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Townsville Reef Fishing

Departing: Townsville city

Pickup: Mackay city and marina, Magnetic Island, Townsville city

Townsville - Magnetic Island Fishing Tours
  • Depart Townsville or Magnetic Island for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef fishing tours, choose a fishing trip from 10-12 hours or a 24 hour overnight fishing frenzy.  
  • Our crew have been fishing the Great Barrier Reef for decades and our boats has accumulated years of data on the best fishing location on the reef off Townsville and Magnetic Island.
  • Choose your Great Barrier Reef fishing tour based on the hours you have available whilst in Townsville or Magnetic Island. We offer day trips for 10 hours, 12 hour tours, and our popular 24 hour wide reef experience for the most serious of anglers

This Townsville based fishing crew operation ensures their guests are accompanied by the most experienced and professional skippers, crews and deckhand who will offer guidance on fishing and making it a most memorable fishing experience on the Great Barrier Reef

From the boat marina in Townsville our company operates two highly geared fishing boats, both suitable for your 10, 12 or  24-hour day and night shared charter fishing frenzies on the world famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia! 

If you are staying on Magnetic Island we can also arrange to pick you up on our way out to sea. 

We are mad crazy about fishing on the Great Barrier Reef and have the best GPS markers of all the fishing fleet in Townsville to ensure all of our shared charter boat guests of a mighty fishing trip with us out on the reef.  

Whether it be trolling the outer reef for dogtooth tuna, casting a popper at Giant Trevally, enticing a coral trout with a soft plastic or some old fashioned bottom bashing, our fishing boat crew have the skills to find the fish and offer technical advice and help you reel them in!

Townsville Fishing Tours Day Trip Shoals and Wrecks - 10 Hours

Departure Time from Townsville is around 6.00am and 25 minutes later from Magnetic Island 

As we are out on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef fishing at the 20 nautical mile mark this takes about 45 minutes motoring time each way.

At these location on the reef we are targeting a large range of magnificent and higly prized table fish including Red Emperor, Large Mouth Nannygai, Cod, Spanish Mackerel and Trevally.

Inclusions:

Rods and Reels

Tackle- All terminal tackle supplied for bottom fishing. This includes sinkers, hooks, line, leader and trolling lures.
Bait- Quality squid and pilchards along with fresh cut baits at sea.
Ice

Not included:

Food and drink
Speciality Lures- We do not supply jigs, soft plastics, poppers etc. If you would like advice on these lures please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can recommend types.

Townsville 12 Hour Fishing Trip

Departure Time is around 5.00am and we generally fish at around 20 the nautical mile mark.

Our travel time to these fishing grounds on the Great Barrier Reef takes about 3 hours travel each way.

We target a large range of fish on these trips including Red Emperor, Large Mouth Nannygai, Cod, Spanish Mackerel and Trevally.

Inclusions:

Rods and Reels
Tackle- All terminal tackle supplied for bottom fishing. This includes sinkers, hooks, line, leader and trolling lures.
Bait- Quality squid and pilchards along with fresh cut baits at sea.
Ice

Not Included:

Food and drink
Speciality Lures- We do not supply jigs, soft plastics, poppers etc. If you would like advice on these lures please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can recommend types.

Townsville Reef Fishing - 24-hour Wide Reef Experience Trip

After our 4pm departure from Townsville it’s time to begin! You will start fishing at around 40 nautical miles.

This takes about three and a half hours of travel and work your way out wider through the night.

It’s common that your night fishing will be based on Red Emperor and Large Mouth Nannygai.

Of course their is a lot of by catch along with this. Spangled emperor, Cobia, Cod, Green Job Fish, Mangrove Jack and more!

Through the day time the focus is on Coral Trout but it is normal to catch Red Throat and other species with these.

It’s possible to run out some balloons for Mackerel as well!

On the trip out and back to the reef clients are also welcome to put out a selection of high speed lures as quite often these will produce a Mackerel or Wahoo.

This trip is catered for with the highest quality meals – you need to keep those energy reserves satisfied so you can reel in your catch!

All fish are gutted, gilled and bagged up for you upon your return.

Inclusions:

Airport Pick up
Breakfast- Bacon, Sausages, eggs, Omelettes, cereal, fruit and yogurt.
Morning Tea- Cakes, biscuits and fruit
Lunch- BBQ, cold meat, Caesar salad, green salads. Sometimes the cook will do dishes like spaghetti bolognaise and others
Dinner- Roasts, BBQ’s and specialty dishes. Also vegetable and salads. Also fish will be cooked if our clients prefer.
Dessert- Apple Pie, Sticky date and ice cream
 

Tackle- All terminal tackle supplied for bottom fishing. This includes sinkers, hooks, line, leader and trolling lures.
Bait- Quality squid and pilchards along with fresh cut baits at sea.
Ice

Not included:

Alcohol-Not supplied but you are welcome to BYO. Please bring cans if possible.
We can also have alcohol delivered for the bigger groups.
Rods and reels- We do not supply free of charge. We do however have a hire service and these are at approximately $15.00 per day.
Specialty Lures- We do not supply jigs, soft plastics, poppers etc. 

See more Great Barrier Reef tours from Townsville and Magnetic Island.   

Included In Price

  • Airport pick up if required
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Small group size (up to 12)
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • All terminal tackle supplied for bottom fishing. This includes sinkers, hooks, line, leader and trolling lures.
  • Quality squid and pilchards along with fresh cut baits at sea.
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Townsville city

Departure Time

Fishing tour departure times are based on the fishing tour numbers and the time chosen

Departure Instructions

Meet at Rosshaven Marine 30 minutes prior to departure or meet your pre-arranged transfer

Pickup Locations
  • Mackay city and marina
  • Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city
  • Pick-up from the airport can be arranged at the time of booking
Destinations
  • Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Palm Island Group
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Mackay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Fishing tours depart based on booking numbers

Duration

24 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Rods and reels are not supplied free of charge. These can be hired if necessary at a rate of $15.00 per day
  • Specialty Lures, jigs, soft plastics and poppers are not supplied. Please ask at time of booking for assistance with any of these items.
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • BYO Alcohol in cans
  • Hat
  • Spare t-shirt and warm top
  • Camera
  • Polarised sunglasses
  • Soft overnight bag and toiletries
  • Any special needs medicines

Overnight fishing tours are not suitable for children

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellation received within 48 hours Prior to Travel – 100% Cancellation Fee applies
  • Cancellations received 48 Hours–7 Days prior to departure – 50% Cancellation fee Applies.
  • Cancellation received for groups of 10 or more passengers 7-13 days prior to travel incur a 50% cancellation fee

Townsville Reef Fishing 10-24 hour Barrier Reef Day Night Tour

Departing: Townsville city

Pickup: Mackay city and marina, Magnetic Island, Townsville city

Townsville - Magnetic Island Fishing Tours

From

au$336.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$336.00
Family: au$1,344.00

Tour Code: 500

From

au$336.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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