IGFA Captains and Guides
Oceania Region

AUSTRALIA

Allan Bevan
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Shikari Charters
FREMANTLE/PERTH WES
AUSTRALIA
+61 412 131 958
www.shikari.com.au
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
CORAL BAY WES
6701
AUSTRALIA
08-99425-874
www.mahimahifishingcharters.com.au www.mahimahicoralbay.com.au
Captain Bernard "Bernie" Vale is a highly-experienced fishing charter operator along the North West Coast of Australia, with over 30 years of experience fishing in the area. Captain Vale operates along the Ningaloo Reef in the North of Western Australia from Coral Bay and Exmouth and to the Montebello Islands. He specializes in a variety of fishing, including trolling bluewater for billfishing, bottom fishing for grouper and popping for giant trevally and other inshore species.
 
 
Edward Lawler
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Peak Sportfishing Adventures
15 Lyon St
EXMOUTH WES
6707
AUSTRALIA
+61 408 734 717
www.peaksportfishing.com.au
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
 
 
Ernest B. Maher
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57 Murray Rd
Bicton
PERTH WES
6157
AUSTRALIA
(619) 339-2222
Captain Ernest Maher runs fishing charters throughout the Indian Ocean and specializes in targeting offshore species such as billfish, dolphinfish, tunas and wahoo.
 
 
John G. Paton
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Bravo Fishing Charters
Tonkin Street Wharf
Cronulla, NSW
2030
AUSTRALIA
+61 2 9888 9494
www.bravofishing.com.au
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

AIRLIE BEACH QLD
4802
AUSTRALIA
+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.
 
 
Robbie Riches
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Perth Fishing Safaris
Hillarys Marina
WES
AUSTRALIA
+61 422 686 363
Perth Fishing Safaris runs guided rock and beach fishing tours out of Perth. Locally we target mulloway, tailor, snapper and sharks off the beach. Our Midwest and Northwest Safaris are designed for hard-core anglers. On these trips, we target landbased game such as spanish mackerel, tuna, cobia, sailfish, wahoo and more! Our experienced team of guides will put you on the money and show you everything you need to know to pursue that trophy fish!
 
 
Stephan Kreupl
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Bluewater Fishing
GREAT BARRIER REEF
AUSTRALIA
+49 171 6903145
www.bluewaterfishing.eu
Captain Stephan Kreupl offers full-day, half-day and multi-day trips fishing offshore to Cape Verde for billfish, tuna, amberjack and more - heavy tackle fishing, light tackle fishing and jigging. He also offers fishing trips to the Seychelles, fishing for billfish, tuna, amberjack and more - light tackle fishing, jigging and popping.
 
 
Timothy J. Dean
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Calypso Fishing Adventures
Cairns Marlin Marina
CAIRNS
AUSTRALIA
+61 411 111 476
www.marlinfishingaustralia.com
Australian based captain, Timothy Dean, is well known for fly fishing black marlin on the Great Barrier Reef. He offers offshore charters for other billfish species along the reef too as well as heavy and light-tackle billfishing. He operates out of multiple ports including Port Stephens, Cairns, Lizard Island, and Sydney.
 
 
Timothy J. Dean
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Calypso Fishing Adventures
The Anchorage Marina
PORT STEPHENS
AUSTRALIA
+61 411 111 476
www.marlinfishingaustralia.com
Australian based captain, Timothy Dean, is well known for fly fishing black marlin on the Great Barrier Reef. He offers offshore charters for other billfish species along the reef too as well as heavy and light-tackle billfishing. He operates out of multiple ports including Port Stephens, Cairns, Lizard Island, and Sydney.
 
 
Tony Steiner
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Sweetwater Adventures
Eastern Suburds
SYDNEY
AUSTRALIA
0412-611778
www.sweetwateradventures.com.au
Captain Tony Steiner operates a fishing charter and guide business out of Sydney, Australia and specializes in targeting southern yellowtail, bonito, meagre, seabream and more around the shores of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Captain Steiner also offers freshwater charters, targeting common carp, Australian bass, silver perch and more.
 
 

FRENCH POLYNESIA

Tom Francis
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Ultimate Lady Charters
BP 43889, Fare Tony
98713 Papeete, Tahiti
FRENCH POLYNESIA
(678) 776-9362
www.ultimatelady.com
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.
 
 

TONGA

Steve Campbell
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Neiafu, Vava'u Group of Islands
Port of Refuge Harbour,
TONGA
+676 873 6285
Captain Steve runs charters out of Port of Refuge Harbour aboard 'Blue Marlin Magic', 34ft Luhrs Sport Fish Convertible. Captain Steve specialises in targeting offshore and reef species such as billfish, dolphinfish, GT's, grouper, snapper tuna's and wahoo.