Maori Sea Perch Escape Reef
Escape Reef

Incredible Great Barrier Reef Sportfishing Paradise

Escape Reef and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef have provided consistently fantastic sportfishing for us over the past 10 years. The diversity of species has always been amazing, and the GT fishing and general lurecasting is always excellent, as is the light jigging and soft plastic fishing on the reefs.

Previously, we had only occasionally fished this area on our way to other northern areas, until our Skipper, Jimmy, commented that “every time we fish this area the guests love it and we catch heaps, so why not do some shorter trips here with quick and easy access for guests – because the fishing rocks!”.

Location Map

Escape Reef Map Location

Escape Reef is one of the locations visited as part of our Lagoon Explorer trip scheduled throughout several months of the year. 

Our Lagoon Explorer trips depart from Lizard Island and work south to Port Douglas, one hour drive north of Cairns.

Spanish Mackerel Escape Reef Great Barrier Reef Sportfishing

Species Guide

Escape Reef trips offer a diverse range of species and some high quality fishing for some of the most iconic bluewater reef species on the Great Barrier Reef.

It’s a Great Barrier Reef sportfishing paradise, with spectacular year-round action. This reef system has an appeal that keeps anglers coming back year after year, and with the fishing getting better every year why wouldn’t they!

  • Great lurecasting and popper fishing for GTs, coral trout, yellowfin and a variety of reef species.
  • Awesome shallow water reef flats casting for a huge variety of species
  • Micro jigging and soft plastic fishing the reef edges and deeper reefs – awesome fun!
  • Troll the reef edges for big spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna and wahoo

Species Calendar


Dino Trout Escape Reef Great Barrier Reef Sportfishing

Booking Enquiries

Please fill out our booking enquiry form and we will contact you within 48 hours.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to email us at or call us on +61 499 105 880.