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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I don't like having my mug in videos but most of the orders went in the mail today so here's a bit of a video explaining how to use dehookers.
There is a bit of a knack to using them, but don't give up. Once you get the knack, you won't go fishing without one, and you'll wonder why you went so long without using one!
These don't have to be used only to release fish back into the water, they can be used to release fish into your esky as well. ✌
One thing I get asked a lot is- what do you do if the fish has the hook down its throat? Well I think the best thing is to put as little weight on the line as possible and just cut the hook off. If you try to remove the hook, you'll most likely kill the fish. Leave it in there and it'll come out by itself, just ask any live trout fisherman.
If you're going to keep the fish, just put the de-hooker up through the gills and pull back on the hook. Hard to explain but I'll do another video of that later on.
Thanks again to those that supported our donation thing. πŸ™
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With smaller fish you can actually hold it same way and flip them over the line and they come off easy obviously doesn’t work with larger fish!

Don’t ever give up ya day job mate !!! U ain’t no Tom Cruz!!!! 😝

Cheers mate πŸ‘πŸ‘

Awesome mateπŸ‘

To late to order a few of both Chris ?

Does it work with Trebles ?

Can you re-use the hook afterwards ?

Greg Milne

Joanne Barbi one for Les to learn.

Craig Wyhoon

Matthew Kimmince

Dave Wright

Matthew Muller

Damian McAvoy the dehooking video

Bryan Aquilina Rocko McRodgers

Why did you use that on the hook that was in you πŸ˜‚

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We'll there it is!!!
$3,000 donated as promised. $1500 to WIRES, $1500 to Australian Red Cross.
We're at 200 orders for brain spikes and dehookers now, and I just don't have the time to do any more than that unfortunately.
Because you've all had faith in us, we have faith in everyone following through with the orders and we've donated immediately. I think the sooner the money gets to those in need, the better.
I've made quite a few spikes and dehookers today, but I'm going to need more steel! Monday I'll buy more and we'll start sending payment details and putting them in the post as I make them.
Thanks to everyone that's ordered, and thanks to anyone that shared that last post. Thanks also to all those that offered help. Much appreciated πŸ™

There was no option to donate anonymously. I would have rather done it anonymously because it's not really from me. It's from all of you. Without your support we couldn't have done it. Thank you. Chris, Kim and Evie πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ πŸ‡­πŸ‡²βœŠ
Anyone that hasn't sent us their postal address, could you please do that ✌
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Well there it is!!!
$3,000 donated as promised. $1500 to WIRES, $1500 to Australian Red Cross. 
Were at 200 orders for brain spikes and dehookers now, and I just dont have the time to do any more than that unfortunately.
 Because youve all had faith in us, we have faith in everyone following through with the orders and weve donated immediately. I think the sooner the money gets to those in need, the better. 
Ive made quite a few spikes and dehookers today, but Im going to need more steel! Monday Ill buy more and well start sending payment details and putting them in the post as I make them.  
Thanks to everyone thats ordered, and thanks to anyone that shared that last post. Thanks also to all those that offered help. Much appreciated πŸ™

There was no option to donate anonymously. I would have rather done it anonymously because its not really from me. Its from all of you. Without your support we couldnt have done it. Thank you. Chris, Kim and Evie πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ πŸ‡­πŸ‡²βœŠ 
Anyone that hasnt sent us their postal address, could you please do that ✌

 

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Well done mate

Big thank you to the Bolton family you guys rock. also a big thank you to those who donated thier time or money. I know a family who has been affected by the fires and they have seen no help from the government, 90% of the help comes from all those who donate there hard earned money and time to help out these people who have lost everything.

Mate, I missed the post for spikes and dehookers or I would have been onto it. Well bloody done on what you have donated mate. True aussie spirit by you three and such a great example. Cheers and beers mate.

Champs this is what Australia Is all about love positive stories between all the blame πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Great work guys πŸ‘

Damm I missed that post but really nice thing to do πŸ‘

Awesome Chris πŸ‘

Unreal well done guys β€πŸ™

Good on you & thanks

Excellent!!

Good work mate

Do you want postal address on here or on your private message please Chris?

