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    Mr Flathead (1/2 Day Charter) – Hobart Tasmania

     

    Just 15 minutes from Hobart’s airport and you are there – at Tasmania’s gorgeous southern beaches, one of Australia’s best kept secrets.
    With the majestic Mt Wellington as a backdrop, spend your morning cruising the pristine waterways of Frederick Henry Bay, Norfolk Bay and Storm Bay taking in the breathtaking unspoilt scenery of Tasmania’s southern beaches – Seven Mile Beach, Park and Carlton Beaches, Five Mile Beach with its picturesque sand dunes.
     

    Price: $120.00 per Adult, Family price available

    Maximum Passengers: 4

    Minimum Passengers: 2

    Departure Time: 8am

    Departure Point: Dodges Ferry boat ramp (15 minutes south of Hobart Airport along the Port Arthur highway)

    Return Time: 12 noon

    Inclusions: Rods, reels, bait & fishing equipment, fish cleaned & filleted.

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    Company Information

    Treat yourself, family or friends to some well-earned leisure time and come aboard “Mr Flathead” for a memorable fishing and sightseeing trip with a qualified and experienced local guide who knows all the “HOT SPOTS” and beautiful sights that the locals commonly refer to as “Paradise”.
    The humble flathead is Tasmania’s most abundant species of fish but with a growing reputation as a top quality table fish, it never fails to satisfy, be it crumbed, battered, baked, or just pan-fried “nude”. Have your catch cleaned, filleted, and put straight on to ice as you continue to try for that “BIG ONE”!
    Waterways on tour are classified as “smooth and sheltered”, making this an ideal family-friendly fishing charter or just a relaxing day fishing with mates. 
     

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    Instructions:

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    http://www.mrflathead.com.au

    Contact Email

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    Contact Number

    0439617200

    Contact Address

    Hobart, Tasmania AU 7000


    Departure Location

    -42.8571 147.613


    Fish Dive (Whitsundays – Inshore)

     

    Live Bait fishing adventure -Enjoy fishing the magnificient Whitsunday bays and inshore islets aboard our sportsfishers. Our experienced fishing guides begin the tour by throwing a cast net for live baits such as mullet, prawns, or sardines which are then used as live bait on each rod.
    We target species such as Barramundi, Queenfish, Golden and Giant Trevally, Cobia and many more. Our experienced and patient fishing guides will assist you as you ‘catch your fish’, even for the ‘youngest’ or the least ‘experienced’ angler.


    The full day version includes a delicious tropical lunch along with morning and afternoon tea for $179.00.


    Alternative 1 - Giant Trevally Popper Fishing -Travel a short distance to the fishing grounds, we cast a variety of Poppers (lures) for the awesome Giant Travally. Pound for pound this is one of natures greatest fighting fish. Lures will also attract other fish such as Queenfish and Mackeral. An experience every sports fisherman should encounter.


    $134 (AM/PM based on 4), $199 (Day based on 4)


    Alternative 2 - Lure Casting Adventure -We sportsfish on 9kg braided outfits a wide variety of species such as salt water Barramundi, Goldern Travally, Mangrove Jacks, Cobia, Flat Head and many other species. We use a variety of lures to target these fish near untouched tidal areas. Fantastic bays, marinas and fringing reefs, giving us plenty of fishing options. “This is a lure casting adventure”.


    $124 (AM/PM based on 4), $199 (Day based on 4)
     

    Price: $99.00 per Adult (AM/PM) $179 (day) - Live Bait fishing Inshore

    Maximum Passengers: 10 using both boats. Alternative 1 & 2 - 4 per boat.

    Minimum Passengers: 3

    Departure Time: 8am (AM,DAY), 12:30pm (PM),

    Departure Point: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach

    Return Time: 12pm(AM), 4:30pm (PM), 4pm (DAY)

    Inclusions - Rods & Reels supplied on ‘if lost, replace’ basis • All bait and lures included • Morning/afternoon tea and all refreshments • Fish are cleaned or filleted on board • Portable toilet available on request. We recommend you bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and your own alcohol should you wish to. Dinner can be organised with your catch at Fish D'vine's Restaurant in Airlie Beach.

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    Company Information

    Michael & Sharon Pedulla, owners and operators of FishDive Charters & eco Tours, have combined their years of experience in diving and sports fishing to provide guests with a very personal and professional experience.


    Michael has been involved with sport fishing and charter boats since 1989 as senior deckhand aboard many well-known Marlin Fishing vessels off the coast of Cairns. In 1997, Michael operated a Barramundi charter boat out of the trinity inlet in Cairns, and then achieved to combine both the Marlin and Barramundi seasons into many years of fishing experience.


    Sharon has been a hostess and guiding dives onboard vessels for 9 years, admiring the many pleasures of the under water world.


    In 2005, Michael & Sharon relocated to the Whitsundays to build their dream tour company, and have since been assisting enthusiasts to fish and tour this eco friendly, pristine environment.


    Vessels


    The MV Kaya, is the perfect fishing platform and is designed for your maximum fishing comfort.M/V Kaya 1 is our 6 metre sportsfisher built for comfort powered by a 90hp four stroke motor. It has a shade canopy built in ice box, live bait tank with the ‘best in’ quality rods and reels. The vessel is designed for our live bait and offshore tours and can cater for a maximum of 6 guests.


    M/V kaya 2 is our new 5 metre sportsfisher powered by a 60hp four stroke motor and has a shade canopy, in- built ice box, with the ‘best' in quality rods and reels. The vessel has been designed for our lure casting and popper (giant trevally) fishing tours and can cater for a maximum of 4 guests.

