Rowley Shoals

The Edge of Continental Shelf

Located on the edge of the Continental Shelf, some 168 nautical miles due west of Broome, the Rowley Shoals are a series of 3 coral atolls that rise from the depths, to form the most perfect shelf atoll in the southern hemisphere – if not the world.  The Rowley Shoals is a Marine Park and is jointly managed by DPaW and Fisheries.

Moorings are available both within the protection of Clerke Reef and on the outer edges of both Clerke & Imperieuse Reefs, which provide a calm and idyllic base for our fishing and snorkeling activities. Fishing at the Rowley Shoals is excellent. You will have the opportunity to try numerous different styles of fishing including trolling, jigging, lure and popper fishing.

Fishing Adventures at the Rowley Shoals

  • Outside the atoll’s we target both heavy & light tackle game fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo & Trevally. Depending on weather we can also target heavy tackle Broadbill Swordfish at night.  Popper fishing on the outer edge of the reef targets a number of different reef species including coral trout, GT’s, Jobfish, Red Bass, Emperors and Cods.
  • Inside the atoll’s we target light tackle sports fishing species such as coral trout, long nosed emperors, red bass, trevally’s and cod. For all fishing inside Clerke atoll we use barbless hooks and practice catch and release. There are some sensational snorkeling sites at Clerke and Imperiuse Reefs. Huge schools of colourful reef fish are to be seen and big fish too… including Wrasse, Shark and the friendly Giant Potato Cod. The visibility can be an amazing 60 – 70 metres.

Timing the Trip

  • Due to its locality weather does play an important role in these trips.  We recommend trips from August to December.
  • Trips are a minimum 7 day itinerary but can be extended for more serious anglers.
    We generally leave Broome in the afternoon, steam out and arrive at the Shoals the following morning.
  • You will then spend 5 – 10 days fishing and snorkelling in and around the atoll’s. We then leave in the afternoon and return to Broome the following morning.
  • We do recommend that you make your return flights flexible or book them for a few days after the trip is due to finish, just in case we get held up due to bad weather. We can take a maximum of 6 passengers.

Costs

  • For full booking terms and conditions and costs please refer to the Charter Prices page.

Brendan O
Brendan O
2022-10-16
Simply the Best Ross Tracey and Josh, you are a credit to the industry, every part of our trip was beyond expectation. Thankyou and see you again soon
Jon S
Jon S
2022-09-25
Rowley Shoals with Real Teaser a must! Having an oceanic experience to a place on earth that is virtually untouched, was incredible and a lifetime experience! The service, advice and assistance for the less experienced anglers as well as the most experienced was incredible. The diversity of fish to catch is something I have never experienced before. It wasn’t all fishing, exploring the reefs at the atoll, Rowley Shoals, and the food experience and freshly prepared food for all meals exceeded all expectations. Not only was it a six-star and experience, having a capable and engaging crew of Ross, Tracey and Josh made us feel comfortable at all times, and the solid boat with the newly fitted gyro added to the comfort. Words or pictures do not do justice to this once in a life time experience. I hope to go back with Reel Teaser, and their amazing team - I am hooked!
HannesLaubsc
HannesLaubsc
2022-09-24
Amazing fishing trip!!! Absolute amazing fishing experience to Rowley shoals with Rosco, Tracey & Josh. The hospitality, the food, the fishing, the comfort and boat was fantastic! The absolute beauty and marine diversity around the atol is out of the world and it is great that is so well protected.
Scott M
Scott M
2022-09-24
Once in a Lifetime Experience on Reel Teaser Recently had an 8 day experience with business colleagues at Rowley Shoals. Saw things above and below the water that I never even knew existed - actually I don’t think they do exist here in North America. Crew is amazing, very experienced and fun to be with. Ready to guide experts or teach novices. Food was fantastic. Boat has everything you need to make the most of the world around you. Once in a lifetime experience.
Bruce
Bruce
2022-09-23
Reel Teezer trip out to Rowley Showls We had the most fantastic trip - the laughs - the food was absolutely exceptional - the fishing was simply unbelievable - the team who hosted us were exceptional and fantastic company. Loved every minute of my experience Once in life time experience
dean6420
dean6420
2022-09-19
Best family trip ever! Our extended family of 8 embarked on a 7 night Kimberley cruise during August. Our focus was to catch Barramundi, swim where possible and explore the sights of the southern Kimberley. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience aboard the Reel Teaser. The crew were knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. The boat is comfortable and the Gyro made a huge difference to the stability on the first night when the sea was a little rough. This boat has the absolute best of fishing gear, even though our fishing needs were fairly basic. The food onboard was excellent, with the chef catering to every request. This was not my first Kimberley cruise but I would highly recommend prospective cruisers consider the Reel Teaser for their next holiday or fishing adventure.
Wade C
Wade C
2022-09-01
Masterclass An incredibly comfortable way to be taught the art of capturing the elusive Barramundi (amongst other prized species) in an uninhabited, hostile but uniquely beautiful part of the Kimberley’s. Swimming under freshwater vertical waterfalls, navigating the horizontal ones and white powder beach visits , although a distraction to the masterclass fish hunt, ticked boxes for all on board! Shout out to -Josh and Rory (Skipper and Fishing Guide) for the logistics and fishing knowledge offered -Young Josh our chef, who kept us extravagantly gorged with quality fresh fish, crabs and steaks. Love ya work boys Reel Teasers! Wade
Mandy K
Mandy K
2022-09-01
Trip of a lifetime Have just returned from a week in the Kimberley paradise. Cannot recommend Reel Teaser enough. A week of Barramundi, fingermark and mud crabbing in the ocean and along river beds. The chef (Josh) was unfaultable and unflappable, skipper (Josh) highly professional and calm and deckhand (Rory) had a wealth of knowledge and experience. Trip of a lifetime. Don’t think twice- just go and experience it all.
Lynn
Lynn
2022-07-28
Reelteaser Rocks After 2 previous outstanding adventures with Realteaser this Kimberly trip just got better and better every day, the amazing people skills that Ross, Critta & Steph have just can't be brought and the attention to detail is amazing. They managed to turn two anti fishing girls into barra queens in 5 minutes, infact my wife was looking at availability for another trip as soon as we got back. Great food, great people, great fishing.
Lea12Chr
Lea12Chr
2022-07-16
Best Barra trip ! Just back from 8 days barramundi fishing with Ross, Critter & Steph ! A lot of fish ..130 barramundi & numerous other catches, oyster hunt , amazing swimming holes & silicone beach , sight seeing at Montgomery reef ! The fishing with Ross & Critter, the amazing meals & drinks by Steph & all the many laughs along the way made this an unforgettable trip away with reel teaser . Thank you Ross, Tracey, Critter & Steph ..we had an absolute ball !!

About Reel Teaser
Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures based in Broome Western Australia offers exclusive live aboard fishing charters to all the hottest fishing spots off the WA coast including The Kimberley, Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef, Broome and Exmouth.

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