Chris Bolton Fishing


Whether you are a chef at a 5-star restaurant looking to make every meal special, or a fisherman wanting to have the best chance of hooking that special fish, you won’t be disappointed with the quality of our product.

We bring to you some of the finest quality wild caught fish to ever leave the ocean.

Every single fish we catch is handled with the care and respect it deserves.

Every fish we sell is sashimi grade, the best of the best.

We are a small, family owned and operated fishing business based at Kurrimine Beach, Nth Queensland. I am the skipper and fisherman on every single fishing trip. With help from my partner Kim, my father Wayne at times, and 1 or 2 deckhands, I am hands on with every part of our business. From catching the fish, cleaning boats, taking orders, packing fish, or just having a good old yarn with customers, I am there. I believe this is the only way to ensure everything is up to the standard our customers expect.

Our line-caught reef fish are killed instantly and humanely using the ike-jime method. Fish are bled well and immediately placed into a salt ice brine to bring their temperature down to 2oC. Once this is achieved, every fish is gently hand-packed, one by one into our custom-made fibreglass eskies and covered with flake ice.

Having small, fast boats means we don’t catch large quantities. It means our fishing time is very short – very rarely more than 24 hours fishing before returning to port, with some trips as short as 6 hours.

When returning to port, we don’t unload at the wharf. Our boats are winched onto a trailer, towed by an ex-sugar cane haul-out tractor, and the catch is driven right to the door of our coldroom and packing facility, which was designed and made by myself to suit the way we operate. Our catch is unloaded from the boat and immediately packed for transport, with minimal handling and in the shortest possible timeframe.

Air freight is our preferred method of transport, unless we are supplying to the local area of course.

Premium Quality


We can have any and every fish we catch delivered to anyone, anywhere in Australia within hours of being caught…

All at premium quality.

Wild Caught Fish


Wild caught fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

These fish aren’t fed processed pellets, or had any hormones or antibiotics in their system.

They have lived a life most of us dream of — a life in the clean waters of the Coral Sea, amongst the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Every day they are eating delicacies such as squid, sea urchins, prawns, sardines, fusiliers, garfish, crabs and more. Is it any wonder they taste so good?! 100% pure organic, natural food. The way nature intended.

If healthy eating, premium quality, and sustainability are your concerns, be concerned no longer.

Supplying Australia with healthy, sustainably and responsibly caught, premium quality fish is our job. And we take our job very seriously.

Sustainability

 
 

Proud to be Reef Guardian Fishers

As a commercial fishing business, we rely on a healthy, sustainable environment.

We believe if we do the best we can by the environment, the environment we rely on will do the best for us as well.

The Great Barrier Reef is more than just a place we rely on for our business, its our life, its our families life, and we want it to stay that way for generations to come.