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    Instructions:

    What to bring: This section has not been completed yet.

    What is included: This section has not been completed yet.

    http://www.fishwhitsundays.com.au

    Contact Email

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    Contact Number

    0749481590

    Contact Address

    Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach Queensland AU 4800


    Departure Location

    -20.2671 148.712


    Fish Dive (Whitsundays – Offshore) – Airlie Beach Queensland

     

    Cruising out to the Whitsunday Islands, we troll, cast and jig with light tackle outfits as we sportsfish for Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin Tuna and the Juvenile Black Marlin.
    There is a full day version which includes a delicious tropical lunch along with morning and afternoon tea for $199.00.
     

    Price: $134.00 per Adult (AM/PM)$199 (day)

    Maximum Passengers: 4

    Minimum Passengers: 3

    Departure Time: 8am (AM), 12:30 (PM)

    Departure Point: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach

    Return Time: 12pm (AM), 4:30 (PM)

    Inclusions - Rods & Reels supplied on ‘if lost, replace’ basis • All bait and lures included • Morning/afternoon tea and all refreshments • Fish are cleaned or filleted on board • Portable toilet available on request. We recommend you bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and your own alcohol should you wish to. Dinner can be organised with your catch at Fish D'vine's Restaurant in Airlie Beach.

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    Company Information

    Michael & Sharon Pedulla, owners and operators of FishDive Charters & eco Tours, have combined their years of experience in diving and sports fishing to provide guests with a very personal and professional experience.


    Michael has been involved with sport fishing and charter boats since 1989 as senior deckhand aboard many well-known Marlin Fishing vessels off the coast of Cairns. In 1997, Michael operated a Barramundi charter boat out of the trinity inlet in Cairns, and then achieved to combine both the Marlin and Barramundi seasons into many years of fishing experience.


    Sharon has been a hostess and guiding dives onboard vessels for 9 years, admiring the many pleasures of the under water world.


    In 2005, Michael & Sharon relocated to the Whitsundays to build their dream tour company, and have since been assisting enthusiasts to fish and tour this eco friendly, pristine environment.


    Vessels


    The MV Kaya, is the perfect fishing platform and is designed for your maximum fishing comfort.M/V Kaya 1 is our 6 metre sportsfisher built for comfort powered by a 90hp four stroke motor. It has a shade canopy built in ice box, live bait tank with the ‘best in’ quality rods and reels. The vessel is designed for our live bait and offshore tours and can cater for a maximum of 6 guests.


    M/V kaya 2 is our new 5 metre sportsfisher powered by a 60hp four stroke motor and has a shade canopy, in- built ice box, with the ‘best' in quality rods and reels. The vessel has been designed for our lure casting and popper (giant trevally) fishing tours and can cater for a maximum of 4 guests.

     

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    Instructions:

    What to bring: This section has not been completed yet.

    What is included: This section has not been completed yet.

    http://www.fishwhitsundays.com.au

    Contact Email

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    Contact Number

    0749481590

    Contact Address

    Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach, Queensland AU 4800


    Departure Location

    -20.2671 148.712


    High Calibre Charters (Deep Sea) – Mandurah WA

     

    For the Deep Sea Fishing tour we leave the Dawesville channel and head out to the fishing ground. Our vessel cruises along at 18 knots to get you there quickly. We have all the latest fish finders and GPS technology so we can find the ground quickly giving you more fishing time. We also supply Alvey rods and reels, tackle bait and expert advice, but if you wish to bring your own gear you are more than welcome.


    Your catch is iki jimmied (spiked) tagged and put on ice ready for you to take home. Our boat is surveyed for 20 passengers offshore but we only fish a max of 14 passengers which gives you more room and comfort and much better service.
    We encounter many varieties of fish on the ground that we fish, most of which are good eating fish. The Western Australian Dhufish is regarded as the prize fish of the area and grows in excess of 25kg – it is a great eating fish.


    Other species we are likely to encounter are Pink Snapper, Red Snapper, Queen Snapper, Baldchin Groper, Harlequin Fish, Break Sea Cod and King George Whiting just to name a few.


    Due to our large selection of fish species, you have a good chance of taking home a quality fish for dinner. On our Deep Sea Fishing excursions we drift with the breeze so as to cover a lot of ground to maximise our chances of getting a good range of quality fish. We provide you with a light BBQ lunch and cool drinks.


    For those who are interested, please ask our skipper about jigging for Samson fish. Our Skipper has been involved with jigging for quite some time and is skilled in the correct techniques required for catching and handling these superb fish. Jigging is not confined to Samson fish as we have jigged on days out deep sea fishing and successfully landed Skipjack Trevally, Pink Snapper, Tuna and Kingfish. We also cater for Game Fishing at the Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) during the summer months.
     

    Group bookings are also possible as are crusies and dive trips.

    Price: $220.00 per person fishing

    Maximum Passengers: 20 where only 16 may fish

    Minimum Passengers: TBA

    Departure Time: TBA

    Departure Point:TBA

    Return Time: TBA

    Inclusions: Light BBQ lunch, cool drinks

     

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    Company Information

    High Calibre Charters is Mandurah's newest Charter Boat Company and the perfect charter vessel for Mandurah waters. The 44 foot stable vessel has a walk around cab so you can fish on the bow at deck level and be close to the action.


    High Calibre Charters caters for fishing trips, corporate functions, party cruises and dive charters or just cruising the Peel and Harvey inlets, or the Murray River and Mandurah's famous canals.


