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7 Day Swains 12th to 19th November 2022

12 November 2022

Saturday 12th November to Saturday 19th November 2022

 7 Day Swains Line Fishing Adventure!

Ever wanted to fish the magical Swains Reef?  Reality Fishing Charters can take you there.  Come onboard “Big Cat Reality” and join us with some of your mates for a 7 day line fishing adventure!

It is the perfect 7 day fishing getaway! So if this sounds like you, don’t hesitate, book now or contact us to organize your booking or even a group booking!

Group Discounts available so speak to Chris to discuss further.

Book online by clicking on Buy Now or contact Chris on: 0422 517 792
or bookings@bigcatreality.com for further details.

The Fine Print

  • Trip must reach minimum numbers to depart.
  • Cancellation Policy applies.
  • We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance or accept financial risk.
  • You will require a current boat licence to drive the tenders and you will be responsible for their safe operation at all times.
  • No fishing gear is provided.
  • This is a self-guided trip.
  • GBRMPA Reef tax of $30 per person, will be added to each persons bar tab for payment at the end of of the trip.
  • You receive full refund if trip does not reach minimum numbers.

Highlights

  • Great variety of fishing sites including: shallow & deep water reefs with trolling or drift fishing available from your own tender; (Fish your own way)
  • 7 x 4.3m high speed tenders with Garmin GPS/Sounders to explore the different reefs;
  • Professional and friendly crew to look after your safety;
  • Access to the latest electronics on the back deck for your convenience;
  • Best quality bait provided;
  • Your catch is cryovac sealed before freezing it to seal in it’s true freshness;
  • Large stable 25 metre mother ship;
  • 7 nights accommodation in air-conditioned berths;
  • Great fishing decks and facilities on large mother ship;
  • Chef prepared meals + fresh fruit and snacks;
  • Fully licensed bar for your convenience;
  • Full use of all onboard facilities;

7 Days Swains Fishing Adventure

This 7 Day line fishing trip is ideal for all levels of fisherman and is a perfect trip to enjoy with all your mates.  “Reality Fishing Charters” will take you to the beautiful reefs and coral cays of the Swains.  This remote reef system is full of life with nice size Coral Trout, Sweet lip, Spanish mackerel and Red Emperor just waiting for you.    

This amazing experience is all made possible due to our 25m mother ship “Big Cat Reality” and her professional and dedicated crew.  Big Cat is well set up for this remote expedition with spacious dining and living areas, large fishing decks, 7 x 4.3m fishing tenders and a designated rescue vessel.  You have full access to the latest Garmin electronics on the back deck and in your tender to assist you with your planning and to maximise your experience.

Trip Itinerary

Departure Day: All guests are to arrive at Bundaberg Port Marina between 3.00pm to 3.30pm and board the vessel at 4.00pm. The crew will show you where to stow your gear and give you a tour of the vessel before you meet the other guests on the back deck for some afternoon refreshments.  Once all guests have arrived the Master will conduct a safety brief before you sit down to a freshy cooked meal from our onboard Chef. After dessert we will depart Bundaberg Port Marina at about 7 pm and steam north overnight to Fitzroy Reef.

Day 1: At first light we arrive at Fitzroy Reef (or nearby reefs) where we anchor up and you enjoy a hot breakfast.  After you are comfortable with the tender and you have all your gear together you will have the opportunity to explore the reef yourself for the first morning session.  First tender is normally in the water by 7am.  All tenders return back to Big Cat by 11:30am where the diligent crew clean and fillet your catch, cryovac seal it before freezing in the freshness while you sit down to a hearty lunch.

After lunch you will again have the opportunity to fish the reef from the tenders until around 4:30pm.  After all the tenders are back on-board the crew again look after your catch while you have the chance to freshen up before dinner.  The evening meal is served by 6pm followed by dessert every night.  After dessert, Big Cat continues north while you settle in for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2:  We will be in the protected waters of the Swain Reefs for breakfast and have you out on the tenders by 7:30am at one of the many amazing reefs this area has to offer.

Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 will be spent working the Swain Reefs, fishing some of the most remote fishing destinations this area has to offer.

Day 5:  After dinner, the vessel steams south, back to the Bunker Group ready for another full day of fishing.

Day 6:  Today is spent at Sykes Reef (or nearby reefs) where you have the opportunity to fish the reef edges or troll the deeper water.  After lunch the day is yours to make the most of the final session. Around 4:30pm tenders are recovered back onboard while the guests enjoy sunset drinks and snacks on the back deck chatting to their new mates. Big Cat will then head south steaming overnight, back to Bundaberg.

Day 7:  We will arrive at Bundaberg Port Marina around 6am where a hot breakfast will be served.  The diligent crew will assist you with your gear and catch before we farewell all guests around 8am.  If you don’t have an esky, ice and foam boxes are available for purchase to transport your fish home.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not!  You are receiving this great deal because:

  • We plan trips well in advance so you can book ahead and save
  • The trip will only run if it reaches minimum numbers
  • This allows us to operate more efficiently and pass the savings on to you
  • If the trip doesn’t reach minimum numbers, you receive a full refund

So by ensuring we have a full boat for the scheduled date, we can offer you this great “Rocket Deal”

  • The fishing trip is number dependant and will not travel if the minimum numbers are not achieved.
  • Guests need to provide their own fishing gear including tackle.  (Only a small amount of tackle available for purchase onboard)
  • Weather conditions restrictions for tender use: In rough conditions, tenders will be restricted to protected areas only and/or restricted to mother ship.
  • The Purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended or accept financial risk – I understand unforeseen work, medical or airline problems may cause me to cancel this trip. Compensation for trip cancellation or lost/damaged bags and/or equipment due to any reason must be claimed against my travel insurance. Weather problems may cause the itinerary to be changed or cancelled. No compensation is offered to change flights or holiday plans. No refund is offered for time lost due to the medical evacuation of a passenger or reduction of fishing time due to bad weather.
  • Medical statement – I state that I am in good health for extended trips.  I understand if I have any medical conditions I must advise the Master of the vessel and produce a medical certificate completed by a medical specialist.
  • Release & Indemnity Deed – Must be completed and signed by all guests before departure or participating in any activities.  All tender drivers are responsible for any damage to the tenders due to careless and irresponsible action on their part including propeller, gearbox and motor damage.
  • The fishing trip can be cancelled upon the discretion of the operator taking into account the sea and weather conditions of the day. Reschedule will be given.
  • The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the trip’s itinerary without notice.
  • Guests need to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Cancellation Policy
      1. The 100%, 50% and 25% deposit is non-refundable;
      2. Changes can be made before close of business outside 60 days prior to trip departure date;
      3. Any transfers are made at no charge but only at management’s discretion based on availability;

Are you sick of organizing group bookings and trips only to not get your numbers or people let you down? Reality Fishing Charters can tailor a fishing trip for you at competitive rates. Let us set up a “Rocket Deal” for your group and offer you the following advantages:

  • Transparent booking process
  • Live updates on passenger numbers with real commitments
  • Offer your group exclusive deals with your own lock out periods
  • Passenger numbers are confirmed before you book flights and accommodation
  • Your trip can be networked with other groups to top up your numbers
  • Be part of a successful trip that everyone can look forward to and enjoy

(7 Day Swains Line Fishing Trip)

Guests for the week liveaboard trips board at Bundaberg Port Marina between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on the departure day. Guests board the vessel at 4pm.  You will arrive back to the marina by around 5am on the 7th day and depart the vessel after breakfast by around 8am.

(9 Day Coral Sea Sports Fishing Trip)

Guests for the 9 day liveaboard trips board at Bundaberg Port Marina
(Kenn & Wreck Reef Trips) between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm on the departure day. Guests board the vessel at 1:00 pm.  You will arrive back to the marina by around 5am on the 9th day and depart the vessel after breakfast by around 9am.

