Choose From Our Two Custom Sports Fishing Vessels

Brilliant Company

65 Precision

The Pirate

34 Pirate

Hamilton Island Topnotch Fishing Charters
And Luxury Whitsunday Island Cruises

Topnotch Game Fishing is based at Hamilton Island Marina.ย Perfectly located just off the eastern Queensland coastline of Australia and in the heart of the 74 Whitsundays Islands and Great Barrier Reef.

Live The Island Life And Fish In Paradise!

Topnotch Game Fishing offers these two sports fishing vessels for fishing charters and also non-fishing leisure cruises to the Whitsunday Islands. There is a charter option to suit everyone’s budget, from an affordable half-day share charters on The Pirate to an 8-hour full-day exclusive experience on the magnificent 65 Precision Brilliant Company.

Fishing Charters And Non-fishing Leisure Cruises Options

Choose From A Variety Of Charter Packages

The Topnotch Team

The backbone of the Topnotch Game Fishing business is the dynamic husband and wife duo Captain Russell and Marlene Hicks. The Hicks have extensively fished the Whitsunday region for ten years now and offer various fishing styles. They understand the Whitsunday waters like the back of their hands.

They are meticulous in the presentation of their boats which are maintained to a high standard. The food and beverage are five stars, and their sashimi/ceviche/poke meals are legendary.

Topnotch Attention To Detail

Russell and Marlene are go-getters, and they work hard to ensure their guests experience the best fishing in the Whitsundays. In a relaxed atmosphere where attention is to detail yet, professional with an island-style hosting is exemplary. Of course, they are incredibly passionate about fishing and revel in showing off exactly what their region has to offer.

Russell and Marlene are true icons of the fishing industry in the Whitsundays and look forward to welcoming you onboard Brilliant Company and The Pirate.



Best day and best crew! Loved the day out, knowledge and hospitality. Highly recommended!!!

Camila Dahan,


Went on a fishing charter with Russell and Marlene from topnotch game fishing this morning, friendly people, very helpful, good tackle great day!!! Caught some beautiful fish now cooking it up for dinner!!

Kristine Wood,


Best Whitehaven Wedding Ceremony Ever

You were such welcoming hosts and the vessel was immaculately presented. I appreciated you keeping to our tight schedule ensuring all guests and especially the bride and groom a relaxing day.

Annie Lloyd-Lewis ,

Civil Marriage Celebrant

We will be back!

Russell and crew were amazing! Right from booking to the day on water. Communicated very well. So pleased with their work and offering this amazing fishing trip!

Amit Prakash,

Look no further!

Fished with these guys before totally professional outfit totally professional crew. If your are in the market for fishing charter no need to look any further.

Rob Wood,

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