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 beyond me this video editing but I had a quick play this morning. All footage from yesterday only. Taken on a few different reefs.
Strangely enough, every day I see quite the opposite of what we all read or hear in the media.........
Endless healthy coral, an abundance of sharks, and plentiful fish life. Go figure.....
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The coral isn’t moving so it must be dead

Awesome footage. Just a couple of trout there ๐Ÿ‘Œ

When I was commercial trout fishing in the dory I seen miles of dead reef through the view bucket that looked like a waste land and on the very same reefs was some of the most beautiful country you could ever get to see. Most of it was in the shallows at 5-20 meters.

These clips are my new favorite thing. Interesting how those sharks were around the trout almost like they were waiting for you to hook one?

Awesome view. Is that a sinker the sharks dragging around?

That’s awesome mate!!

Looks very healthy down there to me as well ????๐Ÿคฆ‍♀๏ธ

If they said it was all good, they wouldn’t get the Government Grants.

Looks good Chris

Awesome. Love these vids of yours

What drone are you using? What’s the deepest you’ve used it? I’m very interested in getting one

Those footballers look amazing!

Great footage!

Awesome

Awesome footage mate. ๐Ÿ‘

Go figure......

Wow footballers ๐Ÿ‘

Pristine ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Prime vid

Shallow mate. 20m?

Nice big Barracod

Lachie Wood

Rob Hobson

Thats awesome, is that one of those really flash drones?

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Looks like “normal” GBR to me. The worst coral I ever saw in my time working on the reef funnily was in green zones where high density day trippers frequented off Cairns. Go figure.

So pretty ๐Ÿ 

Awesome footage mate. What drone are you using? Cheers

Beautiful Chris. Where do you reckon the best snorkeling spots between Mourilyan and Mission are?

Found any crays with that thing yet ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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That’s sooo awesome to watch mate!!!

That’s awesome ๐Ÿ‘

So cool!

Awesome

Mmmmm needs for Xmas...

How good are they mate

Plenty of life still there..

Knowing when to strike would be a big advantage. Letting those little pickers screw around and lull the big boy into a false sense of security. Love it and how big did it go?

Superb

Light was good for 51 metres eh

That’s very cool Chris . What depth was that shot in ?

That’s so good !! The way the red and the trout circle around before he hit !

Unreal ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Unreal

Mate thats unreal

Hussar and his 23 brothers n cousins are ‘yep we got this’.. CT comes in for a sniff wearing designer label reef attire too cool for school and thinks ‘fuck that, looks too boney’... RE pretends nothing’s goin on does a calculated U-turn at the fern, tells the wrasse ‘hold my beer bitch’!

Far out mate that’s bloody cool

That’s so cool

Unreal!

Bit better then go pro lol

That is some cool footage

That is so cool

George Hansen Mitchell Smith Corey Bruton

Epic bout 40m?

Ned Greaty Ben Gorizia

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Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!