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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2 months ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
Kept acouple myself for a bit of testing......
6 days dry aged.
Havent tried it cooked yet but as sashimi it is very very good. Better than I was expecting πŸ‘Œ Kims words were very much like trout, but a bit less salty and more of an earthy taste 
You can do this in a domestic fridge. Not quite as well but it does work. Just dont bother trying this with fish that wasnt handled or bled perfectly.........
Brain spiked, bled, and into a brine within seconds of biting the line πŸ‘Œ
For the cut scaling (sukibiki), the trick is to use a very very sharp knife, and move it in a sawing motion, moving from tail to head. And keep the knife flat with the surface of the fish. Its very easy to cut through the skin and into the flesh, but like anything, practice makes perfect ✌️🍻

Kept acouple myself for a bit of testing......
6 days dry aged.
Haven't tried it cooked yet but as sashimi it is very very good. Better than I was expecting πŸ‘Œ Kim's words were "very much like trout, but a bit less salty and more of an earthy taste"
You can do this in a domestic fridge. Not quite as well but it does work. Just don't bother trying this with fish that wasn't handled or bled perfectly.........
Brain spiked, bled, and into a brine within seconds of biting the line πŸ‘Œ
For the cut scaling (sukibiki), the trick is to use a very very sharp knife, and move it in a sawing motion, moving from tail to head. And keep the knife flat with the surface of the fish. It's very easy to cut through the skin and into the flesh, but like anything, practice makes perfect ✌️🍻
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Such a game changer once you dry, age fish, you’ll never go back to eating fresh again

Doug knife skills πŸ’―

Hey Chris what temp you got the cooler on ?

Cutting edge mate❀️

Deluxe, thanks for sharing Chris!

Always thinking out side of the box. Good stuff πŸ’―πŸ’₯πŸ‘.

Oh yeah kicking goals now Chris Bolton Fishing

Love your work

Hi Chris. Can you pm me pls. I'll be up there in a couple of weeks.

That dry age is the best I reckon πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’₯

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2 months ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
Sent from a friend.
Maria ck boat ramp, Kurrimine beach. Today.
A perfect example of why you should NEVER dump fish frames or scraps at a boat ramp!!
This was a popular fishing spot for kids and families, fishing from the bank, and of course launching boats.
Thanks to the 🀑 dumping fish frames on the ramp and attracting crocs like this. 
Dig a hole and bury them, give them away for crab bait, freeze them and dump them on the way out next trip, whatever, but dont dump scraps at boat ramps, especially where kids go fishing!!!! Thats just next level stupidity!

Sent from a friend.
Maria ck boat ramp, Kurrimine beach. Today.
A perfect example of why you should NEVER dump fish frames or scraps at a boat ramp!!
This was a popular fishing spot for kids and families, fishing from the bank, and of course launching boats.
Thanks to the 🀑 dumping fish frames on the ramp and attracting crocs like this.
Dig a hole and bury them, give them away for crab bait, freeze them and dump them on the way out next trip, whatever, but don't dump scraps at boat ramps, especially where kids go fishing!!!! That's just next level stupidity!
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Absolute flogs , someone will get taken next

That's next level lazy and stupid

I can think of some other names other then flogs

Something josh would do πŸ˜‰

No brains & probably happy without them πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Makes the garden grow like magic

Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club

Mick Acheson maybe progress could consider a site cam here to cease this type of risk. Thx for sharing Chris Bolton Fishing www.facebook.com/100063645366337/posts/937143548417149/?mibextid=CDWPTG

Yolanda Gibbons

Well said And I might add Wasteful Of our wonderful fish produce Education in eating the whole fish should also be considered by our fishermen and consumers A link to a good resource in Fish Butchery www.mrniland.com/products/the-whole-fish-cookbook-by-josh-niland-signed-copy Professional fisherman such as Chris Bolton Fishing Are supporting and supplying some of the best Fish restaurants in Australia And the chefs that are respecting the produce by creating culinary delights From head to tail of fish

Supposedly a big fella lately cruising past beach ramp as well??

Unfortunately so many lazy, self centred pricks now that just don't give a πŸ’© about anyone but themselves

Yep πŸ’― per cent mate fuck morons

Bloody Idiots brainless

Mark Ziernicki Henry Ziernicki

Colbee Moody

There some dicks in this world

That's just so wrong. And the Muppet/s doing this stuff clearly have no concern for other people, especially our kids. Heaven help us when someone gets taken as a result.

Jason, this is the boat ramp we are staying at. Not sure I’ll get those crab pots in.

George, idiots ey

Just when you think people can not possibly get any more stupid, this gets posted. Bright side, maybe we should teach swimming lessons for all the youth crime punks in this spot now.

Laziness..no brain.

Benjamin Mundraby

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