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5 best fishing charters in Australia

Today we’re taking time out to list our top 5 fishing charters in Australia. We’re talking about the kinds of adventure you’re unlikely to forget, complete with amazing locations, and the best fishing around.

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  1. Nomad Sportfishing

These guys take you to remote fishing locations around the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most amazing marine ecosystems not only in Australia, but the world.

Nomad Sportfishing does its salty best to ensure the areas it frequents are not overfished. They do this by only visiting spots that get fished one or two weeks per year. Yes, this means you get a greater catch, but it also means they’re being responsible about sustainability, and we like that a lot.

Head here for more on Nomad Sportfishing tours.

  1. BK’s Gold Coast Fishing Charters

BK’s get a cool 4 star rating on Google (out of 17 reviews), which makes us think they know how to give anglers a mighty good time.

At $99 for a 5-hour ocean, reef and game fishing charter, they’re also very well priced. A maximum of 12 people can come on board, or you can book the entire boat for a fee. Mackerel is the target fish over Summer and Autumn, while Winter and Spring sees a focus on Tuna and Cobia.

For more info head to their website.

  1. Go Get’em Fishing Charters

This fishing charter is perfect for angling newbies, or experienced pros – so don’t be afraid to make a booking if you’re just getting your toes wet in the fishing world.

Skipper Tom has been fishing South Australian waters for more than 30 years, and knows where to get the best catches, especially if snapper, tuna, whiting and squid take your fancy. A 4-hour fishing charter will set you back $125 (per person).

Visit the website for more info on pricing and tours.

  1. Melbourne Fishing Charters

Moored in St Kilda, Melbourne Fishing Charters offers a ‘catch and cook’ experience for families and other passionate anglers who want the full charter experience.

This family business has been around since 2001, and focuses on Port Philip Bay, which is famous for its great snapper. They’re also big on sustainable fishing, and make an effort not to overfish any particular spot.

Make a booking or find out more on their website.

  1. Reel Affair Boat Charters

Reel Affair operates a variety of tours off the Abrolhos Islands (WA), including eco charters, dive charters and game fishing tours.

Their crew knows how to look after you, and makes sure you get access to some of the most breathtaking spots off the coast of WA. Explore famous shipwrecks, such as the Batavia, and enjoy having your meals cooked onboard by your own chef.

Check out their website for more info.

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