Coral Sea Wilderness Fishing – Flinders Reef and Holmes Reef

Northern Conquest Charters are proud to present the absolute premium fishing experience.

We can offer our clients a range of Game and sports fishing packages of the highest quality at an affordable price.

Choice of trip duration and choice of boats allows for most budgets without sacrificing fishing quality.

Black and Blue Marlin, Huge Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, GT’s, Coral Trout, Green Job fish, Red Bass and much more.

This area of Coral Sea reef has long been regarded the most productive for the biggest of game fish in prolific numbers, with Black and Blue Marlin abundant through the warmer months.

The Fishing

All styles of fishing catered for from Heavy/Light Tackle game fishing, Sport fishing, Jigging, Soft Plastics, Popper Casting and Trolling.

 A normal day would see 4 of our guests leave at daylight on “Reelistic” to troll the 1000m drop off for marlin, another 3 would be getting on “Beechey” for a morning of serious arm stretching, throwing poppers and stick baits at XOS GT,s. The rest of the party would then head off to jig the pinnacles that abound in this area on “Sir Reel” for Dog tooth, Coral Trout, Jobbies and the like.

Daily itinerary is subject to change if our clients are in to a particular style of fishing all our boats are adaptable.

If getting up close is what you want we also have two 4.2 metre Quintrex dories to do shallow water fishing in the lagoons and inside the reef edge.

This fishing can be very exciting as the visibility is so good it is common to see fish rise from the bottom to the lures.

Fishing Gear

We are proud of our association with Shimano and this reflects in our gear

T Curve Rods along with Tiagra, Torsa and Talica in overheads and Stella and Saragossa spinning reals ensure that if you need to use our equipment then you can be sure your using the best.

The Boat

Reelistic 48′ Riviera – for small groups (6 people and under)
Sir Reel 58′ Conquest – for larger groups


All our trips are catered with the highest quality meals prepared by chef Roly. Roly has been in Australia only five years after a lifetime cooking in Europe. His experience ensures that you will only be dining on the best. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requests.

Pricing and Times

We run our trips to Flinders from September to December Pricing is dependent on how many boats and duration of trip . Normally we would do only three to four 5 day trips per year to Flinders so if you and your party are interested click here to contact us.

  • Can't recommend highly enough Cliff and the guys from Northern Conquest Charters, San Miguel. From organising the trip from interstate with Cliff to a skipper who worked bloody hard to put us on the fish (Stuie, you're a legend!!). Then there was Chris and Bill who kept us fed, baited and generally entertained, exceptional service and dedication. Awesome trip, a huge thanks from the Darwin mob, we'll be back!!Bert McMahon
  • Great trip out of Cairns on Sir Reel with a terrific crew. The skipper worked hard to find us fish all week and the boys were amazing around the deck making our life easy with rigs and fish. Chris was the master chef all week. Cannot rate these guys highly enough. Recommended.Dale Bainbridge

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