Australian Sportfishing Charters

Australian Sportfishing Charters

Australian Sportfishing Charters
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Capt Dan and the Iron Lady are the ultimate definitions of having a boat will travel. From the Roper River to the South and Elcho Island off Arnhem Land they go hunting for fish. After 25 years of continuous operation, Capt Dan and the crew know the area pretty well. To be able to get over a thousand Barramundi in June over six days fishing with six anglers on board is truly amazing fishing. If Barramundi fishing is not what you are after on your fishing holiday then join the team of "Australian Sportfishing Charters" onboard their other sportfishing vessel "Wild Turkey" and put yourself to the test. Fishing for the giant Black Marlin that visit the Great Barrier Reef from September to December, between Cairns and Lizard Island each year. Still looking for something else to catch then come and fish for the hard fighting sportfish, Giant Trevally (GT's) or the vast variety of gamefish that swim in the cobalt currents of the Coral Sea.
Arnhem, Northern Territory, Australia
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Andy E
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Thanks to Dan, Steve, Tustra & Laura for a fantastic adventure. We felt very welcome, safe, and they couldnt have done more to look after us both on and off the water. Fishing was great fun and the accomidation and food was fantastic too! Highly recomended.
Thanks again, Andy (Melbourne).
Written 28 March 2024
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K6038USjohnk
Gold Coast, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We did a trip last week with my business partners and our sons. Captain Dan was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. His 2 sons Anthony and Matty are extremely good guides and were not afraid to go to all lengths to provide the best fishing experience and Dan chipped in as our 3rd guide to show us all of his experience. We caught a lot of fish and had so many different experiences. To top it off, our chef Toustra was amazing and all meals that we had were top class. A fantastic week
Written 26 September 2023
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clinton608
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Thankyou Captain Dan, Matty, Tustra and Laura - what an amazing trip. We had the best time and cant believe the experience you provided. The destination was off the grid - literally and the food, professional services, guides, local knowledge, vessel and facilities were first class.
I cannot recommend this experience enough to anybody wanting to explore these extreme regions of our beautiful county and especially with Australian Sportfishing Charters.
Well done crew for making our trip so memorable and we cant wait for the next one!

Cheers Clinton & Ronan
Written 6 July 2023
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Jeffrey C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Just finished a 5-day charter with Captain Dan and the team on the Iron Lady (March 2023). We have fished the north a few times but can’t recommend Australian Fishing Charters enough. I took my 16yo Boy who loves fishing, and he was in paradise. We want to thank the entire team, Cpt Dan, Matty and Anthony as guides you know your stuff and when the going gets tough you came up with more tricks. Tustra’s cooking was simply sensational and his company as good, and Elisa made us feel welcome all the time. We will be back!
Written 3 April 2023
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James H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
This was my second time in Arnhem land on the Iron Lady after an amazing trip a few years ago. The comfort of the Iron Lady and the amazing crew alone make the trip worthwhile as the accom and food (on board chef) are great, but the fishing is something else! Dan and his guides consistently put you in the best spots to catch fish and we caught over 1000 for the week! We targeted Barra for most of the week up the rivers but we also had access to some Blue water action where we caught heaps of Big GT's, Queenies, Mackrel and Trout to name a few. Awesome variety for the trip. Lots of other charters and lodges offer access to the amazing top end, but none come close to the amount of time you are hooked up and arms bent than with these guys. They do cost a little more than some other operators, but by the end of the week you know it's been money well spent! Once in a limetime type trip. Thanks again Capt Dan and crew, I look forward to getting back up again in the not too distant future.
Written 3 April 2023
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Dean V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Our group of 6 flew from Darwin by Mallard (Paspaley Sea Plane) and landed next to the Iron Lady in the magnificent and remote East Arnhem Land.
What an unforgettable way to start our adventure.
After a warm greeting and welcome, we were off to hunt for the iconic barra.
The fishing was unreal, we saw plenty of sea and wildlife, took in the changing scenery and enjoyed the fact that we didn't see another fishing boat the whole time.
The team were flexible, accommodated a vast array of fishing and we literally caught hundreds of fish.
Each day started early, rod and beer in hand, catching a heap of fish and back to the mother ship for a beautifully prepared meal. The delicious food, cold beer, hospitality up on the deck and 5 star service from the team were appreciated by us all.
Our journey with Australian Sportfishing Charters was an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience.
Written 2 April 2023
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Brad B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
What a great fishing trip; Dan and his team really looked after us and put us in some great locations to catch fish. Live aboard is definitely the way to fish the NT. It's great to come back to a comfortable boat and enjoy a few cold beers, a shower, a great meal and eventually a comfortable bed after a long day spent fighting fish by the dozens. I'll be back!
Written 1 April 2023
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Ian S
Victoria, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
From the 13th to the 21st of March 20223 we were aboard the Iron Lady and WOW what a trip. Leaving Lorne on the Great Ocean Road at 5am on the 13th of March and by 3pm that same day via Cairns and Gove we were aboard with Captain Dan and his crew of Matty, Arty, Tustra and Elise as we steamed towards our first overnight anchorage of Marchinbar Island in the Wessel Group. The following 8 days delivered some of the best, and diverse, fishing, food and general exploring that one could ever have wished for. The entire crew were so knowledgeable in their specialty areas and nothing was ever to hard or couldn’t be done – In fact we didn’t have to do a thing!