(Cato Reef Trip) between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on the departure day. Guests board the vessel at 4pm.  You will arrive back to the marina by around 5am on the 7th day and depart the vessel after breakfast by around 8am.

Address:

15-17 Marina Dr

Burnett Heads (20min drive out of Bundaberg Qld)

QLD 4670, Australia

Bundaberg Port Marina  (click here for a map)

“Big Cat Reality” is a 25m liveaboard vessel that caters for 18 to 21 guests.  She is all steel (164 tonne) and is well set up for extended fishing adventures with 7 fishing tenders  and a rescue boat onboard.  Big Cat is well appointed with all the latest electronic navigational equipment including interactive navigational screens on the back deck for your use.  (Click here for full details)

Our seven fishing tenders are “4.3m Smart Waves” which are specifically set up to help you get the most out of your fishing experience.  Each 4.3m tender is set up with the following:

  • 50 Hp fourstroke outboard with electric start and trim n tilt
  • Garmin 7′ Colour sounder / GPS Plotter with AIS
  • 40mm front Sports Fishing Bar
  • 40mm back jigging Bars
  • 25 watt Garmin VHF radio (6nm range)
  • Full safety equipment including an Epirb
  • AIS Tracking and display
  • Anchor and line
  • 9x Rod holders
  • 4x trolling holders
  • Driver’s swivel seat
  • Bait Eski , cutting board and gaff
  • Fish Bag with ice
  • Built in Esky for cold drinks
  • front storage area under seats
  • Automatic bilge pump

Note: All drivers need a current recreational boat licence and participate in an onboard induction programme.

“Big Cat Reality” is set up with large, comfortable bunk style accommodation which is fully air-conditioned and spacious to minimize sea sickness.  Everyone gets a separate bunk and they are located in the middle of the ship and down low which is the best place to be – No pokey bow berths! All bed linen and a bath towel are provided for the on-board fresh water showers. Please bring along a towel for swimming purposes. I’m sure you will have a pleasurable and comfortable stay on-board.

Big Cat Reality” offers professionally presented meals prepared on-board by our qualified chefs for you to enjoy throughout your  trip.  Meals include: hot breakfasts, hot & cold lunches and of course the famous Big Cat Seafood Night. You will also enjoy healthy fruit platters and other exhilarating taste bud sensations for afternoon teas. If you have any dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking. This will allow our chefs to cater for your needs.

Big Cat Reality” is a fully licenced vessel. We have a electronic POS system that caters for individual consumption and can provide a print out of the drinks consumed at the end of your trip.  (“Only pay for what you drink”)

2021 Drink Prices:

  • Soft Drinks & Bottled Water:  $2.50 *Free Chilled water available
  • XXXX Beer:  $4.00
  • Other Standard Beers:  $5.00
  • Premium Beers:  $6.00
  • UDL Cans:  $7.00
  • Red/White Wine:  $22.00 per bottle
  • Bottles of Spirits:  Cost + 30%

Soft Drinks: Coke, Coke Zero, Solo, Lemonade, water.

XXXX Beers: XXXX Gold, XXXX Bitter, XXXX Dry, XXXX Summer.

Other Standers Beers: Great Northern Super Crisp, Great Northern Original.

Premium Beers: Corona, Heineken.

UDL Cans: Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Jim Beam & Cola, Canadian Club & Dry, Jack Daniels & Cola.

Wine bottles: Red – Shiraz, Merlot.  While – Sav Blanc, Chardonnay.

Bottles of Spirits:  You can order your favourite bottle

“Special Orders” You can order alternate beverages for your trip however please be aware any remaining drinks will be charged to your bar tab at the end of the trip.  Special orders are to be noted on your booking form in the “Drinks Special Order” box.

(Please note: As we are fully licenced, No Alcohol is to be brought onboard)

On “Big Cat Reality” you will have the friendly and professional services of five “Big Cat” Crew, who are dedicated to your safety and the smooth running of the vessel’s operation during your enjoyable and rewarding fishing trip.  The crew consist of the Captain, three deck crew and  our Chef.  All crew are well trained and looking forward to seeing you on your trip of a lifetime.

