Mackay Fly & Sportfishing

Mackay
Mackay QL, Australia

Mackay Fly & Sportfishing is one of Mackay’s most experienced fly and lure fishing guides. They offer guided fly and sportfishing charters on both salt and fresh water. Operated by Skipper Paul Dolan, who has two top 3 finishes in the Bass Pro grand finals, they will put you on any species you want to catch - provided it’s in season. You will get the best advice and Skipper Paul’s undivided attention which will help you land the fish of your dreams.

You will fish aboard his 19 foot Key West center console boat, which is powered by a 140 HP Suzuki DF engine. This boat was purpose built to fish the local waters and has both rear and front casting platforms with room and seating for 4 guests.

Skipper Paul operates another boat - a 13 foot Poly Craft with a full casting platform and seating for 2 guests and was made for Freshwater and Rivers. Both vessels are pretty speedy and can easily get you to the desired fishing spot, as well as move between locations quickly. You will find the boats have life jackets for safety, sound electronics, and a fishfinder to locate the fish.

Mackay Fly & Sportfishing can take you fishing in the nearshore, offshore, and freshwaters depending on which fish you want to catch. Targeted species can include Barramundi, Saratoga, and Sooty Grunter in the freshwater, whereas the saltwater will see you target Golden Trevally, Pink Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and other species available in the local waters. Skipper Paul will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, and lures, and will have snacks, soft drinks, and water available for refreshments.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 3 persons
    The offshore trip will take you into the deep waters where you catch a variety of species depending on the season. Targeted species can include Golden Trevally, Giant Trevally, Kingfish, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel and other species. Included in the trip are cold soft drinks, water, fresh fruit, muesli bars and cracker biscuits, however, you will need to organize your own box lunch for full days.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Freshwater Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 3 persons
    Go out on the freshwater lakes in search for Barramundi, Sooty Grunter, and Saratoga. Your trip will include all the fishing gear, so make sure you bring plenty of energy in order to fight the fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Grunter (Javelin)
Sailfish
Saratoga

Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki DF engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Paul Dolan
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Member since July 2014
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Paul's father and grandfather taught him and his brothers to fish at a very young age and they continued to fish throughout their lives. He loves to fish and be in the outdoors with nature. Skipper Paul has been fly and lure fishing the region since 1994, in both the fresh and saltwater. Fly fishing is Paul’s real passion since being introduced to the sport in 1990. Over this time he has become highly respected by his peers and seen as an innovator in the sport who is always willing to share his information and success.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Jimmy Kreis
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 5.00
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By far the best guided experience

February 26, 2016
I have been fishing Hervey Bay for years now and can’t recommend a trip with Fraser coast sports fishing enough!!!
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Tony Lincon
Brisbane, Queensland
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April 12, 2011
G’day Paul, Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed fishing with you recently. It’s quite refreshing...
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