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Advance Fishing

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A great way to see the island and always guaranteed a catch to bring home to have cooked at your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynda A
Great fishing trip

We had a great fishing trip with Darren Bates. We both caught fish & although it was a bit... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Sandra G
Sydney, Australia
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Kingston, Norfolk Island 7051, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to see the island and always guaranteed a catch to bring home to have cooked at your accommodation. The hosts are very knowledgeable and it is always a treat every time we are there.

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had a great fishing trip with Darren Bates. We both caught fish & although it was a bit rough,(would recommend sea sickness prevention) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The fishing gear was easy to use & Darren put the bait on & assisted where necessary. Back...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

My husband absolutely loves fishing and will take every opportunity to fish wherever he goes & this was no exception & he had an awesome time catching plenty of fish he was very pleased to say the least we ate fish for 3 days

Thank Colleen R
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Went Out Of Kingston , Caught Heaps Of Very nice big Reds,. The Sharks Gave Us Some Trouble But Darren Sortted Them out. This Was My Second Trip With Darren And The Advance Crew. Would Highly Recommend Them. My Next Trip To Norfolk Isl Is...More

1  Thank galvinmiller
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Great boat to fish from excellent skipper Darren Bates. Good fishing gear and bait. Darren works very hard to ensure all fisherman are very well looked after . I have no hesitation in recommending Advance Fishing & Cruising to anyone who whats to go on...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great experience in April 2018 with Darren. Excellent boat with top notch skipper. Really knew where the fish were and as an ardent fisher I had a remarkable time along with the others on the charter. - "The ringer from the top end"

1  Thank warrenminnett
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic morning of fishing. Excellent boat and skipper. Everything you need is supplied. Plenty of fish. Great local knowledge.

2  Thank 696Harte
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We are mad keen fisherpeople and had to get onto a fishing charter. Our accommodation managed to secure a spot for us to do a half day charter with Darrin. What an excellent team he and his young daughter Nova were. She impressed us with...More

2  Thank NQGal
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I thoroughly recommend Advance fishing charter. The skipper is very friendly and helpful, cheerfully bating, rigging lines and even cleaning fish. He took us about 10 to 15 Km off the coast where we were straight onto the Sweet lips, Travaly and Trout until the...More

2  Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 1 December 2017

It starts with amazing launch process.. by crane , there were seven of us easily accommodated on Darren's boat, the range of experience was handled deftly by Darren who patiently re-rigged lines, sorted tangles and attended to the sea-sick... all while providing unique insight into...More

3  Thank Peter S
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Paul F
21 March 2016|
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Response from George M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paul. Darren told us that as long as weather conditions are ok for fishing then you usually will get plenty of fish. We certainly recommend Advance Fishing with Darren Bates. Good luck mate, hope you get plenty, we sure... More
6 July 2015|
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Response from wendhmagz | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can certainly take your own fishing gear to Norfolk Island - that will also give you the opportunity to fish from the rocks as well as a day out with Advance Fishing. Hope you have a great time.