Warrior & Hibernia Reefs and The Torres Straits

A Maze of reefs, channels, flats & islands teeming with fishlife

The Torres Straits are a small channel seperating Australia from Papua New Guinea, and the strong currents that wash through this area create upwellings of nutrients and marine life that sustain a massively diverse ecosystem.

  • Home to big numbers of large GTs
  • Cast the shallow reef flats with light or heavy spin gear for a great variety of species
  • Troll the reef edges for big Spanish mackerel
  • Cast to prolific schools of longtail tuna and yellowfin feeding on the surface
  • Light & heavy jigging for coral trout, wrasse, emperor and a variety of other species
  • Fish the unique Blue holes of the Torres Straits reefs for GTs and Wrasse
  • Walk the islands and sand cays for a massive variety of shallow water action.

This area is visited for only 4 trips per year on an exclusive arrangement with the Masigalgal people. It offers a truly unique experience to fish an area that simply cannot be accessed in any other way.

Warrior & Hibernia Reef Species Guide

Watch the distant mountains of Papua New Guinea drift past as you fly into the remote Torres Straits to fish the northernmost Coral Reefs in Australia. We’ve briefly fished the fringes of this area on previous trips to Ashmore Reef, and the action we have so far seen combined with the incredible reef structures and great anchorages makes this new location a must visit destination. The Warrior Reefs have long outer edges to cast combined with stunning blue holes, gutters and reef drains that are teeming with big GTs, mackerel and other reef critters. The Hibernia Reefs are a maze of reef, very similar in structure to the Elusive Reef system we fished many years ago on the southern Great Barrier Reef, and have produced huge GTs, Wrasse, coral trout and spanish mackerel. Then there’s the isolated northern atolls in the group that rise from hundreds of metres to form small sand cays – these cays are home to truly giant dogtooth tuna and GTs of unstoppable proportions. This is such a vast area that only small parts of it can be fished each trip, and it will take months to truly explore the entire area. The 4 annual trips we operate are a special treat, made possible by working with the local Torres Strait community to gain access to an area previously untouched.

When do we fish Warrior & Hibernia Reefs?

This is an amazing area to visit in Spring and we visit this area during October/November. Please check the Rates and Dates page for more information.

Getting to Warrior & Hibernia Reefs

Located in the remote northern Coral Sea, between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, this reef is rarely visited and is a true undiscovered paradise. It is accessed via a series of flights from Cairns to Masig Island, from which point we board the mothership and travel to one of the areas by sea to begin the trip.

Available Dates & How to Make a Booking

It’s Easy! Just Contact Us and tell us what species you are interested in catching, or which trip you like the sound of, and we’ll get back to you with pricing, available dates and all the info you need. Alternately, you can choose your own trip dates and location from the Rates & Dates page, and then email or fax us a completed Booking Form. We would love to discuss your next trip, so please Contact Us and we look forward to making your next fishing adventure a reality.

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