Guests are required to bring along all their own fishing gear including tackle.  We do offer a small range of tackle onboard however we always encourage you to speak with your local tackle store and grab the best advise and gear.

Check out all the latest Wilson tackle and tips: Wilson Fishing

Bundy local tackle store: Bundaberg Tackle World 

Reality Fishing Charters operates within the regulations of the Department of Primary Industry Qld.  These regulations govern fish sizes, species, bag limits and reef closures that apply to our guests, Please make yourself familiar with these regulations.  (Click here to see the Qld Fishing Regulations)

You are not required to hold any fishing licences to fish on our trips.

Our crew will clean and fillet your catch then it will be cryovac sealed before being frozen to ensure freshness.

In the spirit of fairness and good team-ship: At the end of the trip the whole catch is evenly divided between all active fishers. Everyone should gets a nice pack of fish to take home.

  • A positive attitude that’s excited about a professional and rewarding fishing trip of a Lifetime.
  • A beach towel for optional swimming purposes. (preferrably named)
  • All required medications. (including seasickness remedies if required)
  • Toiletries and personal belongings,(Body soap and shampoo is provided).
  • Rods, Reels and all the tackle you may need.
  • Old fishing clothes, preferably long sleeved.
  • Fish handling gear: pliers, lip gripers and knife
  • Big hat, sun glasses and sunscreen.
  • Proof of Boating Licence.
  • Foot wear for boat & beach fishing.
  • Cash or Credit Card to pay your bar tab.
  • Camera to capture the moment with USB Stick.

Car parking at Bundaberg Port Marina:
There is ample free car parking at the Marina with lockup parking available for an additional $10 per day fee. (please advise when Booking)

“Bundy Shuttle Service” can transfer 1,2 or a group of 16 from the Bundaberg Airport to the Bundaberg Port Marina at very reasonable rates.  Give John a call on 0421413446 or email: shuttlebuses@hotmail.com

 

Check out our local hotel “Light House Hotel”

Located only 10 mins from the marina Gavin and his team will look after you and your mates with cold beer, great meals and good clean accommodation.  Courtesy Bus available if required.

Contact: (07) 41594202

Email: office@lighthousehotel.net.au

 

Can I contact “Big Cat Reality” while she is out at sea.  Our operation takes guests to beautiful and remote locations that are well outside normal mobile phone service.  However Big Cat is fitted with a Satellite phone system that give us up to date weather information and full phone coverage at all times.  The cost of calls can be high, however for emergency use can be used.

“Big Cat Reality” Sat Phone Number: +870773949029

 

Check out our “Rocket Deals” page for the latest trips and adventures.

I hope the above is what you were looking for and hope to see you on board soon.  If you have any further inquiries (please send us an e-mail info@bigcatreality.com ) or just give us a call on 07 3204 9340.

7 Days Swains Fishing Adventure

This 7 Day line fishing trip is ideal for all levels of fisherman and is a perfect trip to enjoy with all your mates.  “Reality Fishing Charters” will take you to the beautiful reefs and coral cays of the Swains.  This remote reef system is full of life with nice size Coral Trout, Sweet lip, Spanish mackerel and Red Emperor just waiting for you.    

This amazing experience is all made possible due to our 25m mother ship “Big Cat Reality” and her professional and dedicated crew.  Big Cat is well set up for this remote expedition with spacious dining and living areas, large fishing decks, 7 x 4.3m fishing tenders and a designated rescue vessel.  You have full access to the latest Garmin electronics on the back deck and in your tender to assist you with your planning and to maximise your experience.

Trip Itinerary

Departure Day: All guests are to arrive at Bundaberg Port Marina between 3.00pm to 3.30pm and board the vessel at 4.00pm. The crew will show you where to stow your gear and give you a tour of the vessel before you meet the other guests on the back deck for some afternoon refreshments.  Once all guests have arrived the Master will conduct a safety brief before you sit down to a freshy cooked meal from our onboard Chef. After dessert we will depart Bundaberg Port Marina at about 7 pm and steam north overnight to Fitzroy Reef.

