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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Crispy skin 🀀
I've been asked plenty of times how to do this, so here's a little video of how I do it.
Heat the pan with ghee
Heat the weight
Put the fish in, skin side down, place the weight on top and hold down for around 10 seconds. (As soon as the skin hits the pan it wants to curl up) After 10 seconds or so the fish will hold flat.
Cook until just cooked. Slightly undercook if anything.
With a fish weight, you can cook entirely from one side without flipping the fillet over.
As you can see, you don't really need a fish weight. You can use a smaller saucepan or something like that. Usually you'll have to flip the fish over and give it a quick hit on the opposite side if you're not using a proper fish weight.
And you don't need expensive cooking gear to do it. This is a fairly cheap frypan, and a $25 gas camping stove. We do most of our cooking on this thing.
I will warn you though, the heat has to be high to get crispy skin, and it becomes rather messy. Ghee spitting everywhere.....😬
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Josh Hurst

I’ve been using either a saucepan with water in it for weight or a cast iron skillet seems to work ok too. I’ll admit to frying 4 pieces at once though- don’t have the patience for one at a time 🀣

Wonder where I get one of those. Good idea.

Eat the fish for its taste and learn species specifics. There are so many variables with cooking fish plus species wise which is why it’s so fucking good. ‘Al natural’ is King!!!

Legend! That weight is the go for sure. Thanks for the lend mate,

Ouss that looks prime

Gee that looks nice.

Looks so good

My boy blue......

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Kimmy Schofield Jayden Schofield

Matt Young Jacob Young

Hugh Kel

John Wedrat

Kenney Hart Micheal Brown

The skin is the best bit!

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2 weeks ago

Chris Bolton Fishing

State winner 2020 delicious.aus produce awards ✊πŸ₯³
We don't have any to sell right now but shouldn't be too far away 🀞
Also, Airfreight has become very difficult lately so unfortunately we are going to have to hold back on direct public sales of any fish unless it's in the local area. Hopefully it won't stay like that for too long.
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State winner 2020 delicious.aus produce awards ✊πŸ₯³ 
We dont have any to sell right now but shouldnt be too far away 🀞
Also, Airfreight has become very difficult lately so unfortunately we are going to have to hold back on direct public sales of any fish unless its in the local area. Hopefully it wont stay like that for too long.

 

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They do look amazing. Well done.

Well least that night wasn't a total waist of time πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Woo hoo congratulations

Fantastic, congratulations πŸ₯‚

Congratulations πŸ₯³

Congratulations :)

Congratulations once again πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Chris, 5kg box please "maybe 2" as soon as air freight runs again.

Well done πŸ‘

Congrats m8 u deserve it.

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Had quite a few people asking to buy some of this stuff fresh to eat.
Let us know if anyone wants any of it fresh and we'll get you some whenever we catch it.
Has to be the local area for now. Freight to almost anywhere in Australia has become very very difficult 😣
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Had quite a few people asking to buy some of this stuff fresh to eat. 
Let us know if anyone wants any of it fresh and well get you some whenever we catch it. 
Has to be the local area for now. Freight to almost anywhere in Australia has become very very difficult 😣

 

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Fresh 5 spot I'd be keen on. I'm in cairns.

You sell box of gar? I’ll been keen to buy a box πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š And the fresh pillies if you got a few?

Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!