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Australia’s Premier Saltwater Fly Fishing Destination

The Wessel Islands are one of Australia’s most remote and untouched fly fishing destinations.

Nestled at the top of the Northern Territory, the islands present a network of coves, clear sandy flats, mangroves and freshwater creeks bringing unrivalled diversity of species and creates a true fly fisher’s paradise.

Aussie Fly Fisher’s ‘The Wessels,’ in collaboration with Wildcard Luxury Tours are currently the only licenced operator accessing these pristine island flats.

Two species of Indo-Pacific Permit are available – T.Anak and T.Blochii, the endemic “Blue Bastard” and Black Spotted Tusk Fish all provide an inviting flats challenge.

If you are looking for variety, Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, Golden Trevally, Brassy Trevally and Giant Herring all inhabit the flats, mangrove creeks and rocky island channels.

Join us for an incredible adventure in one of Australia’s last truly remote fly fishing destinations.

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Wessel Islands

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When it comes to Saltwater Fly Fishing, it is hard to beat the Wessel Island’s Australia.

The diversity of this incredible fishery is matched only by the remoteness of the location. The Wessel Islands, NT and its tidal areas cannot be accessed without direct permission from the Traditional Custodians and Land Owners.

We are privileged to visit this beautiful area with Wildcard Luxury Cruises through their existing agreement aboard their spacious 70ft Mothership – ‘Wildcard’.

The Wildcard family have 40 years experience in the region, and will ensure your fly fishing trip is a memorable one, both on and off the flats.

Spots are strictly limited and sell out fast. Please complete the order form to reserve your spot and be in touch with further information, pricing and payment options.

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Due to the limited spots available, by completing this Booking Reservation Form we will reserve your spot for up to 48 hours and will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.

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The Wessel Islands
Permit T. Anak
Permit T. Blochii
Giant Trevally
Blue Bastard
Black Spot Tusk Fish
Golden Trevally
Brassy Trevally
Spanish Mackerel
Mangrove Jack
Coral Trout

What is included

  • 6 days guided fishing
– one guide per two anglers
  • 7 nights accommodation – twin share with private ensuite for each room. Single Room supplement is available.
  • AFF Wessel Islands Welcome Pack – Patagonia/AFF Sun Shirt, AFF Cap, 20lb Tippet, Wessels Fly Pack
  • Ground transfers in Gove, NT
  • All meals and beverages (excluding alcohol)
  • Fishing license and permits
  • Mothership crew and fuel

Not included

  • Return flights to Gove, Northern Territory Australia
  • Alcohol
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Fly Fishing equipment & Flies (can be arranged prior to trip).