Coral Sea, Australia

Fly Fishing in Australia

The Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea make up over 50% of the world’s tropical coral reef system so it’s no surprise that there are more fish living here than anywhere else on earth.  Fishing the Coral Sea provides opportunities to catch dogtooth tuna, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, GTs, red bass, marlin, green jobfish whilst areas like Bugatti Reef offer exceptional opportunities to target GTs and Spanish mackerel – all on the fly.

One of the world’s best fishing locations 

Nomad Sportfishing operates bluewater adventure fishing and diving charters in the Coral Sea in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Anglers are transferred to the ultra modern mothership from one of several different departure points.  These are usually accessed via a charter flight from Cairns. 

Nomad Sportfishing cater for all styles of fishing for a plethora of species found on reefs such as Wreck, Kenn, Lizard and Bugatti. Much of this area is uncharted and strict fishing management ensure the reefs are visited only a couple of weeks a year.  All of the reefs are made up of coral reef and sand cays with some stretching over 90 nautical miles in length and approximately 40 nautical miles wide. The big tidal ranges of this area create strong currents around the flats and drop offs creating ideal hunting grounds for large predatory fish. Giant trevally up to 68kg have been caught on poppers and there are a great many fish in the 30 – 50kg range. The Coral Sea is also famous for its dogtooth tuna up to 100kg and wahoo to 60kg.

The mothership is fully equipped with all the facilities needed to explore the most remote atolls in the world in comfort. Complete with all of the latest facilities and equipment, it really is one of the best specialist fishing live aboard boats afloat today. The fleet of six fishing boats provide the ideal platform to fish for the chosen species.

“Their service and attention to detail is second to none” T.L. Cornwall

Aboard the Odyssey

Typically, anglers will be up early and after a quick breakfast head out onto the reef. Lunch can be taken on one of the boats or anglers can return to the mother ship for a more relaxed lunch before heading out later in the afternoon for the second fishing session. There is no fixed schedule onboard, with activities for the following day planned the night before.  Usual trip length is six days fishing with an overnight required at either end.

one of the finest specialty offshore fisheries

Located 300 miles off the Queensland Coast, the Coral Sea is home to one of the finest specialist offshore fisheries in the world. With a huge expanse of submerged atolls these provide the ideal environment for large pelagic species and perhaps the highest density of specimen sized giant trevally in the world.

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