Chad | Skipper
Chad has had his Master Class V ticket since early 2004, at the age of 18, being one of the youngest in WA. With his parents starting Mills Charters and has such been involved with the charter industry all his life. His parent sold Mills Charters in 2002, the same year Chad started Blue Lightning Charters.
Chad began crewing on vessels at a very early age and the experience he has gained over the years since is most obvious in the way he conducts his trips. Chad has a major passion for game fishing. As an angler, he caught his first blue marlin at the age of 14.
Chad has skippered the boat to some great results over recent seasons including 129 billfish during the 2017 season and 290 during the 2018 season (our biggest season on sailfish yet!). On his best day he skippered his crew to 39 sailfish, and his second best day is 31 billfish for the day (13 marlin 18 sails)!
Chad has been Skippering at the Montebello Islands for over 12 consecutive seasons and fishing at the Abrolhos Islands for 18 seasons. After gaining his Master IV ticket in 2010 at the age of just 25, he knows these areas exceptionally well to the great benefit of all Blue Lightning guests!