It doesn’t matter what sort of fly fisher you are, beginner to seasoned angler, you never stop learning – there are always new things to learn and improve on, especially when fishing warm tropical waters.

John Haenke is now offering fly fishing tuition specialising in tropical waters and species for all levels of fly anglers, designed to help you improve your skills and enjoy the whole fly fishing experience in tropical Australia.

This is a hands on approach to fly fishing: to improve casting skills if needed, or fine tune your knowledge of lines, flies and gear, practical knowledge of how to fly fish in tropical waters… all designed to get you onto the water catching fish with confidence.

Teaching efficient casts that catch fish, John prefers to teach by the water, with the additional opportunity to put the lessons into practice on the water.

Species John can cover are:

  • Barramundi
  • Mangrove Jacks and other estuary species
  • Flats Species:
  • Permit
  • Golden Trevally
  • Tuskfish
  • Inshore Pelagics:
    • Queenfish
    • GT’s
    • Tuna

John will be offering one on one tuition, or to a small group if applicable, and the tuition will be designed for your skill level or what you would like to focus on.

Tuition is a minimum of 2 1/2 hours, but can be longer to incorporate an on-water experience where possible. He is often travelling, and can offer tuition in a variety of locations in Queensland.

John is still offering guided fly fishing in the Whitsunday region of North Queensland.

If you’re interested in tuition, or a fly fishing charter with John, give him a call on 0418 187 618 to find out what excellent fishing opportunities are on offer. Alternatively you can email him:


Artwork designed to put YOU in the picture!

John and Peta Haenke from Fishing DownUnder, are best known for their production work on a variety of fishing series for TV, including Wildfish. Escape with ET, and their own long running series of DVDs – Fishing DownUnder.

John has put the video cameras away, and been guiding in Queenslands Central and Northern Coastal areas, sharing his exceptional knowledge of fishing with passionate anglers from Australia and around the world.

Artwork designed for fly and lure anglers is Johns latest project, putting YOU in the picture!

new range of posters

Custom canvases and metal print artwork for anglers

Johns passion for photography and all things fishing, has resulted in a new range of posters, custom canvases and metal print artwork for anglers.

Initially we have launched our BARRAMUNDI artwork.

The jumping Barra poster is now available in an A1 poster size (59.4 x 84.1 cm). This is printed on quality outdoor paper stock, which is weatherproof and water-resistant,  and is $48 including postage within Australia.

Put Yourself in the Picture!

Send us a photo of your most memorable barra, and we’ll put you in the centre of the picture with your capture details also included. This will be professionally and individually incorporated into the artwork to commemorate your most memorable Barra.

This customised artwork is available in a lure and also a fly version.

All we need to complete your own personalised artwork is a photo (a 3mb file or higher is suggested) and your Name and Details as required.

We suggest:

We can customise the details to your requirements.

Contact us directly for further information or use the form below:
0418 187 618

Laminated A1 Poster:

Framed Canvas – 90cm x 60cm;

HD Metal Print: 75cm x 50cm

Created using high quality aluminium panels, our metal prints are strong, durable and weatherproof – perfect for outdoor areas.

This artwork is also available for our fly anglers:

This is the first of the series, with other popular sport fish to follow.

Gift Cards Also Available

If you’re looking for a card to send the angler in your life, we have A5 Cards featuring our Jumping Barra Poster.

They are $7.00 each or a pack of 5 for $30 (including postage within Australia)

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For more information, or to place an order please use the form below: