Advance Fishing FAQ’s

Please review our FAQ's

General

How far out to sea do you go?

Depending upon which reef the weather conditions permit us to get to, it can be up to 20km.


Where do we board?

Depending upon weather conditions we board from either Kingston pier or Cascade pier.


Payment

When & how do i pay?

Pay by cash on the day.


Experience

I’ve never been fishing before, is that a problem?

Absolutely not. Our crew are more than happy and able to give you all the help and hints you need to achieve an excellent fishing technique and Norfolk Island experience. Our skippers and deckhands might even hand you a rod that they have hooked a big fish on themselves! First timers are made to feel just as welcome as regulars.


Fish

What species will we be likely to catch?

It depends on the time of year, our most common fish include; Trumpeter (Sweet Lip Emperor, which Norfolk is renowned for), Red Cod, Kingfish, Trevally, sharks and less commonly, Groper and Snapper.


Can I keep all the fish that I catch?

All fish that are caught are filleted and skinned by our crew. As we have never come home without fish, you will receive an ample amount for yourself for the time of your stay, to cook and eat at your holiday accommodation.


Inclusions

What is included?

We supply all bait, quality fishing rods and reels, all tackle, water, tea and coffee, sunscreen and full assistance from the Skipper. You can of course BYO food on any trip.


Weather

Do we head out in bad weather?

We recommend that you book your trip as early as possible in your holiday on Norfolk Island. This so that we can reschedule in case of unsafe weather, (ie strong wind or and high seas). We don’t cancel or reschedule for rain.

We recommend you bring a raincoat. Even though the deck is half enclosed, the fishing area is open to the weather.

In the case of bad weather, we will contact you to arrange another time for your charter.


How can I be sure we will be actually heading out?

All charters are subject to the island’s weather conditions.
Weather: Obviously nobody wants to head out deep-sea fishing if the weather conditions are not suitable. We would all love to be able to predict the weather well ahead of time (which even on the odd occasion, the BOM will still get it wrong!). The Skipper checks the seas and conditions the night before and early morning prior to a fishing trip. Rain is not a reason for cancellation. There are two key factors we need to consider; wind and swell. Depending upon the impacts of these, determines if we are able to head out or not.