Frequently Asked Questions
Q What is the best time to come to One Tree Beach?
A Robert Vaughanís Kimberley Fishing operates April through October. The single most important factor for successful sportfishing in the Kimberley is the tides. All tours are scheduled according to known PRIME fishing tides. Note: Wet Season tours in January, February and March by special arrangement. Contact email@example.com for PRIME TIDE tour dates.
A Tropical gamefish abound. Some species are seasonally prolific. Some are simply prolific. Popular target species include barramundi, mulloway, giant trevally, golden trevally, queenfish, Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna, cobia, mangrove jack, fingermark, cod, shark, blue bone, coral trout, threadfin salmon and blue salmon. The bench march for number of species caught on tour is 48.
Q What kind of boats do we fish from.
A Robert Vaughanís Kimberley Fishing currently runs three sportfishing boats. Two are new generation 6 metre polyethylene longboats. And one is a 5 metre Ocean Pearl barra punt custom built in Broome. All are in commercial survey and come fitted out for serious sportfishing.
A Boats are customised for three anglers to fish in comfort, however, the client to guide ratio in boats is 2:1 (unless other wise agreed) allowing anglers a luxurious amount of room to cast and play.
Q What is the climate like?
A Classified Tropical Savanna, the north Kimberley experiences a monsoonal summer wet season and a distinctly dry winter. Mild winds prevail April through October making for pleasant boating conditions.
Q Do we have to travel far to go fishing?
A One Tree Beach is dead centre in the middle of the best sportfishing the Kimberley can offer. Excellent land based lure and fly casting awaits the early riser. Off shore, and not far off shore, the angling options are endless. Big rivers and diverse estuaries are short boat trips away.
A Robert Vaughanís Kimberley Fishing offers professional guiding and logistic services to small groups. Tours are based on a minimum number of four anglers and a maximum of six. Larger parties can be accommodated by special arrangement. Group bookings are welcome, as are solo anglers to make up numbers. Exclusive use of the Camp by special arrangement.
Q What should we bring?
A Please note a fifteen (15) kilo baggage allowance applies on float plane and helicopter transfers. You need only bring light tropical clothing offering plenty of sun protection including a wide brimmed hat . Personal items should include SPF 30 sun block, your own medications, toiletries, a towel and sturdy waterproof footwear. POLARISED sun glasses are vital equipment. Bring a camera, torch, and spray-on insect repellant. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for full details on what to bring.
A Anglers are welcome to bring their own sportfishing tackle, and are encouraged to do so, however, for clients who choose to use the Campís quality tackle, it is provided unconditionally, which means there is NO charge for loss or damage. The One Tree Beach tackle inventory includes the full range of baitcasting, spin casting and fly casting outfits and an endless choice of hot lures. SEE TACKLE PROFILE
Q Iím bringing my partner. What other activities aside from fishing are there to do?
A One Tree Beach is surrounded by spectacular natural and anthropological history. Bush walkers, botanists, photographers, artists, indeed, naturalists of all creeds will be enthralled.