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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Getting your hands on really fresh, high quality seafood is hard enough for a lot of people right?
But even when it is possible, knowing how to make good use of that seafood is also a problem for many. I mean, why pay good money for the freshest and best quality if you don't really know how to cook it or prepare it properly? You might as well by the cheap stuff. True?
Well, what if you could get your hands on that really fresh, premium quality seafood? And what if some of Australia's leading chefs showed you how make some really tastey and healthy meals with that seafood, without being too technical or fancy for the average home kitchen? 🤔
Stay tuned.......
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Getting your hands on really fresh, high quality seafood is hard enough for a lot of people right?
 But even when it is possible, knowing how to make good use of that seafood is also a problem for many. I mean, why pay good money for the freshest and best quality if you dont really know how to cook it or prepare it properly? You might as well by the cheap stuff. True? 
Well, what if you could get your hands on that really fresh, premium quality seafood? And what if some of Australias leading chefs showed you how make some really tastey and healthy meals with that seafood, without being too technical or fancy for the average home kitchen? 🤔
Stay tuned.......
✊🇦🇺

 

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Very nice Chris, would you mind showing how you process the ribs properly. I tried to do it with a cobia and made a bit of a hash out of it 🤭

Nice work mate.. Can't wait to see where this goes.

I think the sea is the best place to be at the moment😂

Some awesome pics Chris 👍

Can’t wait!!

Looking forward to the cook book

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Handy to live on a property with a barra hole in the backyard!! 😀👌
I'm not the best at videos, but I'll try do a better one than this when I get some reef fish.
I'll be talking a more with Andrew Tsui from the Ikejime Federation this year. Hopefully we can work on getting ikejime methods and the tools into more widespread use throughout Australia 😉✌🇦🇺
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Bit of an art in making the stainless spike there.

Bloody hell would never thought of going that far back mate.... thanks for the info

That beard is a worry 😝

Nice Barra Jo . Th he beard looking good too mate 😁

You read the article about 6 months ago in Bluewater mag on how to Iki Jimi Tuna and use the spinal wire? Was interesting.

Josh Oldano

I made a meme a few years back. Probably should stick to my day job. 😂

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Long one, but please read.
I wasn't going to post this for a few days, but the rate things are changing I think it's best to get it out there now.
We've got something in the works to start doing local deliveries. I've been expecting things to come to this for a while, so I've been quietly planning and thinking about this for a few weeks.
This won't start for a week or so, but hopefully regardless of lockdowns or whatever happens, we'll be allowed to deliver good fresh healthy fish. Everyone needs good healthy food right now.
I won't go into the details too much just yet, but of course all precautions will be taken.
I'm not sure on prices yet, but just breaking even with what we do means we can't possibly sell fish at 'cheap' prices. Everyone will get the same premium quality fish that we supply to the high end restaurants- ikejime, brightly coloured, clear eyed fresh fish. Real fish. Probably better quality than most people have ever seen.
I'll also keep posting tips and things on cooking and processing fish.
I've learnt a lot from chefs in the last few years, so hopefully I can pass on some of that knowledge.
At this stage we can't process fish, it all has to be sold whole. But if the local council has some common sense and allows us to process fish, we'll also look at gut and gilled fish, and possibly even dry aged fish. We'll work on getting safefood and council approved to process fish this week.
Whatever happens, we won't sell fillets only. I think eating fillets only is a waste.
It will only be Tully to Innisfail area to start with, but we'll take it as it comes. Bait deliveries we will do to cairns, but table fish we'll take it as it comes. No one knows what's ahead.
It also won't be big amounts, we ve still got other markets, although they are getting smaller because of lockdowns and freight logistics.
We'll let everyone know when we're about to do a trip and we'll catch to order.
We'll work something out for ordering and payment, then we'll deliver the day after the fish are caught. No personal contact will be needed.
Anyway, stand by. As I say, I'd been prepared for this but I've only started moving on it a few hours ago. We'll get more info out this week sometime. 🇦🇺
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Long one, but please read.
I wasnt going to post this for a few days, but the rate things are changing I think its best to get it out there now. 
Weve got something in the works to start doing local deliveries. Ive been expecting things to come to this for a while, so Ive been quietly planning and thinking about this for a few weeks. 
This wont start for a week or so, but hopefully regardless of lockdowns or whatever happens, well be allowed to deliver good fresh healthy fish. Everyone needs good healthy food right now. 
I wont go into the details too much just yet, but of course all precautions will be taken. 
Im not sure on prices yet, but just breaking even with what we do means we cant possibly sell fish at cheap prices. Everyone will get the same premium quality fish that we supply to the high end restaurants- ikejime, brightly coloured, clear eyed fresh fish. Real fish. Probably better quality than most people have ever seen. 
Ill also keep posting tips and things on cooking and processing fish. 
Ive learnt a lot from chefs in the last few years, so hopefully I can pass on some of that knowledge. 
At this stage we cant process fish, it all has to be sold whole. But if the local council has some common sense and allows us to process fish, well also look at gut and gilled fish, and possibly even dry aged fish. Well work on getting safefood and council approved to process fish this week. 
Whatever happens, we wont sell fillets only. I think eating fillets only is a waste. 
It will only be Tully to Innisfail area to start with, but well take it as it comes. Bait deliveries we will do to cairns, but table fish well take it as it comes. No one knows whats ahead. 
It also wont be big amounts, we ve still got other markets, although they are getting smaller because of lockdowns and freight logistics.
Well let everyone know when were about to do a trip and well catch to order.
 Well work something out for ordering and payment, then well deliver the day after the fish are caught. No personal contact will be needed.
Anyway, stand by. As I say, Id been prepared for this but Ive only started moving on it a few hours ago. Well get more info out this week sometime. 🇦🇺

 

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Good stuff mate. We are on a similar path. Let’s hope it all can come together.

Good on you Bolto and Kim, innovation will thrive. Especially with the quality you deliver.

Great job mate, hope the government allow it to run smoothly

I live in cairns and would definitely be keen if you manage to expand!

Good luck with that!

My first order is pls 1 x large red emporer 1 x nice size Trout. Just message when ready cheers

Terrific news mate. Good job 👌

Sounds great. Looking forward to it:)

Heck yeah brother! Keen to keep updated

Adapt and overcome top job

Hope it works out mate you and Kimmy deserve it and earned it 👍

Good stuff!!!!! 🐟🐟🐟

Dry aged? 🙏🏻

Great idea!! 🥰

Awesome

Legends❤️

Definitely interested in buying some.

Well done Pungi and Kim right behind you 👏🏻👏🏻

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