Owner Gav Solly on Kangaroo Island (KI) runs and skipper’s South Australia’s premier full-day and multi-day fishing charter operation. All angles are covered around sensational KI, which is home to some of South Australia’s most prolific waters.
Gavin knows the waters of KI. He knows when the southern blue fin tuna are making their summer run (January until late May, when the action is non-stop) and he knows where the local monster fish hang out – the big King George whiting, snapper, samson fish, blue morwong, nannygai and trevally.
His customised 65-foot West Coaster vessel ensure a comfortable ride whatever the conditions out to sea. Gavin’s location in the private marina on the beautiful north coast of KI is literally only minutes from some of South Australia’s most fertile fishing grounds.
The tour will begin with a 7:00am departure from Adelaide Airport’s private Pilatus lounge where your pilot will personally meet and escort you to your private aircraft, a stunning Pilatus PC12.
After boarding your private aircraft, would will depart on the short scenic flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island – located just off South Australia’s coat. This scenic 30 minute flight allows you to experience the coastal vistas for both Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
On arrival to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island you will be greeted by your private driver to transfer you to a dedicated marina approximately 50 minutes away.
Gavin’s Kangaroo Island Fishing charter company is South Australia’s leading fishing charter and was recently named in the top 3 day fishing charters in Australia. Its operation is located on the north west coast of Kangaroo Island.
These waters are arguably the states most prolific fishing waters. Featuring the mighty samson fish, southern blue fin tuna, huge snapper, sharks, blue morwong and Kangaroo Island’s world famous monster whiting and many more species!
Monster King George whiting are what draws adventurous anglers to the island, but there are dozens of other inshore and deep reef varieties of fish available as well. Snapper, giant blue groper, samson fish, yellowtail kings and tuna are on tap according to season for deep water enthusiasts, while the whiting (averaging 55cm!). It’s essentially a ‘best of both worlds’ situation that caters for most angling tastes and aspirations. And if one of your angling dreams is to crack the magic one kilogram mark on King George whiting, there are few places in the country where that ambition is more likely to be fulfilled than around Kangaroo Island.
As far as sport fishing is concerned, ‘Island Lure’ the charter vessel at your disposal during your fishing safari is as well set up as any charter vessel in the country, providing the ultimate combination of comfort and no nonsense ‘fishability’. Skipper, Gavin Solly, is a super experienced expert guide and you can be assured you’re in the best hands.
Gav is there from the start to finish of your experience, ensuring he is placing you on the right spot for the fish, teaching the less experienced and offering sage advice to the experienced fisherman.
All the tackle is supplied on ‘Island Lure’ and is all top-quality gear tried and tested for over a decade on the deep shore reef around the state.
The reason you go on a fishing charter is to catch big fish. And if you want to catch big fish, go on a fishing charter with Gav Solly on Kangaroo Island!
After a day of incredible fishing your adventure concludes and you depart the boat by 4:30pm. You will be met by your private driver to transfer you back to your dedicated aircraft awaiting you at Kingscote Airport for your private flight back to Adelaide. Arrival time back into Adelaide will be approximately 6:00pm.
Prices shown valid from 1 March 2018 to 31 March 2019
You’re never too young to fish and Gavin knows some nice busy sheltered spots; deep-water fishing for the like of tuna, however, may prove testing for children under 14.
Best from February to May for blue skies, calm waters and lots of fish.
No refunds are payable to the Client for any changes to the Tour requested by the Client after departure, the Client’s failure to appear for the Tour or any component part of the Tour, the Client leaving the Tour after its commencement, the Client being excluded from the Tour or any component part of the Tour in accordance with this Agreement.
As you are taking one of our scheduled share tours we pick up / drop off daily from the following towns and flights. If you want to be picked up from other locations you will need to book a private tour.
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