    High Calibre Charters' highly experienced crew and her skipper Trevor, who has been in the charter industry for 12 years, will ensure a great day out is enjoyed by all. Having worked with other charter companies Trevor has accumulated a wealth of experience and has put all the good points he has seen into High Calibre Charters to make it a business based on expertise and great service.


    At High Calibre we also cater for cruise and dive charters, just ask us and we can design a custom tour to meet your needs.
     

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    Company Information

    Instructions:

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    http://www.highcalibrecharters.com.au

    Contact Email

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    Contact Number

    11111

    Contact Address

    Duverney Crescent Mandurah, W. Australia AU 6210


    Departure Location

    -32.5397 115.752


    All @ Sea Charters

     

    All @ Sea Charters is a well established Australian business providing sport fishing charters, inshore, local reef and off-shore charters where can go out to the Continental Shelf for serious game fishing. All this happens on a 34' flybridge crusier from Port Hacking, Botany Bay or Sydney Harbour.

    All @ Sea Charters is in survey for 8 people in total on-board for off-shore charters and 16 people in-shore. Typically we will have six guests, a deckhand and the skipper. Here are some of the trip and prices:

    A Half-Day Fishing Port Hacking and local reefs-

    We leave Port Hacking at 7:00 am and return at 12:00. Sometimes we also do an afternoon event, leaving port at 12.30 pm and return 17.30 pm. We accept single bookings and group bookings. Of course, if you book as a group, we can make any adjustments you require to all schedules. The cost is $195 per person for 6 people, i.e. minimum boat rate is $1170.

    Tea, Coffee, soft drinks and light morning tea is included.

    A Game or Sport Fishing day -

    We leave Port Hacking at 6:30 am and return at 2:00 pm - 7+ hours. We can start the day by catching fresh baitfish like yellowtail or mackerel, then head out about 15 nautical miles (25 km) to the Continental Shelf. We use a variety of techniques on these trips such as trolling live baits or lures, as well as cubing or sending down bait fish.

    Depending on the season and sea conditions, we may also visit some some off-shore reefs for bottom fishing as well as trolling the coast for pelagic species.

    Cost is $310 per person for six guests, i.e. minimum boat rate is $1860.
    As with all trips we can take singe or group bookings.

    We have coffee or tea for the morning briefing, followed by morning tea. Then we provide a light lunch consisting of ham, cheese and salad rolls as well as Soft drinks. Later we server afternoon snacks.

    Cruise or fish by the Hour -

    We also do crusies and charters for $195 per hour, with a min of 3 hours and up to 7 people.

    For 8 to 15 people the rate is $300 per hour.

    We can accommodate your specific requests but normally we cruise Port Hacking, visiting interesting locations like the various bays, swimming at some safe beaches, The Royal National Park.

    Cruising on Sydney Harbour or other special events like New Years Eve and Australia Day can be organised for an additional $300 to cover the transport cost from Port Hacking.

    Whale watching and Nature Tours -

    We also offer whale watching and nature tours. When the whales migrate north they are close to the coast and this 5 hour trip including morning tea, coffee, and soft drinks is $140 per person.

    However later in the season when the whiles migrate south again they spend their time closer to the Continetial Shelf so the trip is 7 hours and the cost per person is $195.

     

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    Company Information

    "OzeBlue" is a 34' Seatamer Sport Fishing Fly Bridge cruiser. Many professional fishermen believe that Seatamer plate aluminum boats are the best kind of vessel for this kind of operation.

    Saftey

    SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT - OzeBlue is compliant with Waterways requirement for 2C Survey operation in New South Wales, Australia.

    Equipment

    OzeBlue has the following a VHF radio, a 27 MHz radio,a Koden colour depth sounder and a Lowrance Globalmap GPS. She is designed for long range travel and powered by twin 200 hp Volvo diesels. We have a total of 1200 litre of fuel in two tanks and 250 litre of fresh drinking water.

    Every charter we log our movements with Sydney Radio or Australian Volunteer Coastguard.

    Fising Equipment

    IN-SHORE OR OFF-SHORE FISHING, OzeBlue is equipped with a variety of rods and reels for the various kinds of fishing we offer. We can troll five rods at the same time. We use he Lowrance GPS and sounder to locate seabed structures and return to particular hot spots.

    Diving and Spear Fishing gear

    FREE DIVING AND SPEAR FISHING, OzeBlue is particularly suitable for free diving and swimming as we have a generous cockpit, wide transom door and a transom board with ladder for easy water access

    Comfort

    FOR YOUR COMFORT, OzeBlue is equipped with an excellent galley for tea and coffee facilities, hot and cold running water, a CD/DVD player and of course comfortable seats. We also have a shower and toilet.

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    http://allatsea.biz

    Contact Email

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    Contact Number

    0295259693

    Contact Address

    Waratah Street, Cronulla New S. Wales AU 2230


    Departure Location

    -34.0559 151.15


    Escape Sportfishing Lodge

     

    THIS COMPANY IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING. THIS INFORMATION IS STILL HERE IN CASE IT IS SOLD AND COMES BACK TO LIFE. Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge is located on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory in a spectacular remote location with amazing recreational fishing and accommodation facilities. Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge delivers tremendous service, professional guides, quality boats, terrific meals, and waterfront accommodation in a magnificent and remote coastal Australian location.

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    The Escape Sportfishing Lodge experience is the ultimate adventure for recreational anglers including corporate groups. For enquiries about Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge use the “Contact Us” button above and your enquiry will go directly to the Escape Sportfishing Lodge managers. A fishing charter or corporate event like this is a once in a lifetime experience and for that reason we have paid special attention to providing you with comprehensive information on Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge.

