Reviewed Sep 2016
Fur seals, Penguins, and a variety of sea birds including the majestic Albatross can be found on and around the Island. All kinds of fish from table to big game can also be landed all around the island. Snapper, Kingfish, Benito, Tuna, Sharks, Trevally, and many more are often caught, in fact quite a lot of world record catches have been made at or around Montague Island. You can not land your boat and walk around the Island unless you have a National Parks and Wildlife official guide with you as the Island is a Nature Reserve and protected by the National Trust. Stay away from the southern end of the Island as there are some very active bomboras there and the seas are generally a little uncomfortable. They call the area south of the island "the Boils" because the two currents that exist around the Island meet at this point and cause the water to chop up. On the western side of the island is a reef which is about 10 to 40 metres down. Directly opposite the lighthouse is called the Foul house and the fishing there is extremely good. The other side and northern tip of the Island is the home to many sharks as well as other big fish like the Southern Bluefin Tuna and at times great schools of Kingfish. The trip to and from the Island will take you about 20 to 30 minutes each way so leave plenty of time to return before dark.
All kinds of fish can be landed
Very active bomboras at southern end of the island