The Montebello Islands, a place where fisherboys become fishermen

As West Aussies what are the 2 greatest things we have been blessed with? Fishing and our rigs. Whether it’s boating or 4WDing, the best way to explore our great country is by land and sea, and in our case, in a boat.

Introducing the Montebello Islands.

Everything you need to know about Montebello Islands

The Montebello Islands are an archipelago of up to 265 small islands and islets surrounded by 58,000 hectares of crystal blue waters. The islands are located about 130kms off the Pilbara coast and around 20kms north of Barrow Island. Here you will find an array of beautiful beaches, hidden lagoons and bays, fringed mangroves, and luxuriant colourful gardens of coral reefs, teeming with tropical fish.

For like-minded folks, the islands is where dreams are made of, that is if you’re into fishing. Home to 450 species of fish, you can expect to catch a bucket full of the wildest, line snapping, and arm cramping assortment of fish you think of.

If your sport fishing, lookout for Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna and Cobia.

If your reef hunting, you can expect to catch Rank Cod, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Spangled Emperor, and Coronation Trout.

If you’re a big game hunter, prep yourselves for Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish.

The best times to visit Montebello Islands for fishing based on tackle can include, July to November for light tackle, November/ December for heavy tackle, or annually June to December.

If you plan on visiting the Montebello Islands for a fishing trip with your boat and not by charter, you will first need to consider the following map.

Montebello islands has three different zones; sanctuary, recreation, and general use. This is due to the fact that almost 50% of the islands is made up of marine conservation reserves. The sanctuary zones (49%) are ‘look but don’t touch’ areas that are managed for conservation and allows for low impact recreation and tourism including diving and snorkelling.

The recreation zone is used for fishing and non-invasive tourism.

And finally, the general use zone, which allows for sustainable commercial and recreational activities including fishing and charter boats.

https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au - Montebello islands Marine Map
Credit: Montebello Islands Marine Park

Calling all Razerline boat owners

Are you interested in going to the Montebello Islands but are unsure of how to get there and what is needed? Don’t settle for a charter, join Razerline on their annual visit to the Montebello Islands from the 6th of August to the 17th of August.

If you own a Razerline boat of any model and year, we welcome you to join us on our annual fishing trip to the Montebello Islands.

Picture from the Razerline fishing trip last year

Speaking of Montebello

We’ve recently just built the custom-made Olympian 8500 Kimberley, from the Razerline Montebello Specials range. This beauty is equipped with 900+L of fuel, 200L of water, desalination unit to produce fresh water, twin 60L engels, stove, auto pilot, and a shower. The Olympian 8500 is your home away from home.

Montebello-Special-Olympian 8500

If you’re eager to go but don’t have a boat and are looking to get a boat, then you’ve come to the right place. Our award-winning custom-made boats are at the forefront of Australian boating and with over 30 years of experience, we ensure all your needs and requirements are met with each custom build. Contact Razerline now for more information on the Montebello Islands and for all your boating needs.

For more fishing hotspots in Perth, check out Perth’s Top 8 Boat Fishing Spots.

Checkout our Facebook for more information on the Montebello Fishing trip, get regular updates on our custom-made boats, and check out our boating gallery.

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  • On April 26, 2019
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