Topnotch Game Fishing

Welcome To Topnotch Game Fishing


Coral Reef Fin Closures 2024

Round 1 – Monday, 30th of September – Friday, 4th of October (5-days)
Round 2 – Tuesday, 29th October – Saturday, 2nd of November (5-days)
During both 2 x 5-day closures, only full-day private marlin fishing charters are available. For more information about fish closures.


Topnotch Game Fishing is based in the stunning Whitsunday Islands and anchored at the prestigious Hamilton Island Marina. At the helm of this dynamic business is the seasoned team of Captain Russell and Marlene Hicks. The Hicks duo have passionately explored the Whitsunday region for over a decade now and offer their guests a diverse array of Hamilton Island fishing charters. Their commitment to excellence is evident in the impeccable upkeep of their two vessels, The Pirate and Moonshine, both maintained to the highest marine standards. Topnotch Game Fishing beckons you to embark on full-day or multi-day fishing excursion, with their liveaboard fishing trips proving very popular.

Our online booking system lets you secure your spot in just a few clicks. No more waiting or uncertainties! With our live availability feature, you can instantly see the available options and secure your reservation effortlessly with the Topnotch Team.

Meet Capt Russ And Marlene Hicks

Hamilton Island Fishing Charters

Are you ready to make that once-in-a-lifetime catch whilst on holiday? Book online with the Topnotch Game Fishing team at Hamilton Island and discover a whole new world of top-class sports and reef fishing whilst living the island life. Our motto is “Living on island time and fishing in paradise”.

Professional Fishing Guides and Topnotch Equipment

Our experienced guides bring their knowledge of the local waters and a passion for fishing to ensure your safety and success. We provide high-quality fishing gear (rods, reels, lures & assorted tackle) from SHIMANO Australia to enhance your chances of landing the big one with unforgettable memories. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the thrill of fishing in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

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