Deep Sea Fishing charters for Ballina,Byron Bay. Northern Rivers, NSW.
Ballina is situated at the mouth of the Richmond River. A large costal town, Ballina has all the facilities you would expect with extensive shopping, food outlets and accommodation.
Fishing is excellent in the surrounding area, a large river which is navigable for all the 88 miles to Lismore, offering Bream, Flathead, Mulloway, Whiting and the ever-present Mud Crabs. Freshwater fishing is popular for Australian Bass from about Woodburn upstream.
Beach fishing is abundant with the beaches to the south able to be driven on by 4wd, and rock fishing to the north from Ballina to Byron Bay.
Offshore the fishing is superb, some close reefs like Riordans, and Lennox are great for Snapper, Teraglin, Mulloway and Flathead with the Mackerel here from December to April. Wider reefs are where the Ballina-Byron region comes into its own. The local DPI Fad is famous for the quality Mahi Mahi during summer and autumn. The 32-fathom reef runs from Broadwater in the south to Byron Bay in the north. Catches of Snapper, Teraglin, Venus Tusk Fish, Mulloway, Pearl Perch etc are common. The wider reefs of the 36, 40, 42, 48 and 50 Fathom reefs produce all year around, with the bulk of the catch in Snapper, Kingfish, Pearl Perch etc in the winter/spring months.
The Pelagic fishery is just starting to be recognised for Marlin, tuna etc and will grow in coming years.
Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing Charters for Ballina, Byron Bay, the North Coast and surrounding area’s.
Our pride and joy is a Clem Masters 34. The hull was laid in 1990 for the owners of the Esprit Company. Named” Esprit” the boat was purchased in 1992 and spent the next 25 years fishing Marlin and Tuna commercially and doing Charter fishing when available from Bermagui on the South Coast NSW.
Fozies Fishing purchased the boat 2017
Clem Masters 34
Length 10.17m, Breadth 3.35m, Draft 0.96m
Engine: Detroit 6V92 2 stroke diesel
An extensive refit in 2018 saw upgraded toilet facilities, improved kitchen with tea and coffee facilities, a fridge to keep the drinks cold, new electronics with GPS, Colour Depth Sounder, Radar and radios fitted. New carpet and paint gives the boat a fresh new look. A rear canopy covers the back deck to keep out the sun on hot days.
The fishing gear is Finn-Nor spin reels with matching 10kg rods. This is fitted with 50lb Spectra braid line. We also have for the Game fishing people, Quality game fishing gear including the 50 Tiagra wide with matching roller rods.
6 Hour offshore P/P
Whale Watching 3 Hour P/P
On Your Way to enjoy your next Adventure in the Ballina Byron Bay region.
WHAT TO BRING
All you need is loose comfortable clothing, a jumper / raincoat depending on the day. Sunscreen and a hat and any food you may like to nibble on. A Great attitude is always welcome.
Alcohol is permitted BYO, we ask that you drink responsibly and not put yourself and others on the boat in any danger.
Sea sickness is a chance to those who don’t go to sea very often. We recommend you take a seasick tablet 1 hour before boarding the boat and another before we leave port. Various brands of tablets and old wives’ tales on the prevention of seasickness are out there, we find the use of Kwells to be the most consistent performer. I found the first 30 years the hardest to get over seasickness, but it gets considerably easier after that.
We DO NOT CLEAN YOUR CATCH, we feel this is part of the fishing experience. We will ice down the fish caught and distribute them to you upon arrival back at port. Bring a suitable esky to take home your fish as well as a fish scaler/ knife to clean your catch. There are excellent fish cleaning facilities adjacent to both Ballina and Evans Head Marinas.
Pick up for your next Fozies Adventure is at the Trawler Marina at the end of Boat Harbour Road, Ballina.
OFFSHORE Ballina Byron Bay
We offer Deep Sea Fishing to the extensive reefs found off Ballina to Byron Bay. Whale Watching in season (June to November)
Coastal Cruising to see our wonderful coast up close, Lennox and Byron Bay Headlands are awesome.
The Richmond River
River Fishing all year round on the magnificent Richmond River.
River cruising to Wardell, Broadwater or Woodburn, both Wardell and Woodburn have access to the Pub for a counter lunch or beer to complete your day.
Whatever your needs, we’re here to make things happen. Contact us now for your next aquatic adventure from Ballina-Byron Bay, on the North Coast NSW.
Contact Us at Ballina Byron Fishing Charters
When you next visit our wonderful north coast region, contact us to plan your aquatic adventure be it Charter Fishing, Whale Watching or a scenic tour of our area. We can plan an Adventure to suit you tastes.
Boatharbour Rd, West Ballina NSW 2478, Australia