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Clearwater Island Lodge
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Went to Melville Island to bird-watch while my husband fished. Now a converted fisherwoman after a metre long jewfish, 80cm barra, arms exhausted by spanish mackeral and more golden snapper than I can handle. And Dave in the kitchen can mangrove jacks into really magical meals! It was hot & humid...got to expect that at the end of the Wet, but there is a wonderful cool spa pool at the end of a days fishing. We were only there 3 days and I am hungry for more!
PS the birdwatching is pretty good too!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bronwen62
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ClearwaterLodge, Owner at Clearwater Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you Bron for your fantastic review of Clearwater Island Lodge.

We were all really excited to read that we managed to convert you from being a very avid birdwatcher to an exceptional fisher woman not bad for your first time hitting the metre club with your jewfish! We always warn the husbands about being out fished and true to our word you did it as do many other wife's whom come here for their first fishing experience.
Glen was so proud to boast about your achievements everyday.
All the team and I cannot wait to see you both again sometime soon.
Take Care and all the best for 2013.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Fished with my 10 year old son and just loved the place , although August is not considered prime time we still caught plenty of Barra to 70cm Black Jew around 15kg and plenty of other odds and sods. Guides were exceptional , patient and a pleasure to fish with. Great food ,cold beer and tidy accommodation.Whilst not five star more than adequate when you are there to chase fish and experience the magical surrounds of the Tiwi Islands and the people who live there.
Would love to return when the finance's allow!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Deborah W
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ClearwaterLodge, Owner at Clearwater Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thanks for reviewing us at Clearwater Island Lodge and your recognition of our Fantastic Staff.
Our team are very proud to have read your feedback and they all continue to set a great example for the lodge.
We wish you safe travels throughout 2013 and beyond and hope to see you and your son one day again in the future.

Kerri-Ann and the Clearwater Island Lodge team

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Well Folks, this was my third visit to this place in Barradise and once again spoilt by the professional service, excellent food, accomodation, hospitality and mind blowing fishing. This time we spent 5 days on this pristine island in the Tiwi group. 3 days chasing Barra up creeks and 2 days getting our arms ripped off bluewater fishing. The Guides know their stuff and are professional. We fished the lead up to the wet. So the days are mild and the humidity is not stifling. Thanks to Kerri-Ann, Michael and crew for allowing us to share their paradise and looking after us during our visit. I am sure we will find ourselves up there again in the not too distant future.

Room Tip: We had a room each directly opposite the Bar and overlooking the beautiful waters of Apsley Straight. Where we watched the most spectaular sunsets each night. Highly recommend these rooms.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank YankoS_13
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ClearwaterLodge, Owner at Clearwater Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thanks for reviewing us at Clearwater Island Lodge we are hugely honored that we have had the pleasure of your return trips to us in Barradise.
Your recognition of our professional service, excellent food, accomodation, hospitality and mind blowing fishing is appreciated by all the team here at Clearwater.
The team are very proud to have read your feedback and they all continue to ask when you will be returning.
We wish you safe travels throughout 2013 and beyond and hope to see you again soon in Barradise.

Kerri-Ann and the Clearwater Island Lodge team

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Fortunate to have been a couple of times. Fishing is sensational and how good is it to come back to dry land, air con comfortable huts, a cool ale or two and great meal on the verandah. I am 75 and Clearwater has been the best fishing experiences of my life. Enough said!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Mantone
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ClearwaterLodge, Owner at Clearwater Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you for reviewing us at Clearwater Island Lodge we are hugely honored that we have had the pleasure of your return trips to us.
Your recognition of our professional service, excellent food, accommodation, hospitality and mind blowing fishing is appreciated by all the team here at Clearwater.
The team are very proud to have read your feedback and can't wait for your next trip.
We wish you all the best for 2013 and beyond and hope to see you again soon.

Kerri-Ann and the Clearwater Island Lodge team

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Having fished most of the high dollar value Lodges on Melville and Bathurst it was strange that we ventured to Clearwater as the Lodge we hadn't been to, even though we had been to others multiple times. Our group was comprised of 4 pax and 2 per boat + 1 guide. That's how we do it, so it translates into expensive fishing, so be it. We fished 2 days. One day was very poor, no barra just a couple of blue salmon and a few Jacks, the next day was very good (different guide) with a whopping 108cm Threadfin, plenty of Barra, Blues, Jacks, Skinny's and a massive cod (not boated). It's a great setting, fairly good quarters and bathrooms and reasonably good fishing equipment. Where it can improve (and there's plenty of room) is the food, sorry guys but for the buck$ better quality food is essential. Still had a good time, but mighn't bust my cods to go back, unless the food has improved somewhat. Nice people running the place and the beer is cold, so plenty to work with.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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ClearwaterLodge, Owner at Clearwater Island Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thank you for reviewing us at Clearwater Island Lodge we appreciate your feedback.
We also would of hoped that in your short stay with us that you might have caught a few more fish on day one than you did but unfortunately with any location and fishing in general it is and can be very unpredictable at times and may not always go the way we would want it too. We always highly recommend a minimum of 3 days fishing to truly get to experience what is on offer here at Clearwater Island Lodge.
Congratulations on your 108cm Threadfin and the massive cod pity it didn't get boated.
We where a bit surprised about your feedback about the food as we always get great feedback about what we offer and generally get told we offer to much food from all our returning guests however we have taken this on board and really appreciate the feedback and we have already reviewed and changed what we offer as this is a very important part of our service. We hope that you will give us the opportunity sometime in the future to show case the changes we have made.

Thank you again and we wish you all the best for 2013.

Kerri-Ann and the Clearwater Island Lodge team

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