suit all anglers, whether it be chasing jungle perch and sooty grunter in the sweetwater tropical rivers; fishing for the mighty barramundi and mangrove jack by casting lures to snags and flats on the mangrove-lined creeks of Hinchinbrook Channel; catching metre-long queenfish around the Lucinda sugar loader jetty (the longest jetty on the east coast of Australia); micro jigging and popper fishing the Great Barrier Reef and Palm Island group for giant and golden trevally and spanish mackerel; or trolling for elusive juvenile black marlin. Hinchinbrook is a great place to visit and tick a number of species off your bucket list on a Hinchinbrook sportfishing holiday.

Experiencing Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Uluru Kata Tjuta

  WOW, Ayers Rock Resort, what a place! The resort is kept to a very high standard, with everything landscaped, multitudes of pools, restaurants and thankfully quite a few places that sell cold beer, because boy it was hot while we were there! We stayed at the caravan park at the resort, which had a lovely clean pool with nice …

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Yeehaw to Kings Canyon – caravanning

kings canyon caravanning

SO we made it to Kings Canyon. We decided to stay in the caravan park at Kings Canyon Resort because of how close it is to the canyon. With the base of the canyon only a 15-minute drive away, the sunset’s reflection of the gorge made for beautiful afternoon light. The resort itself could be really amazing with a bit …

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Doing the Queensland dinosaur trail

dinosaur

WE are really settling into holiday mode now. It has taken us a couple of weeks but we are starting to get the gist of this relaxing thing. It has been enjoyable spending quality time with the family, especially the kids, as being a fishing guide I tend to work seven days a week and miss a lot of weekend …

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Fast fish around Hinchinbrook Island

fast fish queenfish hinchinbrook island

WELL hasn’t the year flown. December already, wow. It’s been a crazy year for us, with clients from all over the world and Australia coming to experience the fishing at Hinchinbrook Island. We have had so many amazing trips and met so many fantastic people from all walks of life, all enjoying the same passion for fishing. We have created …

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Floods freshen up Hinchinbrook fishing

floods hinchinbrook good fishing

I am very excited about the fishing to come due to the good flood. Awesome times are ahead. Now just a little political thing.I hate getting into politics but this is probably going to be our best chance to take some action due to the Fisheries Reform as part of the Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027. We need to see …

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Going ga-ga for giant trevally

After sounding all over new country for no result we were both quite tired and decided to anchor behind a coral cay for the night. As we were looking for an ideal anchorage we came across good bommies in about 30m of water where we caught a variety of sweetlip that gave us a bit of fun for an hour …

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GTs and JPs all part of the Hinchinbrook way

gts

The next day we took Billy’s boat for a run and it was nice to be in the passenger seat for once. We ran out to the outer reefs looking for dogtooth tuna but unfortunately it was too rough to get past the outer reefs. Instead we had to stay in the shelter of the coral cays for a day …

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Big GTs on topwater lures and micro jigs

Surface fishing is so visual, with massive explosive strikes and the ability to see fish chasing after your lure, swiping at it, following it all the way back to the boat and sometimes smashing it just as you’re about to lift the lure out of the water. Micro jigging is so much fun too, with the fish hitting the jigs …

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Hosting Creek to Coast for epic nannygai action

nannygai coral trout hinchinbrook creek to coast

It wasn’t a bad run to the islands, but as we pushed out past them we became really exposed to the swell, so we just took our time and anchored up on the first rock. Almost as soon as the bait hit the bottom, the boys were on, with a couple of solid fish of about 3kg coming over the …

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Fishing creeks and rivers around Hinchinbrook Island

hinchinbrook creeks

I’ve also been exploring the upper Herbert River as a location from which to run a future charter where we will spend two days casting lures for sooty grunter, barramundi, mangrove jack and jungle perch. The plan is to put the boats in upriver, drift fish down to a little cabin on the banks of the river and pull up, …

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