Fishing Mackay is definitely something to put on your must do list, arguably one of the best fishing locations on the east coast of Australia, and becoming famous for it’s sensational fishing.
Mackay also has great fishing and climate all year round and catering to all fishing styles. Mako is ideal for extended fishing charters for living aboard and experiencing the outer Great Barrier Reef.
For a real fishing adventure nothing beats a few days out fishing and cruising on the reef.
Mackay fishing charters offer a great range of charter boats, but Mako, a Steber 41 Gameboat is a great way to go for a personalized fishing experience with your mates or family.
Mako only takes small groups of up to 6 people with operators who can look after you, with all fishing equipment, food, tackle supplied.
An experienced Skipper, Tony Kennedy and Deckhand Joe will look after you with a lifetime, of fishing local waters and the outer reef.
A charter onboard Mako, can range from Reef fishing for Coral trout and Red Emperor, Game fishing for Spanish Mackerel and Marlin. Also worth throwing poppers for Giant Trevally, an amazing monster of a fish which takes some stopping and famous worldwide for it’s spectacular surface strikes, once Hooked Hang On!!
All this great fishing is within an easy one or two hour’s cruise from Mackay Marina. Feel free to contact any of the local tackle shops, Barra Pro, Fishing World & Northside tackle for great friendly service and the latest local fishing info and info on the regions charter operators.
Mackay is truly blessed for us Offshore fishing charters with numerous islands and reefs to the south, east and Whitsunday islands to the north, the options are endless. Mako can also do day fishing and cruising trips to nearby islands throughout the southern Whitsundays, and south to the Percy’s as well.
Keswick Island and St Bee’s are the closest main group of island to the North East approximately 15 Nautical miles away which offers access to the smaller trailer boats. Other islands just a bit further include Brampton Island, Wigton, Calder, Scawfell and Derwent just to name a few.
Mako is the way to go for comfort, awesome sea keeping ability and style. Some great fishing can be had working the reef and points, with the prized coral trout a common catch. Spanish Mackerel are also available and well worth having out a livebait under a balloon, or trolling deep points and rocks. Lures and rigged baits are the go here.
Further afield is the Great Barrier Reef with countless fishing destinations and choices. This is where Mako is ideal for cruising these remote reefs, with huge fuel capacity to reach Bugatti Reefs, Kindemar and heaps more from 100 Kilometres, and continuing to the other reefs up to 150 kilometres offshore.
Mako cruises at 18 knots which covers these large distance quickly and comfortably. Prized reef species which are likely to be caught include Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Redthroat Emperor, Nannygai and heaps more.
If you are lucky enough even Barramundi Cod and Maori Wrasse are caught on occasions, although now protected and release only. These fish are still great fish to catch and see, and worth taking a photo, even better to release.
Our annual run of Spanish Mackerel is from June to October, with quality and numbers of Spanish mackerel improving, with Monsters over 30kg regularly caught. A combination of Skipping Gar or wolf herring, and lures are your best bet trolled about 6 knots.
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Definitely a great place to go on your next fishing holiday and charter with an endless amount of fishing spots and great fishing destinations, also with a huge variety of fish species to match.
Mackay fishing Charters will look after you and be able to tailor a charter to suit your needs. Take the stress out of your next fishing trip and enjoy what the Mackay region has to offer.