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There’s nothing worse when you have travelled to some of the most remote waterways in Australia to encounter a situation where the boats are not up for the job. This is not the case at the Coburg fishing camp and the boats are fantastically equipped as you can see below.
At Cobourg Fishing Safaristhey use 6.8m Custom Works Eliminator Pros with a 225hp Yamaha 4stroke outboard. This is a locally built Darwin boat custom-designed for Northern Territory fishing conditions. What makes the Eliminator so special is that it serves as a multipurpose vessel ideal for both blue water sport fishing and shallow water flats fishing.
The two and a half tonne mono-hull plate boat only draws an amazing thirty centimetres of draft, meaning more access into the shallow sand flats, mangrove drains and creek systems typical of the Cobourg Peninsula. The high sides provide stability and safety out in the swell as well as providing ample protection from crocodiles which share most of our waterways.
Licenced to carry six passengers they generally recommend a maximum of four fishos at any one time. All seats can be removed, creating an open deck ideal for fly fishing, baitcasting and spinning. The extended cast deck at the bow offers a great platform for site casting barramundi and threadfin salmon in the creeks and mudflats. When in the blue water it provides greater leverage for casting poppers and slugs at Giant Trevally and Tuna.
Decked out with top of the range accessories the boat also features an extensive range of quality fishing gear and tackle.