The Whitsundays, synonymous with beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and absolute lux relaxation. But for the fishermen amongst us, it’s the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and that means big fish, and lots of them!
Abell Point Marina is the starting point for many of these bucket list expeditions, and one crew who can help you achieve this list is Whitsunday Fishing Charters. They offer a range of half or full day packages, or what about getting a few good mates together and setting out for two nights at sea!
You’ll travel a little over 60 miles offshore, where Chris and the crew will treat you to a few of their favourite deep dropping holes, fruitful trolling grounds, and even shallower sections of reef where the big red fish lay in wait for a tasty plastic to come their way.
Scotty treats his youngest son Bailey to one of these multi-night expeditions, where the fishing is just red hot. From large mouth nannygai, to trout on the jig, and even one of the ocean’s most infamous game fish.
Contact Chris and the team at Whitsunday Fishing Charters to set up your own ultimate Airlie fishing expedition. They have a fleet of boats, not just the big Blackwatch, so they can tailor the perfect trip for you.
And a fishing trip requires fishing gear, so BCF should be your first port of call for any gear you could need. We used a range of Savage Gear soft plastics, and jigs on our expedition, all of which you can find instore. Remember – if using soft plastics, match the weight of the jighead you’re using to the depth of the water you’re fishing, and the run in the tide.
So go on, Airlie is only an hour and a half by plane. You could be in bed in the morning, and fishing by lunch time. You’ve just got to do it!