This fish could be yours!7 Day fishing experience
7 Night Fishing Adventure
The 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.
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
*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.
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Call (08) 9184 6444
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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.
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.
We 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:
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 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!
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
For boat owners, see our Boating Info page.