Welcome To Sublime Sportfishing Adventures!
Owner operator Damon Gruzdev has lived and fished in the local Port Douglas and Daintree area
Having over 25 years’ experience and a passion for all things fishing

At Sublime Sportfishing Adventures we have the experience to take you out on a fun half day fishing charter for Barramundi on the Daintree River, light tackle reef fishing, right through to organising a week-long liveaboard heavy tackle charter chasing Giant Black Marlin on the Ribbon Reefs. We are a local family business and can tailor a package that is custom designed to suit your particular requirements. Just contact us and we'll work out a plan.

Damon's enthusiasm for charter fishing started when he began working as a deckhand on north Queensland sportfishing charter boats in the late 1990s and slowly developed his skills as an experienced deckhand on charter boats chasing giant Black Marlin on the Great Barrier Reef. In 2010 Damon acquired his Master V captain’s ticket and Marine Engine Drivers II certification and started driving sport and game fishing boats on the East Coast of Australia.

The boats
Galeforce - 5.5m centre console

Come and fish on a purpose built sportfishing boat and experience the difference. Custom built 5.5m Galeforce fibreglass centre console with 90hp Suzuki four stroke outboard motor

Galeforce are well renowned for their strength and stability as well as their great handling at sea and their incredibly soft ride. The boat cruises at 22 knots and can get you to your fishing spot quickly and comfortably.

Equipped with a large front deck casting platform (with safety rail) it is probably one of the ultimate all-round sport fishing boats. A built in esky helps keep your drinks and catch cold.

The boat is fitted with modern electronics - the Humminbird Solix sounder with side scan and GPS plotter and 80lb bow-mounted Minn Kota electric motor with “Spot lock” maximises your time in the fishing zone.

We are surveyed to carry 4 passengers and a guide, but we suggest for serious sportfishing no more than 3 passengers. All quality tackle supplied, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Please note quality lures, rods and reels are supplied by Sublime Sportfishing on a ‘replacement cost if lost or broken’ basis, while hooks, bait and leader are available at no cost.

Our 40’ Blackwatch is renowned as one of Australia’s best production game boats ever built
ASPRO - 40’ Blackwatch Gameboat

Suitable for a hardcore days’ sportfishing, or just a fun family day with complete beginners. Aspro’s sea keeping abilities are unmatched for its size. It is a quick and nimble boat on the fish and a very stable fishing platform, powered by twin 450hp Caterpillar engines she has a cruise speed of around 20 knots.

Aspro’s open bulkhead configuration means you’re never far from the fishing action and can watch the baits and the bites from the comfort of the couch.

Refitted in 2019 with a new interior and quality Simrad electronics, the boat has all the creature comforts; air-conditioning, water-maker, good refrigeration, roomy bunks, toilet and shower, and a neat, comfortable living area. It is the perfect vessel for day trips (up to 8 passengers), as well as multi-day liveaboard trips (for up to 4 passengers).

All quality tackle supplied and all trips are fully catered.


What our clients say about us
"Had a great half day out, Damon put us onto the fish straight away and my very first barra in 40 years of fishing. Would definitely recommend."

Will Garnar
"Sublime is the best fishing charter we have been on. Did half day reef and half day river and caught loads of monsters!"

Aza C.
"It's like you are going on a scenic tour with Jurassic Park Esque views, but you are holding a rod in your hand catching Barra."

Sammy John
"We had an awesome day, we all caught so many different types of fish, they were constantly biting and our arms really got a work out!"

Haley Richardson
"Wow! What an experience. From the incredible scenery, catching barramundi, spotting crocodiles and having such an amazing host, a day we won’t forget."

Chanelle Secatore
"Absolutely brilliant morning fishing with Damon, really new where to fish, couldn’t of asked for anything more. Thank you!"

Daniel Horton
Daintree River & Coastal Sportfishing
(Galeforce 5.5m) - Max 3 pax
1/2 day - $550
3/4 day - $800
Full day - $950
Port Douglas Sportfishing - Reef & Wreck
(Galeforce 5.5m) - Max 3 pax
1/2 day - $600
3/4 day - $900
Full day - $1050
GBR sportfishing (full day) & (multi-day)
Full day charter $3000
(max 8 pax)
Extended multi-day liveaboard charters POA
(max 4 pax)
Cairns Black Marlin Heavy Tackle Fishing
Full Day Charter from $3000 per day
(max 4 pax)

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