Keen As Fish, SA Fishing Charters

1 Slow Street
Marion Bay SA, Australia

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Boat Specs

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

51 ft
20 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
King George Whiting
Samson Fish

Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Queen)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Shimano (gear is updated regularly)
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% 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: Cash, Check, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

John Tiller
Marion Bay, South Australia, Australia
Member since July 2016
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.​

Customer Reviews

5.00 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

Jay Sutton • Fished Jun 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.

Mark Wakefield • Fished Jun 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!!

Deanne  • Fished Jun 13, 2016
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  • 1 Slow Street, Marion Bay
    SA 5575, Australia