Day 1: At first light we arrive at Fitzroy Reef (or nearby reefs) where we anchor up and you enjoy a hot breakfast.  After you are comfortable with the tender and you have all your gear together you will have the opportunity to explore the reef yourself for the first morning session.  First tender is normally in the water by 7am.  All tenders return back to Big Cat by 11:30am where the diligent crew clean and fillet your catch, cryovac seal it before freezing in the freshness while you sit down to a hearty lunch.

After lunch you will again have the opportunity to fish the reef from the tenders until around 4:30pm.  After all the tenders are back on-board the crew again look after your catch while you have the chance to freshen up before dinner.  The evening meal is served by 6pm followed by dessert every night.  After dessert, Big Cat continues north while you settle in for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2:  We will be in the protected waters of the Swain Reefs for breakfast and have you out on the tenders by 7:30am at one of the many amazing reefs this area has to offer.

Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 will be spent working the Swain Reefs, fishing some of the most remote fishing destinations this area has to offer.

Day 5:  After dinner, the vessel steams south, back to the Bunker Group ready for another full day of fishing.

Day 6:  Today is spent at Sykes Reef (or nearby reefs) where you have the opportunity to fish the reef edges or troll the deeper water.  After lunch the day is yours to make the most of the final session. Around 4:30pm tenders are recovered back onboard while the guests enjoy sunset drinks and snacks on the back deck chatting to their new mates. Big Cat will then head south steaming overnight, back to Bundaberg.

Day 7:  We will arrive at Bundaberg Port Marina around 6am where a hot breakfast will be served.  The diligent crew will assist you with your gear and catch before we farewell all guests around 8am.  If you don’t have an esky, ice and foam boxes are available for purchase to transport your fish home.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not!  You are receiving this great deal because:

  • We plan trips well in advance so you can book ahead and save
  • The trip will only run if it reaches minimum numbers
  • This allows us to operate more efficiently and pass the savings on to you
  • If the trip doesn’t reach minimum numbers, you receive a full refund

So by ensuring we have a full boat for the scheduled date, we can offer you this great “Rocket Deal”

  • The fishing trip is number dependant and will not travel if the minimum numbers are not achieved.
  • Guests need to provide their own fishing gear including tackle.  (Only a small amount of tackle available for purchase onboard)
  • Weather conditions restrictions for tender use: In rough conditions, tenders will be restricted to protected areas only and/or restricted to mother ship.
  • The Purchase of travel insurance is highly recommended or accept financial risk – I understand unforeseen work, medical or airline problems may cause me to cancel this trip. Compensation for trip cancellation or lost/damaged bags and/or equipment due to any reason must be claimed against my travel insurance. Weather problems may cause the itinerary to be changed or cancelled. No compensation is offered to change flights or holiday plans. No refund is offered for time lost due to the medical evacuation of a passenger or reduction of fishing time due to bad weather.
  • Medical statement – I state that I am in good health for extended trips.  I understand if I have any medical conditions I must advise the Master of the vessel and produce a medical certificate completed by a medical specialist.
  • Release & Indemnity Deed – Must be completed and signed by all guests before departure or participating in any activities.  All tender drivers are responsible for any damage to the tenders due to careless and irresponsible action on their part including propeller, gearbox and motor damage.
  • The fishing trip can be cancelled upon the discretion of the operator taking into account the sea and weather conditions of the day. Reschedule will be given.
  • The operator reserves the right to substitute the vessel and / or change the trip’s itinerary without notice.
  • Guests need to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Cancellation Policy
      1. The 100%, 50% and 25% deposit is non-refundable;
      2. Changes can be made before close of business outside 60 days prior to trip departure date;
      3. Any transfers are made at no charge but only at management’s discretion based on availability;

Are you sick of organizing group bookings and trips only to not get your numbers or people let you down? Reality Fishing Charters can tailor a fishing trip for you at competitive rates. Let us set up a “Rocket Deal” for your group and offer you the following advantages:

