1 Night Fishing Fling

Fishing at the Mackerel Islands, Western AustraliaA quick getaway and taster of the magic of the Mackerel Islands. Put your fishing skills to the test, catch a beauty and claim bragging rights among your mates!

Includes

Weekend overnight accommodation at the Mackerels (Thevenard Island)
Return transfers Onslow-Thevenard
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Fishing charter with our guide
Top end fishing gear, bait & tackle

Price

$485 per person

Tempted to stay longer?
Additional nights from $100 (accommodation only)
Additional full day fishing $250


3 Night Fishing Treat

Fishing at the Mackerel Islands, Western AustraliaOne of our most popular packages. Two days of fishing action plus guaranteed chill time on the island. Home to the Pilbara’s fishiest waters, the Mackerel Islands are easy to get addicted to and you’ll know why once you reel in a thumper or two! You’ll leave relaxed, happy, and could even take home a feed of some of the best quality fish in Australia.

Includes

3 night’s accommodation at the Mackerel’s (Thevenard Island)
Return transfers Onslow-Thevenard
Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
2 fishing charters with our guide
Top end fishing gear, bait & tackle

Price

$1040 per person

Bring your partner for an extra $740 with same inclusions as above & get a free upgrade to a double room

Not yet ready to leave?
Additional nights from $100 (accommodation only)
Additional full day fishing $250


7 Night Fishing Adventure

Fishing at the Mackerel Islands, Western AustraliaThe ultimate fishing trip, whether you’ve just got into fishing, fish every chance you can get, or are a hard-core fisho! The Mackerel Islands play host to an incredible range of species – and they are big! Coral trout, giant trevally, queenfish, yellowfin tuna, spanish mackerel, wahoo, marlin, sailfish, red emperor, rankin cod, crimson sea perch, northwest snapper and so much more. Go for glory, catch a personal best and feast on some seriously unbelievable seafood – these are the kind of fishing thrills you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Includes

7 night’s accommodation at the Mackerels (Thevenard Island)
Return transfers Onslow-Thevenard
Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
4 fishing charters with our guide
Top end fishing gear, bait & tackle

Price

$2150 per person

Bring your partner for an extra $1450 with same inclusions as above & get a free upgrade to a double room

Destination WA tour of the Mackerel IslandsFishing Charters

Mackerel Islands fishing charters are pretty awesome. Whether you live in Western Australia or are just visiting, add it to your bucket list.

We take small group sizes of up to 6 people, giving you a personal and specialised fishing experience on these amazing waters like you’ve never had before.

Our charters include lunch, tackle, bait and all the good quality gear you need for a full days fishing. They are organised to suit individuals and groups, and we will tailor a charter to suit your needs any day of the year. This fishing adventure could see you reeling in several sizeable sorts, like:

  • Quality reef fish – Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Rankin Cod, NW Snapper
  • Pelagic action – Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish and Wahoo
  • Giant schools of fun – Golden and Giant Trevally

Try a range of fishing techniques depending on weather and conditions:

Trawling
The sound of a reel being peeled off by a large Spaniard is something every keen angler should experience.

Using overhead reels and game rods, our skipper will trawl over proven ground mainly chasing Spanish mackerel, with catches of wahoo, cobia, tuna, sailfish and a variety of mackerel being common.

Bottom Fishing
Bottom fishing is an exciting way for everyone to have a line in the water waiting for that next big hit.

Using a variety of rods and reels, our skipper positions the vessel to drift strategically over known hot spots. Several spots are visited over the day to hunt out where fish are lurking. Finally, the feeling of fish nibbling away creates that much anticipated thrill on board before engulfing them in a frenzy, causing them to dash for shelter!

BIG fish can be caught bottom fishing around Rosily, with the most sought after being red emperor. The range of fish species caught include:

  • Coral trout
  • Rankin cod
  • Sea perch
  • Spangled emperor

…and everything in between!

Lure Flicking
Lure flicking around the cay is undoubtedly every angler’s highlight of the Mackerels and has become famed among fishing circles.

Monster giant trevally and queenfish gather earnestly here. Flicking lures close to the rocks, in the white wash or over the reef, then watching a fish hit your lure in the crystal clear waters is an action packed way to fish that’s guaranteed to get any heart racing.

More Info & Bookings
Pre-booking is essential. Contact our Island team on +61 (0) 8 9184 6444, or [email protected]

Daily departures available from:

  • Thevenard Island
  • Beadon Creek, Onslow

RDO activity bookings are welcome. Arrangements can be made for travelling from local areas if required.

For boat owners, see our Boating Info page.


TV Shows

Check out these teasers of our episodes of Al McGlashan’s Fish’n With Mates:

Season 3 episode 2 – Team Mackerel Islands

Season 3 episode 4 – Mackerel Islands Spaniard

Stay tuned for some upcoming episodes of Destination WA.