Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal | www.yknot.com.au
Included: Morning tea, lunch and cold drinking water. BYO Alcohol (cans preferred). Rods, Tackle, Bait, Ice and Eskys. Onboard toilet and canopy for shade. Price Range:
• 8-hour 'Knot Stoppin' Full Day Fishing - $420pp + GST
• 8-hour 'Knotorious' Full Day Fishing Charter - $385pp + GST
Recommended for: Couples, Friends, Colleagues, Special Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries
Private Charter, half-day, full-day, extended day and night tours are available. Departures from Darwin and Dundee.
With the dry season almost over for the year, there’s no better time than now to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re into fishing, this is the review for you!
I set out on an all day (8 hour) fishing adventure with Y-KNOT fishing charters; great boat, awesome crew and best thing of all, not overcrowded or overpriced. It was an early start to the day before sunrise and off to the deep blue for approximately an hour before the first drop. A few of the fisho’s are on and then it went quiet... Lines up, anchor up, time to move. If there was no movement or we had no bites within a reasonable time, off we went to the next spot.
The Captain was constantly doing his best to give us all a great day of fishing, with more than enough locations saved on the trusty sounder, we would move till he found the fish (which he did time and again). The catches ranged from cod, golden snapper, red emperor, jewies and even a pesky shark. Zac (the ‘deckie’) was great value and made sure there was plenty of bait on hand and helped with untangled lines tangle or broken/missing rigs. He was happy to have a chat and share a story or two, as well as filleting and bagging fish that he stored on ice to ensure it stayed fresh.
There was a full cover over the boat to keep us out of the sun, and water and snacks were provided. You could also BYO and the crew were happy for you to use the esky to keep your refreshments cold. The days catch is divided evenly between the guests so no-one missed out, though if you caught something extra special and it’s a one off – that’s yours to take home.
If you’re keen to book a Father’s Day experience or just want the fishing experience without needing loads of fishing equipment, just head to their web site www.yknot.com.au, then select a location and your preferred date to book. You can also follow them on Facebook.
I had a great experience and if you choose to give them a go, I hope you have the same experience that I did!
Tight lines everyone!
Reviewed & written by Paul Carter Public Officer The Top Ender Magazine