recomended charters?

just wondering what would be a good charter to go on to go jigging for sambos etc, i used to do alot of jigging for kings back in nz and pretty keen to give these a go, also could someone give me a rough price on a fishing trip to christmas island? cheers

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Thu, 2009-07-16 16:36

Try these old posts mate..or give Honsu a call at Oceanside Tackle, his into jigging!

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Most sambo jigging is

Thu, 2009-07-16 17:09

Most sambo jigging is usually done over summer as they aggregate in structure out in the deep (like wrecks and barges). Pretty unlikely a charter would go sambo jigging at this time of year. You can still get sambos out of season if you know where to look, or demersals if you use the right jigs and appropriate actions (and right spots again of course). I doubt many charters would target sambos out of season though.

Though Mills charters often fish the barges rather than the reefs and get sambos, skippy, snapper, mulloway etc. All eat jigs (well, the first 3 at least, not sure about mulloway). Should still be some amberjacks on the barges now too. So if you bring some jigging gear and they let you, you might be able to get a fix. I'd probably downgrade gear a little, i doubt the average size is like in sambo season (that being said there are some biiig amberjacks around occasionally).


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Fri, 2009-07-17 01:03

As for Christmas Island, i've heard all good feedback about Rockys Christmas Island Charters.......

Locally,  Al Bevan (Shikari Charters-Freo) specialises in that area in particular but lack of bums on seat/sambo numbers/winter conditions means not to many charters. Always worth a quick call however!

I know Tony Basile Ph 0419 045 221 (Nebraska Charters) - Freo- still does "wreck" charters (sambos etc) and has inside lumps for sambos also. Providing he can get the numbers, he can normally get punters onto sambo even in winter but other reef fish inbetween also!



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thanks for the help guys i

Fri, 2009-07-17 12:56

thanks for the help guys i might wait for the season to come round, not like kings when you get big ones in winter?


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Fri, 2009-07-17 19:04

Apache charters out of freo is really good. i have been with them about 4-5 times and we always get big pinkies, massive sambos and sometimes dhuies, grey banded cod mulloway and well anything there is out there.

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High Calibre

Fri, 2009-07-17 19:08

High Calibre charters from Mandurah,they work from Dawesville.Owner/skipper has plenty of experience from years of crayfishing and charter work up and down the coast