Reef Fishing Tribulations

Eight Spanish Mackerel in forty-five minutes, everybody was pumped and we decided to leave a hot bite, It was a tough call, I know, but everybody was impressed and Red Emperor were calling. This was the start of a three day charter with Reefari onboard Mako, a big comfortable Steber 41 gameboat. Jason Kennedy from […]

Mackay Game Fishing Club

Scawfell island is located about 25 nautical miles to the North east from the Mackay Marina, an easy hour or so run. Scawfell is a large island with a large horseshoe shaped bay, appropriately named Refuge bay, and protected from our Prevailing SE Winds, with beautiful beaches and coral line bay, it’s hard to beat, plus of course some great fishing.

Fishing Report June 2010

Despite our initial efforts yielding fairly humble results, things began to pick up immensely. While a few of the crew were looking a little like Kermit the Frog in the complexion department, the fishing soon proved to be well worth it. 5- 6kg nannygai started coming over the side regularly, with an 8kg model falling to yours truly and a trophy 60cm grassy lipper being landed by Jason Horton.

May Fishing Report 2010

A cold snap is here though and that will bring big winter whiting, bream and flathead as well as more offshore species like mackerel, tuna and even those nobly-headed thumpers of the deep – snapper in the next few weeks.

Mackay Fishing Charters Report – February 2010

What a great month it has been out on the water! The afternoon storms and wet season downpours have made inshore fishing a very hot and cold affair, but offshore, small tides and low winds have meant that the bigger boats are reaping the rewards.

Not Your Usual Double Hook Up

Raptor II, a 33ft Cougar Cat owned and operated by Reefari Charters was able to make the most of a break in the turbulent weather to head offshore and target a host of tasty reef species along some deep-water shoals off Mackay.

Reefari Fishing Report September 2009

Well hello again and welcome back to the September edition of on the chew. Once again we at reefari charters have been kept busy by all you keen fishermen and women who love to get out there and wet a line. Weather wise, Mackay has probably seen its best month all year with many days […]

Mackay Reef Fishing Charter Report August 2009

Hello everybody and once again welcome back to “On The Chew” for all the August fishing info. Yet again we have been run off our feet with charters on most days and many quality reef fish hitting the decks of our boats. The weather has been beautiful for the most part with only a few […]

Mackay Fishing Charter Report July 2009

Hello again and welcome to the July edition of “On the Chew”. July has been another sensational month for fishing in Mackay and with some absolutely glass calm days to compliment. Reefari charters once again had a very busy month with many day and 2 day charters heading out to the great blue beyond.

Mackay Fishing Report June 2009

June has been a sensational month for Reefari charters with the fishing leaving all who experienced it both lost for words and a tad sore. Once again we have been really busy and with the weather staying reasonable, perfect at times, managed to get about 95% of our charters out.