Bumper Trip to King Island


Thursday 1st February - Wednesday 7th February

King Island Adventure Fishing Charter

King Island turned it on for us this trip with Greg & Michael and John & Wendy, assisted by deckies Ian & Jason, on board. Below are some highlights from our very successful and enjoyable trip!

Day 1: Departing from Port Fairy on Thursday we travelled to Apollo Bay, where we spent the night, picked up the final 2 passengers and then headed to King Island on Friday morning.

Day 2: On arrival at the top of the island good sized flathead were mainly caught.

Day 3: The group explored the island with Matthew Archer ( King Island Coach & Bus Company) calling in on King Island Cheese Tasting, Cape Wickham Lighthouse and various spots of interest.

Day 4:  While Wendy explored the Southern part of the island, the others jumped back onboard the Southern Explorer and went out wider. We bagged out on Gummy and School Shark as well as some Jackass Morwong and Nannygai. Going out deeper we caught some beautiful Striped Tassie Trumpter up to 10kg.

Day 5: With everyone back on board we ventured from Grassy Harbour and went up the West side of the Island, catching and releasing small Gummys and more Flathead. Overnight we anchored up in sheltered Quarantine Bay.

Day 6: In the morning before heading back to Port Fairy, we trolled for Kingfish, but ended up bagging out on Tuna which included a 4 way hook up, along with plenty of big Salmon. Bottom Bouncing for Snapper produced some good fish. After midday on the way back we hooked a 39kg Tuna, which topped off a fantastic trip to King Island.

The passengers will be eating fish for a long time, taking home full eskies.

We managed to find good areas to fish,using different parts of the island depending on prevailing winds.

A big thankyou to Ian & Jason for their assistances during the entire trip and to Anita for keeping everyone informed of the fishing events from day to day on Facebook.


If you would like to experience the fishing and sights of King Island be sure to give Mary Ann a call to enquire about our next trip ph:0429983112 or 55983112 - an experience not to be missed. Charters can be tailored to suit your needs. More information on the different options is available here

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