Are you looking for a family friendly activity, or a way to have fun with your mates? A fishing tour, or fishing charter maybe for you. Have fun breathing in the fresh air on the open sea and the challenge of trying to land the ‘catch of the day’. What a great way to meet new friends and share fishing stories and adventures.
There is a tour out there to suit everyone at a range of prices, no matter if you are a novice, or experienced fisherman. Go on a full or half day tour, sunset fishing, fly fishing, or deep sea fishing. Fishing charters will suit a family, small group, or you can even take a personalised charter. Some tours provide all equipment required, including bait and refreshments. You may even be able to get your fish cleaned and cooked as part of the service provided. Now that’s fresh! Learn the techniques of trolling, jigging and casting. On your next trip your friends will be impressed.
Test your strength and endurance trying to reel in a Marlin, or Tuna. Imagine the happy snap you would get trying to hold up that catch. What a great sense of accomplishment and the bragging rights would go on for years. It would be something to tell the grandkids.
A place for a memorable fishing experience would be the Whitsunday area of Queensland. There you will find a diversity of tropical fish species. Tours leave from Shute Harbor, Abel Point Marina, or some of the many beautiful islands. Also to be enjoyed are the secluded picturesque bays, mountainous islands, fringing reefs and sea grass beds. What a back drop for your fishing adventure.
Here are a few ideas of locations for your fishing expedition:-
Victoria – Port Phillip Bay, includes Queenscliff – Werribee and Geelong. Fish for Australian Salmon, Bream and Flathead. / East Gippsland includes Lakes Entrance for Bream, Trevally and Flathead.
NSW – Port Stevens, has excellent beach, rock, estuary and offshore fishing / Shoalhaven River / Hawkesbury River.
Queensland Tropical Coast – Cairns to the Whitsundays, great for reef fishing catching a range of tropical reef species such as Coral Trout, Sweetlip and Spanish Mackerel. The coastal estuaries are great for catching Barramundi and Mangrove Jack, whilst for the adventurous, Sailfish and Black Marlin can be caught out from the continental shelf, continue reading this.
Tasmania – The Tyenna River has the highest fish population in Tasmania / The Derwent River includes Pierson’s Point, Ralphs Bay and the Tasman Bridge / St Helens has great fishing all year round.
Northern Territory – Darwin Harbor. Fish for Queenfish, Tuna, Mackerel and Trevally / Bynoe Harbor.
Western Australia – Exmouth / Augusta / Rottnest Island has 63 beches and 20 bays, you are spoilt for choice.
So what are you waiting for, now is the time to start planning. Get out there on the open sea and start having a fishing adventure!