    Location

    Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is located 630km from Darwin by air. Groote Eylandt belongs to the Anindilyakwa people and is part of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve. In terms of size, the island is about 50km east to west, and 60km from north to south covering a total land area of 2,687 square kilometres. Groote Eylandt is one of the most remote and spectacular coastal locations in Northern Australia and is home to an enormous variety of fish species.

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    The Owner & Managers

    With the entire operation owned by sporting legend Andrew Ettinghausen who is the Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. Escape Sportfshing and Wilderness Lodge is managed by Will and Natasha who joined the operation in March 2010. Will and Natasha bring with them a wide variety of experience from their backgrounds in the marine and consulting industries.

    Will and Natasha have worked in the dive industry in Cairns. With vast marine experience, Will recently captained vehicle ferries in Moreton Bay while Natasha worked for an engineering consulting company in Brisbane. Both Will and Natasha are keen to ensure that every guest attending the lodge has a fantastic holiday and a most memorable fishing experience.

    Getting to Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge

    Air North and Vincent Aviation fly from Darwin to Groote Eylandt daily with morning and evening flights available to suit guests needs. Private charters can easily be arranged upon request.

    Target Fish

    The waters surrounding Groote Eylandt provide world-class fishing in diverse and contrasting habitats including tidal coastal creeks, mangrove-lined estuaries, and kilometres of coastline, islands and virtually unchartered waters. These waters are home to dozens of different species including the prized Barramundi, Sailfish, Marlin, Black Jewfish, Queenfish, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jack, Red Emperor, Cobia, Coral Trout, Longtail Tuna, Threadfin Salmon, and Golden Snapper. These species are routinely caught in the waters surrounding Groote Eylandt.

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    Recommended Fishing Equipment

    Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge recognise that many recreational anglers prefer to bring and use their own fishing equipment. For those who do not wish to bring their own equipment, quality Shimano fishing tackle will be provided on a replace if lost or damaged basis. This equipment has been selected to specifically cater for all types of fishing at Groote Eylandt. Limited fly tackle equipment is available, however for keen fly anglers it is recommended that you consider bringing your own fly fishing equipment.

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    The fishing equipment and tackle provided at Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge is carefully selected and the range includes over 120 Shimano rods and reels ready for action. Small overhead outfits can be used to cast lures for Barramundi in the morning with other equipment rigged for casting at Tuna schools and jigging for Mackerel for lunch. In the afternoon you can change to robust tackle to fish the reef for Coral Trout, Red Emperor and Golden Snapper before again switching to light tackle game gear to battle Sailfish and Black Marlin to end the day. One of the key advantages of Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge is the ability of the fishing guides to cater for the widest variety of fishing to target the huge variety of fish.

    Recommended Lures

    The vast variety of species available in the waters off Groote Eylandt call for a wide variety of lures. The collection of quality tackle provided to guests by the lodge includes lures from a selection of Australian manufacturers such as Basser Millyard Classics and Bombers, Halco Lazer Pro’s and Roosta Poppers, Gillies Jigs, Raider and Spaniard’s and of course Reidy’s B52’s. Also in the collection are Hollow Point Lures and assorted tackle from leading brands such as Black Pete, Berkley, Schnider, Gamakatsu, and Plano.

    If you opt to bring your own collection of lures, it is recommended that you give some thought to the exact species of fish you would like to chase. Our recommended tackle box would include a selection of ‘silver slice’ type lures such as Halco Lazer Pro’s, reliable shallow diving Barramundi and pelagic lures such as Reidy’s B52’s and Gold Bombers, and a selection of Halco, Classic Barra and other well known Barramundi lures which will double up as great lures for Mackerel, Coral Trout and Mangrove Jacks.

    Facilities at the Lodge

    The facilities at Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge have been designed to entertain corporate groups of up to 24 guests with 12 double air-conditioned rooms, all fitted out with ensuites. All rooms at the lodge have water views and are raised off the ground to allow the native flora and fauna to remain in its natural state.

     

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    The accommodation takes in views across the water to nearby Connection Island and is home to spectacular sunsets in a remote wilderness. For corporate groups comprising over 16 persons, the lodge will provide exclusive use.

    Food

    In addition to world class fishing, a visit to Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge provides the opportunity to sample a range of fresh seafood each night before heading across to the Resort’s Seagrass restaurant for dinner. Breakfast is also a high standard dining affair with a full hot buffet available each morning before departure. The lodge can also devise special menus for corporate groups.

    Fishing Vessels

    One of the keys to any successful fishing experience is reliable fishing vessels. Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge operates 3 sport fishing vessels, all 8.3 meters and powered by twin 225 hp Evinrude outboard motors. All vessels are equipped with all of the necessary marine electronics including Lowrance GPS, Plotter and Sounder as well as Radar. Each vessel operates UHF and global HF radios with Satellite phones and all safety gear to ensure that everyone has a safe day on the water.

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    The fishing guides at Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge operate 4 anglers per boat without difficulty. Each of the vessels, all of which are surveyed, are a full walk around design with centre cabin, toilet, and have been custom designed specifically for use in the waters around Groote Eylandt.

    Other Activities

    Groote Eylandt is the third largest island in Australia making the fishing opportunities during a stay at the lodge endless. However, there are also a number of other exciting activities available including Aboriginal Cultural Tours and a quality 9 hole Golf Course with golf carts and clubs all located next door to the lodge. Activities at the lodge can be easily divided between half day fishing trips with an afternoon of golf or an Aboriginal Cultural Tour. Tours include Shallow Water Hunting, Bush Tucker or viewing the amazing Rock Art sites.

