Weekend Fishing Packages

Fishing Weekends

Weekend packages may consist entirely of fishing time on the water or a combination of fishing and adventure activities, such as abseiling, canoeing, milk crate climb and archery.

The Head Fishing Guide is Steve Wilkes. Steve writes a monthly article for Bush n Beach Fishing Magazine. Steve presented at the Southport Boat Show in 2009, Brisbane International Boat Show in 2008 and the Gold Coast International Boat Shows in 2007.

For a private group weekend, a minimum of 20 participants is required.

All weekends follow a similar format. The group fish in electric powered craft. The fishing fleet consists of nine tinnies powered by 55lb Minn Kota electric motors and six Rosco Bass Catcher Canoes powered by 40lb Minn Kota electric motors. The target species are Australian bass and Golden perch. Live shrimp is used as bait.  There is an option to keep your fish for dinner or you can employ catch and release tactics. Dessert is toasting marshmallows by the fires. 

Cost: $245 per person

Testimonials

Hi Steve,
Thanks for a fantastic weekend. Tom and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and will certainly be back for more. Thanks for all your efforts in organising the weekend. Tom and I had a great time, and we certainly got a lot out of working together as a team to land several fish. I believe the weekend was very worthwhile, and represented great value for money. We've both learnt not just about fishing but a little bit about each other, which is what a father/son weekend should be about.

I look forward to catching up with you on future trips. If you think of organising another weekend like this one please put our names on the top of your list.

Regards
Dave Bissett
Steve,
I wanted to drop you a note and let you know Chris and I had a wonderful time on Hinze Dam over the father son weekend. Your weekend camps should be made compulsory for all fathers in busy roles who are time poor with their family. We will be definitely seeing you again. Also a special thanks to Leeann, she was awesome with the boys.

All the best.
Bruce Moller
Thanks for the photos Steve. We had a great weekend. Emily's highlight was being able to steer the boat all weekend and mine was definitely the way I caught that 38cm Bass!!! Bet you've never seen that before!
Thanks again and we'll see you next mother/daughter weekend.

Linda Hayes
Hi Steve,
Many thanks for the quick turn around of the photos of what is going to be avery memorable weekend. Brilliant pictures of the kids.....they haven't stopped talking about their catches. Thanks again, truly amazing how you manage to fit it all in to one days work.

Best Regards
Cate Absolon
Hi Steve,
Thanks for a great w/e - Oliver and Max really enjoyed themselves. When they voted your weekend over a day at Wet n Wild you know you're onto a good thing! They were also a good group of fathers, so great fun by all.

All the best.
Tony Mower
Steve,
It was indeed a great weekend - Kate had a wonderful time as did I and it will be a weekend that the two of us will remember for many a day. You organised the two days very well right down to the amount of fish caught! Everybody had a very memorable experience - thank you.

Thanks for the photos andhave a great Christmas.

Alec Crombie
Hi Steve,
Just a quick note to thank you and Leeann for such a fantastic fathers/daughters weekend. My daughter had an excellent time and was very impressed by catching a fish before me; as well as having the chance to operate the boat! I was impressed by the level of experience the coordinators had and the laid-back approach to the whole event.

Excellent. Thanks,
Geoff and Bekki Shearer
Hi Steve,
I just want to thank you for the fantastic father-son weekend. With your advice and expertise, we caught lots of fish. My first ever! My previous experience was a stingray.

It was nice to get away with my son and to leave everything behind. I had a really good time socializingat the end of the day and it was great to see so many, so relaxed. It was fantastic that everybody helped each other preparing the evening meal.

Steve, in all honesty, I had no intention of coming along, but my wife in all her wisdom foresaw the time we would have and booked it anyway. I am very glad that she did, and now I intend to do this annually with my boys.

Thank you to yourself and Leeann fora weekend to remember. I think my son and I will be talking about it for years to come.

Regards
Rody Lugo
(Addressed to School Admin)
I wish to thank you for the opportunity for Lucy to attend the Father & Daughter Fishing Weekend...Lucy and I (a total land-lubber!) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on what was a very well organised weekend. Steve and his team were assiduous in ensuring the health and safety of daughters and fathers. The fishing tutors were top class, as tutors, and in personality. We all had a lot of fun and we were able to learn a lot in the process. I think that it was a very valuable educational experience for the girls and for those of us who started the weekend not knowing one end of a fishing rod from the other. A bonus of the weekend was the opportunity to meet with the other fathers...Lucy and I are ready to use our newly acquired skills again!

Tony Krimmer
Dear Steve,
I attended the Father Daughter fishing weekend the other weekend. I wanted you to know that the weekend was a great success. It was quality time and the organisation and delivery by yourself was outstanding. My observation was that everybody enjoyed themselves at both Father and Daughter level. I am looking forward to next year's fishing weekend, together with my daughter Alex.
Kind regards
Ken Talbot
Dear Steve and Crew,
Thank you so much for a very enjoyable weekend. The opportunity to spend one on one time with my son was invaluable. Your efforts to make the weekend stress free were fantastic. Everything seemed to go off without a glitch and it was marvellous the way you kept us fed and watered whilst we were out fishing all day. The whole experience was one that I can't wait to repeat and one I am keen to share with my friends.

I'll send some pics from our weekend for your gallery once I get them downloaded.

Thanks again,
Andrew Drysdale
Dear Steve,
I am writing, on behalf of James and myself,to thank you for last week-end. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well organised in a relaxed fashion. I had recently celebrated my 60th birthday, and had never held a fishing rod before.

The only question I have, is when is the next father and sons fishing week-end?

Best wishes,
John Macphail
Hi Steve,

You may recall Andrew Deane, his young son Will and myself Ted (father and grandfather) attended your wonderful father & son fishing weekend in October. We had such a wonderful time.

Thank you for providing us with the opportunity of spending time together in the fishing and camping environment and also meeting other fathers and sons in similar circumstances. We are still talking about the fish we caught and the delicious evening meal you and your team so skilfully organized. Will & I were only talking about the experience last weekend and were reminded of the delicious cakes your Mother provided for morning and afternoon tea.

If possible would you be so kind and send me the "Mum's cakes" recipe and over the holiday period we will try to reproduce some cakes for Will, his sister Isabella (who also attended a father & daughter weekend earlier in the year) and their cousins when they are staying with us over the holidays.

Thanks again for a very memorable weekend. I congratulate you on your organising ability and thank you for providing children with an experience they won't ever forget (and fathers and grandfathers too). It was a pleasure meeting you. Best wishes for a happy and safe Christmas.

Kind regards
Ted Deane