September 13th-21st 2014 – The Ultimate Variety Trip![sws_picture_frame1 src=”http://nomadsportfishing.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Lizard-To-Tydeman.jpg” title=”” alt=”” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album3″ video=””] [/sws_picture_frame1] If you want a shot at just about every saltwater species that lives anywhere near Cape York and the Outer GBR, then this is it! This is a special one time per year only trip, where you’ll get 7 days fishing at the normal 6 day rate, as well as the opportunity to fish the stunning islands, reef flats and outer Reefs of the Claremont Isles and Bligh Reef, all in one trip! Getting to fish both of these reef areas in a single trip is a special opportunity to experience just about everything that the northern GBR has to offer. We’ll be starting at Lizard Island, then travelling up to the Claremont Isles, where we’ll spend our first couple of days around the islands, reefs and rivers. You can choose to fish whatever areas you like in this time. From here we’ll travel through the Bligh Reef area, either fishing offshore reefs or inshore islands and flats, depending on group preferences.This trip is about doing everything, and seeing a heap of new areas each day as we fish our way from Lizard island to Portland Roads. You’ll experience everything from wading a pristine sandflat sight casting to golden trevally, GTs, sweetlip and coral trout, through to experiencing some of the crazy outer GBR bluewater action at Bligh Reef and the outer Claremont Isles. This is a once a year experience for 12 lucky sportfishing anglers not to be missed. [sws_picture_frame1 src=”http://nomadsportfishing.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Tydeman-to-Claremont.jpg” title=”” alt=”” align=”sws_frame_right” lightbox=”1″ album=”album3″ video=””][/sws_picture_frame1] [sws_picture_frame1 src=”http://nomadsportfishing.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Tydeman-to-Claremont.jpg” title=”” alt=”” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”album3″ video=””][/sws_picture_frame1] This trip will offer all the species, all the fishing styles, and all the action you can handle. With 7 full days of fishing mayhem. You can literally name a species of northern saltwater fish, and you’re a chance of catching it on this trip. Dogtooth tuna to permit, GTs, barra, fingermark, golden trevally, triggerfish, coral trout, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, spanish mackerel, maori wrasse, blue bastards, tarpon and literally every other northern saltwater sportfish you can name will be on the angling menu on one day or another. The below videos and images of Claremont Isles and Bligh Reef will give you a great idea about the variety of angling options, but it is impossible to describe the variety of scenery and angling options that we’ll encounter on this trip.
Types of Fishing you’ll most likely be able to do during the week[list style=”check”]
- Everything, or anything you want! – This will be sportfishing trip with 12 anglers, fishing 3 per boat but you can also bring a flyrod if you like and have a walk around the flats.
- Fish the outer Great Barrier Reef for GTs, dogtooth tuna, coral trout, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, red bass, wrasse, spanish mackerel, and over 30 other species that inhabit the outer reefs. You can cast poppers and stickbaits, troll, jig or flyfish these areas, and the opportunities for varied species and fishing styles are endless.
- The inshore reef and sand flats around the coastal islands provide an incredible variety of options with sight casting the flats for permit, blue bastards and GTs a great thrill on light tackle and fly rods. There’s also the huge variety of reef species around these inshore islands, and anything from cobia off the beach through to GTs and big queenfish in the shallows are a likely target.
- The coastal rivers in the part of the world are usually very shallow, hard to access, and simply off limits for any kind of land access. You simply cannot get into these rivers by any form of land access, it’s large boat or flying that allows access. The barra, mangrove jacks, queenfish and small tarpon are usually prolific, and the fingermark are often huge! Being shallow rivers, you won’t see numbers of massive barra, but sight casting them in the snags is something special.
- Incredible shallow water flats fishing for coral trout, emperors, red bass, chinaman fish, sweetlip and a huge variety of other species.