Good on you

Great Poonghy well done mate πŸ’œπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™πŸΌπŸŒŸπŸŒˆπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒ¨πŸŒ¨πŸŒ¨πŸ’œπŸŽŠ

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Ok, I'm going to kill 2 birds with one stone here. Hopefully anyway.
I always get a lot of messages from people wanting to know more about brain spiking, and also asking if I'll sell them the spikes and dehookers I use.
The results of brain spiking or ikejime speak for themselves, it's no hype πŸ‘Œ
I'll post a video soon of how to use dehookers. These greatly increase survival rates of released fish. They are swimming away in seconds. Every fisherman should have one.

Anyway, I'm going to make up 100 spikes and dehookers to sell, and all money will go to the bushfire recovery. They are 316 marine grade stainless, so they'll last forever. I'll charge $15 for the dehookers or the brain spikes. There's similar cost in both.

So that's $1500 we'll donate, and we've decided to give $750 to WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc) and $750 to Red Cross.
But we need your support to do it. πŸ™
We'll post anywhere in Australia at buyers expense.
I only bought the steel today, so if we get hit with orders flat out you'll have to give me a few days to make them ✌
Message orders only to this page please, not my personal page. Thanks
EDIT- Almost 100 sold within an hour which is incredible. So I'll make 200! That's $1500 to each!! πŸ‡­πŸ‡²βœŠ
Having trouble keeping up with messages but we will get back to everyone
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Ok, Im going to kill 2 birds with one stone here. Hopefully anyway. 
I always get a lot of messages from people wanting to know more about brain spiking, and also asking if Ill sell them the spikes and dehookers I use. 
The results of brain spiking or ikejime speak for themselves, its no hype πŸ‘Œ
Ill post a video soon of how to use dehookers. These greatly increase survival rates of released fish. They are swimming away in seconds. Every fisherman should have one.

Anyway, Im going to make up 100 spikes and dehookers to sell, and all money will go to the bushfire recovery. They are 316 marine grade stainless, so theyll last forever. Ill charge $15 for the dehookers or the brain spikes. Theres similar cost in both.
  
So thats $1500 well donate, and weve decided to give $750 to WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc) and $750 to Red Cross.
But we need your support to do it. πŸ™
Well post anywhere in Australia at buyers expense. 
I only bought the steel today, so if we get hit with orders flat out youll have to give me a few days to make them ✌
Message orders only to this page please, not my personal page. Thanks
EDIT- Almost 100 sold within an hour which is incredible. So Ill make 200! Thats $1500 to each!! πŸ‡­πŸ‡²βœŠ
Having trouble keeping up with messages but we will get back to everyone

 

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Hey mate, I'll grab one of each. Sent to Cairns, 4870, please. Flick me through some details. Cheers

Ill take two of each please I’m sure I can get a mate to take a pair as well.. Port Douglas

Hey mate, can I grab three of each. Post to Weipa 4874 please bud

Hey Chris can I get two of each please

Iki spike and dehooker please iam in Sydney.

Could I get one of each please? Local and can pick up Great work!!

Fantastic idea, go you! Looks like you'll be busy. I'll take one of each please. Prezzie for my other half whilst donating to a great cause; perfect.

I'll grab a spike and dehooker. Im in cairns. Let me know when their ready and I'll organize a time to pick up. Cheers

I’ll have 2 of each thanks. I’m in Adelaide

Hey mate I’ll grab a couple of brain spikes,I’m from El arish so I’m just down the road from you let me know when there done I’ll come pick up thanks mate

G’day mate can I order 2 spikes and 2 dehookers .I live in Darwin So work out a cost and pm me cheers Lee

Can I please get a spike and dehooker chris I am away until next weekend I will let you know when I am home

I’ll take 1 of each posted to Cairns please PM sent

Yep I’ll take 1 of each thanks Chris.

Put me down for a brain spike and dehooker mate πŸ‘ give me a message when there ready, can transfer straight to your account πŸ‘Œ

That’s great Chris, just shared your post πŸ‘πŸΌ

I will get one of each. PM me details for payments

2 ike spikes in Perth 6112, work out a price and pm me bank details please

I'll take one of each please. I've sent you a message

Great stuff, I’ll grab one of each please, pm when ever Cheers

I’ll get a dehooker and spike please bud. Let me know when they are ready. I’ll come an collect. πŸ‘πŸ‘

One of each would be marvelous πŸ‘πŸ‘

Pm sent, I’m available to come down and help make them if you need

I’ll buy one of each 😊

Awesome job brother that’s amazing and I shall talk to your dad tomorrow at golf

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