Keen As Fish, SA Fishing Charters

1 Slow Street
Marion Bay SA, Australia

Keen As Fish, SA Fishing Charters are based in Marion Bay, South Australia, and operate the largest charter boat out of Yorke Peninsula. They have over 10 years of commercial and charter fishing experience and specialise in Southern Bluefin Tuna, Samson Fish, and other mixed reef fish. Join them on a fun full-day trip or on one of their exciting multi-day adventures: their boat is surveyed for overnight trips and offers liveaboard facilities, while accommodation packages on Wedge Island can also be arranged.

You will fish aboard a 51’ Ocean Blaster built by Wagners Boatworks, which comes powered by a 760HP Daewoo V10 engine that can take it to top speeds of 15 knots. This sizeable vessel is designed to accommodate up to 20 anglers and boasts a wide and spacious deck with ample seating and cover to protect you from the elements. It is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, radar, VHF radio, full safety gear, outriggers, live bait tank, rod holders, ice boxes, and for your comfort, a toilet and shower, great cooking facilities and overnight bedding for eight guests. Accommodation on Wedge Island is suitable for ten guests, and includes a toilet, shower and cooking facilities.

Keen As Fish use the latest high-quality Shimano fishing gear that gets updated regularly, and specialize in light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, as well as spinning and jigging. Their full day and multi day trips will get you targeting Samson Fish, Tuna, Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting, Shark, and many others. Trips include all fishing gear, lures and live bait, drinks and lunch, as well as cleaning and bagging of your catch at the end of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2233
    per person / day
    These custom four-day charters include traveling to specific locations up the West Coast of South Australia. We will target Samson Fish, Tuna, Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting, Shark, and many others. Price includes all meals, ice, fishing gear, tackle, and bait. Due to bedding configuration, trips are limited to 8 passengers. Guests will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Wedge Island Package
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1116
    per person / day
    This trip includes two full days of fishing, as well as Wedge Island accommodation and chef. We will target species such as Samson Fish, Tuna, Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting, Shark, and many others, and supply all the gear and tackle needed. As accommodation on Wedge Island is available for 10 guests, these trips are limited to 10 passengers. The accommodation includes toilet, shower, and cooking facilities on the island.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 893
    per person / day
    This thrilling three-day liveaboard adventure includes all meals, bait, ice, gear and tackle. We will target Samson Fish, Tuna, Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting, Shark, and many others. Due to bedding configuration, trips are limited to 8 passengers. Guests will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 670
    per person / day
    This two-day liveaboard adventure includes all meals, bait, ice, gear and tackle. We will target Samson Fish, Tuna, Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting, Shark, and many others. Due to bedding configuration, trips are limited to a maximum of 8 passengers. Guests will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 297
    per person
    Join us on this full day of fishing action targeting Samson Fish, Tuna, Snapper, Morwong, King George Whiting, Shark, and many others. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, drinks, and lunch. We will also clean and bag your catch, ready for you to take home. NOTE: Trips require a minimum of 10 people to run. For less than 10 guests, trips can still run if payment is made for a full boat of at least 10 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

King George Whiting
Samson Fish
Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Queen)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Wagners Boatworks (Commercial) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 760HP Daewoo V10 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
51 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

John Tiller
Marion Bay, South Australia, Australia
Member since July 2016
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Fishing has been my life since I was about 3 years old. I wanted to be a fisherman ever since I caught my first fish, and left school at an early age to pursue my dream. I got into charter fishing when I applied for a job with one of South Australia's best charter boats: my experience in the commercial fishing industry stood out from over 300 other applicants. After they shut down, I felt it was a good time to fill the gap left here on Yorke Peninsula, and so I started Keen As Fish. I have fished around most of Australia, and gained experience in various types of fishing. I have many contacts within the South Australian Tuna industry, giving me an advantage over my competitors during Tuna season. With my contacts, I can find out where the bigger fish are and work alongside my old company, Australian Fishing Enterprise (AFE), the largest Southern Bluefin Tuna quota holder in the Southern Hemisphere. Since I started charter fishing, I have caught the largest Tuna for the last 2 years.​
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I would definitely recommend “keen as fish” fishing charters to everybody wanting a full intense fishing experience. We caught such a wide range of species and the captain John went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great time. Thanks again

Fished June 20, 2016
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As an experienced angler i can highly recommend fishing with Keen As Fish, SA Fushing Charters, some of the bedt fishing i have ever experienced catching huge Samson fish and lots of them, King Fish, Southern Bluefin Tuna, Snapper, Nannigai, Blue Morwong, monster Southern Calamari, Arrow Squid to name a few species we landed on a 3 day trip in June this year. The skipper and crew were very helpful while landing the big ones, they continually kept putting us on to the fish the whole time we were out on the water. You don’t need any experience or gear to land the big fish on this charter, they supply it all for you including fantastic food. I had an absolutey awesome time fishing with these guys and I am sure you will not be dissapointed when you book your fishing trip with them either.
Cheers John.

Fished June 20, 2016
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Well what to say fist time ever on a charter and it was amazing the skipper and deck hand were awesome really friendly and made the experience A+. The fish we were catching was unbelievable. Get on board you wont be dissapionted!!

Fished June 13, 2016
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