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Topnotch Catch Of The Day

Catch And Cook

The Topnotch Taste Of The Island Life

Did you know your topnotch catch of the day can be cooked by the chefs from many Hamilton Islands restaurants?

This a great opportunity and experience eating your fresh fish for dinner. And why not? After all, you are on holiday! Allow the chefs at selected Hamilton Island restaurants to prepare and serve your topnotch catch of the day, just the way you like it.

tuna sahimi 2 ways


Longtail Topnotch Tuna ~ served in 2 ways – Seared with pepper & sashimi (Marina Tavern)

Topnotch Relaxed/Takeaway Experience

So you have booked your ideal fishing charter option with Topnotch Game Fishing on your chosen date. Next, making dinner reservations at one of the many Hamilton Island restaurants is best, but first, let’s decide on the desired type of dining experience. Fine dining, relaxed or casual, there is something to suit everyone.

Let’s start with a relaxed & casual takeaway/dining experience. First up, Popeye’s Takeaway. Fast, fresh and very convenient! Popeye’s is the spot for great takeaway fish and chips on Hamilton Island. After your fishing charter has finished & you disembark off The Pirate (D Arm), walk a very short distance to the shop to have your fresh fish cooked to your liking & served with chips is a treat for all ages.


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Spanish Mackerel Carpaccio (Marina Tavern)

Topnotch Fine Dining Restaurant Experience

Now we are stepping up the service and location atmosphere to enjoy your fresh catch. Choose from the many award-winning restaurants for your perfect dining experience.

Manta Ray serves a Mediterranean menu with a mix of seafood & meat dishes. It’s a fun and family-friendly atmosphere overlooking the magical Hamilton Island Marina.

Pool Terrace is situated overlooking the swimming pool at the Reef View Hotel. The Pool Terrace restaurant serves a la carte evening meals & it’s a relaxed, family-friendly environment on the pool’s edge at the Reef View Hotel.

Sails is a family-friendly restaurant with spectacular views overlooking Catseye Beach and the Sails Pool. With a laid-back vibe, Sails offers a casual dining experience, with an à la carte lunch menu comprising modern Australian dishes.

Ramano’s offers contemporary Italian cuisine, a warm, inviting restaurant with a mouth-watering menu. The superb pasta and gnocchi. The tables overlooking the water are ideal for romantic, special dinners. There’s a relaxed bar that’s perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail or a memorable nightcap.


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Mahi-Mahi with sweet chilli basil butter & Asian salad (Marina Tavern)

Restaurant Associated Fee & Cooked Accompaniments

*** Note these prices are subject to change; it’s best to confirm with the restaurant of choice. Also, in the past, we have had many guests staying at Beach Club and Qualia accommodation have their topnotch catch of the day cooked for them at Pebble Beach Restaurant or Beach Club Restaurant.

  • Romano’s $35.00 per person – Battered, pan-fried, or oven baked Chefs selection
  • Manta Ray $35.00 per person – Battered or grilled – Chefs selection
  • Pool Terrace $35.00 per person – Battered, grilled or pan-fried – Chefs selection
  • Sails $35.00 per person – Battered or pan-fried – Chefs selection
  • Popeye’s $25.00 per kilo – Battered or grilled
  • Hamilton Island Marina Tavern – Panfried or grilled – Chefs selection


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Baked Largemouth Nannygai with chilli & lime 

Additional Information

We advise you to contact the restaurant of your choice to find all the required information & they will walk you through their process of having your catch cooked. It is recommended that the fish be dropped off at the restaurant before 5:00 pm & presented at a very cool temperature. They will also ask you to sign a waiver form as well.

From the whole topnotch team, we hope you take great pleasure in your BYO fish dining experience at Hamilton Island as much as you enjoyed catching it!

Tight lines,

Marlene Hicks

Owner/Operator & First Mate of Topnotch Game Fishing

Topnotch Game Fishing

Living On Island Time & Fishing In Paradise

If you’re looking for a professional fishing charter experience from Hamilton Island, look no further than Topnotch Game Fishing. We have various charter options to choose from, like shared half-days, private half-days, private full-days & liveaboard fishing charters at the Great Barrier Reef. We pride ourselves on our topnotch expertise and passion. I look forward to your inquiry! Contact Marlene today at 1300 347 444 or email tgfcharterinquiries@gmail.com




Marlene Hicks The owner-operator of Topnotch Game Fishing Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef.