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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Bit of a play today with some new, and some not so new gear.
New livescope setup thanks to Garmin Marine Transducer Poles Australia and Coastal Marine & Outdoors πŸ‘Œ
And some old school Abu killers. Im sure anyone that did any barra fishing in the 80s would have some fond memories of these old classics! Good to see they still work! πŸ‘Œ
The last pic was one I bought off ebay, still rigged exactly the way I remember everyone doing it years ago. How times have changed......

Bit of a play today with some new, and some not so new gear.
New livescope setup thanks to Garmin Marine Transducer Poles Australia and Coastal Marine & Outdoors πŸ‘Œ
And some old school Abu killers. I'm sure anyone that did any barra fishing in the 80s would have some fond memories of these old classics! Good to see they still work! πŸ‘Œ
The last pic was one I bought off ebay, still rigged exactly the way I remember everyone doing it years ago. How times have changed......
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Nice bring back the old stuff now i am handlineing for reef fish now back to old days

Nice mate πŸ‘Œ

They bloody good old lures

Wow! Could be a dangerous bit of kit on your hands Chris!

Yellow/ Brown mullet 6" Nilsmaster Invincible..

Pay more to watch stuff live πŸ˜‚

Used to like the Nilsmaster Spearhead also

Very cool mate, old school lure rockπŸ‘Œ

Live scope is a definite game changer Chris Bolton Fishing. Watch your efficiency go through the roof🎣

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I got a bit busy and 5 or 6 days in the dry ager turned into 13 days for the flowery cod.
Originally 3.9kg whole (including gut, gills, scales). When I weighed it today it was just 1.8kg. Im guessing about 500gms gone in gut, gills, scales, and the rest of the lost weight was water. 
We ate quite a bit of it as sashimi for both breakfast, and lunch today. Honestly, not too far behind coral trout.
The rest we pan pan fried for dinner. Ribs included. It was very good. πŸ‘Œ Weve got a lot happening at the moment, its been the calmest June i can remember, so Ive hardly stopped working. I didnt get around to taking pics of the cooked fish, sorry. These will have to do.....
As for the few comments about the risk of cigutera with flowery cod on the first post I did with this fish, well Ive had cigutera 3 times. Im very susceptible to cigutera. I eat a lot of reef fish, and I wouldnt hesitate to eat a flowery under about 6kg. In fact Id eat a 6kg flowery before I ate a 5kg trout, or a 15kg Spanish mackerel. A flowery cod up around max legal size, yep, quite possibly a cigutera candidate. But that goes for just about any large or old reef fish of almost any species πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

I got a bit busy and 5 or 6 days in the dry ager turned into 13 days for the flowery cod.
Originally 3.9kg whole (including gut, gills, scales). When I weighed it today it was just 1.8kg. I'm guessing about 500gms gone in gut, gills, scales, and the rest of the lost weight was water.
We ate quite a bit of it as sashimi for both breakfast, and lunch today. Honestly, not too far behind coral trout.
The rest we pan pan fried for dinner. Ribs included. It was very good. πŸ‘Œ We've got a lot happening at the moment, it's been the calmest June i can remember, so I've hardly stopped working. I didn't get around to taking pics of the cooked fish, sorry. These will have to do.....
As for the few comments about the risk of cigutera with flowery cod on the first post I did with this fish, well I've had cigutera 3 times. I'm very susceptible to cigutera. I eat a lot of reef fish, and I wouldn't hesitate to eat a flowery under about 6kg. In fact I'd eat a 6kg flowery before I ate a 5kg trout, or a 15kg Spanish mackerel. A flowery cod up around max legal size, yep, quite possibly a cigutera candidate. But that goes for just about any large or old reef fish of almost any species πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
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Definitely looks the goods mate πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Looks great πŸ‘

It’s crazy what YOU can do with a fish Chris Bolton Fishing True legend of your trade mate!

I've never used understood the hate people have for most cod species. It's definitely one of the most underrated fish we have out there

It was so delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Kell Talbot Brett saroglia

Perfection

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That time of the year again! 
Weve been doing a little bit of bait netting lately and weve got pretty much the whole range of sizes for these species πŸ‘‡
5spot gar
1spot gar
Queenies. Oceanic and barred (up to 30cm)
Goldspot mullet (poddy mullet)
Wolf herring 
No sardines/herring at the moment but some of the tackle shops may have some from the last delivery.
You can buy our bait at the stores below. If they dont have what youre chasing, just ask them to get it in. πŸ‘πŸ»
Tackleworld Weipa - Fishing the Far North 
Tackle World Cairns 
Compleat Angler Cairns 
Fishing & Outdoor World 
Coastal Marine & Outdoors 
Torque Auto Babinda 
Tackle World Tully

That time of the year again!
We've been doing a little bit of bait netting lately and we've got pretty much the whole range of sizes for these species πŸ‘‡
5spot gar
1spot gar
Queenies. Oceanic and barred (up to 30cm)
Goldspot mullet (poddy mullet)
Wolf herring
No sardines/herring at the moment but some of the tackle shops may have some from the last delivery.
You can buy our bait at the stores below. If they don't have what you're chasing, just ask them to get it in. πŸ‘πŸ»
Tackleworld Weipa - Fishing the Far North
Tackle World Cairns
Compleat Angler Cairns
Fishing & Outdoor World
Coastal Marine & Outdoors
Torque Auto Babinda
Tackle World Tully
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Got 6 sails on your bait today

Good to see someone still going forward in the industry despite the troubles. Hats off to you Chris Bolton Fishing

Why no Townsville stock?

The quality of the bait looks amazing

Love your bait !!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!