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    There is a large Cultural Centre based on the lodge grounds with gifted local artists creating new paintings, crafts and carvings each day. Friendly fishing competitions can also be set up for corporate or other groups, as can our well known ‘Golf Biathlon’ where individuals and groups set out to catch certain sized fish on Day 1 to give them a better handicap for the golf event on Day 2.

    A swim in the resort pool with a refreshment in hand makes for the perfect end to a day on Groote Eylandt whether you have been out fishing, playing golf, or simply relaxing and enjoying the coastal life.

    Recommended Packing List

    It is recommended that you consider taking the following personal items:

    • Light & comfortable fishing clothing
    • Digital or SLR camera and accessories
    • Mosquito & insect repellent
    • Light rain jacket
    • Hat & sunscreen
    • Personal snacks
    • Hard body & soft plastic lures
    • Spare monofilament or braided line Leader line (40-80lb)
    • Spare trebles & a pair of split ring pliers (if bringing your own equipment)
    • Fishing rods & reels (if bringing your own equipment)
    • Solid fishing rod tube for travel

    Inclusions

    Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge offers 3 to 7 day charters. Shorter tours are also available upon request. Longer tours are the preferred choice providing anglers with the opportunity to experience a lot more of the area and providing a chance to add-on other activities like enjoying a round of golf, relaxing in the pool, experiencing a cultural tour with a traditional owner or simply getting a full on action packed fishing adventure. Included in the tours are:

    • 90 min return flight Darwin to Groote Eylandt with a regional airline
    • All transfers on Groote Eylandt between the airport and the Lodge/Resort
    • Land access entry permit where applicable
    • All meals and light refreshments while on tour
    • Twin or double share air-conditioned accommodation with ensuites
    • Fully guided fishing from surveyed 8 metre boats with professional guides
    • All fishing tackle on a replace if lost or damaged basis (you're welcome to bring your own fishing equipment and tackle)

     

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    Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge can cater for all sized groups and longer stays. The aim of staff at the lodge is to make your stay a fishing, adventure and relaxing experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

    Current Prices

    For a current pricing schedule please contact escapesportfishinglodge@fishingcharterbase.com

    Company Information

    Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge is located on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory and is operating with the support and blessing of the Anindilyakwa Land Council and local traditional land owners.

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    The Escape Sportfishing and Wilderness Lodge can easily cater for up to 24 guests and can be secured for a private corporate or group event with over 16 confirmed bookings. The lodge is professionally managed by two well experienced tourism managers, and is staffed with the highest standard of professional fishing guides and equipped with the very best of equipment.

    Instructions:

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    What is included: This section has not been completed yet.

    http://www.escapesportfishing.com

    Contact Email

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    Contact Number

    11111

    Contact Address

    Groote Eylandt, N. Territory AU 800


    Departure Location

    -13.840762 136.409608


    Baia Sportsfishing Lodge (Bass Fishing Adventure)

    Baia Sportsfishing Lodge is located in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea and is home to world class Bass fishing and amazing ocean and river surrounded scenery. Our www.fishingcharterbase.com is an online fishing charter reservation website. Your fishing charter booking and contract is with Baia Sportsfishing Lodge and is secured with a deposit paid to them. However we understand that our customers may have general questions about fishing in PNG.

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    A fishing charter like this one is a once in a lifetime experience and for that reason, we have paid special attention to providing you with the internets most comprehensive information on Baia Sportsfishing Lodge. This page is written by one of our staff members that recently fished at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge in PNG. Further information on fishing in PNG can be obtained by calling www.fishingcharterbase.com on +61 (0)401660745.

    Location

    Baia Sportfishing Lodge is located in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Technically the lodge is in West New Britain however a closer look at the map shows it is only kilometres from East New Britain. The closest major town to the northeast is Rabaul, and to the southwest is Kimbe (the base point for your fishing adventure).

    The owner

    Baia Sportsfishing Lodge is owned and operated by Kimbe-based angler Riccard Reinmann. Riccard has achieved great success by developing a world-class and boutique recreational fishing operation while contributing to the local community through a range of projects. Riccard was educated in Australia and clearly understands the expectations of international recreational anglers.

    Getting to Baia Sportsfishing Lodge

    Your fishing charter commences with your pickup from Hoskins Airport near Kimbe in West New Britain, PNG (about a 1.5 hour flight from Port Moresbys Jacksons International Airport). The booking of all flights is your responsibility as they are not included in the fishing charter package. Flights from Sydney & Brisbane to Port Moresby can be booked online through Qantas (www.qantas.com.au) and their affiliate Air Nuigini (www.airnuigini.com.pg) or through Pacific Blue (www.pacificblue.com) or their affiliate Airlines PNG (www.airlinespng.com.pg). Both Air Nuigini and Airlines PNG operate flights to Kimbe from Port Moresby on a regular basis. The international and domestic airports in Port Moresby are located next to each other within under 5 minutes walk within the confines of the airport.

