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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Almost 7yrs to the day since we started catching fish with the Evie-K.
Undoubtedly, this last year has been the most difficult. We've had to backtrack on decisions, delay plans, or change plans completely. From one day to the next we've never really been sure of what was going to happen next. No doubt many, if not all of you can relate πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
The one thing we have been, and always will be sure of is- as long as we continue to operate responsibly, to the best of our ability, and supply premium quality product, we'd have the support of the majority of Australians. And that's what we'll continue to do. πŸ’―
We'll be sad to say goodbye to the Evie-K, but this was an opportunity we couldn't miss.
Some will say we're crazy, some will mumble it under their breath, but I know for every doubter there's 1000 supporters πŸ™
Stay tuned. Thanks to huge support from right around Australia, CB Fishing is about to get bigger and better πŸ˜‰πŸ‘Œ

(We'll be looking for keen, reliable crew in the near future. Anyone interested, send us a message)
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Mate I'm just Gunnar be the first to say it .You are completely mental πŸ’―.Boat looks unreal mate,doesn't leave a big wake so seems like hull is very efficient. Can't wait to see it .Congrats to you and Kim πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Congratulations Chris, I’ve driven Auriga Bay (sister ship) a few times , great boats.

That’s awesome mate! Hope ya got a shark symbol πŸ˜‰

This is huge news. Very best of good luck with your new venture xx

Nice little creek boat. When you getting a decent reef fisher?

Well deserved mate and a credit to your ethos and professionalism as a commercial fisherman regarding sustainability. Nice change to some of the resident NT gill netter operations.

Big Dreams, even bigger plans, all lead to even greater outcomes. Well done to you both πŸ‘

Awesome news Chris, Kim & Evie! If only Australia had more of you!! Looking forward to what come next πŸ‘

Bloody well done mate. Hard work and determination always pays off in the end πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Top work Chris.Go get em mate.Looks like a great rig πŸ‘

Well done Chris ..had few mates drive them when new out of PD ..proven design ..wish you best πŸ‘πŸ‘

Im sure you will succeed in your new venture and more people will benefit as well.

Well done guys .... all the best in the new venture Chris πŸ‘Š

Good to see doing well mate. Keep up the great workπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ🐟🐟

Awesome rig mate πŸ‘

How did the trip go mate🀷‍♂️ Fuck that is a big boat

😎 well done bro.πŸ˜‚ you can’t go too long with out catching a fish.awesome mate

Well done Chris Bolton Fishing Chris Bolton and Kim and others no doubt! Excited for your future πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ·

Looks great mate , well done.chris have ta have a look at the boatramp next time havnt seen dad going pasy home

You’re gonna need a bigger tractor!

Thats bloody epic mate. Hats off to you guys for all you do and the dreams you have and are making become reality. Love it

Nice work but gonna need a bigger tractor to tow that lol the Inter just won't cut it

Pretty sure I saw this boosting past Low Isle maybe yesterday. I was heading to satellite.

Awesome stuff Chris Bolton Fishing , keep up the great workπŸ‘πŸΌ

Amazing boat but hello half shares in bp

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1 month ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
Orpheus Island- the definition of tropical Paradise. πŸ‘Œ
 Jarrod, Shannon, and myself all took a lot away from our few days together at Orpheus. 3 very different people leading very different lives, but all having very similar values with regards to the environment πŸ™
Lots of laughs, a few drinks, good food, plenty of discussions about life, sustainability, the price of sustainability, and quite a bit of banter (as any fishermen knows, a male model on a fishing boat is definitely going to cop some flak πŸ˜…) 
Even though it was a very enjoyable few days, there was work involved. That was the hardest part. Being at Orpheus just makes you want to relax and not even think about work! 
Ill get back there one day with Kim and Evie for a real holiday 🀞
Grab a copy of the magazine for the full story and recipes, or theres an online write-up here 
πŸ‘‡
https://www.delicious.com.au/travel/australia/article/orpheus-island-travel-guide-best-places-stay-eat-drink/meiw9330
(Try Shannons sashimi recipe. Unreal πŸ’―)

Orpheus Island- the definition of tropical Paradise. πŸ‘Œ
Jarrod, Shannon, and myself all took a lot away from our few days together at Orpheus. 3 very different people leading very different lives, but all having very similar values with regards to the environment πŸ™
Lots of laughs, a few drinks, good food, plenty of discussions about life, sustainability, the price of sustainability, and quite a bit of banter (as any fishermen knows, a male model on a fishing boat is definitely going to cop some flak πŸ˜…)
Even though it was a very enjoyable few days, there was work involved. That was the hardest part. Being at Orpheus just makes you want to relax and not even think about work!
I'll get back there one day with Kim and Evie for a real holiday 🀞
Grab a copy of the magazine for the full story and recipes, or there's an online write-up here
πŸ‘‡
www.delicious.com.au/travel/australia/article/orpheus-island-travel-guide-best-places-stay-eat-dr...
(Try Shannon's sashimi recipe. Unreal πŸ’―)
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Thanks Chris, I'll check it out πŸ™‚

Looks amazeballs

Beautiful part of the world

Sounds like good therapy πŸ‘Œ

2 months ago
Chris Bolton Fishing
Look out for this one and more tastey recipes direct from @orpheusisland in the September issue of @deliciousaus πŸ‘Œ
Luckily @jarrodscott and I were there to give @chefbennett23 some cooking tips, while @phoeberosewood and @thereal_samanthajones were giving pointers to the photographer @damianbennettphoto πŸ˜€

#knowyourproducer #produceawardsΒ #makeitdelicious #greatbarrierreef #orpheusisland #northernescapecollection
@kerrie_mccallum @orlebarbrown @citizensgbr

Look out for this one and more tastey recipes direct from @orpheusisland in the September issue of @deliciousaus πŸ‘Œ
Luckily @jarrodscott and I were there to give @chefbennett23 some cooking tips, while @phoeberosewood and @thereal_samanthajones were giving pointers to the photographer @damianbennettphoto πŸ˜€

#knowyourproducer #produceawardsΒ #makeitdelicious #greatbarrierreef #orpheusisland #northernescapecollection
@kerrie_mccallum @orlebarbrown @citizensgbr
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Bloody awesome..

Chris Bolton Fishing in the media!