A mate and I spent 5 days and 6 nights at the Bathurst Island Lodge. The fishing under the expert guidance of Rob and Scott was unforgettable. We lost count of the number of Barra we caught and released but we estimate that over the 5 days we averaged about 20 per day. That was on top of about the same number of Jacks and throw in a goodly number of Blue Salmon, Golden Snapper, Cod, Groper, Black Jew, a nice Tarpon and a few other unexpected species. We would have lived in a tent for 5 days to get to fishing like that (crocs and all).
But, Karen & Lindsay and staff at the lodge treated us like royalty in first class accommodation and facilities. All I can say about the food is that my mate and I have had to loose a couple of kilos on returning home.
The fishing is the best I have experienced in many years.
The accommodation and service at the Lodge is first class.
Our experience at the Bathurst Island Lodge confirms and indeed exceeds the information provided in the promotional material on line and in the DVD supplied.
My mate and I thoroughly recommend Bathurst Island Lodge to fellow fishing 'tragics'
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bathurst Island Lodge is located at Port Hurd on the remote south western coast of Bathurst Island. The lodge, which is extremely isolated, is situated on the iconic ‘Barra Base’ site, which was Australia’s first ever guided barramundi sport-fishing lodge. Barra Base closed in 1998 but reopened in March 2013 as Bathurst Island Lodge following a major refurbishment. ... more less