Fishing is a great Whitsunday past time, whether your trolling or bottom bashing you can have a lot of fun. However some areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are protected green zones. Whilst you don't need a fishing license you must be sure of your location and bag limits, fines apply. On board each vessel there is a zoning guide and a fish guide, which will help you decide what sort of fish you have caught and if you should cook it for dinner! Further information will be supplied during your area brief and most vessels have rod holders for your convenience. We highly recommend you read the Responsible Fishing Practices guide.
Fishing gear is not supplied on board our vessels. Bait can be purchased from the Kiosk at Abell Point Marina. Guests are welcome to bring their own fishing gear or you can hire any gear you require. Just want to kick back and enjoy the serenity without worrying exactly what gear to bring?
Hire the 'FISHING PACK'! our package consists of 1 x fishing rod and reel, 1 x Tackle box
with hooks, sinkers, lures etc, 1 x Handline with 40lb line
and 1 x Landing net. Cost is $12 per day payable to Cumberland Charter Yachts at commencement of
Complete the form below and your gear will be on board.
Three nine-day periods have been implemented as closed seasons to the taking of all coral reef fish each year. The closures are designed to protect spawning aggregations of most coral reef fish species.
More information at Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority (GBRMPA)