7-11th April 2017
On the weekend we undertook our last trip to King Island for the season. We will resume King Island Adventure charters following winter.
This was a very special trip to King Island with one very keen lass, Charlotte fulfilling one of her dreams. Along with Captain Barrys' cousins John, Wayne and his wife Karin we left Port Fairy on Thursday evening and travelled to King Island overnight. The guests were able to sleep the journey away and make full use of a days fishing on Friday.
On Friday we set about trolling for Tuna and were pleased to have bagged out by the end of the day. Charlotte was very excited to land her first Tuna - weighing in at 32kg and the heaviest Tuna caught for the trip! John and Karin also landed their first Tuna.
Saturday the group enjoyed themselves looking around beautiful King Island in the hired car, while a group of King Island locals had a turn of fishing out from Grassy, catching Flathead, a Gummy along with big Sting fish (common Guarnard Perch) which was delectable for lunch.
Sunday was a wipeout because of 45 knot winds so the the crew had a fish in the harbour, catching mostly Jack Mackerel and Flathead. (Back here at home we battled through fierce winds, sideways rain and power outages and were thinking or Barry and the crew!)
Monday when the wind had eased off a little so we loaded the group aboard and headed out of the Harbour and up the East Coast to a very sheltered Lavinia Bay - as the winds were still quite strong. Up here we caught some very handy Flathead, lots of Couta, Mackerel and upon nightfall caught a good Gummy.
Tuesday on our return trip to Port Fairy, when seas had subsided we caught a couple more Tuna to the excitement of everyone.
The very happy group departed from the Port Fairy Wharf with their eskies full of fish packed with ice, for their journies home.
Thank you for joining us for a great final trip of the season, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves and the feed of fish.