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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We had a few mechanical issues this week so we were fairly restricted with where and when we could fish. Very small quantity and very little variety unfortunately. The only thing that did go to plan was the #quality 🤷‍♂️
The 2nd last pic is where these fish came from 👀
It was a week of highs and lows for us, but that's fishing 👨‍👩‍👧
Looking forward to the week ahead and maybe even seeing some of these #coraltrout on a plate somewhere ourselves 😉
#oceantoplate
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We had a few mechanical issues this week so we were fairly restricted with where and when we could fish. Very small quantity and very little variety unfortunately. The only thing that did go to plan was the #quality 🤷‍♂️
The 2nd last pic is where these fish came from 👀
It was a week of highs and lows for us, but thats fishing 👨‍👩‍👧
Looking forward to the week ahead and maybe even seeing some of these #coraltrout on a plate somewhere ourselves 😉
#oceantoplate

 

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Looks like it’s been the week for mechanical issues. I hope it wasn’t to costly for you mate. How awesome the whale footage was though will be something for you will never forget. 👍🏻

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Chris Bolton Fishing

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Awesome! Gillian

Awesome, scary when they pop up around you at night in open water. They show how insignificant you are in their environment. Sad , I read the other night Japan is mobilising their whaling fleet again.

That’s so cool.

Wow!!!

There was 2 inside kings on Friday arvy in between the 2 reefs

Going to need a bigger esky for that one

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I meant to upload these photos with the last post. Anyway we always bring home more plastic than we take out.
Last trip, among other stuff we picked up a plastic drum and when we tipped the water out we found these couple of fish living inside.
The first pic us a juvenile barred leatherjacket. The other one I'm not sure?
Interestingly, going by the writing/labelling on plastic and things we pick up out there, only a small percentage of it is from Australia... 🧐🤔
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I meant to upload these photos with the last post. Anyway we always bring home more plastic than we take out. 
Last trip, among other stuff we picked up a plastic drum and when we tipped the water out we found these couple of fish living inside.
The first pic us a juvenile barred leatherjacket. The other one Im not sure? 
Interestingly, going by the writing/labelling on plastic and things we pick up out there, only a small percentage of it is from Australia... 🧐🤔

 

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Send it to grants guide to fishes

I found a plastic drum that had the bottom cut off floating around the ocean a couple months back. It must of had a dozen different species of fish and crustaceans living on or around it including one fish that was happily living underneath the handle! which was in full summer sun and only in about 10-20mm of water. If you zoom in you can see the fish underneath the handle in the photo. I though it was amazing that the drum was cut in half but still managing to drift around the ocean upright for some time. I have a video of it too but couldn't upload to this page for reason.

Love that trigger for my tank

Could be a juvenile Silver Drummer

The pic i mean.

Good work bro so much shit in the water .And also you could be a hand model🤣

Looks like a juvenile midnight snapper (macolor macularis). Get em up north or in Indo. Tasty. 👍🏿

I work offshore in Thailand/Malaysia and you would not believe the amount of rubbish in the oceans over here. Bloody horrible

Looks like a Ludrick. Not sure if u get them nth but.

Jason Mills 5m leather jacket

Mate you should check out the beaches north of Cooktown is mile after mile of Asian rubbish nothing on the beach is in English

Looks like a juvenile midnight snapper (macolor macularis). Get em up north or in Indo. Tasty. 👍🏿

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Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!