Coral Sea Wilderness Fishing Townsville and Mackay

From $300 for 12hr trip

Northern Conquest Charters are proud to present the absolute premium fishing experience.
We can offer our clients a range of Game and sports fishing packages of the highest quality at an affordable price.
Choice of trip duration and choice of boats allows for most budgets without sacrificing fishing quality.
Black and Blue Marlin, Huge Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, GT’s, Coral Trout, Green Job fish, Red Bass and much more.
This area of Coral Sea reef has long been regarded the most productive for the biggest of game fish in prolific numbers, with Black and Blue Marlin abundant through the warmer months.

Light Tackle Fishing Bowling Green Bay
Bowling Green Bay is world renowned for the amount of small Black Marlin caught there every year (season July through October). Join Captain Alan Zavodny or Captain Dean Beech and let them show you why this area is so famous for these fish.
We generally fish for these fish on 10kg line and they range in size from 10 to 20kg. We fish for them both trolling and livebait. You will marvel at the aerial displays and just how prolific these fish can be with between 10 and 20 fish for the day not uncommon.
As is the same on all our charters they are supplied with quality food, prepared baits and lures and all fishing equipment.

Palm Island and Hinchinbrook Barramundi
Some of the most beautiful fishing areas are just to the North of Townsville in the Hinchinbrook Chanel and the Palm Island group. For Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark and great crabbing the Hinchinbrook is the pinnacle of estuarine fishing.
Our professional guides Dean Beech and Adam Finlay have years of experience in this area and will provide a fantastic experience in this beautiful area. Trips range from day trips to 7 day live aboard mother shipping adventures and are suitable from a single person to 10. We also do Barra tours in the more local area of Townsville in the Bohle and Haughton rivers and in Crocodile and alligator creeks.
The palm group is a beautiful place to go for some great inshore reef fishing and lazing away on the beautiful beaches. We run trips to this area mixed in with either continuing up into the Hinchinbrook or out to the reef.

Torres Strait Extended Fishing
(Live-A-Board trip)
The Torres Straits links the Coral Sea to the east with the Arafura Sea to the west and is situated between Australia and Papua New Guinea. A live-a-board charter through to the Torres Strait not only provides an opportunity to savor some sensational fishing but also gives an insight into the Melanesian culture and way of life.
You will depart Thursday Island and set sail through the magnificent waters of the Torres Strait weaving through tropical islands and magnificent coral cays.
Each day will be spent trolling for Mackerel sail fish and other pelagic, fishing the reefs for Coral trout, Golden snapper, Red Emperor, Nannygai, cast a fly over the sand flats for GT’s and visit some exceptional Jewfish holes. Once out to sea try your luck for a marlin.


Three boats to choose from depending on the trip.
Sir Reel
“Sir Reel” is a 58′ Conquest vessel, purpose built for fishing in total comfort and safety along with the following features, comforts and trip inclusions:

•State of the art Fish finding and navigation equipment on board
•Air Conditioned accommodation cabins
•A great shower with a desalination unit ensuring heaps of fresh water for the shower and toilet
•A huge rear deck for maximum fishing room, complete with a large screen TV,DVD and signal booster providing television reception up to 70 Nm (great for the sports fan)
•An air conditioned saloon with TV and DVD making a great place for a game of cards or just kicking back watching a movie
•Four freezers and three fridges ensure we take the utmost care with your catch
•On extended trips (exceeding 72 hrs) we will fillet, bag and freeze your catch for you
•An extensive range of quality fishing equipment supplied by our good friends at Shimano with all bait, proven hard and soft body lures and terminal tackle suppliedAll of our trips provide a wide variety of quality cooked meals and drinks (non alcoholic) and can cater for all diets.
•WIFI internet onboard for our customers convenience.
•The boat has 2 x 4.2 metre Tinnies and a crane to ensure if you take dories and are not using them they are not in the way.

All our trips are catered with the highest quality meals prepared by chef Roly. Roly has been in Australia only five years after a lifetime cooking in Europe. His experience ensures that you will only be dining on the best. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requests.

“Reelistic” is a 48′ Riviera Platinum offering quality comfort and luxury in abundance.
• Fully Air conditioned including Fly bridge.
•State of the art navigation and fish finding equipment.
•Luxurious accommodation.
•Plenty of fridge/freezer space.
•Wi Fi on board
•Large galley area

Equipped with state of the art electronics, “Reelistic” is the perfect vessel for small groups who wish to fish, snorkel, cruise and dine on the Great Barrier Reef.

Reelistic boasts extensive fridge and freezer space, an ice maker and a watermaker. The back deck is equipped with rocket launchers, a game chair and a large duck board which increases the available fishing space. All fishing charters are catered with gourmet food and all equipment is supplied including Shimano Tiagra’s and Stella’s and Shimano T Curve rods.

