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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State judging anouncnement for the 2024 Delicious.aus Harvey Norman Produce Awards. 

Only 1 national finalist selected from each state, and were proud to say, thats us πŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ
We were nominated this year by one of the best chefs in Australia, and probably the world- Lennox Hastie (Firedoor restaurant) for wild line caught barramundi. 
As we all know, line caught barramundi was never legally allowed prior to 2024. So many hurdles, so much to learn, and a huge risk even attempting to commercially line catch barramundi.
 So firstly even to be nominated for these awards was an achievement. And being the only seafood producer from Qld to move on to the national finals, well, its hard to describe, but its a bloody good feeling! 
Now we line up our barramundi against the best from each state, to be judged not only on the product but on the overall business and how we operate, with sustainability being a big factor. 
National awards announced late August 🫰
Thanks for the support. Theres always a couple but we know the overwhelming majority are 100% with us πŸ™

State judging anouncnement for the 2024 Delicious.aus Harvey Norman Produce Awards.

Only 1 national finalist selected from each state, and we're proud to say, that's us πŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ
We were nominated this year by one of the best chefs in Australia, and probably the world- Lennox Hastie (Firedoor restaurant) for 'wild line caught barramundi'.
As we all know, line caught barramundi was never legally allowed prior to 2024. So many hurdles, so much to learn, and a huge risk even attempting to commercially line catch barramundi.
So firstly even to be nominated for these awards was an achievement. And being the only seafood producer from Qld to move on to the national finals, well, it's hard to describe, but it's a bloody good feeling!
Now we line up our barramundi against the best from each state, to be judged not only on the product but on the overall business and how we operate, with sustainability being a big factor.
National awards announced late August 🫰
Thanks for the support. There's always a couple but we know the overwhelming majority are 100% with us πŸ™
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Congratulations Chris, Kim and Evie. Amazing achievement

Congratulations Chris and your family, so well deserved. The rest of the States will be nervous for the results in August πŸŽ‰

That's fantastic. Well done team πŸŽ‰β€οΈ

Well done and well deserved Love your work

What's that a trifecta three in a row

Congratulations to you, Chris Kim and Evie. Well deserved πŸ‘

Bloody awesome work to your entire team mate.

Congratulations, that’s amazing πŸ‘

Congratulations Chris Bolton Fishing

Legends! Well deserved. If people actually saw the effort and care you guys take with your fish they would be blown away. Congratulations Team Chris Bolton Fishing

Keep getting better as you go more and more

This is amazing news and well deserved for all of your hard work. Chris, Kim. Evie and team you’re legends.

Congrats and good luck 🀞

Congrats Chris Bolton Fishing Kim and your team. Well deserved. Good luck at the Nationals, you'll be hard to beat!

Awesome work

Congratulations, well deserved nomination!

Congratulations Christopher, Kim and Evie, well deserved. Good luck in the Nationals. ❀️

Wouldn't expect anything less Chris! Well done !!

Well done mate!

Well done mate πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hard work and dedication congratulations Chris Bolton Fishing and team

Sensational work

Congratulations mate great achievement, good luck

Congratulations Chris Bolton

Congratulations πŸ™Œ

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Some from the last couple of weeks.
A little bit of reef fishing, little bit of barra fishing, and a touch of bait fishing.
Most notably, after several years of testing and trialling, weve finally done away with styrofoam and started using cardboard airfreight boxes! 
Every box we use now is not only biodegradable, but made from a large % of recycled cardboard! 
No fancy printed design, just plain old brown cardboard, no bullshit boxes that do the job and greatly reduce our environmental footprint. 
Theres a lot involved in getting custom made, environmentally friendly airfreight boxes up and happening. A lot of time and a big cost. And as much as I asked for help, we got zero help in doing this from any government department or conservation group. They can all talk the talk but it seems none of them want to actually help in any meaningful way............ no surprises there though!
Next up well be trialling biodegradable liners, tape, and also bait bags. πŸ‘Œ

If theres any fishermen interested in these boxes, send a message. Minimum order from the manufacturers is in the thousands. The up front cost in the tens of thousands. A lot of $$ for a small business, and very difficult to justify the cost. But were happy to on sell some at cost price if anyone wants them.

Some from the last couple of weeks.
A little bit of reef fishing, little bit of barra fishing, and a touch of bait fishing.
Most notably, after several years of testing and trialling, we've finally done away with styrofoam and started using cardboard airfreight boxes!
Every box we use now is not only biodegradable, but made from a large % of recycled cardboard!
No fancy printed design, just plain old brown cardboard, no bullshit boxes that do the job and greatly reduce our environmental footprint.
There's a lot involved in getting custom made, environmentally friendly airfreight boxes up and happening. A lot of time and a big cost. And as much as I asked for help, we got zero help in doing this from any government department or 'conservation' group. They can all talk the talk but it seems none of them want to actually help in any meaningful way............ no surprises there though!
Next up we'll be trialling biodegradable liners, tape, and also bait bags. πŸ‘Œ

If there's any fishermen interested in these boxes, send a message. Minimum order from the manufacturers is in the thousands. The up front cost in the tens of thousands. A lot of $$ for a small business, and very difficult to justify the cost. But we're happy to on sell some at cost price if anyone wants them.
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Leading the pack as always mate πŸ‘

Nice work as always mate doing your bit to lessen our footprint on the world πŸ‘

Great work mate, top looking fish you got there.

Excellent Chris

Well done Chris Bolton Fishing and your team! Top shelf as always

Nice fish and top shelf effort as always. You’re a credit to the industry.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Unlike our governments and environmental groups🀬🀬 All too often they’re slipping up with no accountability. Which just teaches them they can do it and get away with it. Doesn’t seem to be a thing we can do or say to change itπŸ₯²

Well done Chris and Kim. Love your work ❀️ Better to do something rather than stand on a highway with a bloody sign about saving the enviroment.

Beautiful

Brilliant work Chris Bolton Fishing. Your product is 1st class.

Awesome work Chris, always making practical meaningful changes and leading by example 🩷

Good job

Lovely fish πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nice work Chris

Love this! Top stuff guys 😊

Top shelf as always mate πŸ‘Œ

I’m guessing they’ll be a job for me building boxes week after next πŸ“¦ can’t wait to see you guys xxx

Inspirational Chris, shame on Fisheries Queensland for not backing a project like this.

Great job guys.

Good on u my friend and always great reading your posts and seeing your catches on here,and great to c u doing well u deserve it mate with all the hard work u n your lady put in πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Outstanding as usual. The fish are awesome but the way you look after your gar is incredible

Top job Chris. Innovation is expensive and few ppl will even know about your initiative when these are common place. Without your effort change doesn't happen. Yr always ahead of the curve. It takes a lot of time and I thank you for it. Congrats.

Next level thinking right there.

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