  • Transparent booking process
  • Live updates on passenger numbers with real commitments
  • Offer your group exclusive deals with your own lock out periods
  • Passenger numbers are confirmed before you book flights and accommodation
  • Your trip can be networked with other groups to top up your numbers
  • Be part of a successful trip that everyone can look forward to and enjoy

(7 Day Swains Line Fishing Trip)

Guests for the week liveaboard trips board at Bundaberg Port Marina between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on the departure day. Guests board the vessel at 4pm.  You will arrive back to the marina by around 5am on the 7th day and depart the vessel after breakfast by around 8am.

(9 Day Coral Sea Sports Fishing Trip)

Guests for the 9 day liveaboard trips board at Bundaberg Port Marina
(Kenn & Wreck Reef Trips) between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm on the departure day. Guests board the vessel at 1:00 pm.  You will arrive back to the marina by around 5am on the 9th day and depart the vessel after breakfast by around 9am.

(Cato Reef Trip) between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm on the departure day. Guests board the vessel at 4pm.  You will arrive back to the marina by around 5am on the 7th day and depart the vessel after breakfast by around 8am.

Address:

15-17 Marina Dr

Burnett Heads (20min drive out of Bundaberg Qld)

QLD 4670, Australia

Bundaberg Port Marina  (click here for a map)

“Big Cat Reality” is a 25m liveaboard vessel that caters for 18 to 21 guests.  She is all steel (164 tonne) and is well set up for extended fishing adventures with 7 fishing tenders  and a rescue boat onboard.  Big Cat is well appointed with all the latest electronic navigational equipment including interactive navigational screens on the back deck for your use.  (Click here for full details)

Our seven fishing tenders are “4.3m Smart Waves” which are specifically set up to help you get the most out of your fishing experience.  Each 4.3m tender is set up with the following:

  • 50 Hp fourstroke outboard with electric start and trim n tilt
  • Garmin 7′ Colour sounder / GPS Plotter with AIS
  • 40mm front Sports Fishing Bar
  • 40mm back jigging Bars
  • 25 watt Garmin VHF radio (6nm range)
  • Full safety equipment including an Epirb
  • AIS Tracking and display
  • Anchor and line
  • 9x Rod holders
  • 4x trolling holders
  • Driver’s swivel seat
  • Bait Eski , cutting board and gaff
  • Fish Bag with ice
  • Built in Esky for cold drinks
  • front storage area under seats
  • Automatic bilge pump

Note: All drivers need a current recreational boat licence and participate in an onboard induction programme.

“Big Cat Reality” is set up with large, comfortable bunk style accommodation which is fully air-conditioned and spacious to minimize sea sickness.  Everyone gets a separate bunk and they are located in the middle of the ship and down low which is the best place to be – No pokey bow berths! All bed linen and a bath towel are provided for the on-board fresh water showers. Please bring along a towel for swimming purposes. I’m sure you will have a pleasurable and comfortable stay on-board.

Big Cat Reality” offers professionally presented meals prepared on-board by our qualified chefs for you to enjoy throughout your  trip.  Meals include: hot breakfasts, hot & cold lunches and of course the famous Big Cat Seafood Night. You will also enjoy healthy fruit platters and other exhilarating taste bud sensations for afternoon teas. If you have any dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking. This will allow our chefs to cater for your needs.

Big Cat Reality” is a fully licenced vessel. We have a electronic POS system that caters for individual consumption and can provide a print out of the drinks consumed at the end of your trip.  (“Only pay for what you drink”)

2021 Drink Prices:

  • Soft Drinks & Bottled Water:  $2.50 *Free Chilled water available
  • XXXX Beer:  $4.00
  • Other Standard Beers:  $5.00
  • Premium Beers:  $6.00
  • UDL Cans:  $7.00
  • Red/White Wine:  $22.00 per bottle
  • Bottles of Spirits:  Cost + 30%

Soft Drinks: Coke, Coke Zero, Solo, Lemonade, water.

