MONTEBELLO ISLANDS 2018 INFORMATION
2018 season starts August 2018
6 night charter
Min 10 pax/ Max 12 pax
Charters start 2pm Sundays at the Exmouth Marina
Season is from August to November
Onslow departure also available—see office for details
Book and pay your deposit by 30th July 2017 to receive $100.00 discount per person
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON A MONTEBELLO ISLAND CHARTER?
Sunday - Arrive on vessel at 2pm
Arrive Sunday and the 70ft Lady Grace will be ready for boarding at 2pm at the Exmouth Marina, Madaffarri Drive Exmouth. Once your gear is stowed and a safety brief is complete we will leave Exmouth for Long Island (Serrurier Island), where we will anchor for the night. Enjoy your evening meal and dip into the esky for your icy cold beers while sitting back in the remote areas off WA on the Lady Grace, feel free to wet a line tonight.
Departing anchorage very early in the morning, our on board cook will prepare your hearty cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, beans or spaghetti and toast. We will fish our way to the Montebello's trolling at Rosily Cays for Spanish mackerel and over tho Penguin Bank for a chance of a few sailfish. We will then fish our way up to Barrow Island chasing all the favourite bottom species such as Red Emporer, Spangled Emporer, Rankin Cod and Coral Trout plus heaps more. Lunch is served in between fishing sessions. After a full days fishing we will anchor for the night at the Monties where our on board cook will serve your dinner. Enjoy an evening with your mates, retelling the day’s events with an icy cold beer.
Up early for a big cooked breakfast and off the work—fishing that is!! Get ready for another action packed day of bottom fishing and working the top for pelagic action of Mackerel and Sailfish. Take a quick break for lunch, then it’s back to fishing. Enjoy the evening, relaxing on the Lady Grace, the beers are cold and your freshly caught fish has been filleted and snap frozen for you.
Pretty much like yesterday, it’s all about the fishing. Fishing outwide chasing Reds, Rankins, Trout and Spangled Emporer as well as a Spanish Mackerel or two. After another hard days fishing its back to a beautiful calm anchorage at the island group were all you have to do is sit back relax and have a few drinks while our onboard cook prepares the evening meal.
After breakfast, it’s up and at them again, we can fish out wide or stay and sports fish inside the island group using our 4.5m tender with 40hp electric trim and tilt outboard to get you to places fast. You can throw poppers for GT’s and fish the shallows for a range of different species.
Last day, another big cooked breakfast and we head out wide and fish and troll our way back to Exmouth for an approx ETA of 5pm back at the Exmouth Marina. Dinner is not supplied tonight; we recommend a very short walk to the Game Fishing club or catch the taxi into town for more options. You are welcome to stay on board the vessel tonight and depart by 8am Saturday morning. Trophies are announced tonight.
Please depart the boat by 8am. Your fish will be frozen and packed into your eskies for you to take with you.
All fish kept must adhere to all fishing rules and regulations. Fish bag limits per person – 20kg of fillets. Subject o change without notice.
This Itinerary May Be Subject To Change Due To Weather and tidal conditions.
How many on the charter?
We have a minimum of 10 passengers or a maximum of 12 passengers. Plus Apache Skipper, Cook and deckhand.
What do we supply on the charter?
All fishing gear, bait, ice, tackle and trolling lures. Ice for drinks. All main meals, tea/coffee, drinking water from tap. On board accommodation, Skipper, cook and deckhand.
What don't we supply on the charter?
Alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks such as lollies, peanuts, crisps etc
What do you need to bring on the charter?
Sleeping bag, pillow, single sheet, personal toiletries, towel, alcohol, bottled water if preferred, soft drinks, snacks (i.e. lollies, chips, chocolate if needed.) and sunscreen. Please also bring along an esky and leave it in your car for when the charter has finished for your fish.
What clothing should I pack?
Please pack your belongings into a soft bag - not big suitcases. If you have booked an Exmouth charter we suggest you pack for warmer/hot weather but pack a jumper just in case. Don't forget your hat, thongs and sunscreen.
What time do I get to board the vessel on Sunday?
Arrival time/boarding time is 2pm, please do not try and board earlier as refusal may offend. If you are getting dropped off by the Airport Bus, then feel free to leave your gear with the boat and head into town to get any supplies you may need. Once all clients are boarded, the vessel will depart the marina.
What type of food is provided?
Breakfast - is varied but consists of a selection on the following bacon, eggs, sausage, beans, or bacon/egg cheese muffin, or scrambled eggs.
Lunch—is varied but consists of, cold meat and salad wraps, cooked cold chicken and salad, hamburgers, chicken stir fry.
Morning /afternoon teas - fruit cake and biscuits.
Happy hour - cheese and crackers.
Dinner - is also varied but consists of mainly fresh fish, crumbed fish, and battered fish with one night of BBQ mixed grill with scotch fillet steak. Salads, vegetables, bread. Some nights we also serve dessert.
Where do I sleep?
The Lady Grace has a few options for sleeping arrangements. There are:
So what's on the Lady Grace?
Call: 08 9339 2432