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Mackerel Islands Fishing Charters


Full Day Fishing Charters in Australia's North West



Experience a full day fishing charter for a taster of the magic of the Mackerel Islands, or a longer fishing trip getaway for a tick off your bucket list. With over 40 year’s experience fishing these waters we are the region’s experts. We’ll get you to the best fishing grounds in the Pilbara fast, in comfort and style. Put your fishing skills to the test, catch a beauty and claim bragging rights among your mates!

Full day fishing charters depart from Onslow, Western Australia or from Thevenard Island, Western Australia.

Fishing trip getaways are available for 3 or 7 nights – don’t miss out on your chance to stay and fish the Mackerel Islands!

Mackerel Islands Fishing Charters operate from a new, custom built 11m twin hull LeisureCat, powered by 300hp Yamaha outboards, with marlin poles, toilet/shower, the latest electronics and an experienced skipper and guide.

Fish a variety of styles to suit conditions – game fishing, sportfishing, bottom fishing, trolling, sight casting, lure flicking, stick baiting, GT popping, deep water jigging, snorkelling for crays.

Our charters are renowned for Red Emperor, Rankin Cod, Gold Band, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Amberjack, Jobfish, Pearl Perch, Giant Trevally, Queenfish, Ruby Snapper, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Squid and Tropical Crayfish.

Up to 8 hours on the water
Morning tea, lunch, water, soft drinks & ice
Top quality Shimano fishing gear, bait & tackle
Overhead reels, spinning combos & game rods
Fish cleaned, filleted & bagged
Hotel pick-up if staying at the Onslow Beach Resort

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

Full payment is required to confirm all bookings. Bookings must be cancelled at least 28 days prior to the charter/tour date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made inside the 28 day period will not be issued with a refund. No shows will not receive a refund.


Thevenard Island & Direction Island, Western Australia 6711


The Mackerel Islands and Onslow are easy to access via Perth, Exmouth, Karratha or Broome. Options for getting here include travelling by road, air or boat. From Onslow, the Mackerel Islands are a short 45 minute ferry transfer across.

By Road – Drive
Perth to Onslow is a comfortable drive of about 1.5 days on fully sealed roads. Onslow sits almost right in the middle of Exmouth and Karratha, being a 4 hour drive north from Exmouth or 3 hour drive south from Karratha.

Onslow Road runs about 80km off the North West Coastal Highway, which connects the main towns of Geraldton, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Karratha and Port Hedland, or off the Great Northern Highway which connects from Broome. If you’re adventuring through the stunning Karijini National Park, the Nanutarra Munjina Road will connect you with the N W Coastal Highway then Onslow Road, and takes approximately 5 hours drive time.

Approximate Distances & Driving Times
Perth to Onslow: 1,400km – 14 hours & 30 minutes
Geraldton to Onslow: 965km – 9 hours & 45 minutes
Carnarvon to Onslow: 495km – 5 hours
Exmouth to Onslow: 400km – 4 hours
Karratha to Onslow: 300km – 3 hours & 15 minutes
Karijini National Park to Onslow: 450km – 5 hours & 30 minutes
Port Hedland to Onslow: 540km – 5 hours & 30 minutes
Broome to Onslow: 1,130km – 11 hours & 20 minutes

By Air – Fly
Virgin Australia flies daily from Perth to Onslow, making it a short 2 hour hop from Perth and the easiest way to get here.
Qantas flies daily between Perth and Exmouth (Learmonth) or Perth and Karratha. Pick up a hire car for a mini road trip to Onslow.

Private Aircraft
Thevenard Island has a 1,000m brick paved airstrip. Should you require further information on airstrip access, please contact us.

By Boat - Ferry Transfers
Transfers to the Mackerel Islands depart 4 times per week (subject to weather conditions) from our private jetty in Onslow, bookings are essential.

By Boat - Own Boat
Bring your own boat and hire a mooring.



It's always great to know what others think. So here's some comments from those with experience here.

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Guest Ratings

Rated by 3 guests
Great week of fishing
This was our first trip to Thevenard Island for our annual fishing trip. The staff were amazingly flexible in accommodating guests needs to ensure they had a positive experience of the accommodation. the chalets were all new and fresh with new appliances. The fishing was great and mingling with the other guests was enjoyable.

Sarah T
Amazing Day trip!!!
What a awesome day we had!! From the boat trip over to the snorkeling and fishing, we couldn't have had anymore of an awesome time. Upon arrival we were greeted by the most helpful and awesome staff who made our day relaxing and fun. Lunch was definitely a hit and was delicious. This day trip is well worth it and recommend anyone who is thinking about going over to just do it, we will be back again soon

Steve D
Mackerel Island Fishing Charter
6 of us did the fishing charter with simmo and it was worth every cent! Did some bottom bouncing in some secret spots.

Then once we caught our share there we did some trolling with each of us bring in a mackie with double and even a triple hook up!

Good new gear, awesome boat and simmo genuinely wants you to get a fish (took us to his spot he hadn't fished in over a year just to get us a fish!) not like other charters that just want max numbers and profit!

Very professional.

Do yourself a favour, if you're looking for one of the best fishing in WA look up Thevenard mackerel islands!