Flying north to the Lockhart River, the Claremont Isles are the premier Fly-fishing destination in the region for the angler who wants maximum variety in a truly remote and spectacular setting. There is simply nowhere else in the world where you could potentially catch a Barramundi, a Permit and Dogtooth Tuna on a fly in one day.
From the anchorages visited on this expedition you’ll be able to head east and access the outer edge of the barrier reef to catch huge GTs, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Dogtooth and Yellowfin Tuna. While around the islands and reef flats that you will anchor near you’ll find a series of islands, sand flats and reef flats that are hard to match anywhere in Australia.
Permit, Long-Nose Emperor, Cobia, Queenfish, Golden Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Triggerfish, and every other tropical saltwater species you can think of. And as Peter Morse can testify, the challenge is also there to tackle one of the most charismatic and enigmatic fish species in the tropics 'It’s not a fish you are going to get lucky with, and some people could go home in a straight-jacket because of them...' - the Blue Bastard.
Walking these flats and sight casting is a pleasure that is difficult to surpass in Australian fly-fishing. And if that’s not enough, head west from the anchorage and you’ll hit the tropical coastline with some of the most remote river systems in Australia, just teeming with fish. The Barramundi and Jack fishing is just wonderful and the Queenfish at the mouths of the rivers on fly are incredible fun.