I think what Mark was trying to say was… How long is it since you have been fishing?
Emphasis at Mandurah Fishing Charters is on fun and fishing hard. Instruction is
given to those not familiar with deep sea fishing. Gentle encouragement
given to get satisfactory results. We don't just go out and drift aimlessly around.
MFC actively work our sounder, work the ground and fish hard.
On board your Mandurah Fishing Charter boat we have a very good variety of fishing gear. Choose from quality overheads, light tackle and heavy duty.You can choose from braided and mono filament line, 10" Alvey reels on ugly sticks ...great for BIG fish, quality Penn side casters for more delicate fishing and we only use, quality bait.
You are welcome to bring your own fishing gear if preferred. Mandurah Fishing Charter's fish as responsible hunter gatherers, that is to say we target quality fish, humanely kill size fish raised, gut and clean (and put in our Eski) ready to go in the oven or for you to fillet. We release all undersize fish or fish not required as quickly as possible.
We are constantly working the sounder and searching out new ground and new fish. Sustainability is the catch cry in the industry and we strictly abide by both size and catch limits. Fish for the future!
Professional experienced skippers to ensure you have a great day out. Limited numbers of guests, as we only take groups of six people fishing.
If you only have one or two people who would like to go fishing and would like to join a bigger group we can normally work you in with another party. No problem, just give us a bit of notice. Confirmation is made by phone the night before we go, after the last current weather forecast has been checked.
27 Ft Shark Cat. Diesel powered. A true fishing machine
Licensed for six fishermen deep sea, seven in the Estuary
Quality electronics to find the fish
GPS, Auto pilot, 3 Radios, 2 Epirbs
8 man life raft
Echo sounder, Toilet
ipod compatible quality Hi-fi to enjoy while fishing
People can stay inside or out when we are traveling and in between fishing
Comfortable sleeping spot for anyone who is unfortunate enough to get sea sick.
Seating for fishermen
What can you expect to fish for on a Mandurah Fishing Charter ?
We target all top shelf 5 star eating fish
Bald chin Groper
King George Whiting
Break Sea Cod
Plus we often get caught up with some monumentally big Samson Fish.
What's included in a days fishing?
We supply tasty and wholesome sandwiches for lunch. All you have to bring is a drink and a bag to take your fish home in. We also have great gift vouchers available which have a shelf life of 3 months.
The fishing experience
Fantastic with the emphasis on fun and fishing hard.
The vessel is not suitable for the infirm or for small children. We do not have any special facilities or toilet access on board for disabled persons who may need them, but we can recommend people who do.
Pick up point
We pick you up from the commercial marina located at the very end of Breakwater Pde Mandurah (open a Google map).
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FROM THE SKIPPER
I have both lived and fished in Mandurah since the early 1960’s. Prior to this I would holiday here on a regular basis and have very fond early memories of clear water and lots of crabs in the estuary.
Mandurah was a firm favourite with all the family as both my Mother and my Grand Parents would holiday here as well. They used a holiday home in Ormsby Tec, not far from the old Peninsula Hotel. This was in the days before the mouth of the estuary had the extensive rock works done, so on occasion they would be flooded out like everyone else there including Mr Blakeley seniors hotel.
As I grew older and I remember enjoying a session or two at the PEN and I can still vividly remember the old photos that hung in the front bar of incredible catch's of Dhu fish and Snapper.
When questioned about fishing "Old Harold", the licensee of the PEN would simply say “We would just take Canopus (a 30 ft sailing boat) out to the James Service reef and get what ever we liked.”
The abundance was the same with crabs and the prawns and rarely a night would go by without several people jostling for positions under the old Mandurah Bridge. At one point a local by-law was introduced by the Council to restrict the amount of room each fisherman could commandeer on the landing under the bridge.
Literally gallons of king prawns were caught by each person along with dozens and dozens of crabs. Cobbler was also prolific in the Estuary. Several professional fishermen made their living from net fishing but as the years have passed more and more licences have been purchased back by the government.
So what’s my idea of a good days fishing?
When I book a charter at Exmouth, Coral Bay, The Abrolhos or the like I am satisfied whatever the catch results SO LONG as the skipper has given it his best shot. So long as he has worked his sounder, taken us to a variety of different ground and allowed us to get a few decent fish, if and when they come on the bite. I am always looking for good camaraderie between the skipper, crew and the fisherman plus I enjoy having a variety of quality gear to choose from.
As we only take up to six fishermen, I often get referrals from my friendly opposition and in return I refer larger bookings to them.
So the values I look for in others, is the same sort of a day out we like to give our clients. Hard sustainable
fishing, good fun, good quality gear, quality bait and excellent service.
If you like fishing with smaller groups and a bunch of people determined to have a good time give us a call or
email direct. We will have you on the water in no time at all. If you have a group of more than six people we would be happy to refer you to one the larger operators.
As quality service is such a big part of having a fun day out, we have put in writing a 100% money back
guarantee of service satisfaction. If for any reason, any of our clients have a problem with unprofessional or
discourteous service, their money will be refunded in full.
Our Commitment To Service
We unconditionally guarantee our service for 100% customer satisfaction.
If for any reason, any of our clients have a problem with unprofessional or discourteous service, their money will be refunded in full.
This is a money back guarantee that we are happy to put in writing.
Having been involved in customer service for the past 40 years I understand the importance of treating people well.
“TAKING EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE...
FURTHER THAN JUST SHOWING
FISHERMAN A GOOD TIME.”
Having empathy with our clients and understanding cultural differences is our trade mark….. GUARANTEED!Proprietor Richard Brewer Mandurah Fishing Charters.