Ambition Charters - Port Stephens

D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay
Port Stephens NS, Australia

Ambition Charters operate a world class fishing service out of Port Stephens in New South Wales, where the fishing tournaments are just startingI The fishing is exquisite from January until April, sometimes even into early May, so book your trip today and enjoy a world famous fishing adventure you’ll tell all your friends about.

The charter is operated by the lovely Captain Ivan Bennett who has been fishing since he was just a little boy. He has competed actively along the East Coast of NSW from Bermagui to Ballina for all game fish species found along the coast, and has been a member of the Sydney Game Fishing Club for over 30 years.

During the period from mid-January until April each year, he leaves Sydney and take Ambition up to Port Stephens, by road a 2.5 hour run from Sydney, where because of its proximity to the prevailing Summer currents, is regarded as one of the best game and sports fishing grounds in Australia.

Captain Ivan operates a 40-foot Precision flybridge boat, powered by two 370 HP Iveco engines with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety features and the latest Furuno electronics. There is a flybridge, a shower, a toilet, a kitchen with a refrigerator and a TV. You will use the icebox to store your catch until you return to the shore. Please beware, all Marlin species are strictly catch and release!

During the summer months, the East Australian Current eddies into Port Stephens bringing with it schools of baitfish which in turn attract Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, often in large numbers. There is also Tuna, Spearfish, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. In fact, all the game and sports fish found on Australia’s East Coast come into Port Stephens this time of year.

Because of the movement of Game fish into this area at this time Port Stephens and the surrounding area host several Game Fishing Tournaments.

Come join Ambition Charters and Captain Ivan for a great fishing experience.

Ambition Charters operate a world class fishing service out of Port Stephens in New South Wales, where the fishing tournaments are just startingI The fishing is exquisite from January until April, sometimes even into early May, so book your trip toda


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Boat Specs

Precision (Flybridge) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 370HP Iveco engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Coastal Reefs
Nearshore Fishing
Up To 30 Miles
Offshore Fishing
Up To 30 Miles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (Striped)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Spearfish (Longbill)
 
Spearfish (Shortbill)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Ivan Bennett
Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
Member since November 2016
I have been a fisherman since I was a kid and developed a love for the seas and all that lives in and on the oceans. It is my passion...I have been a member of the Sydney Game Fishing Club for over 30 years and have fished competitively along the East Coast of NSW from Bermagui to Ballina for all the Game fish species found along our coast...

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