Topnotch Game Fishing Charters

Shute Harbour Rd At Airlie Bea…
Airlie Beach QL, Australia

Topnotch Game Fishing Charters’ purpose built 56 ft Rivera game boat can cater for a wide variety of species. Fishing from Airlie Beach most of the year round (except during heavy tackle season, when they travel to Cairns to fish for enormous Black Marlin), they are easily accessible from all major cities with connections to Hamilton island and Proserpine airports.

Topnotch is a fully functional live aboard game boat catering for up to 5 guests and crew. Thanks to her superb liveaboard options, you can have the opportunity to stay out on the reefs for extended periods (mother shipping available at extra cost). Topnotch is based in the heart of the world famous Whitsunday Islands, an archipelago of 74 islands nestled inside the Great Barrier Reef where you can catch a wide variety of fish, from the arm-stretching GT, to the colourful Coral Trout, to the Mackerel, and the Red Fish, not to forget our run of small Black Marlin and Sail Fish.

Remember you will never ever know if you never ever go!


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Boat Specs

Rivera (Flybridge) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 1000HP MTU engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Coral Trout
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Queenfish
 
Sailfish

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Trevally (Giant)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
2 toilets - separate to crew
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
custom made
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
3 cabins
Flybridge
Fully air-conditioned
Snorkeling Equipment
stinger suits provided
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
multiple fridges
Multimedia System
Blue ray - smart t.v
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
mulitple freezers
Toilet
2 toilets - separate to crew
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
custom made
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
please no under the age of 7
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Bank Transfer.

About the Charter Operator

Russell Hicks
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2016
My passion for fishing commenced in my early 20's with the purchase of a 28ft Sport Fisher. This was the vessel that I had my first encounter with black marlin & it wasn't long after that the decision was made that this boat wasn't quite the size we required for chasing marlin. So in 2008 I flew over to Florida to upgrade to a 36ft Luhrs & imported it into Australia. This boat "STILL PRODUCEN" delivered us plenty of marlin in the waters around the Kepple's, but we were still limited in range & to sea conditions. This vessel was sold to make way for the Eureka 42 "TOPLESS". A one of a kind Aussie built game boat that we used in the Whitsunday's & 2014/15 heavy tackle seasons in Cairns. Early 2016 saw yet another vessel upgrade to a Riviera 51 (17.75m) Launched in 2006 Sydney boat show in the joint venture between Riviera & MTU. "TOPLESS" turns heads everywhere she goes & I'm pleased to say there will be no more bigger boats as the riv meets all the requirements & luxuries needed.

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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First class equipment, meals, hot shower, cold beer & great crew, all contributed to a memorable experience in March 2016. Highly recommended. If you want to catch a Marlin, go with a crew with years of experience. I’ve invited some mates to meet up with Topless in far North Qld at the end of 2016 to experience the adrenalin rush of catching a big predator.

Mark Hetherington  • Fished March 2, 2016
Russell Hicks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2016

Thanks you Mark we are so glad that you enjoyed your 6 day trip on-board Topless, yes she is an exceptional vessel with a couple of days of 25-30kt winds it tens to bring out the best and wost in equipment. Topless charters are looking forward to having you back on-board during the heavy tackle season in October later this year.

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From the moment we arrived aboard Topless we were made feel welcome by Russel and Marlene and were looked after all day by there excellent service and attention to detail. The day was special as my son Keiren caught and released his first billfish using only up to date tackle and a vessel that can be best described as amazing I would highly recommend a fishing charter on Topless and to be looked after by Russell and Marlene and crew.
Guy Munckton Airlie Beach Queensland

Guy Munckton  • Fished November 6, 2015
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