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River charter business born from fishing passion

Lilian and Troy Howes of Bundaberg River Fishing Charters.

Snagging a great catch on the river has just become a whole lot easier with new business Bundaberg River Fishing Charters offering guidance on the water.

Troy Howes is captain and owner of the business and said the idea to offer charters on the region's rivers came about after a trip to the Sunshine Coast.

“After a holiday on the Sunshine Coast and a river charter on the Noosa River, my 19-year-old daughter Lillian and I thought that it would be a great idea to have a river fishing charter business operating in Bundaberg,” he said.

“The location is perfect and nobody was offering river charters.”

With the help of Lillian, Bundaberg River Fishing Charters was born with Troy now ready to amp up the business.

“We provide either four or eight-hour calm-water river fishing charters for up to four people in the Bundaberg area,” he said.

“We depart from the boat ramp of Burnett Heads or the CBD ramp on a 4.9 metre Haines Hunter Drifter – the perfect size for fishing the rivers and estuaries.

“We practice a catch and release sustainable approach on our charters, with 99 per cent of our catch retuned to the water, however, should clients like to keep their catch for a feed, they’re more than welcome to do so.”

Troy said operating a charter business had been a dream come true.

“I have been fishing all my life and it has come to be my main source of therapy and fun,” he said.

“I love being on the water and what better way to do so than to share it with people who also enjoy what fishing can provide.

“I find that it can also be a great day out to bond with family and friends enjoying the fresh air and the scenic environment that the rivers can provide.”

Bundaberg River Fishing Charters
Bundaberg River Fishing Charters offers four and eight hour fishing trips in the region.

Troy said the Bundaberg Region had some great fishing spots that always provided plenty of fun and adventure.

“I love fishing the Burnett and Elliott Rivers as both hold a number of great fish species and provide plenty of action on the water,” he said.

“They are our local waterways and, at times, are very much underrated.”

Troy said Bundaberg River Fishing Charters offered a great day out on the water with everything supplied including fishing rods, lures, bait, tackle and more.

Gift vouchers are also available to purchase.

“Whether you’re a local or just visiting Bundaberg we offer fishing charters for anyone, no matter how experienced you are,” Troy said.

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