XXXX Beers: XXXX Gold, XXXX Bitter, XXXX Dry, XXXX Summer.

Other Standers Beers: Great Northern Super Crisp, Great Northern Original.

Premium Beers: Corona, Heineken.

UDL Cans: Bundaberg Rum & Cola, Jim Beam & Cola, Canadian Club & Dry, Jack Daniels & Cola.

Wine bottles: Red – Shiraz, Merlot.  While – Sav Blanc, Chardonnay.

Bottles of Spirits:  You can order your favourite bottle

“Special Orders” You can order alternate beverages for your trip however please be aware any remaining drinks will be charged to your bar tab at the end of the trip.  Special orders are to be noted on your booking form in the “Drinks Special Order” box.

(Please note: As we are fully licenced, No Alcohol is to be brought onboard)

On “Big Cat Reality” you will have the friendly and professional services of five “Big Cat” Crew, who are dedicated to your safety and the smooth running of the vessel’s operation during your enjoyable and rewarding fishing trip.  The crew consist of the Captain, three deck crew and  our Chef.  All crew are well trained and looking forward to seeing you on your trip of a lifetime.

Guests are required to bring along all their own fishing gear including tackle.  We do offer a small range of tackle onboard however we always encourage you to speak with your local tackle store and grab the best advise and gear.

Check out all the latest Wilson tackle and tips: Wilson Fishing

Bundy local tackle store: Bundaberg Tackle World 

Reality Fishing Charters operates within the regulations of the Department of Primary Industry Qld.  These regulations govern fish sizes, species, bag limits and reef closures that apply to our guests, Please make yourself familiar with these regulations.  (Click here to see the Qld Fishing Regulations)

You are not required to hold any fishing licences to fish on our trips.

Our crew will clean and fillet your catch then it will be cryovac sealed before being frozen to ensure freshness.

In the spirit of fairness and good team-ship: At the end of the trip the whole catch is evenly divided between all active fishers. Everyone should gets a nice pack of fish to take home.

  • A positive attitude that’s excited about a professional and rewarding fishing trip of a Lifetime.
  • A beach towel for optional swimming purposes. (preferrably named)
  • All required medications. (including seasickness remedies if required)
  • Toiletries and personal belongings,(Body soap and shampoo is provided).
  • Rods, Reels and all the tackle you may need.
  • Old fishing clothes, preferably long sleeved.
  • Fish handling gear: pliers, lip gripers and knife
  • Big hat, sun glasses and sunscreen.
  • Proof of Boating Licence.
  • Foot wear for boat & beach fishing.
  • Cash or Credit Card to pay your bar tab.
  • Camera to capture the moment with USB Stick.

Car parking at Bundaberg Port Marina:
There is ample free car parking at the Marina with lockup parking available for an additional $10 per day fee. (please advise when Booking)

“Bundy Shuttle Service” can transfer 1,2 or a group of 16 from the Bundaberg Airport to the Bundaberg Port Marina at very reasonable rates.  Give John a call on 0421413446 or email: shuttlebuses@hotmail.com

 

Check out our local hotel “Light House Hotel”

Located only 10 mins from the marina Gavin and his team will look after you and your mates with cold beer, great meals and good clean accommodation.  Courtesy Bus available if required.

Contact: (07) 41594202

Email: office@lighthousehotel.net.au

 

Can I contact “Big Cat Reality” while she is out at sea.  Our operation takes guests to beautiful and remote locations that are well outside normal mobile phone service.  However Big Cat is fitted with a Satellite phone system that give us up to date weather information and full phone coverage at all times.  The cost of calls can be high, however for emergency use can be used.

“Big Cat Reality” Sat Phone Number: +870773949029

 

Check out our “Rocket Deals” page for the latest trips and adventures.

I hope the above is what you were looking for and hope to see you on board soon.  If you have any further inquiries (please send us an e-mail info@bigcatreality.com ) or just give us a call on 07 3204 9340.