Coral Sea Adventure Trips

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

We pride ourselves on offering our clients a wide range of high quality game and sports fishing packages at an affordable price.

Our flexibility regarding choice of trip duration and choice of vessel (and tenders) allows for the majority of budgets without sacrificing fishing quality.

Black and blue marlin, huge dog tooth tuna, wahoo, GT’s, coral trout, green job fish, red bass and much more.

This region of the Coral Sea has long been regarded as the most productive producer of BIG game fish, with black and blue marlin being prolific through the warmer Summer months.

The Fishing
We target a large range of fish on these trips including Marlin both Black and Blue, Huge Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevally, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and much more. Trolling, popper casting and jigging are covered.

These trips go out to around 140 nautical miles. This is out to either Flinders or Holmes Reef in the Coral Sea. Travel is outside fishing time and the trip is 5 full days fishing.

A normal day would see 4 of our guests leave at first light on “Reelistic” to troll the 1000m drop off. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the place the big marlin call home. Another 3 guests would be boarding our tender vessel Beechey for a morning of serious arm stretching, throwing poppers and stick baits for car doors with fins – XOS GT’s along the reef edge and numerous bommies. Hooking them is the easy part due to their aggressive nature, but landing them is another “kettle of fish” (pardon the pun) all together. The rest of the party would then head off to jig the pinnacles that abound in this area on “Sir Reel”. Dog tooth tuna, coral trout, green jobfish and the like are the targets from this cavernous terrain. The groups then rotate through these options over the coming days to their hearts content.

By no means are these options set in stone. If our clients have a preference for one particular type of fishing above all others, then we are more than happy to cater for this request. Our vessels and crew are adaptable and tailor to suit the requirements of our clientele.

If getting up close and personal is what you are after, we also have two 4.2 metre Quintrex (aluminium) dories which we utilize for shallow water fishing in the lagoons and inside the reef edge. Some truly epic light tackle popper and plastic sessions can be experienced in these locations.

This fishing is nothing short of tremendously exciting here. The visibility through the gin clear azure waters allows the angler to see fish rise from the bottom to smash your surface lures. In our opinion there is nothing more exciting than watching your surface lure disappear in an eruption of foaming white water. Its visual and addictive, but warning, a spare change of underwear may be required on occasion!

Fishing Gear

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

T Curve Rods matched with Tiagra, Torsa and Talica overhead reels as well as Stella and Saragosa spin reels ensures that if you need to use our equipment then you can rest assured you are using the very best equipment available on the market.

The Boat

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


All our trips are catered and high quality meals are prepared by our on board chef, Roly. Roly has been in Australia for a number of years but has spent 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

Our trips to Flinders Reef occur from September through to December. Pricing is dependent on the number of vessels required and the duration of the trip. All this is tailored around your requirements. There are exceptions but we would often only undertake 3 or 4 x five day trips per year to this epic location, so if interested click here to contact us. Get in quick to reserve your trip!


  • Air port Pick up
  • Breakfast- Bacon, Sausages, Omelettes, cereal, fruit and yogurt.
  • Morning Tea- Cakes, biscuits and fruit
  • Lunch- BBQ, cold meat, Caesar salad, green salads. Sometimes the cook will do dishes like spaghetti bolognaise and other hot dishes for lunch as well.
  • Afternoon Savories-Savoury platter’s, chips and dips.
  • Dinner- Roasts, BBQ’s and specialty dishes. Also vegetable and salads. Also fish will be cooked if our clients prefer.
  • Dessert- Apple Pie, Sticky date and ice cream
  • Tackle- All terminal tackle supplied for bottom fishing. This includes sinkers, hooks, line, leader and trolling lures.
  • Bait- Prepared baits and bait required for bottom fishing.
  • Rods and Reels for trolling.
  • Ice

Not Included

  • Alcohol – Not supplied but you are welcome to BYO. Please bring cans if possible. We can also have alcohol delivered for the bigger groups.
  • Specialty Lures- We do not supply jigs, soft plastics, poppers etc. If you would like advice on these lures please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can recommend types.

  • Thanks Cliff/Stu/Jeremy & Cade for another great trip! We have been doing yearly charters to Northern Australia since 2009 and the 2 trips we have had with Northern Conquest (one from Townsville and one from Cairns) have been the 2 best fishing trips we have been on. Over this period we have been lucky enough to have only dealt with good charter operators. However, Norther Conquest Charters is not only the best Charter company I have dealt with, they are the best company I have dealt with from the tourism industry period. The organising of the trip couldn’t be easier. On our first trip to Townsville we were picked up from the airport, driven to a bottle shop, dropped off at a pub for lunch while the crew got the boat ready, picked up from the pub 2 hours later and then dropped off at the marina with our bags already on the boat and our drinks on ice. Getting on the boat my father said “this is too easy, the fishing can’t be any good” (he was wrong). Not only has Cliff organised our accommodation on both of our trips, we have also been transferred from the marina to our hotel with our gear and our boxes of frozen fish (saving us 2-3 taxis). Whilst on the boat, the crew work tirelessly to ensure their customers are always comfortable and happy (and well fed). Our party is split between those who like bottom bashing and those who like trolling. On both of our trips Stu has kept the bottom bashing and trolling camps happy – a task no other skipper we have fished with has accomplished. The question each year used to be which charter company to book. The question is now which Northern Conquest charter to book.Simon, Denys, Darren, Ken, Dean & Bad Jimmy
  • Just back from a 10 day trip to Flinders Reef, thanks to skipper Tony and crew of Chris and Carl. You guys really looked after us even weather shitty at first and Flinders Reef didn't fire we still caught Doggies, Yellowfin, Wahoo, then all the reef fish.Paul Grebert

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