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    The Location

    Sandy white beaches, hammocks overlooking pristine waters, local seafood… and some of the best coastal fly fishing on the East & West coast of Australia. This is why you want to fly fish the waters surrounding Albany Island (A few words from Peter Morse fly Fishing Albany Island)

    Please contact Doug to get the price. doug@fishingearth.com

    Departing Cairns on 7 November

    Fishing 8-9-10-11 November

    Departing Albany Island on the 12th   

    Booze and flights are not included we will take a booze order from you and you pay before you arrive. 

    The Location Species  

    GT (Giant Trevally)Golden TrevallyCoral TroutPermitSpanish MackeralBarracuda, Milkfish, Fingermark, Queenfish, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Barramundi, Saratoga, Mangrove Jack and of course Blue Bastards.  

     

     

     

    The Fishing

    Albany Island in conjunction with CY fishing charters & FishingEarth is offering one of Australia’s best remote flyfishing packages. Albany Island is the very last island adjacent to the east coast mainland of Australia. For those flat Earther’s amongst you the next stop is the ‘edge’. And for the rest of us the next stop is PNG. Although you might have to navigate around some of the worlds most beautiful tropical islands as well as some of the best fishing atolls a fly fisho can imagine. 
     
    When someone can catch their first blue bastard halfway through a call to a business associate in Canada you know you have stumbled across something incredible.
    I am sure you have already Google Earthed the heck out of ‘Albany Island’ and the area around it. So you know the fishing opportunities are real. For those willing to study the conditions and put in the effort this could be one of the new playgrounds.
    Do not be fooled its no fish farm it’s the Coral Sea and you have to work for your supper! When I say work for your supper what I am saying is that this is a wild fishery that has had little fishing pressure of any type let alone those casting the long wand. We encourage everyone to return the catch. It is not a fish per cast fishery we are not a fish farm.
    Albany Island, which is right smack bang in the middle of some of Australia’s most fishable waters. (go on get back on Google Earth) To the east of the island is the widest point of the Great Barrier Reef the healthiest and most diverse fishery on Earth. Now start looking to the south of the island. Rocky outcrops the Jackey Jackey creek and Escape River.
    It does not matter what direction you look there are deluxe fishing options. As mentioned above the fishing pressure has been minimal. Those that like to stalk their prey this is a location where your fish may have never seen a fly before. A crab pattern that has the wrong coloured legs may have you casting all day with very little success. Study the environment look at what the fish are eating and this fishery will reward you. 
     
    Now have a look at Albany Island itself.
     
    It is a location that is perfectly situated to give you that authentic remote location feeling but close enough that you can get there easily in one day from most locations in Australia. In the morning when you are having a freshly brewed cup of coffee looking back at Australia you will understand exactly what I’m talking about.

    Swish Flies 

    Swish salt water flies (Built stronger to fish longer) recommend the following items:
     
    Top-quality sun protection (suncream) we have plenty of sun cream’s available we do however recommend that you travel with a tube of 50+ to re-apply during the day.
    A hat that gives you good sun protection. If going for the cap look please utilise something like a buff.
    Your chosen Sunglass brand. We recommend (Costa del ma)
    Longsleeve Fishing shirt and long trousers.
    Waiting shoes or boots suitable for Rocky Shorelines.
     
    Fly rods:
    We recommend anything between 8 and 12 weight although you are welcome to bring as many as you like. Unfortunately, one-piece rods will not travel on the Qantas flight. If you want to try two-handed fly rods you are more than welcome to bring them along.
     
    Fly lines:
    Full floating
    Floating/sink tip
    Fast sinking
     
    Leaders:
    Everybody has a preference and your preference is more than welcome.
     
    Flies:
    Any type of flat fly that you can get your hands on is going to come in handy. Anything that you would use for goldens or permit or indeed tuskies will work. Merkin, Avalon or Velcro crabs and shrimp patterns have all worked on the Blue Bastards up at Albany Island. Bring baitfish patterns, clousers and surface flies as well don’t forget the all magical pink things and of course…
     
    Don’t forget your camera.
     
    Do not forget your water bottle.

    Itinerary

    Thursday, November 7:

    1. Once you arrive at the island rooms will be allocated. 

    2. As soon as everyone has changed there will be a full Albany Island Lodge and Albany Island fly fishing safely, rules and procedures briefing.

    We will thoroughly go through the Albany Islands Flyfishing Safety Management System.
    The full fishing itinerary will also talk through but may change day to day depending on weather conditions.
    The main aim of the induction will be to make sure everybody is across the Albany Island safety management system so we can have a fantastic fly fishing week. 
     
    Catching fish will be your priority ours will be I say an enjoyable safe week.

     

    Crew:

    Doug Leoni, Brad  

    Boats:

    Gee Tee

     

    Accommodation

    Remote no longer means you are roughing it! Our redesigned guest house (originally the Pearl House) accommodates an individual or a group of up to 12 friends and family. You will feel right at home in our easy living accommodation.

    • Comfortable air-conditioned rooms
    • Spick-and-span amenities
    • Unspoiled backdrop
    • Intimate setting
    • Quality dining

    Meals

    Every meal is prepared by our resident cook, who takes delight in exceeding your culinary expectations. Our mouth-watering meals are not complicated, but the quality of the food will have you feeling as though you were being served at a 5-star restaurant. We understand that you are not escaping the hustle and bustle of the real world to then encounter complicated food. The island has access to some of the best seafood in the world, and they present this wealth simply and deliciously.

     

    casting to the left of me casting to the right of me

     

    Barra & Blues

     

    a day has to start and finish somewhere

    this one is for your Ward!

     

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