Screaming Reels

Screaming Reels

40 ft Blackwatch. Crusing at 20 knots, this fishing machine is designed for game fishing so is a great sea boat in rough or calm conditions.

BOAT Overview

The Boat

  • This boat was launched in 1997 and is the very first production of Black Watch 40! She started as charter boat in Mackay area Australia.
  • ‍She has an awesome interior with and excellent seating arrangement both upstairs and down. She has spacious bathroom facilities, separate shower, and beds that accommodate 4 passengers in comfort.
  • ‍Cockpit has first class equipment to target any fish the ocean has to offer. Full electronics, nav station and latest fish finding equipment. With her large live bait tanks, fish hold, tuna tubes, bait station, freezer, fish door, total flush deck and a game chair mid pit she is ready to fight.
  • She has a speed of 20 knots and a range of 400 miles giving her the ability to head out wide and find the dream fish!
  • Fly bridge with shaded and dry comfortable seating.

The Tradition

  • Designed for game/deep sea fishing, meaning it is extremely good in the sea, calm or rough! Charter boat skippers, experienced game fisherman and marine journalists from all over the world agree that as a fishing/convertible/entertainer the Black Watch 40 is unsurpassed.  And that she is the “Ultimate off-road vehicle”
  • ‍The first Black Watch was conceived in the fertile mind of Raymond C Hunt.  Undoubtedly the worlds most famous naval architect.  Raymond C Hunt was a pioneer and innovator who produced a hull design that remains unchallenged today.  A sports writer describes well how the first Raymond Hunt designed vessel performed for Dick Bertram in the 196 Miami – Nassau
  • ‍It was written “The first Bertram 31 Moppie won the Miami-Nassau Race in the worst weather conditions in the event’s history, and broke the record by four days.”
  • ‍After the stunning success of Bertrams Moppy Raymond Hunt and his colleagues used their famous design for Bertram, Boston Whaler, Viking, The United States Coast Guard, US Special Forces and Black Watch.
  • ‍Black Watch was constructed initially in the US by the famous Ted Hood Company.  The late Ted Hood produced many Black Watch boats in the USA which can be found working and playing in the rough waters off the East Coast , Florida and Bahamas in the USA.  The USA moulds were purchased by the Australian Company in the 1980s and the proud tradition begun by Raymond Hunt was an inspiration to the Australian Naval Architects engaged and employed by the company.  Black Watch established a reputation in the rough waters of Australia for speed, comfort and dryness. 100s of Black Watch boats can be found in marinas from Tasmania in the South to Cairns in the North and on all North, South East and West Coasts of Australia.  Black Watch also sold to the US, Middle East, South Pacific, Mexico, Asia, South East Asia and remote Pacific Islands.
  • ‍During mid 1990 the popular Black Watch 34 was released and became Australia’s premier game boat, the ideal choice for the professional and recreational skipper. Black Watch Boats quickly became synonymous for quality, performance and superb handling of their range of brand.
  • ‍Shortly after 1997 the first of the then new Black Watch 40 models were produced. Sharing a similar hull shape then that of its predecessor, the BW26 and BW30; the Black Watch 40 out performed and out classed its major competitors. 
  • ‍For many years now, the Black Watch 40 has been acclaimed as the premier game boat of it’s size. A near perfect blend of sea keeping ability, creature comforts and fish ability.

EQUIPMENT ON BOARD

Game Gear

Speed Jigging Sets with the ”best reel ever made in this class” 

  • ‍When we speed jig we provide two different sets for the hard working; one overhead and one spinning. Both are Fin-Nor Lethal sets. The overhead set has the narrow spool Fin-Nor Lethal 16C reel, spooled with 80lb X8 J-Braid. The rod to this reel is the Fin-Nor Lethal LTC56-325, 24-37Kg, rod which handles Jigs up to 350g. This set is a dream to catch a big kingfish on with its power and its smooth and strong drag.
  • ‍The spin set is also a Fin-Nor Lethal set. The reel is the Lethal 100, which in a review made by Allan Hawk was noted to be the ”best reel ever made in this class”. Spooled with 80lb X8 J-Braid it gives enough strength and drag to take on any kingfish that swims in our waters. The Lethal S56-325 rod will neither let the angler down with its 24-37kg line weight and 350g jig weight specification.

