Port Bouvard Fishing Charters operates this area (Mandurah) at the best time of the year between November and April and whether its your first time fishing or 100th with Port Bouvard the friendly crew will be close by willing to lend a hand. Species on this charter include WA Dhufish, Breaksea Cod, Pink Snapper, Red Snapper, Queen Snapper and Fox Fish.
Price: $220.00 per adult, $120.00 per child (shared fishing rod/line when accompanied by a full paying adult) or $3800 for the whole boat hire (with a maximum of 18 people fishing)
Maximum Passengers: 18
Minimum Passengers: 12
Departure Time: 6:30am
Departure Point: Port Bouvard Marina, Rees Place, Wannanup WA 6210 (just before the Dawesville Bridge when heading South).
Return Time: 3-4pm
Inclusions: Rods, reels, bait and tackle, refreshments, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and water. We advise you bring something warm to wear, a hat and sunscreen, a camera and seasickness tablets if required.
At Port Bouvard Charters we use Blue Lightning, a 55ft Conquest charter vessel powered by a V10 820 Doosan engine. Blue Lightning was first launched in 1993 and named First Light and was originally sent to work as a crayboat out of Fremantle. Later in 2000 it was purchased by Captain Tony Merrutio and renamed Crustacea 3. Tony cray fished the boat between Jurien Bay and Bunbury fishing 112 pots.
At the end of the 2005 crayfish season Bill and Chad Mills purchased Crustacea and renamed her Blue Lightning III and thats not the only change they made. With 18 years knowledge of the charter industry between them they went to work setting Blue Lightning up into a very comfortable and practical charter vessel which now operates between Mandurah and Dampier.. The skipper Chad Mills has had his Master Class V Ticket since early 2004 and got his Master IV ticket at the start of 2009. Due to his parents owning Mills Charters in the early days he has been involved with the charter industry most of his life.
Chad has been crewing on vessels from a very early age and the experience he has gained stands out in the way he conducts his charters. Chad has a major passion for gamefishing; he spent four years skippering a gameboat and caught his first Blue Marlin at the age of 14 and has had numerous gamefish since.
Chad has been skippering boats up and down the W.A. Coast for a number of years now and knows most of these areas exceptionally well. He is a very experienced skipper for his age and has a natural ability to deal with people.! Our deckhand is a young enthusiastic student who has just left school and is proving to be capable and likeable amongst the passengers!
What to bring: We depart from the Port Bouvard Marina, 45 Rees Place, Wannanup WA 6210 at 6.30am. Therefore we request that passengers meet at the Port Bouvard Charters office (adjacent to vessel) between 6.00am & 6.15am. The vessel returns to the marina between 3pm & 4pm depending on weather, fishing location etc.
Make sure you bring hat, sunscreen and BYO alcohol.
What is included: Tea, coffee, breakfast & biscuits prior to departure
A delicious lunch
A self service esky of cool drinks & water (BYO welcome)
Use of Alvey reels, rods & rod holders (passengers welcome to bring personal fishing gear).
All bait & tackle. Plastic bags for you to take your catch home
PO Box 1553 Mandurah, W. Australia AU 6210
45 Rees Place, Wannanup WA, Australia