Ashmore Reef

In the remote northern Coral Sea, between Cape York and Papua New Guinea lies Ashmore reef. Rarely visited & a true undiscovered paradise.

  • Nomad Guide & Owner Damon Olsen described this as the best GT fishing & Dogtooth Tuna fishing he’s ever seen in over 15 years in the Coral Sea. Days with 100+ GTs per boat between 25-45kg and plagues of huge doggies between 40-90kg. Checkout the Youtube Playlist
  • Big GTs, huge dogtooth tuna, marlin, sailfish, yellowfin & longtail tuna, wahoo and spanish mackerel patrol the reef edges
  • Large sheltered lagoons and reef flats harbour massive coral trout, red bass, emperors, maori wrasse and many more
  • Fish through the islands and reefs of the remote eastern Torres Strait
  • Abundance of species & locations offer plenty of fishing styles & variety

 

Ashmore Reef Species Guide

We’ve dropped the species guide chart for this reef because it is that good. Every species you can imagine gets a 10! There’s Big GTs, huge dogtooth tuna, marlin, sailfish, yellowfin & longtail tuna, with wahoo and spanish mackerel patrolling the reef edges, while inside the large sheltered lagoons and reef flats, massive coral trout, red bass, emperors and maori wrasse are ready to cause havoc on your lure supply. However, there’s much more to this trip, because you’ll start your first day fishing through the islands and reefs of the remote eastern Torres Strait, experiencing remote islands and beautiful sand cays on your way to Ashmore Reef. With an over abundance of variety, Ashmore Reef and the islands of the Eastern Torres Strait is a completely unique experience, and a must visit location for every angler.

When do we fish Ashmore Reef?

Ashmore Reef is an amazing area to visit the summer months, anywhere between November-December is an ideal time to be here, providing the best access to all the species available. Please check the Rates and Dates page for more information.

Getting to Ashmore Reef

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. Ashmore lies just 30nm from the outer edge of the northern most tip of the Great Barrier Reef, and with the warm Torres Strait currents converging with the slightly cooler Coral Sea currents, this reef is a melting pot of species and possibilities.

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. Because we have so many trip options available, we like to either talk to you or chat by email before you make a booking so we can be sure that you’re doing the trip that best suits your requirements.

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.

For full information about all aspects of a Lagoon Explorer, or any other trip, please call or email us and we’ll be able to send you a detailed information booklet that covers every question you’ll ever have about any trip, as well as a brochure, and a 2 hour promotional DVD that highlights all of the locations we visit.

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