Slow Jig and Softbait Sets

  • ‍Two types of sets are available onboard for slow jigging with lures such as kabura sliders, micro jigs and softbaits. Both sets are high-end Daiwa sets on the Bluebacker rods.
  • ‍The Spin version onboard has the Daiwa BG16 3000 reel spooled with 30lb X8 J-braid giving the angler phenomenal contact with the lure and plenty of cranking power when needed. The light weight and the smooth gear and drag on this set keeps the angler fishing without fatigue. The rod is the Daiw Bluebacker LJ662MHS which is a PE1-3 rod handling jig weights up to 180g. Plenty of power in this rod to land anything that comes its way.
  • ‍The overhead version is composed by the amazing Daiwa Lexa 300HD reel and a Daiwa Bluebacker 602MHB rod. Spooled with 30lb X8-J braid and the direct drive on the overhead reel, together with the rod performance, provides for a un-matched sensitivity and balanced light gear fishing. This is the sets preferred by the pros and is a pure joy to fish with for the experienced angler.

Straylining Sets catching the 30 ponder snappers

  • ‍Straylining is popular and effective when we target big snappers and for this type of fishing we use the Fin-Nor BT80 Baitteaser reel on a Fin-Nor Offshore 7’ 8-15Kg rod. This set is popular and used on almost all charters. Spooled with 10Kg Platypus IGFA low-stretch mono line gives the angler good control over the hook up and through out the entire fight with the fish.

Ledger Rig Gear

  • ‍For vertical fishing with ledger rigs Spot-X have two different sets. The Okuma 300L Classic reel on a 6-10kg Okuma UFR rod. This set is popular for snapper fishing and gives the angler a good user experience due to the light weight and sensitive tip on the rod. The reel is spooled with 10kg Platypus IGFA mono line. The second set onboard is a heavier 10-15kg PENN set with the PENN 500L Reel and the PENN Jigmaster rod. This set is preferred when engaging with the bigger snapper and even kingfish. We spool this with 15kg Platypus IGFA mono line.

Live Bait Gear

  • For Kingfishing when we do live baiting we use 15+ Kg rods and all reels are spooled with 50lb X8 J-Braid line. The reels we use are the Daiwa Sealine SL50SH reels. Low gearbox, fairly high speed gear ratio gives good balance in the gear when fighting a big kingie.

Best morning session for years!

Been fishing for 60 years in south Australia and to be put onto snapper and other species and catch a heap was exhilarating. Would recommend this trip to any keen fisherperson!!!!! D.R Sep17

"Fishing with a top Skipper"

Absolutely loved our time on the fishing snapper trip!! Great, easy going skipper who made it an awesome fun day and ensured we didn't leave without catching heaps of fish!! "

Had a great time!

We had a great morning. The skipper was very knowledgeable. All the gear we used was very good and we caught fish also. Lunch package was very good also. Great time. Thanks Spot-X.

CRUISING THE BAY

From $550

We guide you through the beautiful Bay with its caves, beaches and marine wildlife. We tailor your tour and you may combine it with fishing!

Duration

From 2 hours

Max on board

8
on board

Type of Charter

Private

Full Day Game / Hapuka Fishing Charter (Shared)

$550 per person

Additional non angling guests $150 pp. Up to 4 non angling guests.

Duration

10 hours

Max on board

4
on board

Type of Charter

Shared

Full Day Game Fishing Charter (Private)

$2000 for boat

Targeting Hapuka, Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish.

Duration

10 hours

Max on board

8
on board

Type of Charter

Private

Kingfish Charter, 7 hours (Private)

$1500 for the boat

If you want to add another person it is $100 per extra person

Duration

7 hours

Max on board

4
on board

Type of Charter

Private

Kingfish Charter, 7 hours (Shared)

$285 per person

Non angling guests $100 pp. Up to 4 non angling guests.

Duration

7 hours

Max on board

5
on board

Type of Charter

Shared

Multi Day Fishing Charter

$2200 per day

Sleep over trips to the Three Kings. Catering options available.

Duration

2-5 Days

Max on board

4
on board

Type of Charter

Private

Snapper Charter (Private)

$1050 for the boat

Duration

5 hours

Max on board

8
on board

Type of Charter

Private

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