10th-13th March 2017
King Island Adventure Charter
We have just returned from a great trip to King Island with a fantastic group from the Warrnambool Sub Aqua Club. They wanted to explore the island from a different angle-underwater. The sea conditions were in our favour the entire trip, even though there were strong winds on the East side of the island, we could still dive off the West side. There is always somewhere to get shelter around King Island depending on wind direction.
We headed off from Port Fairy on Thursday night and travelled overnight to King Island. The group were able to sleep on the way in our comfortable bunks.
We arrived at King Island on Friday morning and the group had a dive on the East side of the island, along with some fishing. There is always good fishing available around the island. The divers saw a lot of abalone on their first dive.
We arrived at Grassy Harbour in the afternoon, where the group unloaded their dive equipment into their van, so they could dive off the island on the Saturday.
Meanwhile the crew had a well deserved rest, fishing out of Grassy, catching Sweep and Flathead, with the Flathead coming up two at a time. While in the harbour at night with a light, Jack Mackerel was caught.
Next morning while waiting for the group to arrive, we were entertained by the Searoad Mersey bringing in the weekly supplies for King Island. Cattle,cheese and other Island produce was then loaded onto the Searoad bound for Tasmania and the mainland.
During this Long weekend each year a yacht race occurs from Queensliffe to King Island - we were also lucky enough to witness lots of these yachts arriving at King Island.
In the afternoon we headed up the West coast past Currie towards Phoques Bay. On the way the group had one last dive coming up with some nice crayfish. That night while anchored in Phoques Bay, Mark cooked up some delicious Alabone- (I always thought Alabone was like boot leather, but I have changed my opinion now! Amazing what a defference it makes when its cooked up proeperly).
Come Monday morning we headed off back to Port Fairy, trolling part of the way. We caught a salmon and lost three good tuna - theres always next time though!
In all it was an absolute pleasure having Mark, Gary, Linda, Victoria, Nicole, Jeff and Andrew on board.
A big thank you from all the crew : Barry, MaryAnn, Ian and Paul.
- Albatross checking things out -Yellow Nose and Shy Albatross checking things out -Yellow Nose and Shy
- The BBQ cooking up a feed The BBQ cooking up a feed
- A decent crayfish! A decent crayfish!
- Good mixed bag in the Esky! Good mixed bag in the Esky!
- Night time at Grassy Night time at Grassy
- Linda and Gary Linda and Gary
- Marks Cray Marks Cray
- Night Time in Grassy Harbour Night Time in Grassy Harbour
- Pacific Gull Pacific Gull
- Ian and Paul working on a tangle Ian and Paul working on a tangle
- Paul and a flathead catch Paul and a flathead catch
- Pauls flathead were not escaping! Pauls flathead were not escaping!
- Searoad Mersey unloading Searoad Mersey unloading
- Searoad Mersey Searoad Mersey
- Sweep, Flathead and Jack Mackerell Sweep, Flathead and Jack Mackerell
- Dinner time in Grassy Harbour Dinner time in Grassy Harbour
- Victorias' First Fish - a salmon Victorias' First Fish - a salmon
- Warrnambool Sub Aqua Club Warrnambool Sub Aqua Club
- Queenscliff to Grassy Yacht race Queenscliff to Grassy Yacht race
- Yachts from the Queenscliff to Grassy Yacht Race Yachts from the Queenscliff to Grassy Yacht Race
- Yellow Nosed Albatross Yellow Nosed Albatross
Want to Join a King Island Fishing Adventure Trip? Go fishing, take in the sights of King Island, Sample the Local Produce or simple relax and take photographs? Our next King Island trip is coming up from the 7th-10th of April and we are taking bookings now! Phone Mary Ann 0429983112 to secure your spot! More information can be found HERE