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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Were on the lookout for crew
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No experience required. 
Preferably we want someone younger, with a genuine love for fishing and being on the water. 
Someone that wants to learn. 
Someone that respects the equipment, the environment and the catch. 
Someone that takes pride in their work.
Someone that realises, its not just about catching the fish, its about the chefs, restaurants and resorts buying the fish, and the people eating at those restaurants and resorts. Its about the tackle shops, and those buying the bait from those tackle shops. 
We receive praise for our fish right around Australia, and to some extent all around the world. That doesnt just happen by chance, or luck. Theres far more involved than simply catching the fish, and thats something we seem to have a lot of trouble getting crew to understand. Catching the fish is only one small part of the job!!
This isnt a job that you can do for a few weeks or a few months in between other jobs, or on your week or 2 break from mining. If you arent prepared to do a minimum of 6 months before throwing in the towel, youll be wasting our time and yours.
 This is a job that takes months of hard work and dedication before you really become competent. If youre not willing to listen and learn, it would take years. 
9 out of 10 inexperienced crew that have or do still work for us get a rude shock initially because its a far cry from what they expected. Fishing with mates, and commercial fishing are worlds apart!!
Experienced crew also get a shock because we do things a fair bit differently than other fishing boats. I regularly hear this boat does this. This boat does that. This is how Ive always done it..... Well, if you dont want to learn, or dont want to change, dont waste our time or yours. 
Another thing people have trouble understanding is, we walk the talk. Treat the fish like rubbish, you wont last long. Break fisheries or marine park rules, you wont last long. Respecting the rules, respecting the environment, and respecting the catch is a must. 
Trips are anywhere from a few hours, up to 5 days. Very weather dependant. Weekends or birthdays or parties or whatever mean very little with commercial fishing. If you cant sacrifice weekends or your best mates brothers party, dont bother. You need to be prepared to work on any given day. 
Reef fishing as well as bait netting involved. Must be willing to do both!! 
Drug and alcohol dependencies, again, dont bother.
Need to be able to work as a team. Clean and tidy habits essential. If youre allergic to washing dishes or cleaning the deck/dories, dont bother messaging. 
Based out of Mourilyan Harbour/Kurrimine Beach. 
Good conditions for crew. Top quality equipment. 
Own transport essential, and being such short trips, youd need to be in the Cairns to Townsville area. (Happy for crew to stay on board between trips if necessary)

Message with some info about yourself if interested. 
* Last time I advertised for crew I got more messages than I could reply to, sorry. I do read every message its just that I cant possibly reply to everyone.

We're on the lookout for crew
🛑 READ CAREFULLY 🛑
No experience required.
Preferably we want someone younger, with a genuine love for fishing and being on the water.
Someone that wants to learn.
Someone that respects the equipment, the environment and the catch.
Someone that takes pride in their work.
Someone that realises, it's not just about catching the fish, its about the chefs, restaurants and resorts buying the fish, and the people eating at those restaurants and resorts. Its about the tackle shops, and those buying the bait from those tackle shops.
We receive praise for our fish right around Australia, and to some extent all around the world. That doesn't just happen by chance, or luck. There's far more involved than simply catching the fish, and that's something we seem to have a lot of trouble getting crew to understand. Catching the fish is only one small part of the job!!
This isn't a job that you can do for a few weeks or a few months in between other jobs, or on your week or 2 break from mining. If you aren't prepared to do a minimum of 6 months before throwing in the towel, you'll be wasting our time and yours.
This is a job that takes months of hard work and dedication before you really become competent. If you're not willing to listen and learn, it would take years.
9 out of 10 inexperienced crew that have or do still work for us get a rude shock initially because it's a far cry from what they expected. Fishing with mates, and commercial fishing are worlds apart!!
Experienced crew also get a shock because we do things a fair bit differently than other fishing boats. I regularly hear "this boat does this. This boat does that. This is how I've always done it"..... We'll, if you don't want to learn, or don't want to change, don't waste our time or yours.
Another thing people have trouble understanding is, we walk the talk. Treat the fish like rubbish, you won't last long. Break fisheries or marine park rules, you won't last long. Respecting the rules, respecting the environment, and respecting the catch is a must.
Trips are anywhere from a few hours, up to 5 days. Very weather dependant. Weekends or birthdays or parties or whatever mean very little with commercial fishing. If you can't sacrifice weekends or your best mates brothers party, don't bother. You need to be prepared to work on any given day.
Reef fishing as well as bait netting involved. Must be willing to do both!!
Drug and alcohol dependencies, again, don't bother.
Need to be able to work as a team. Clean and tidy habits essential. If you're allergic to washing dishes or cleaning the deck/dories, don't bother messaging.
Based out of Mourilyan Harbour/Kurrimine Beach.
Good conditions for crew. Top quality equipment.
Own transport essential, and being such short trips, you'd need to be in the Cairns to Townsville area. (Happy for crew to stay on board between trips if necessary)

Message with some info about yourself if interested.
* Last time I advertised for crew I got more messages than I could reply to, sorry. I do read every message it's just that I can't possibly reply to everyone.
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That’s the best job description I’ve ever seen it’s no bull shit 🤙🤙

Can I use this add 😂. Definitely need to fet more employees like this in the industry👍self respect and respect for the job has slowly disappeared over the years from when I started that’s for sure.

