Reef Encounters Fishing Charters aim to provide an enjoyable fishing experience while providing clients the opportunity of seeking iconic and trophy species such as Southern Bluefin Tuna and Samsonfish as well as deep water species rarely encountered in the shallower gulf waters of the state.
The daily catch may consist of:
- Nannygai / Bight Redfish
- Blue Morwong / Queen Snapper
- Southern Bluefin Tuna (seasonal Dec to June approximately)
- Yellowtail Kingfish
- Sharks (Gummy, School, Bronze Whaler, Whiskery)
- Sharks (Mako, Thresher, Blue, Seven Gill plus more)
- King George Whiting
- Western Blue Groper
- Snapper (under closure until 2023)
- Blue Warehou (Snotty)
- Blue Throat Wrasse
- Southern Rock Lobster
- Red mullet
We can provide charter suggestions to best maximise your chances of chasing iconic game fish or to target species that provide a good mixed bag of table fish.
We look after your fish during the day in a rainwater ice slurry until we reach the beach where we ask you to have your large eskies in your car packed with plenty of ice.
Your fish are gilled and gutted for you onboard. We can provide advice on how to fillet, what fish are better skinned and how to best freeze your catch to ensure you enjoy meals long after the charter experience is over.
Reef Encounters participate in the DPI Game Fish Tagging Program, the largest saltwater tagging program of its kind in the world which has been in operation since 1973.
For our interstate guests, we can provide advice and contacts for fish transport.