• Each night you will be dining in air-conditioned comfort in the L-shaped leather dinette in the saloon.
•Relaxing is easy from the matching leather lounge while watching a DVD or listening to your favourite tunes with surround sound from the 6 stack CD player or iPod docking station.
•Spacious cabins can sleep up to 8 people, including a Queens size Master Stateroom, Double size Guest stateroom and Twin Single Cabin along with a convertible double bed in the Flybridge. Two large bathroom en-suites ensure there is plenty of room for privacy.
•A large open plan galley allows your chef to prepare gourmet meals to perfection. Reelistic is also equipped with a rear deck barbeque and meals may be served on the rear deck, in the airconditioned comfort of the saloon dinnette or the Flybridge.
•When at anchor, the massive swimming and fishing platform area makes dinghy boarding and snorkelling a breeze and the outside freshwater shower lets you wash off the sand and salt.
•”Reelistic” is the perfect luxury vessel for game and reef fishing, snorkelling or just cruising around Magnetic Island and the Palm Islands with your partner, a group of friends or family members.

San Miguel
The ‘San Miguel’ is an 18.20 meter measured length with 5.00m breadth and1.80m depth vessel, that is licensed to carry 12 passengers.

On board the San Miguel you will experience:
•Sleeping accommodation for up to 12 guests, in a combination of berths withslightly bigger than king single average bunks, (2 rooms with 4 bunks and 2room with 2 bunks)
•Each cabin has ample room plus storage facilities for your belongings
•Voltage available in the cabins that cater for cpacp machines
•Linen and towels provided plus basic amenities
•Storage area in cabins
•Hot water showers
•Fresh water supply
•Two WC cubicles
•Full stereo entertainment including DVD player, plasma TV
•All gourmet meals prepared on board by trained chef
•Breakfast lunch, dinner and snacks included.
•Outdoor eating area/covered eating area
•BBQ on the deck
•Air-conditioned comfort
•Captain,cook and 2 deckies on trips
•Multiple tenders available
•Powered by a V12 German manufactured main engine


Fishing Gear

We are proud of our association with Shimano and this reflects in our gear

T Curve Rods along with Tiagra, Torsa and Talica in overheads and Stella and Saragossa spinning reals ensure that if you need to use our equipment then you can be sure your using the best.


The Fishing

All styles of fishing catered for from Heavy/Light Tackle game fishing, Sport fishing, Jigging, Soft Plastics, Popper Casting and Trolling.

 A normal day would see 4 of our guests leave at daylight on “Reelistic” to troll the 1000m drop off for marlin, another 3 would be getting on “Beechey” for a morning of serious arm stretching, throwing poppers and stick baits at XOS GT,s. The rest of the party would then head off to jig the pinnacles that abound in this area on “Sir Reel” for Dog tooth, Coral Trout, Jobbies and the like.

Daily itinerary is subject to change if our clients are in to a particular style of fishing all our boats are adaptable.

If getting up close is what you want we also have two 4.2 metre Quintrex dories to do shallow water fishing in the lagoons and inside the reef edge.

This fishing can be very exciting as the visibility is so good it is common to see fish rise from the bottom to the lures.


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Itinerary & Schedule

12 and 24 Hour Trips From $300 pp
Includes all meals, snacks, tea/coffee, soft drinks and juice. All fishing equipment, bait tackle and ice. Great food, fantastic service and Awesome reef fishing.

Extended Tours
2 day to 7 day trips. Join us on out tailor made, Fully catered live aboard trips. Or enquire about chartering the 1 of the boats for your private charter.

What’s coming for smaller groups and individuals.

12 and 24 hour trips
Dates below are trips we have started but there are many more available for full boats and smaller groups.
20th February 24 hour (“Sir Reel”) departs 1600 $497.00
27th February 24 hour (“Sir Reel”) departs 1600 $497.00
6th March 24 hour (“Sir Reel”) departs 1600 $497.00
3rd April 24 hour (“Sir Reel”) departs 1600 $497.00
11th April 24 hour (‘Sir Reel’) departs 1500 $497.00
29th May 24 hour (‘Sir Reel’) departs 1600 $497.00
26th June 24 hour (‘Sir Reel’) departs 1600 $497.00
3rd July 24 hour (‘Sir Reel’) departs 1600 $497.00
31st August 48 hour (“San Miguel”) departs 1700 $950.00

Extended Trips

These are the trips we have scheduled at present for smaller groups to join in. We have lots of other dates available to start trips for full boat bookings.
21st May 3 day Reef (“Sir Reel’) departs 1500 $1,550.00
3rd July 3 day Reef (‘San Miguel”) departs 1500 $1,550.00
9th August 5 day outer reef (“Sir Reel”) departs 1800 $2,350.00
18th October 10 day Coral Sea (“Sir Reel” and support boats) departs 1800 $5,500.00 (This trip will be big)
8th November 5 day Coral Sea (Flinders reef) departs 1600 $3,000.00
Princess Charlotte Bay
23rd April Barra and Reef 6 days departs Cooktown 23rd April $3,300.00.
22nd July 4 day Outer Reef (“San Miguel”) $2,050.00
31st August 48 hour (“San Miguel”) departs 1700 $950.00

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