IGFA Captains and Guides
Oceania Region


Allan Bevan
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Shikari Charters
+61 412 131 958

Captain Allan Bevan owns and operates Shikari Charters, based out of Fremantle, Australia. Bevans is an active member of the Western Australia Fishing community who is passionate about catch care and preservation of fish stocks for future generations. As one of the pioneers of Fremantle's samson-fish jigging fishery, he was actively involved in the Department of Fisheries research into the management and monitoring of these aggregations and the establishment of protocols to ensure the fisheries' sustainability. Shikari Charters offers a variety of fishing techniques, with jigging for snapper and samsonfish being the specialty and Bevan's preferred method.
Bernard Vale
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Coral Bay Ocean Game Fishing Charters, Shop 13
Arcade Shopping Center, Robinson St
08-99425-874 0447-072-878
mahi mahi fishing charters

IGFA Captain Bernard "Bernie" Vale is owner, operator, skipper of two fishing charter vessels operating out of Coral Bay on the Ningaloo Reef in the North West of Australia. Both light game and bottom fishing are offered. Business has been operating by current owners for 24 years!!!
Darryl L. Brandon
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Rumba Sportfishing
2 Sam Bezzina Drive
+61 436 288 211

Rumba Sportfishing is based out of Mackay Marina Village on the Great Barrier Reef. With over 40 years fishing the Great Barrier Reef, Capt. Darryl can ensure that IGFA rules are followed in case of a record claim.
Edward Lawler
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Peak Sportfishing Adventures
15 Lyon St
+61 408 734 717 +61 8 9949 2751

Fishing waters surrounding Exmouth, a small town located in North Western Australian Coast and one of the most diverse fisheries in Australia with six species of billfish available to target, wahoo, narrowbarred mackerel, Giant Trevally and more. Boat No. 1: Pelagic Hooker - Contender - 25' 200 hp x 2 outboards Boat No. 2: Black Marlin - Blackwatch 36' - twin diesel inhboards
John G. Paton
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Bravo Fishing Charters
Tonkin Street Wharf
Cronulla, NSW
+61 2 9888 9494 +61 428 297 513

Captain John G. Paton specializes in fishing offshore Sydney, Australia's reef systems. With an experienced crew, he has a number of vessels available to suit any size group. He primarily targets snapper, tuna, sharks and billfish using a wide range of tackle options.
Luke Griffiths
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Quest Angling Experiences

+61 490 717 435

Captain Luke Griffiths is the head guide and operator of Quest Angling Expeditions, a premium game, sport and reef fishing charter based in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia. Griffiths is a born and bred Whitsunday local who loves everything that the area has to offer, especially the fishing! Quest operates day charters, overnight and extended live aboard charters (up to 10 nights.) All IGFA members receive a 10% discount.
In 2017, Nick founded East Coast Angling, a new outfit to channel his insatiable taste for adventure and guiding. Nick has been in the charter industry since the age of 18, having started his career on the east coast of Africa skippering various sportfishing and diving boats and lodges between South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. After exploring the remotest areas of east Africa for 5 years, he decided to head abroad in search of new grounds. He skippered a 46ft power cat across the Atlantic to the BVI where he worked on a few superyachts before finding a new adventure as a game boat skipper aboard a 200ft expedition boat. Chasing world records on fly, he visited 23 countries, circumnavigating the globe in search of possible records. In 2008, Nick met his wife Megan, who lured him back to Australia where he joined and ran a sportfishing operation on the Great Barrier Reef. Nick founded East Coast Angling to share his intimate knowledge of the area and love of sportfishing. His passion for this sport shows in this new venture, proving that there should be no half measures when it comes to the ultimate experience.


Tom Francis
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SeaWolf Expeditions
BP 43889, Fare Tony
98717 Papeete, Tahiti
+689 87 28 00 02 (678) 776-9362

Growing up in Papau New Guinea, Tom lived on his family yacht spending his childhood cruising the remote islats of New Guinea, from Port Moresby to Milne bay. Fishing and exploring have been in his blood from an early age. Since moving to New Zealand; Tom has fished from the Three Kings to East Cape, and was the 1st captain to recreationally fish the famed, Wanganella Banks. Since the launch of Ultimate Lady in August 98', Tom has worked his way up through the ranks; from 1st mate to gaining his Captains and engineers licence. In 2001 he took over as captain. Tom is a well-traveled proffesional; having captained the Ultimate Lady for 8 seasons chasing Giant Black Marlin on the Great Barreir Reef and extensively fishing other locations such as the Gold Coast, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Samoa, New Zealand, Norfolk Island and now having spent the last 10 years fishing French Polynesia, he now calls Tahiti home.


Steve Campbell
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Neiafu, Vava'u Group of Islands
Port of Refuge Harbour,
+676 873 6285 + 64 27804813

Captain Steve runs charters out of Port of Refuge Harbour-Vava'u aboard 'Reel Easy' - 40ft O'Brien featuring a full tower. He specialises in targeting offshore and reef species such as billfish, dolphinfish, GTs, grouper, snapper tunas and wahoo.