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3 days ago

Chris Bolton Fishing

I've heard a lot of talk lately about how "all of Australia's best seafood goes overseas".
Well I can guarantee that's not the case. A lot of Aussie seafood does go overseas, but some of the very best stays right here.
Every photo below is Australian seafood, sold in Australia. This is only a small sample of what gets kept here.
Of course if you want the best of the best it's going to be expensive. Does anything of high quality come cheap??
Its expensive because it's the best seafood in the world, and the costs of actually catching this stuff would surprise most people. It still surprises me every time I look at our financial paperwork. The costs involved with commercial fishing are huge.
Ever increasing government fees and charges, more and more restrictions, rising fuel costs, never ending maintenance, rising freight costs, rising electricity costs etc etc, all adds to the cost of wild caught seafood.
We also have some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, and what people need to realise is, sustainability comes with a fairly big price tag attached. Theoretically we could flood the market with cheap wildcaught seafood, but if we did that it wouldn't last long before there was nothing left to catch.
Everywhere you look these days the word 'sustainability' is being talked up. That's well and good, and in everyone's best interests, but what we never hear about is the price tag attached. 'Cheap'' and 'sustainable' are 2 words that will never go together. It'll never happen.
If you want high quality, sustainable Australian seafood, you have to be prepared to pay the price. Until people are prepared to pay the price, a lot of Aussie seafood will continue to be exported, and cheap imports will keep flowing in.
If quality and sustainability mean very little, look for the cheap imported stuff.
If those 2 things mean something to you, ask your restaurant, seafood shop or takeaway shop where the seafood comes from, and only buy Australian. Any good restaurant/seafood shop/cafe will be able to tell you who, how, when and where anything they stock was caught. If they can't, I'd turn around and walk out
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Ive heard a lot of talk lately about how all of Australias best seafood goes overseas.
Well I can guarantee thats not the case. A lot of Aussie seafood does go overseas, but some of the very best stays right here. 
Every photo below is Australian seafood, sold in Australia. This is only a small sample of what gets kept here. 
Of course if you want the best of the best its going to be expensive. Does anything of high quality come cheap??
Its expensive because its the best seafood in the world, and the costs of actually catching this stuff would surprise most people. It still surprises me every time I look at our financial paperwork. The costs involved with commercial fishing are huge.
Ever increasing government fees and charges, more and more restrictions, rising fuel costs, never ending maintenance, rising freight costs, rising electricity costs etc etc, all adds to the cost of wild caught seafood.
 We also have some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, and what people need to realise is, sustainability comes with a fairly big price tag attached. Theoretically we could flood the market with cheap wildcaught seafood, but if we did that it wouldnt last long before there was nothing left to catch. 
Everywhere you look these days the word sustainability is being talked up. Thats well and good, and in everyones best interests, but what we never hear about is the price tag attached. Cheap and sustainable are 2 words that will never go together. Itll never happen.
If you want high quality, sustainable Australian seafood, you have to be prepared to pay the price. Until people are prepared to pay the price, a lot of Aussie seafood will continue to be exported, and cheap imports will keep flowing in.
If quality and sustainability mean very little, look for the cheap imported stuff. 
If those 2 things mean something to you, ask your restaurant, seafood shop or takeaway shop where the seafood comes from, and only buy Australian. Any good restaurant/seafood shop/cafe will be able to tell you who, how, when and where anything they stock was caught. If they cant, Id turn around and walk out

 

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The problem is people want to drive the BMW but only pay for the commodore

Exactly mate!! Seriously couldn’t think of anything worse than sitting down to a meal of freshwater basa and vannamai prawns 🤢🤢🤮🤮

I understand a massive portion of wild caught Australia fish are overseas freight. From what iv seen Chris , you are one of very few iv seen interested in progression. Do you sell overseas?

Yeh mate very well explained. ......

Damn right Chris!! 🐠🎣

Well said Chris, keep educating the masses mate. 👍

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1 week ago

Chris Bolton Fishing

Well there was a few close guesses but only 1 on the money. 23.2kg guessed by Jay Garget. Enjoy mate. We'll pm you.
I didn't take a photo of the boxes on the scales but here's the sheet we use for recording while we're packing. (Box 2 + Box 4)
Thanks to everyone that had a go.

These fish were sent to the beautiful Orpheus Island Resort. The chef over there tells me the fish we supply is the best he's ever seen.
I have to say, if i was to stay at a resort on the reef such as Orpheus, I'd expect nothing but the best seafood from the local waters myself. 👌
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Well there was a few close guesses but only 1 on the money. 23.2kg guessed by Jay Garget. Enjoy mate. Well pm you.
I didnt take a photo of the boxes on the scales but heres the sheet we use for recording while were packing. (Box 2 + Box 4)
Thanks to everyone that had a go. 

These fish were sent to the beautiful Orpheus Island Resort. The chef over there tells me the fish we supply is the best hes ever seen. 
I have to say, if i was to stay at a resort on the reef such as Orpheus, Id expect nothing but the best seafood from the local waters myself. 👌

 

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Still waiting for my singlet 😳

Cheers 🍻 Bolto

Typical I’m always so close but so far off🎣🦑😂