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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Fishing has been fairly slow with the northerly winds, but there's been plenty to see out there lately
Don't forget to take extra ice if you're heading out. At this time of year we are using almost double the amount of ice we use through winter. It's pretty warm out there. Look after what you catch. Keep em cold ✌
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Fishing has been fairly slow with the northerly winds, but theres been plenty to see out there lately 
Dont forget to take extra ice if youre heading out. At this time of year we are using almost double the amount of ice we use through winter. Its pretty warm out there. Look after what you catch. Keep em cold ✌

 

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Chill out

Adam Barnett

Did you jump in with the whale shark

Did you let the whale shark go?

3 days ago

Chris Bolton Fishing

Finally got to try some scampi!!
These were unbelievably good! The more I learn about Australian wildcaught seafood, the more certain I am that we have the best seafood in the world right here. 🇭🇲
I plain boiled 3, and the others were split and grilled with garlic, lemon, parsley butter. 👌
I fried some amberjack, and added some scampi caviar on top. That was pretty good too.
Scampi are a deepwater crustacean. These came from W.A.
Very closely monitored and controlled fishery. Highly regulated, sustainable fishery.
The caviar or eggs are held on the outside underneath the tail, much like a crayfish or bug. The eggs are removed by hand, the white eggs and bits of shell are then removed from the good stuff all by hand with tweezers. Then it's lightly salted and tinned.
The blue in the head of one of these pics is sperm....🧐
This is very expensive seafood, not something you'd eat every day but if you get the chance to try it, give it a go. You'll be impressed.
I might even do a little giveaway with some of this stuff before Christmas. Stay tuned 😉
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Finally got to try some scampi!! 
These were unbelievably good! The more I learn about Australian wildcaught seafood, the more certain I am that we have the best seafood in the world right here. 🇭🇲
I plain boiled 3, and the others were split and grilled with garlic, lemon, parsley butter. 👌
I fried some amberjack, and added some scampi caviar on top. That was pretty good too.
Scampi are a deepwater crustacean. These came from W.A. 
Very closely monitored and controlled fishery. Highly regulated, sustainable fishery. 
The caviar or eggs are held on the outside underneath the tail, much like a crayfish or bug. The eggs are removed by hand, the white eggs and bits of shell are then removed from the good stuff all by hand with tweezers. Then its lightly salted and tinned.
The blue in the head of one of these pics is sperm....🧐
This is very expensive seafood, not something youd eat every day but if you get the chance to try it, give it a go. Youll be impressed.
I might even do a little giveaway with some of this stuff before Christmas. Stay tuned 😉

 

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Good chance this could be some of what you are eating mate 😬

Scampi are the best seafood in the ocean!

Can't beat wild Aussie wild seafood Chris Even a wild Aussie prawn sandwich xo

Looks very tasty!!

Beautiful model ❣️

Stop it. Sign me up for a giveaway ill whip up a mean feed 😉🤤🤤

Joel Isa Sweetman might of been some of your catch

Mouth is just watering

I wont tell anyone u ate sperm 🤷‍♂️

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Juvenile tiger. I see quite a few big ones but not a lot of small ones. Not common to catch one.
Hooked in the corner of the mouth and only a tiny bit of skin holding it. After near losing fingers a couple of times trying to dehook it I ended up nicking the skin with a knife to release it.
I don't mind tigers. Even the big ones will only take a couple of fish and disappear. And there's no huge amounts of them, unlike bullsharks.

I came face to face with one of these around 13/14ft, years ago while bechdemer diving. 30meters down and nowhere to go. Both of us watching each others every move for 10 minutes or so. Scary experience, and very hard not to panic! Every time I see one of these I remember that like it was yesterday
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WOW. Thanks for sharing. That's awesome. Living is the best way of learning hey🤘

Had one a similar if not smaller size boat-side in Halifax Bay a few years ago. 3 army fellas were not letting me bring it aboard for a pic. The prettiest and most remarkable fish I'd seen for a long time...

Dam they are such a pretty shark

Kris Lubbers

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