Tasmanian Gamefishing --- Deep Sea --- Reef Fishing ---St.Helens

Charters Available

Gamefishing (Dec -May)

Gamefishing (Dec -May)
For: Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Sharks, Bluefin Tuna

The waters off St. Helens on Tasmania's east coast provide world-class
saltwater gamefishing opportunities. As summer approaches the warm
oxygen rich east Australian current from the north clashes with the cold
nutrient rich current from the south. The resulting sea surface
temperature rise, formation of eddys and current lines provide ideal
conditions for the pelagic gamefish to hunt and feed. Tasmania is home
to 8 world records for Southern Bluefin Tuna as well as numerous
Australian records for the other pelagic species.

.. What makes the area of St. Helens unique for gamefishing is:

Clean, clear water that drops away very deeply close to shore
Very low fishing pressure
Large bait school concentrations (blue and jack mackeral, redbait
and sauries)
Short travel times to fishing grounds, often only 2 miles offshore
Tackle
Professional Charters in recognition of its achievements in the charter boat
industry is sponsored by Shimano Australia and will provide you with the best
quality tackle.
Shimano Tiagra 50 w and 50 Ti 24kg
Shimano TLD 2 speed 30 15kg
Shimano Steve Starling sportfishing series short stroker rods.
Depending on the clients requests one or more fishing methods may be
employed such as lure trolling, cubing and berleying or live baiting.

Cost
Full Day $1800/group maximum 8 anglers
$ 350 p/person share charter
Half Day $1100/group maximum 8 anglers
$260 p/person share charter
Anglers with a pre-organised group require the group price.
Anglers with a small number have the choice of paying the group price or
the per head share price to share the trip with the other anglers

Reef and Deep-sea Fishing (All year)
For: Tasmanian Striped Trumpeter, Deep-sea Trevalla, Hapuka, Gemfish,
Silver Morwong, Coral Perch, Rock Cod, King Flathead, Gummy Shark and
Ling
Tasmania produces some of the finest eating quality deepwater scale fish
that can provide unique angling opportunities. St. Helens is fortunate
in having an array of broken bottom, reefy structures, deep water
canyons and sea mounts within close proximity of port. These areas grow
the seaweed, coral and sponges that provide food and shelter for a lot
of deep water species. Fish such as the Tasmanian Striped Trumpeter that
are caught up to 15kg are not only a superb eating fish but a very hard
fighting fish.
Tackle
Shimano Tss4 speedmaster threadline reels
Shimano Calcutta 700 overhead baitcaster reels
Shimano Steve Starling sportfishing rods 6 to 7 foot
All braided line for superior performance
Deep-sea hand winches for water depths over 350 metres

Cost
Reef Fishing
Full Day $1800/group maximum 8 anglers
$350 p/person share price
Half Day $1000/group maximum 8 anglers
$250 p/person share price
Deep-sea Fishing
Full Day $1800/group maximum 8 anglers
$ 350 p/person share price

Why not join Rocky and his team who are dedicated to providing a
memorable day of Bluewater fishing excitement for both novice and
experienced anglers.
All you need to bring is a hat, sunglasses, a camera and soft soled
shoes.
For: Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
The waters off St. Helens on Tasmania's east coast provide world-class
saltwater gamefishing opportunities. As summer approaches the warm
oxygen rich east Australian current from the north clashes with the cold
nutrient rich current from the south. The resulting sea surface temperature
rise, formation of eddys and current lines provide ideal conditions for the
pelagic gamefish to hunt and feed. Tasmania is home to 8 world records for
Southern Bluefin Tuna as well as numerous Australian records for the other
pelagic species.