About Us

Here at Australian Freshwater Fishing Charters, we are all about freshwater fish and the freshwater fishing experience. Our goal is to help you better understand and educate you on how to locate, observe and catch more fish.

We operate half and full day freshwater charters on some of the best impoundments and rivers in Queensland. We target Australian Bass, Saratoga and Yellow-belly and pride ourselves on teaching you as much as we can about these species and how to catch them.

Australian Freshwater Fishing Charters will cater a fishing experience to suit your needs, whether it’s a one day guided trip on your favourite dam, fishing for your favourite fish or multiple days fishing and learning a location for a number of different species, we can cater a charter for your specific needs.

Your Guide

Matthew Langford will be guiding you on your freshwater adventures. Matthew has been fishing freshwater since he was a child and has a wealth of knowledge on all freshwater fish species, he knows what they do, where to find them and how to catch them. Matthew has appeared on many fishing DVD’s, the televised AFC series, writes numerous columns for fishing magazines and websites and competes on the Bass Tournament circuit when he’s not educating people about his passion. He’s won multiple professional tournaments in Australia, won angler of the year titles, teams titles and competed in multiple tournaments overseas. Matt is also a qualified high school teacher and knows the best way to educate you or your family, not only in the classroom but out on the water. Matt will endeavour to teach you anything you want to know about freshwater fishing, all you have to do is ask.


We offer charters to many impoundments and rivers including, Boondooma Dam, Bjelke-Peterson Dam, Somerset Dam, Lake Cressbrook, Borumba Dam, Lake Mcdonald, The Mary River, Lake Wivenhoe, The Balonne River, Wuruma Dam, Lake Cania, Mackenzie River and many others. If its freshwater and it has a boat ramp, we’ll be able to help.

Our Boat 

On charter you will be fishing out of a 19 ft fibreglass Champion Bass boat fitted out with the  best fishing technology and GARMIN sounding equipment. The boat is powered by a 200 hp Mercury Optimax and fishing will be aided by the newest Garmin Force trolling motor. The boat is in 2E Survey with a certificate of operation and Coxwain Gr1 NC certification with all required safety equipment and safety measures installed. This boat covers water quickly and not only will you be taught a lot about fishing you’ll do it with a thrill.

Fishing Gear

On charter you can bring your own gear and be shown the best way to fish with the equipment you’ve got and how to possibly improve it to get the most out of your fishing. Otherwise all your gear and tackle will be provided. All lures will be supplied as well as the ins and out of how to best use them in certain situations. (cost incurred for damage or losses)

Call Us Today on 0408 658 592 or
email:   matthew@australianfreshwaterfishing.com.au
we’d love to hear from you!