    Target fish

    The most popular target species for people visiting Baia Sportsfishing Lodge are PNG black bass and spot tail bass. The lodge is located less than an hours boat ride from the farthest of four river systems all containing both species of PNG bass. While the black bass are generally found at the river and creek mouths and up dark palm lined estuaries, the spot tail bass are more often located around rapidly moving water further upstream. Both species enjoy a word class reputation as fierce and unforgiving fighting fish. For that reason, choice of equipment and tackle is essential. It is not uncommon for both species of PNG bass to be caught in the 30-40lb range. The local guides are extremely experienced in helping identify the most likely fishing locations at which to hook a PNG bass. The most proven way of targeting PNG bass on these charters is with the long casting of

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    Other fish

    Due to its location where rivers meet the ocean, Baia Sportsfishing Lodge provides a choice of both river and blue water angling. The ocean fronting Baia village and the region is home to a variety of tuna species including both yellowfin and skipjack tuna. Dolphin fish (mahi mahi), Spanish mackerel, barracouta, coral trout and all manner of reef fish are also common catches. The range of species on offer is extremely broad. The rivers surrounding Baia also house much more than PNG black and spot tail bass. These rivers regularly produce mangrove jack, trevally, sharks, tilapia (great live bait for PNG bass) and even the less popular catfish.

    Recommended fishing equipment

    The fishing guides at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge can provide you with fishing equipment suitable for both river and ocean fishing. However due to the remote nature of the lodge, it is recommended that you bring a good supply of your own lures, hooks, sinkers and spare line (including spare leader). For chasing the black and spot tail bass we recommend a bait caster outfit similar to the sort of barramundi outfit used on Australias impoundments. Our experience showed 30lb braid with 40-60lb leader on a one-piece Ian Miller rod with a Shimano Curado or Calcutta to be perfect. It is possible to chase PNG bass on lighter gear, however 30lb seems to be the most popular gauge. You may also wish to bring some 50lb and a heavier reel should you elect to chase bass using live bait. The strength and power of the PNG bass cannot be underestimated! When targeting the ocean species the standard overhead reel packed with 50lb line and a decent threadline rig for casting at schools of tuna is the perfect kit.

    Recommended lures

    When chasing PNG bass, most barramundi lures seem to work and it is recommended that rusty or second-class trebles be replaced with sharp and strong alternatives, for example Owners trebles. We found the most popular and productive method of targeting both species of PNG bass was using surface poppers, skidder pops and even fizzers. Again, we recommend you take a variety of sizes and colours with gold working well at sunrise and sunset, and the fluorescent colour poppers more suited to the dirtier water. For chasing the ocean species, we recommend taking anything silver for casting, and a selection of hard body lures for trolling at speeds of up to 8kn for mackerel. It may also pay to pack some 60-80lb steel leaders. When packing for this charter, we also recommend you consider a range of soft plastic lures. Mangrove jack are abundant in the rivers of Baia (with many in the 5-8kg range) as are trevally with both well suited to soft plastics in the 65-110mm size range. Our staff had great success on Squidgy Drop Bears, particularly the 65mm size.

    Facilities at the lodge

    The lodge itself is located on a small spit with views across the ocean, and access from the rear of the lodge where there is a small jetty at the mouth of a river. The lodge comfortably sleeps 12 people on a shared basis or less if individual/double rooms are sought. The highlight of the lodge is an open and comfortable dining/sitting area overlooking the ocean from the second storey. The local staff, many of who are employed from Baia village itself, prepare all meals. The range of food given the remoteness of the lodge, is incredible and of a high standard. Good use is made of fresh seafood that may include mackerel, tuna, coral trout, local clams, mangrove jack. Power at the lodge is via generator during the day, with room fans operating 24hrs through an inverter overnight. The rooms are equipped with Australian power points so camera batteries and other electronic items can be charged during the day. The lodge operates a well stocked bar with local PNG beer, a range of Australian wines, and half a dozen different spirits all available on a tab-based system. Bottled drinking water is also available for purchase and all fishing guides carry an adequate supply of free drinking water on board.

    Fishing vessels

    The fishing vessels at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge are custom built to suit both river and blue water fishing. The vessels are fibreglass with ample casting and storage room. They are equipped with Suzuki 115hp 4-stroke outboards and side-console steering. All fishing guides at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge carry personal EPIRBS and all other safety equipment.

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    Other activities

    While most people that visit Baia Sportsfishing Lodge do so as a fishing charter, the location of the lodge makes it perfect for a number of other activities. The guides at the lodge can arrange personal tours of the local Baia village, canoeing and snorkelling on reef rich waters in front of the lodge, and photographic tours beneath the still smouldering volcano called "The Father". The lodge itself has plenty of space in which to just relax and read a book or listen to music.

    Recommended packing list

    It is recommended that you consider taking the following items:

    • Light & comfortable fishing clothing
    • Digital or SLR camera and accessories
    • Mosquito & insect repellent
    • Light rain jacket
    • Hat & sunscreen
    • Personal snacks
    • Personal first aid kit
    • Anti malarial medication (ask your doctor)
    • Hard body & soft plastic lures
    • Spare monofilament or braided line Leader line (40-80lb)
    • Spare trebles & a pair of split ring pliers
    • Fishing rods & reels (as described)
    • Solid fishing rod tube for travel
    • PNG tourist visa

    Useful tips

    Snorkelling in front of the lodge is fantastic so take your own mask if you prefer not to use borrowed equipment (available from the lodge). If you like sashimi take a tube of wasabi sauce and some small packets of soy sauce in your tackle bag as there are plenty of tuna outside the lodge. Think about taking a waterproof bag or container to secure your camera, phone, ipod or other valuable in case of rain when fishing. Before the trip, practice casting a bait caster long distances as the fishing guides at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge recommend long casts when chasing PNG bass. While it pays to buy some local PNG currency before arriving in PNG (called PNG Kina), obtain most of your PNG Kina at the currency exchange within the international airport as you will get a much better rate in-country.

