Stanage Bay


Our remote charter package to Stanage Bay is a favourite and suits adventurous anglers.

  • Given suitable weather, it’s possible to target GT’s, Spanish mackerel, Queenfish, reef fish, black Jew, fingermark, barramundi, mangrove Jack and threadfin salmon; sometimes all in the one day.

With accommodation and meals provided, all you require on this multi-day trip is personal equipment and a free-spirited nature. Explore Stanage Bay’s intricate estuaries, rugged coastline and string of islands while chancing your arm at fantastic fish.

Pick-ups can be arranged from Gladstone and Rockhampton. Also, the opportunity to self-drive to Stanage Bay in your private 4wd vehicle is an option worth considering- remote country certainly worth a visit. (Most clients self-drive)

The accommodation base is a privately owned house at Stanage Bay. Home cooking or pub meals are available. This isn’t a 5-star resort on the Gold Coast, it’s a place to rest, relax and prepare yourself for the next day.

Due to the tides, pre-dawn starts may be possible. Returning to base is restricted by the tides, 10 hour days on the water will be common.

(Designed for three anglers, nine to 12 hr days, tide dependant)

Anglers often book again, as the experience can be mind-numbing!

For extended charters or remote trips there is a ‘replace if lost or damaged’ clause on fishing equipment such as rods, reels and lures. Market price is charged per lure on charters where lure losses are likely. Generally, lure losses are minimal, but unforeseen circumstances do arise and hungry, powerful fish can sometimes wreak havoc.

Interested in an online course to sharpen your sonar skills?

3-4 Day Charter

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Soft drinks
  • All tackle supplied


  • 3 people - $895.00 per person/per day
  • 2 people - $1195.00 per person/per day

Client Testimonials

  • Brian

    Strong passion, dedication and strategy from a masterclass guide produced exceptional fishing results on a journey through remote territory. Words struggle to describe the experience as you get lost in the adventure. Every day produced an expedition with amazing scenery, backdrops, and wildlife which lures me to come back for more!

    - Brian
  • Nathan

    Catching large numbers of big saltwater barramundi in pristine waterways are what dreams are made of. This is exactly what I experienced on a recent remote fishing charter. Johnny provided a fantastic adventure and some wild fishing sessions I will never forget”.

    - Nathan
  • Tim

    The best three-day fishing and exploring trip I've ever been on. Johnny's experience allowed us to soak in the best of the best. From double & triple hook-ups on big barra to quietly observing marine life, every part of each day was an adventure. I'll be back!

    - Tim
  • Sebastian

    My last trip with Johnny was a two-day trip to Stanage Bay. I'd fished with him before and all trips were nothing short of spectacular. The fishing on this Stanage Bay trip was absolutely mind blowing. The experience and knowledge gained from these trips are priceless. Johnny, in my opinion has the skill, knowledge and experience of putting clients on fish like no other I've encountered. His results speak for themselves. Big barra, king salmon, massive jewfish, loads of fingermark, all on lures and I didn't even get started on the insane GT-popping action we had. The sky is the limit. A stonker of a GT was the icing on an already very, very tasty cake. They say money can't buy happiness; I say different! Do yourself a favour and get yourself a trip with Johnny, I guarantee it will be one to remember!

    - Sebastian
  • Kent

    I recently took a trip with Johnny on his remote central Queensland trips and after fishing all my life I can safely say this was the best fishing/adventure I have ever been on. To say the bloke is professional outfit is an understatement, his boat, equipment and his guidance was inspiring. The quality of fish that he put me onto were some of the biggest I had ever caught and well worth the trip, with a spectacular coast line and fishing like no other. I highly recommend this adventure.

    - Kent