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

Bring your partner for an extra $385 with same inclusions as above & get a free upgrade to a double room

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


Bookings

Call (08) 9184 6444
Email [email protected]

T&C’s apply. Single rooms only. Upgrade to a double room for $40 per night. Upgrade a group booking to a beachfront cabin, prices on request. Boat charters are 7 lines (own or shared) and 10 people max. Package are subject to availability & not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Prices valid until 20/03/18.


Destination WA tour of the Mackerel IslandsFishing 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, trawling, sight casting) in advance and our skipper will try to accommodate it.

We fish a maximum of 7 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
  • Snorkeling – 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.

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 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
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 (0) 8 9184 6444, or [email protected]

Daily departures available from:

  • Thevenard Island
  • Beadon Creek, Onslow

For boat owners, see our Boating Info page.