    Inclusions

    The Baia Sportsfishing Lodge fishing charter includes: Meet and greet at Hoskins Airport, PNG Transfers from Hoskins Airport, PNG to the Liamo Reef Resort in Kimbe 1 nights accommodation at the Liamo Reef Resort Transfers from the Liamo Reef Resort to Baia Sportsfishing Resort via vehicle and/or boat 4 nights accommodation at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge All meals Laundry Fishing vessel (number of anglers per vessel is dependant on the package purchased) Local fishing guide Fishing equipment (on a replace if lost or broken basis) Cultural tour (if requested) Snorkelling (if requested) Canoeing (if requested)

    Price & Terms

    The cost of this fishing charter is from AUD 3922 per person (3 anglers per boat, 6 nights/7 day including 4 nights at Baia at 2 nights at Liamo Beach Resort, Kimbe). The same tour with 2 anglers per boat is AUD 4158 per person. For 7 nights/8 days including 5 nights at Baia and 2 nights at Liamo Beach Resort the price is AUD 4813 per person for 3 anglers per boat, and AUD 5109 per person for 2 anglers per boat. Additional nights on both packages can be provided for AUD 715 per person per night. To secure your booking with Baia Sportsfishing Lodge, $1157 per person deposit is required to be paid on the booking date for the basic package (AUD 3922 per person for 3 anglers per boat, 6 nights/7 day including 4 nights at Baia at 2 nights at Liamo Beach Resort, Kimbe), followed by the balance is to be paid to your contracting charter operator, Baia Sportsfishing Lodge at least 6 weeks prior to the date your charter commences. Your fishing charter at Baia Sportsfishing Lodge represents a contract between you and Baia Sportsfishing Lodge as www.fishingcharterbase.com is an online fishing charter reservation website, not a service provider. BOOK NOW or request further general information by emailing clicking the "Contact Us" button below. Further information on fishing in PNG can be obtained by calling www.fishingcharterbase.com on +61 (0) 401660745 or from Australia 0401 660745. [map lat=-4.93772 lon=151.532 z=10 marker="yes"] [tab:Contact Us] [customcontact form=1] [tab:Company] Located in West New Britain, Baia Sportsfishing Lodge is owned and operated by recreational angler and experienced tourism operator, Riccard Reinmann. The lodge itself is located next to Baia village not far from the border between PNGs West and East New Britain. Baia Sportsfishing Lodge offers a variety of angling and other adventure activities including estuary and river mouth fishing for Black Bass and Spot Tail Bass, deep sea fishing and snorkeling on a variety of pristine reefs. Baia Sportsfishing Lodge is dedicated to making your PNG angling and cultural experience a once in a lifetime adventure. Baia Sportsfishing Lodge Photo 4

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    Unreel Fishing (Deep Sea) – Tin Can Bay Queensland

    Have you ever been on one of the bigger charter boats? The ones where you stand shoulder to shoulder and then spend half the day untangling lines? Thought so! Catering to smaller groups enables us to go that little bit further. We like live baiting and use tried and proven methods that you can only get from years of experience fishing the wonderful Fraser Coast. The advantage of a smaller more versatile boat is that we can fish those small bait balls where the big fish feed while the larger boats have trouble maneuvering and frequently drift off! We specialise in smaller groups of anglers with an emphasis on a personal approach incorporating coaching if required. Our emphasis is on quality rather than quantity namely big trophy fish! We promote the use of your own fishing gear and due to smaller groups we can experiment with floaters and drift fishing. If you dont have your own gear, not a problem! We supply "Live Fibre rods with the new 6.5 inch Alvey reels. We also have overheads and bait runners on board. Things you should know ... For the record- Government regulations require that no fish be filleted on board the boat unless the fillet when completed is longer than 40 centimeters. I am a one man operation and concentrate all my effort on catching you that once in a life time trophy fish. My buzz comes from watching the excitement, thrill and joy on your face when you nail that monster! When caught, your fish are iced down immediately. As a pro fisherman I have found the best way to store fish is whole packed upright and iced down these fish will last for up to 7 days like this before cleaning is required. I do not gut and gill fish for you as this takes up your valuable fishing time, however, if youre staying in the area and dont have the facilities but would like a couple cleaned then I will be only to happy but only if you have the time to wait at the end of the trip! For Live baiting, we use scads or slimy mackerel, also locally caught fresh squid and mullet and of course pilchards! Food, drinks and fishing equipment are included. We also have an overnight options for $2100 but can only take 4 people.

    Price: $1320

    Maximum Passengers: 6(excluding our captain/crew)

    Departure Time: TBD

    Departure Point: Tin Can Bay or Carlo Point Rainbow Beach

    Return Time: TBD

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    World heritage listed Fraser island, largest sand island in the world, and completely surrounded by pristine deep water and home to the largest species of Red Emperor caught anywhere in the world, if your targeting large REDS then this is the place to go! Some of the best reef fishing anywhere in the World can be found right here. If you are chasing quality fish like reds, snapper, sweet lip, pearl perch, scarlet sea perch, coronation trout, cod and in the summer mackerel, cobia, amberjack. Dolphins frequent this area and their sightings are a regular occurrence as are whales while on their seasonal migration to Hervey bay. Our trips are fully catered for with morning tea lunch and afternoon tea provided along with soft drinks however alcohol, hats and sunnies are all BYO! The Boat You will be chartering a 7.5 metre aluminium Sailfish Cat Custom-centre cab hard top. She is powered by twin 150 hp Honda four-strokes. She has the very best Furuno 3kw sounder, 2 gps and radar. For your convenience there is a centre mounted 400kg cap ice box and full overhead shading. Our Sailfish is built to USL survey. This boat can run along at 25 to 30 knots to get you fishing as quickly as possible! ! Unreel Fishing Charters Photo 3

