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 weeks ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
Orpheus Island- the definition of tropical Paradise. πŸ‘Œ
 Jarrod, Shannon, and myself all took a lot away from our few days together at Orpheus. 3 very different people leading very different lives, but all having very similar values with regards to the environment πŸ™
Lots of laughs, a few drinks, good food, plenty of discussions about life, sustainability, the price of sustainability, and quite a bit of banter (as any fishermen knows, a male model on a fishing boat is definitely going to cop some flak πŸ˜…) 
Even though it was a very enjoyable few days, there was work involved. That was the hardest part. Being at Orpheus just makes you want to relax and not even think about work! 
Ill get back there one day with Kim and Evie for a real holiday 🀞
Grab a copy of the magazine for the full story and recipes, or theres an online write-up here 
πŸ‘‡
https://www.delicious.com.au/travel/australia/article/orpheus-island-travel-guide-best-places-stay-eat-drink/meiw9330
(Try Shannons sashimi recipe. Unreal πŸ’―)

Orpheus Island- the definition of tropical Paradise. πŸ‘Œ
Jarrod, Shannon, and myself all took a lot away from our few days together at Orpheus. 3 very different people leading very different lives, but all having very similar values with regards to the environment πŸ™
Lots of laughs, a few drinks, good food, plenty of discussions about life, sustainability, the price of sustainability, and quite a bit of banter (as any fishermen knows, a male model on a fishing boat is definitely going to cop some flak πŸ˜…)
Even though it was a very enjoyable few days, there was work involved. That was the hardest part. Being at Orpheus just makes you want to relax and not even think about work!
I'll get back there one day with Kim and Evie for a real holiday 🀞
Grab a copy of the magazine for the full story and recipes, or there's an online write-up here
πŸ‘‡
www.delicious.com.au/travel/australia/article/orpheus-island-travel-guide-best-places-stay-eat-dr...
(Try Shannon's sashimi recipe. Unreal πŸ’―)
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Thanks Chris, I'll check it out πŸ™‚

Sounds like good therapy πŸ‘Œ

Highly recommended Brett πŸ‘Œ More relaxing than I imagined it would be!

Beautiful part of the world

Looks amazeballs

Weather Oz the best part of the world- Nth Qld πŸ‘ŒπŸ’―

Nick Pappalardo it looks good in pics, but being there is when you realise just how special it is πŸ‘Œ

I’m in Townsville 🍻

Chris Bolton Fishing do they let wogs stay there in their dirty ol Haines Hunters 🀣

Weather Oz just north of the border then? 😜🍻

Chris Bolton Fishing awesome article mate

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1 month ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
Look out for this one and more tastey recipes direct from @orpheusisland in the September issue of @deliciousaus πŸ‘Œ
Luckily @jarrodscott and I were there to give @chefbennett23 some cooking tips, while @phoeberosewood and @thereal_samanthajones were giving pointers to the photographer @damianbennettphoto πŸ˜€

#knowyourproducer #produceawardsΒ #makeitdelicious #greatbarrierreef #orpheusisland #northernescapecollection
@kerrie_mccallum @orlebarbrown @citizensgbr

Look out for this one and more tastey recipes direct from @orpheusisland in the September issue of @deliciousaus πŸ‘Œ
Luckily @jarrodscott and I were there to give @chefbennett23 some cooking tips, while @phoeberosewood and @thereal_samanthajones were giving pointers to the photographer @damianbennettphoto πŸ˜€

#knowyourproducer #produceawardsΒ #makeitdelicious #greatbarrierreef #orpheusisland #northernescapecollection
@kerrie_mccallum @orlebarbrown @citizensgbr
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Bloody awesome..

2 months ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
A few pics from the wreck of F.V Eastern Leader.
Steel prawn trawler that presumably hooked up on a wonky hole and sunk in 2002 off Dunk Island, Far North Queensland, claiming the lives of 2 crew.
The location was relatively unknown until recently, but Im starting to see more and more line and anchors stuck amongst the wreckage lately. 
Known about this one for a while myself but Ive never pulled a fish off it, just a quick look with the drone here and there.

A few pics from the wreck of F.V Eastern Leader.
Steel prawn trawler that presumably hooked up on a wonky hole and sunk in 2002 off Dunk Island, Far North Queensland, claiming the lives of 2 crew.
The location was relatively unknown until recently, but I'm starting to see more and more line and anchors stuck amongst the wreckage lately.
Known about this one for a while myself but I've never pulled a fish off it, just a quick look with the drone here and there.
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Hey Chris, ever come across any billfish ?

Jeffrey Andersen

Joe Press

Hi Chris is this near otter reef

Dan Beard pretty cool

Benno Hldr I see quite a few, but they never let me get close enough for decent drone footage. Billfish and dolphins seem very weary of the drone for some reason. Nothing else is real bothered by it.

Andrew Barr in that area

Chris Bolton Fishing interesting. Mainly sails or blacks?

Where was the one from 1982 where 2 crew, one male, one female were taken by a tiger shark. One survived.

South of keeper reef

Benno Hldr bit of both. It's hard to say sometimes with the drone. Bill fish I generally don't take much notice of unless it's a big one. And they're usually blacks of course.

Joanne Coulter Thats near Broadhurst off Townsville

Chris Bolton Fishing nice man, thanks for the info. I would think most billfish around wrecks and that would be sails. But be cool if ya got some footage anytime be cool to see it.

A few of the charter operators fish there. Very cool seeing it with the drone 😎

Christian Andersen

Ben Halliday I wonder if it’s a dive able depth

Any videos?

RIP Nathan and Scott

that was the old boys trawler

Thomas Forster yep, I knew that boat well from my Torres Strait days

Tyronne Biondi this is the wreck me - you & stazza pulled up on!

Dylon James Andrews plenty but I can't post photo and video at the same time on a business page for some reason. I'll edit some and post it when I get a chance.

Michael Hooper about 40m

Chris Bolton Fishing sweet as man be pretty unreal to see some videos!

Chris Bolton Fishing my brother Reagan Forster has a painting of it up on the slip. Crazy to think it’s where it is

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Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!