Fishing Charters & Fishing Trips

Experience a full day fishing charter for a taster of the magic of the Mackerel Islands, or a longer fishing trip getaway for a tick off your bucket list. Put your fishing skills to the test, catch a beauty and claim bragging rights among your mates!

Full day charters depart from Onslow, Western Australia or from Thevenard Island, Western Australia.

Fishing trip getaways are available for 3 or 7 nights – don’t miss out on your chance to stay and fish the Mackerel Islands!

Mackerel Islands Full Day Fishing Charters

Brand new, custom built 11m twin hull LeisureCat powered by 300hp Yamaha outboards, with marlin poles, toilet/shower, the latest electronics and an experienced skipper and guide. We’ll get you to the best fishing grounds in the Pilbara fast, in comfort and style. Our charters are renowned for: Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Gold Band, Coral Trout Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna Amberjack, Jobfish, Pearl Perch Giant Trevally, Queenfish, Ruby Snapper Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi.

Includes

Top quality Shimano gear, bait, soft plastics & tackle
Morning tea, lunch, water & cool drinks
Overhead reels, spinning combos & game rods
Try out bottom fishing, trolling, lure flicking, deep water jigging, shallow reef & sight casting

Price

Departing from Onslow
$340 per person own line // $480 per 2 people share line

Departing from Mackerel Islands (Thevenard)
$300 per person own line // $440 per 2 people share line

Book the whole boat
Up to 10 people (max 6 lines)
$3,000 ex Onslow // $2,500 ex Thevenard


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 Mackerels (Thevenard Island)
Return transfers Onslow-Thevenard
Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
2 fishing charters with our guide
Top end fishing gear, bait & tackle

Price

*Minimum 3 people required per booking*

Own room with 1 king bed, shared beachfront cabin
$1440 per person

Twin share room with 2 single beds, shared beachfront cabin
$1140 per person

Partner stays free!
Book the “own room” price & bring your partner for an extra $840 with the same inclusions as above.

Not yet ready to leave?
Additional nights $198 (own room) or $99 (twin share) – accommodation only
Additional full day fishing $300


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

*Minimum 3 people required per booking*

Own room with 1 king bed, shared beachfront cabin
$2990 per person

Twin share room with 2 single beds, shared beachfront cabin
$2290 per person

Partner stays free!
Book the “own room” price & bring your partner for an extra $1650 with the same inclusions as above.


Bookings

Call (08) 9184 6444
Email [email protected]

T&C’s apply. Minimum 3 people required per booking. Boat charters are 6 lines (own or shared) & 10 people max. Packages are subject to availability & not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Prices valid until 20/12/18.


Fishing the Mackerel Islands, Western Australia

Fishing Charters

Mackerel Islands Charters are an iconic bucket list experience for any fishing enthusiast or visitor to the region.

Operating for almost 50 years, we know these pristine waters better than anyone and our experienced skipper takes pride in ensuring customers receive the benefit of our knowledge.

Our boat, Island Escape, is a brand new purpose built 11m twin hull LeisureCat powered by 300hp Yamaha outboards. It is the perfect vessel to fish the Mackerel Islands waters and we are very excited to have it available for charters from January 2018!

Island Escape is fast (less time steaming, more time fishing!), has a shallow draught (perfect for shallow reef casting and very stable in deeper sea) and is a very comfortable ride. Other important features include marlin poles for game fishing, toilet/shower and the latest electronics to assist our skipper put you onto the fish.

We take up to 10 people out per trip giving you a personal and specialised fishing experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if you have a certain preference (bottom fishing, trawling, sight casting) in advance and our skipper will try to accommodate it.

Fishing the Mackerel Islands, Western AustraliaWe fish a maximum of 6 lines and offer both own line and shared line options. We may be able to accommodate additional observers in light wind conditions.

Our charters include lunch, tackle, bait and good quality Shimano overhead and spinning combo’s.

We accept individual and group bookings and will tailor a charter to suit your needs. Minimum numbers do apply to depart.

Our charters are renowned for the variety of top quality fish species caught including:

  • Quality reef fish – Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Rankin Cod, NW Snapper
  • Pelagic action – Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna and Wahoo
  • Sight casting – Golden and Giant Trevally, Squid
  • Snorkelling – Tropical crayfish

Our skipper will recommend a range of fishing techniques depending on the customer, weather and conditions:

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

Fishing the Mackerel Islands, Western AustraliaUsing 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 Shimano overhead or spinning 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.

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!

Fishing the Mackerel Islands, Western AustraliaLure Flicking
Lure flicking around the offshore reefs is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Mackerel Islands 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 8 9184 6444, or [email protected]

Daily fishing charter departures are available from:

  • Thevenard Island
  • Beadon Creek, Onslow

Boat Owners
For boat owners, see our Boating Info page.

Fishing the Mackerel Islands, Western Australia