August was a busy month where myself, Darren Haydon & Hayden Bell headed 270 miles North with Brazakka to Night Island located just off Lockhardt River, for 14 days charter with Fred Turner and his family and friends. Fred Turner has been coming here to fish for more than 30 years and loves the isolation of these Northern areas along with the untouched fishing where he can introduce his grandkids to the delights of the Great Barrier Reef and his passion for light tackle fishing. Fred had 3 gameboats “Top Shot” “Allure” & “Release”, mothership “Spirt of Freedom” and Brazakka’s helicopter at his disposal.
The fishing was sensational. More Spanish mackerel than you could poke a stick at – sailfish, GT’s, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna and incredible snorkelling and diving. A great trip and looking forward to next year where we’ll head further North again to Shelbourne Bay.