If you’re an avid fisherman or enthusiastic novice we’d love to take you on an adventure packed fishing trip. And what better location to fish in than the beautiful Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef – Australia’s greatest aquatic playground, abundant with prize fish… not to mention one of the seven natural wonders of the world!

Founded in 2009 from Captain Ashley’s passion and expertise for fishing the Great Barrier Reef, Sea Fever Sportfishing have set the standard for charter fishing in Airlie Beach. With early departures from Port of Airlie, we steam past the Whitsunday Islands to remote reefs, giving you the best opportunity of catching quality fish on either a full day trip or our popular 1-3 night live-aboard fishing expeditions.

We cater for game, sport and reef fishing using top quality gear. From reef fishing for delicious coral trout, emperor, trevally and shark to sport fishing for pelagics such as spanish mackerel, shark mackerel and tuna. We cast poppers for the hard fighting, highly prized giant trevally, with many released over 40kg. To top off the ultimate trip, we can troll with light tackle for the elusive juvenile black marlin, sailfish, tuna or line burning spanish mackerel.

Owner and Captain Ashley Matthews and his energetic crew live and breathe fishing and their local knowledge and professionalism is second to none. Over the past 12 years we have earned a solid reputation as a hardworking, friendly and highly skilled fishing operation.

So whether it’s a monster GT, elusive red emperor, line-burning Spaniard or tasty coral trout….our mission is to find them and you catch them!

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Based in Airlie Beach for the majority of the year come October to November we venture north to Cairns and Cooktown for our annual black marlin pursuit! There we offer a handful of extended live-aboard expeditions fishing heavy tackle for these giants. An unbelievable fishing experience!

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our difference

We go to where Whitsunday fishing is at its best… The Great Barrier Reef!
We are the only charter company from Airlie Beach to consistently fish the reef, often without sighting other boats all day. We pride ourselves on catching fish for our guests, so will travel the extra mile to achieve it. Not fringing island or coastal reefs. We travel approx 80km/45NM from the mainland and fish different reefs every charter, increasing your chance of catching bigger, trophy size fish. Our fishery is huge, remote but most of all the X factor is the variety, and with over 12 years of charter fishing the reef from Airlie Beach, Captain Ashley Matthews has unrivalled knowledge and expertise to hit those magical marks!


our mission

We are passionate about fishing the reef and most of all providing a positive, professional fishing experience for our guests. Our aim is to guide you to some incredible captures, have an awesome time while doing so, then step off the boat with memories to last a lifetime. We work hard, keep moving and never give up and until you are on the fish!

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about us


Captain Ashley’s diverse and extensive fishing experience and knowledge of boats, boating and the ocean has come from over 30 years fishing both recreationally and commercially…

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our boat

Our vessel “Reel Easy” is a purpose built 40ft Obrien flybridge gamefisher and is perfect for small groups to fish and live-aboard on the Great Barrier Reef…

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our gear

Our gear is top of the range Shimano and Wilson Live Fibre – maintained, serviced and regularly updated. We provide a variety of rods and reels to cater for all fishing styles…

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