Blue Lightning Charters Testimonials

At Blue Lightning Charters we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible fishing charter experience. Over 80% of our bookings are made by returning customers which tells us we must be doing something right. Check out a selection of our testimonials below.

Testimonials Montebello Islands fishing

Testimonials Montebello Islands fishing

Mind blowing Montebello Islands Experience!!

Such a fantastic experience fishing with Blue Lightning at the Montebello Islands. This was my second trip and Chad and Leah made me feel like family! Chad’s experience certainly shows with so many spots and super hot fishing. Everything from demersal jigging/ soft plastics to GT fishing and targeting pelagics (Sailfish, Black Marlin, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel etc). Leah is a whiz in the kitchen – the hostess with the mostest 😀 preparing super delicious meals and snacks throughout the entire day and night! Sam the decky did an amazing job – always smiling and always there to lend a hand with anything. I also really enjoyed trips to the various islands, free diving and seeing amazing coral and fish etc etc. Thanks again team – can’t say good enough things about this trip – can’t wait to return again soon!!!!


Rod W 5 October 2016

Jon with his GT 🙂

Chad and Leah, thank you for a most memorable, enjoyable and adrenaline filled charter. The 5 days were filled with amazing fishing adventures with loads of stories discussed each night. Many thanks also to Jake our deckie who was run off his feet looking after the nine of us, but he kept up the pace. Keep up the good work you are doing a great job with what you offer on your charters. I hope to see you all again next year …… Kind regards – Rod

Jon H July 2017

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l can easily say Blue Lightening is the best fishing charter l have been on [and l have been on many] this was my third trip and each one has been better than the last. In my opinion Chad is one of the best, his skill with the boat [especially on day three when we went hunting for billfish] knowledge of the area and of fishing techniques are second to none. This guy caught his first marlin in his early teens!! Together with a great crew, wife Leah and deckie Brodie we were really well fed and looked after. These guys worked tirelessly all week, l was shattered so l can only imagine how they were feeling, and they have to do it all again week after week.
The highlight for me was an open water POPPER session on Spanish Mackerel, l have never experienced that before. My $90 Temple Reef popper got smashed by a Wahoo first cast at Trial rocks, the Wahoo subsequently got destroyed by two sharks on the surface. It provided some brief but spectacular entertainment but bye bye popper. What a week, l can’t wait to go back.
Anyone considering a trip with Blue lightening do not delay, you will not experience anything like it.
No l am not on commission!

George A October 2016

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Thanks Team Blue Lightning for another amazing trip. 100% sure I’ll be back for Monties expedition number 5 in 2017. 

As always we had a brilliant time and the only disappointing part is that I now have to wait another year ’til I can get back to the Montebello Islands.

You guys really do have the greatest office in Australia and the best team to show it off. 

Captain Chad is still the fish whisperer; he always puts us on the spot and knows those waters like the back of his hand. 

Amongst everything else, Leah worked culinary miracles, cooking up an absolute storm in the confines of the boat. I didn’t think it was possible to spend the whole week battling fish or snorkelling and still put on weight. Apparently it’s easy when you’re being treated to five star dining every day. I also loved the weather & fish forecast white board. Nice addition. 

Brody continues the tradition of Blue Lightning having the hardest working deckies in the game. Nothing was too much trouble and the boys all appreciated his tireless hard work.

Thanks again. 

Cam C
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Cam with couple of nice Rankin Cod

Hi Leah Bill Chad Brodie,

Absolutely tops trip with you to the Montes. I can’t thank Bill enough for getting me out there with you guys. You couldn’t wish for more exciting fishing every day. The meals and rest times were absolutely relaxing and the company fantastic. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel a part of the whole group. After the first few minutes of action on the back deck on my first day it was obvious that everyone had total confidence in Chad and Brodie. Chad and Brodie’s experience and efficient skill is amazing, their attention to detail and making sure everyone had a part in the action was great.  Plus getting first hand advice on the best knots and techniques for the really serious fishing we experienced. I showed a mate some pics and explained the set up out there, his comment summed it up: “why would you go anywhere else?”

A real ‘first’ for me with the exciting fishing we experienced each day, and the weather turned it on as well! I’m already planning to do it again – mask and fins are packed already -once again thanks a million.

Mike A

We had a brilliant time and I thought the trip was up there (Montebello Islands) with Blue Lightning was the best of half a dozen live aboards I’ve done. The deckies did a fantastic job on the deck and Chad always put us on the fish, even when conditions were windy/tough. As a customer, I think it can be pretty easy to overlook all of the stuff the crew does do when things are running are smoothly. Keeping things running that way requires a lot of work from the boys and they were all brilliant and good blokes to boot

BL Note: Cameron booked for the following year a week after returning from this charter

Cameron C


Great trip had by all!!!! The best fishing I’ve ever done. Crew was great and fishing unreal!!

Justin M

Testimonials Montebello Islands fishing

Thanks for the experience guys.

I had an awesome time I was unprepared for what to expect up there but I was very impressed with everything, I couldn’t fault a thing and I learnt a lot.

I will definitely see you guys again.


I had a great time on the trip this type of fishing was new to me to be able to fish for Billfish, GT’S and such and get showed new knots & rigs ways to go about it was all good to learn. Everyone was great on the trip good to get along with lot of laughs had it was good company right across the board. The boats and fishing gear was of good standard with Bill & Chad skippering around the Montebello and fishing destinations was very Professional. The deckie was very helpful think try to keep everyone happy as possible by bringing in the fish taking photos with everyone’s cameras, releasing fish. Thankyou all for one of the best fishing trip experience.

Rick N

The trip was awesome. I loved every minute of it and will be definitely coming back. A big thanks to Chad, Leah, Kurt as they made the trip and made us feel at home on Blue Lightning.  I wouldn’t change a thing as we did something different every day. I will be in touch on the dates as we would like to book again


John B

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Had an absolute ball throughout the 7 days, it helps with a good bunch of people on board.

Chad and the decky, do a great job.

After talking to family and friends and showing them photos they are keen on going. Thanks again

Glen D


This was my first long charter ever and also my first to the NW of WA. I have been on several day charters in QLD before, and I must say it was a fantastic experience all round!

My special thanks go to Chad for his expert knowledge and skippering, also to Sharin for making us feel very welcome on return each day with home cooked meals.

Last but by no means least a very special thanks must go to Jake the best Dekkie I’ve (& we all agreed) ever seen! That young man has restored my faith in the younger generation, he worked like a Trojan from sunrise to sunset everyday without ever a whinge or a complaint. He was there within a few seconds to help out with equipment problems, (he even leant me HIS own Rod!) fresh bait, unhooking fish and then filleting on the way home, followed by cleaning up and Barbecuing, then cleaning up again before bed time! Please make sure he gets this message.

You have a great crew Chad. Your strong points would have to be the friendliness of the staff, followed by the variety of fishing: trolling, bottom bouncing, reef, sports and even game fishing is just excellent! You cannot control the weather, however your flexible approach to the type of fishing based on conditions was great and I cannot honestly think of any negative things to say. I will be highly recommending your company to anyone I know considering a fishing charter, I myself will most certainly be back for more. Jim and the rest of us are considering an Abrolhos trip next year if we can all get time off from work.

Darrell S