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Heavy Tackle Extended Charters
An extended charter is the way to go, traveling out wide to the fishing grounds outside the Great Barrier Reef and once the schools have been located its an easy matter of anchoring up behind the protection of the reef each evening. That way you are into it first thing next day and the pure magic of being on the water in such a pristine environment is second to none.
Imagine dropping anchor in a seclude lagoon, dangling a few heavy hand lines over the side - just for fun - while waiting for your evening meal to be prepared by the expert hostess.
That's if your arms are not too tired from fighting the big ones all day on quality 80 - 130 lb custom built tackle, the finest in the world. Or just sit back, relax, watch the sun slip below the ocean in a blaze of red - orange glow and sip on an ice cold beer!
Areas fished can range from north to Lizard Island and south to Dunk Island - seasonal conditions apply.
Tournament options are also available if booked in advance.
These vessels are state of the art, custom fit out, all modern electronics - some with underwater sonar for finding the bait schools and all the safety and communication gear you could possibly want. You can even send a fax back home if you like.
Various bedding / sleeping / cabin arrangements depending on your chosen vessel but usually consisting of a state room, shower and toilet facilities, modern kitchen with microwave, cooker, freezer and cold storage space.
Separate bunk or ¾ beds available on some vessels with accommodation from two anglers up to a maximum of six (conditions apply). An air- conditioned saloon completes the picture.
Charters usually commence with transfers from your accommodation to the vessels mooring berth at approx. 7.00am and after departure we cruise to the wide grounds some 30 - 40 ks off the coast to commence our fishing.
A mixture of lures and skipping baits is laid out by the experienced deck hand and the skippers keen eye and local knowledge helps him set about targeting your prime goal - to land a grander.
These charters are usually only undertaken on a "sole charter" basis and as it's your day / trip, fishing styles and targets can be amended to suit your skill level and available fish species. i.e. it may be advisable to try some Light Tackle trolling for small marlin, dolphin fish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mackerel etc. if the big ones are not on the chew.
The options on these extended charters are only limited by your imagination and all we can guarantee is a good time, in superb surrounding, with modern vessels and equipment and some of the most knowledgeable skippers found anywhere.
These packages include all quality tackle, lures, meals, light refreshments, morning and afternoon teas, coffee, soft drink, basic Aussie beers and dinner wine.
The cost does not include accommodation pre and post charter, breakfast on day of departure or special alcohol requirements i.e. spirits, champagne etc. which can be catered for additional cost.
Terms And Conditions
- General Terms and Conditions apply
- Package rates shown are based on a booking for 1 to 2 people
- Include all tackle, lures, meals, light refreshments, morning and afternoon teas, coffee, soft drink, basic Aussie beers and dinner wine, and accommodation while on board
- Vessel boarding / departure point may vary from season to season as the skipper will consider the best fishing location prevailing at the time. This may involve a light aircraft flight to say Cooktown or Lizard Island which is an additional expense. This will be advised when making final payment
- Extra anglers add $50 per person per day
- Package is subject to availability, minimum numbers and seasonal conditions
- Length of charter can be extended / reduced (conditions apply) and the above is base only
- All rates quoted are in Australian Dollars and include 10% GST
Although the Heavy Tackle season is of limited duration, offshore light tackle sport fishing charters are available.
Please Note: Charter prices vary according to the actual vessel we are able to secure for you and is influenced by vessel quality, length, cruising speed, fit out, and skipper experience etc.
Please contact us if you would like to book this charter, or need some help in arranging an 'Up North' fishing holiday.
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