Great ad Chris Bolton Fishing you provide some of the restaurants that we sell wine to and your product is out of this world, to work for you n fish for you would be a privilege! Hope you find the right persons

Yep good responsible crew are hard to come by

I know a lot of businesses that will only employ older people now because most of the young ones don't want to work.

Be a great job for a keen young person that want to start their career in fishing the right way. I'd love to do a trip and have a good ole fashion handline session. I'd work for a few tastey fish and some of those big garfish to eat and use for marlin baits.

Here you go again! They certainly can't say you didn't tell them all the in's and out's of the job. Good luck with the hunt. The person would be very lucky to gain even an umpteenth of your knowledge.

My dad was a well known decky around cairns and Townsville ways has been on the boats for 23 years. I’ve been wanting to get into aswell as I’ve grown up around Barra boats and mackerel boats in Karumba. Let me know if you’d have a spot for me 🤙🏽

Quality product, and operation right here. Good luck Chris.

Straight to the point , good luck mate , good staff is so hard to come by .

It's not rocket science..take pride in your work .look after dory and main boat and look after the FISH ....great opportunity for young blokes to make money and adventure ..great add Chris 👌

Best job ad ever. Love the clarity. Wish I was younger I'd be there.

Well said mate. Hopefully you find the rite one

is that what the crew eat Kris book me on

👍 love your attitude mate🥰

Attitude ...good luck to you ....

I’d love to apply just to learn, but I’m to Fuckin busy! 🤦🏽🤦🏽

Interested. I make 12k a month live trout fishing. Are u likely to match that or better or am I wasting my time

Shit I need 2 weeks to read that.

Brendan busteed

What's the pay?

Did I see Youse in mackay?

Love your work 👍

Scott

Steve Hale

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Heres the retailers that currently have some of our bait in store- 
Coastal Marine & Outdoors (Innisfail)
Tackle World Tully 
Tackle World Cairns 
Compleat Angler Cairns 
Well be sending some to Fishing & Outdoor World in Darwin and Tackleworld Weipa - Fishing the Far North very soon as well. 
As Ive said in previous posts, costs are higher so prices have to be higher. And we certainly wont be catching as much as previous years. How much will we catch? Well, how long is a piece of string? 
All cryovac packed, and all caught in the last couple of weeks. All food grade, all perfect quality.
These will last months, even years in your freezer, so if you want to be 100% sure of getting some, get them while you can.

Here's the retailers that currently have some of our bait in store-
Coastal Marine & Outdoors (Innisfail)
Tackle World Tully
Tackle World Cairns
Compleat Angler Cairns
We'll be sending some to Fishing & Outdoor World in Darwin and Tackleworld Weipa - Fishing the Far North very soon as well.
As I've said in previous posts, costs are higher so prices have to be higher. And we certainly won't be catching as much as previous years. How much will we catch? Well, how long is a piece of string?
All cryovac packed, and all caught in the last couple of weeks. All food grade, all perfect quality.
These will last months, even years in your freezer, so if you want to be 100% sure of getting some, get them while you can.
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They all look happy to have those in stock for the customer. I was worried that would never see them in any store again. If you want the best, you got to pay for it, and they are THE best. (often copied, never beaten ✌️)

Any chance I can buy some good weather off ya to use em ?

Don’t come any better or fresher then that gear Chris…..always great product 👍

Best bait & fish we ha e Ever used. Thank you for you care of the product! Mondoras

Any chance you could send some to Tackle World Bowen.

Whod ya sell the sards too? Want to know which store to go and buy of of stock 😅😅

100%👍

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⭐️Townsville bait delivery run this Saturday 25th. ⭐️
 We havent got a lot of room left, so first in best dressed. 
Deliveries will be at your door between lunchtime and 5pm. 
Weve got,
-5spot gar, all sizes
-1spot in medium and large
- poddy mullet
- a small amount of barred queenfish 
- a handful of wolfies
$100 minimum orders.
Message for orders. 
✌️

⭐️Townsville bait delivery run this Saturday 25th. ⭐️
We haven't got a lot of room left, so first in best dressed.
Deliveries will be at your door between lunchtime and 5pm.
We've got,
-5spot gar, all sizes
-1spot in medium and large
- poddy mullet
- a small amount of barred queenfish
- a handful of wolfies
$100 minimum orders.
Message for orders.
✌️
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Best bait out there 10/10

Thanks for the great bait 💪💪

Daniel Mathiesen

Martin Brennan Iva Biggin

Chris they were awesome. Kids Sharon myself included👍👍👍

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Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!