Kerry D Charters operates out of Karumba in Northern Queensland. It is a locally owned operation doing half and full day fishing charters
The time of the year we visited was not the best time of the year to be fishing in Karumba as many people travel there in search of the mighty Barramundi, however it was closed season when we were there. Be that as it may we headed out for the day.
We were going head out to an inner reef system for the day however the wind picked up to about 20 knots which put an end to that. So instead we fished around some sand flats in about 2-3 meters of water, for Grunter and Salmon. We caught a few small fish, and hooked a couple of stingrays
Later in the afternoon we headed up the river system in search of some larger grunter and Blue Salmon. We got a couple of larger grunter but nothing spectacular.
Karumba is a small town in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria. The town has an interesting history and the skipper is only too happy to give you a rundown. Karumba is famous for its sunsets over the water. Karumba can become isolated during the wet season. It can certainly get hot up there so ensure you slip slop slap.
The fishing gear is light spin reels with matching rods. The reels are not the greatest quality and drag systems could use a service. I would suggest a serious fisho would like to bring their own gear. Unsure what is used during the Barra season, however if the same reels, I would find them inadequate for sizable barra.
The boat used is an eight meter walk around which gives plenty of space to fish, it is also centrally covered and offers good shade for the middle of the day.
Lunch is supplied if arranged for a full day trip, and morning and afternoon tea for the half days.
The Price Includes
Included is fishing gear (although as suggested above, if serious bring your own medium spin and maybe light spin outfit), bait and tackle, lunch (if arranged), morning and afternoon tea. Legal fish caught can be kept on ice for the day and your to keep should you wish. There is a few local bbq’s at the local caravan parks to cook them up, however with a couple of good pubs in town, I found it more of a hassle keeping the fish than just letting them go considering the size.