Claremont, Tydeman & Bligh Reefs Adventure September 2015

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September 13th-21st 2014 – The Ultimate Variety Trip!

[sws_picture_frame1 src=”” 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=”” title=”” alt=”” align=”sws_frame_right” lightbox=”1″ album=”album3″ video=””][/sws_picture_frame1] [sws_picture_frame1 src=”” 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.  

Ashmore Reef  Youtube Gallery 

Bligh Reef  Youtube Gallery 

Claremont Isles Youtube Gallery

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Types of Fishing you’ll most likely be able to do during the week

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  • 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.
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Species you should expect to encounter include:

  This is truly a trip for the angler who wants maximum variety. The Claremont Islands Species Guide will give a good idea of the types of species you should expect to find around Claremont and Bligh Reef, but there will be so many more options above and beyond this, that it is difficult to list everything. From the anchorages we visit on this trip you’ll be able to head east and access the outer edge of the barrier reef to catch huge GTs, coral trout, dogtooth tuna, spanish mackerel, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and a huge variety of other species. Around the islands and reef flats that we anchor near you’ll find a series of islands, sand flats and reef flats that are unmatched anywhere else in Australia. We’ve caught everything from GTs to cobia to permit, queenfish, golden trevally and every other tropical saltwater species you can think of walking these flats and sight casting. For those that love walking the flats and sightcasting, this is a true paradise! And if that’s not enough, head west of the anchorage and you’ll hit the coastline with some of the most remote rivers in Australia, just teeming with fish. These rivers cannot be accessed by land, there’s simply no way to drive there, and a mothership with small shallow draft tenders is the only real way to access these rivers. The barramundi and jack fishing is just wonderful in these clear shallow sandy rivers, and the queenfish at the mouths of the rivers are incredible fun! Want a trip with the lot? This is it.   [divider top = “1”] [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/1″ last=”last”] [vc_column_text width=”1/1″ last=”last”] The Claremont Isles and Bligh Reef Extended exploration will use our 80ft Mothership, two guided 18ft centre consoles and two guided 25ft centre consoles. We cater for a maximum of 12 anglers, with all anglers rotating between the boats during the trip.
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How This Trip Works

  [jcolumns model=”1,5″ ]Date Available:[jcol/]13-22nd September 2014 – only 12 lucky anglers will get to experience this trip in 2014. [/jcolumns]   [jcolumns model=”1,5″ ]Number of Anglers & Tackle:[jcol/]12 anglers fishing 3 per boat. We have a full range of tackle available onboard Odyssey, and all rods and reels are provided, with terminal tackle and lures sold on an as lost basis. You are free to bring your own tackle as well. [/jcolumns]   [jcolumns model=”1,5″ ]Boats:[jcol/]80ft mothership, 2 x 25ft centre consoles and 2 x 18ft centre consoles. [/jcolumns]   [jcolumns model=”1,5″ ]Cost:[jcol/]Please contact us and we’ll send our info pack, promotional DVD & full price list[/jcolumns]   [jcolumns model=”1,5″ ]Access & Itinerary:[jcol/] You’ll start this trip on the 13th September by flying into Lizard Island. We’ll depart almost immediately and start an overnight cruise up to the north, arriving either at the outer reef or one of the sheltered islands of the Claremont group by early morning. The first day of fishing will start on the 14th September and we’ll begin exploring the islands and reefs of the Claremont group before moving north to Bligh Reef at some stage during the trip. We’ll have the next 7 days to fish our way along nearly 150 nautical miles of some of the most remote coastline, islands and reef systems in Australia. We’ll do one  overnight steam along the way to make sure we fish the absolute best and most remote areas. We will Arrive at Portland Roads early on the 22nd September, in time for you to be transferred to Lockhart River airport and fly back to Cairns. To book, or for more info, call us on 1800 021 014 in Australia or go to our Contact Page [/jcolumns] [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/1″ last=”last”] [vc_column_text width=”1/1″ last=”last”] [divider top=”1″] [jbutton color=”black” link=”″]Contact Us[/jbutton] [jbutton color=”black” link=”″]Lagoon Explorer[/jbutton] [jbutton color=”black” link=”” newpage=”yes”]Booking Form[/jbutton] [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column]

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