Catching fish in the numbers that we did was next level from Queen fish, Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, Giant Trevally and Barramundi was something I had never experienced and equally the satisfaction of returning 99% of what we caught back to the ocean. The knowledge of guides Matty, Dan and Arty was second to none with “lines in the water” at precise times according to tides and fishing marks while in the galley Tustra was the surprise “master chief” cooking up to a standard we never expected as part of the overall package. Having ventured on a number of fishing trips and charters without doubt this eclipsed all other amazing far north adventures!!! – Thanks Dan and crew.
Written 31 March 2023
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Andrew B
Lisbon District, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
One of the best trips away I have had and highly recommend it
Captain Dan and his crew were sensational and looked after us for the 8 days with a great mix in fishing, sightseeing and entertainment
Well done guys and looking forward to my next trip
Written 31 March 2023
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David
Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A group of 8 flew into the picturesque bay in East Arnhem Land via Paspaley sea planes and landed next to the Iron Lady. We were greeted by Dans 3 sons and the voyage began. The food, cold beer and smiles by the staff were constant and very much appreciated. The fishing was next level. I’ve never experienced catching so many fish and they were big. There is a vast array of fishing and we caught thousands. The day started with an early start, beer in hand, catching a heap of fish and back to the mother ship for a beautifully prepared lunch by Scooter and Sarah.

After a few hours of relaxing, we would set off for another round of fishing that always ended with a huge haul of fish. 99% of the fish we caught was released and some fish was kept for an amazing dinner.

The 3 guides, Anthony, Benny and Matt were the most accomplished fishermen I’ve ever had the privilege to be fishing with. They changed lures, pulled out hundreds of snags out of reefs, fixed lines etc. They were so accommodating in every aspect. We had a really good time with the boys (Captain Dans Sons) and laughed about the days adventures late into the night.

Sarah and Scooter were in charge of food and beverage and handled this perfectly. The “beautiful” Sarah had a smile as long as the day and always made everyone feel at home, whilst Scooter cooked up a storm each day.

You can expect.restaurant quality food each evening and more beer than you would desire.

The whole trip was executed perfectly by Dan who has incredible local knowledge, always ensuring all guests are safe, well fead, accommodated and able to catch their dream fish.

I want to make a special note for the boys, Anthony, Benny and Matty. You guys have unlimited energy, calmness when we were snagged countless times and so much fun, but so professional in every aspect.

If you want to be spoilt in every avenue, this is a bucket list trip.

5 stars.
Written 18 June 2022
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