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Topwater Trips

Tydeman Reef

Join us this season for a trip of a lifetime fishing the Infamous Tydeman Reef as we journey north around 160NM along the outer most remote stretches of the Great Barrier Reef from Lizard Island to Bligh Reef. 


Group Size

9 max


7 Nights & 6 Full Fishing Days

Time To Go



Mothership +
3 Sportsfishers



Tour Overview

On arrival Day we will aim to leave Lizard Island that afternoon and fish our way up to the Tydeman Reef area where we can move each day in search of new grounds. There are also some deeper ledges and shoals here that will satisfy the guys looking to target doggies on topwater or the jig. There is extremely good ground though our journey on this trip and we can assure you these grounds have produced some lifechanging catches. The biggest drawcard of this location is our ability to move large distances if we need to find fish which maximises your chances for success. You also get to visit two locations in the single trip which is not otherwise achievable on our single location expeditions. Traveling most days in search of the best water gives you the ultimate chances of finding those trophy’s we are all after. Expect to encounter consistent numbers of GT’s & Dogtooth tuna through the right tide changes and a myriad of different reef and pelagic species such as Spanish mackerel, northern bluefin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, red bass, coral trout and the list goes on! This is the one location which really offers it all. Your charter will either run from Lizard Island to Lockhart River or Lockhart River to Lizard Island.



Tydeman Reef Species


Day 1

Arrive at Mothership

Day 2-7

Fish all day

Day 8

Depart Mothership

Rod & Reel Hire Available

If you don’t have your own gear, don’t worry!! We have extremely high end gear available to our guests for hire, it is a one-off fee for the duration of the trip. We make sure it is maintained and kept up to the condition it needs to be to stop those giants. Our rods are ASWB Indian Pacific GT Tamer PE 8-10 rods, paired up with a Shimano 18000SW Saragosa and spooled with 100lb P8 braid by Platypus fishing lines. The light outfits are also ASWB PE 4-5 outfits paired with Shimano Saragosa 6000SW spooled with Platypus P8 50lb braid. 

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