|Perth based charters offering, deep sea, reef & game fishing, rottnest echo tours, island & river cruises. Owner/operated by Matt Howard since 1999 |
Over 20 years experience in fishing the waters off the West Coast
Experience, professionalism, and a modern, clean boat
Matt Howard is a qualified skipper and fisherman who is out there with you making sure everything is done to "put you on fish"
We supply and use braid line which dramatically increases your catch rate particularly in deep water.
We are prepared to do the nautical miles to make your day fishing as productive as possible.
Apache charters will and can do all of the above.
DEEP SEA FISHING
SAME OWNER/SKIPPER SINCE EST 1998 WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND LONGEST SERVING OPERATORS IN PERTH
We are based out of Fremantle and have a 70ft or 20 metre purpose built charter vessel, fitted with the latest in fish finding electronics, CD stereo, BBQ, fridge freezer, TV, microwave, ice boxes and full toilet facilities.
We fish in depths of water from 45 to 200 metres and travel up to 65 KMS from Fremantle to find fish.
Apache Charters has thousands of secret fishing spots off the metro coast. If you want to catch fish - come with us, we have the best catch rates in town.
We target species such as Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Red Snapper, Breaksea Cod, Baldchin Groper on our standard fishing charters . We also target Samson fish and Amberjacks during the jigging season. Game Fishing charters offer such species as Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi.
What sets us apart from everybody else? We catch more fish and we don't overcrowd. We have a 70ft vessel and we only fish a maximum of 20 persons.
Departing at 7am from Fremantle and returns by 4pm.
Ever effort is made to make sure your day is an enjoyable success. Obviously weather conditions are critical to a successful day on the water. Apache Charters never have and never will take our clients out for a days fishing on the ocean when the conditions are unfavourable
Our friendly office team will contact you on the day before your charter at 4.30pm to confirm departure details once we have checked the weather report. If we cancel due to unsatisfactory weather conditions you have the choice of rescheduling or a full refund.
What your day includes:
FREE drinks on boarding
All fishing gear, bait, ice tackle supplied
Rods and Reels with Braid line
FREE HUGE sausage sizzle lunch
FREE Soft drinks supplied all day
All your fish caught which comply with fishing regulations and that you want to keep are removed from your line by our crew, spiked or ikijima, tagged and placed in ice slurry.
When we get back to the pen, your fish will then be put into heavy duty plastic bags for you to take home.
Don't want to fish all day, how about fish till late morning , then head into Rottnest into one of the many secluded beautiful bays for your onboard BBQ and drinks. We can also supply snorkelling gear for a dip in the ocean. Its a great way to accommodate everyone in your group. Only available on Group bookings at no extra charge.
Please Note - No extra charge for whale watching on our charters, whale watching season September thru to December
Staying at Rottnest Island, why not go deep sea fishing for the day, YES we can collect from Thompson bay at no extra charge. (conditions apply)
Come on board and experience the thrill of game fishing. The crew of Apache will take you into deep water to target species such as Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. This fishing is seasonal and is available from December to May.
FAD ( Fish Attracting Device)
A FAD is a Fish Attracting Device. FADs are deployed in December, up to 30 miles off the coast, to attract various types of sport fish to the immediate area. With FAD fishing, we troll and use live bait to provide you with the ultimate fishing adventure. Again, this type of fishing is seasonal and is available from December to May.
Jigging for Samson fish, and Amber Jacks off Fremantle is a great way of experiencing gamefishing at a competitive price.
These species of fish grow to 50 kgs and up to 180 cm long and pull like freight trains.
One encounter with these muscle brutes will leave your arms aching for a rest, although it is common to have hook ups all day.
These species are caught on a catch and release system, and do not forget it is possible to hook all the other bottom species as well.
Jigs can be purchased on board the boat at cost price.
Shark Bay - 3 Day Charter
INTRODUCING OUR NEW VESSEL THE STATE OF THE ART FULLY EQUIPPED
70FT “LADY GRACE”
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW FOR OUR 3 DAY CHARTERS
LIVEABOARD CHARTERS FROM SHARK BAY/DENHAM FROM MAY TO AUGUST
$1050.00 PER PERSON MAX 12 MINIMUM 10 PASSENGERS
FIRST DAY IN THE MORNING DEPART FOR THE BEST FISHING GROUNDS
2 ND DAY FISH ALL DAY AND ANCHOR IN SECLUDED BAYS FOR THE EVENING
3 RD DAY FISH IN THE MORNING THEN HEAD BACK TO SHARK BAY TO FILLET AND PACK FISH.
CUSTOMERS ARE WELCOME TO STAY ON BOARD FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE THEIR FISHING CHARTER OR THE LAST NIGHT NO MEALS SUPPLIED
WHAT WE SUPPLY
ALL FISHING GEAR, BAIT, ICE, TACKLE
ALL MAIN MEALS AND ACCOMODATION ARE PROVIDED ON BOARD—VERY SPACIOUS BUNKS, TWO TOILETS, HWS SHOWERS,
SATELITTE TV ON BACK DECK, FRESHWATER MAKER, SATELLITE AND MOBILE PHONE. COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE COVER,
SNORKELLING GEAR, CD OF YOUR PHOTOS TO TAKE WITH YOU
SKIPPER AND CREW
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
SLEEPING BAG, PILLOW, TOILETRIES, ALCOHOL, LURES & JIGS, SOFTDRINKS, SNACKS &TOWEL
WE WILL BE FISHING THE OCEAN SIDE OF DIRK HARTOG ISLAND DURING THE DAY AND WILL BE RETURNING TO A SHELTERED BAY FOR OVERNIGHT ANCHORAGE
WE WIL BE FISHING FOR SUCH SPECIES AS RED EMPORER, CORAL TROUT, PINK SNAPPER, BALDCHIN GROPER AND NORWEST SNAPPERS ALSO
TARGETING ALL THE PELAGIC ACTION YOU CAN HANDLE CHASING SPECIES SUCH AS MACKEREL, TUNA AND MARLIN