Tails'n'Scales Sep 2019

Tails’n’Scales .. Sep’19

September 2019

Welcome to the first edition of Tails’n’Scales.

A big thank you to everyone that sent suggestions for the name. It was a hard decision to make, and Bill Martin’s suggestion of ‘Tails’n’Scales’ ended up our favourite. Congratulations Bill – we hope you enjoyed the pack of goodies.

There’s nothing quite as invigorating as that fresh ocean breeze, with your line dangling in the big blue, waiting for that feeling on your fingertips you’ve been dreaming about for months.

In our newsletter this month we bring you up to date on some of the latest trips and specials we have, introduce you to our new series .. Terrin Talks Tackle, and share one of Dylan’s great recipes.

Join us for a trip to Shoalwater Bay and save $270?

There are only 12 spaces left, so be sure to book early so you don’t miss out. Shoalwater Bay is a great location for crabbing, fishing, snorkelling and more, so there’s plenty for everyone.

How to save with our small price rise set for 2020

We have absorbed rising costs for as long as we can, but unfortunately now have to pass on a small increase effective from 1 February 2020. To help offset this, we’re offering discounts for early payment on 7+ day trips, as well as a further 2.0% discount to those that book completely online.

Trips available for 2020

The following are dates we have available for 2020. Some of these dates overlap depending on how long you want your trip to be, so the group that books and pays the deposit will have preference.

Organised Trips

Suits Individuals and small groups that can’t make a full charter of 14 people
24 to 28 January 2020 (Capricorn Bunker Group)
24 April to 2 May 2020 (Swain Reefs)


DIY Group Charter Trips

Suits groups that are organising their own trip and will be paying the charter rate of a minimum of 14 people in their group, maximum of 20.

Capricorn Bunker Group

25-28 April 2020
6-9 June 2020
20-23 June 2020
15-18 August 2020
29 August to 1 September 2020

Swain Reefs / Shoalwater Bay

6-13 June 2020
15-22 August 2020
3-10 October 2020

Coral Sea

31 October to 9 November 2020
22 November to 2 December 2020


Terrin Talks Tackle

The Bimini Twist and attaching monofilament to braid

The Bimini Twist, and attaching braid to monofilament.

Welcome to the first in our series of tackle tips from our very own Terrin Sharpe. Join Terrin as he goes over some of the tackle and bait that he finds work really well on the Swain Reefs. This first one looks at the Bimini Twist, and attaching braid to monofilament.

Chef Dylan shares his recipe for Tuna Tartar

Chef Dylan's Tuna Tartar

We are very privileged to be able to pass on Chef Dylan’s recipe for Tuna Tartar. This is the first of several of his most loved dishes that he has been able to write down while serving up some great food to our passengers. If you have a special request, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


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