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    Unreel Fishing (Twighlight Trip) – Tin Can Bay Queensland

     

    Dusk Trip One of the most popular card is a twilight trip. This paper is available and organized units SNAPPER "full moon" phase. These visits are best suited for experienced anglers. Twilight adventures begin about 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The next two days, but are subject to weather conditions. The availability is one week there will be a full moon and no more than four days after the full moon in July to September. Remember to book early to avoid disappointment, these tours are very popular and great fun! Nights out of the race snapper are also available for groups of four only. These cards start at about 11 popular return 13:00 the following day.

    Price: $1320

    Maximum Passengers: 6(excluding our captain/crew)

    Departure Time Snapper: 3pm

    Departure Point: Tin Can Bay or Carlo Point Rainbow Beach

    Return Time: 10pm

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    World Heritage Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and completely surrounded by the pristine waters deep and home to the largest species of 'Red Emperor caught all over the world, if targeting the large red, then this is the place to go! Some of the best reef fishing in the world can be found here. If you are looking for quality fish like red snapper, sweet lips, pearl perch, perch, scarlet, coronation trout, cod and mackerel in summer, Cobia, Amber Jack. Dolphins frequent this area and their findings are very common, such as whales and their seasonal migrations from Hervey Bay. Our tours are completely covered by a morning tea lunch and afternoon tea are provided with soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, however, hats and Sunnies are all BYO!

    The Boat You will be chartering a 7.5 metre aluminium Sailfish Cat Custom-centre cab hard top. She is powered by twin 150 hp Honda four-strokes. She has the very best Furuno 3kw sounder, 2 gps and radar. For your convenience there is a centre mounted 400kg cap ice box and full overhead shading. Our Sailfish is built to USL survey. This boat can run along at 25 to 30 knots to get you fishing as quickly as possible!

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    Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures – Noumea New Caledonia

     

    Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures started in Vanuatu with the first professional charter operation over 15 years ago… Now we have branched out across South East Asia and the South Pacific, allowing anglers to experience some of the most remote fishing destinations in this region. Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures have exclusive access to locations that are rarely fished by other anglers, perfect for the adventure of a lifetime.

    Our expert team can plan your dream expedition, whether it be casting poppers over a coral bommie, trolling for XOS Billfish, stripping a fly across an untouched aqua lagoon or jigging a remote seamount.

    We offer everything from half-day charters to live on board adventures, and we can tailor a trip to suit all requirements and budgets.

    Vanuatu

    There are 83 tropical islands which make up Vanuatu, home to some of the most remote and plentiful blue water game and sport fishing grounds anywhere.? There are under water seamounts, productive FADs, canyons and channels that are more often than not just a short distance offshore. At the same time there are productive reef systems which fringe most islands. You can expect to encounter a wide range of pelagic species, including massive black and blue marlin, as well as wahoo, dogtooth tuna, XOS yellowfin tuna, sailfish, mahi mahi and more. We offer half-day charters through to extended live on board adventures.

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    Fiji Islands

    If there’s adventure in your soul, then Fiji is the place to indulge it. Experience the action of wahoo, tuna, marlin and sailfish climbing all over your lures, cast poppers over coral reefs for giant trevally and coral trout, or drop jigs for monster dogtooth and yellowfin tuna. Fiji has it all – good year-round conditions, pristine waters, endless options and a large variety of species. All this has established Fiji as one of the most productive sport fishing grounds in the Pacific. We can offer a day charter to compliment your family holiday, or a secluded private island resort for some serious sport fishing.

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    New Caledonia

    The New Caledonian lagoon has a myriad of reef passages, inshore bommies and shallow aqua flats which are perfect for popping, jigging and fly tackle.? New Caledonia offers a huge variety of sport fishing targets, including monster GTs, red bass, coral trout, jobfish and many more. The ocean beyond the lagoon has spectacular popper fishing and jigging for dogtooth and yellowfin tuna. Other bluewater options include marlin, amberjack, sailfish, wahoo and spanish mackeral. As with our other charters we can organise trips from one day from Noumea to GT popping safaris all around New Caledonia.

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    Kuala Rompin

    Kuala Rompin is becoming renowned as one of the world’s best light tackle sailfish destinations. Here you can fish calm waters for this majestic species using a variety of techniques. Kuala Rompin is unique in the amount of sailfish that congregate offshore, making it ideal for fishing with bait, fly or lure. The adventures in Malaysia offer brilliant sport fishing, including resort accommodation and excellent cuisine. These Malaysian trips are ideal for groups of any size looking for the ultimate in calm-water sport fishing.

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    Ocean Blue Charters started in Vanuatu with the first professional charter operation… After more than 15 years, we have branched out across South East Asia and the South Pacific allowing anglers experience some of the most remote fishing destinations in this region. Ocean Blue Charters have have exclusive access to locations that are rarely fished by other anglers. Each of these locations is perfect for the adventure of a lifetime. Our team are experts and can plan your dream expedition, whether it be casting poppers over a coral bommie, trolling for XOS Billfish, stripping a fly across an untouched aqua lagoonstripping a fly across an untouched aqua lagoon or jigging a remote seamount.

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    Contact Address

    Noumea, New Caledonia


    Departure Location

    -22.275800 166.458000