The Skippers

Captain Bernie Vale

Captain Bernie ValeCaptain Bernie Vale, one of the most experienced fishing charter operators along the North West Coast, with over 30 years experience fishing in the area.

Captain Bernie has owned and operated his own fishing charter business in Coral Bay for the past 23 years and has one of the highest catch rates in the Gascoyne Region. Captain Bernie Vale is currently “The Billfish Foundation – Top or Runner Up – Tagging Captain – Black Marlin Indian Ocean”.   Bernie had a Super Grand Slam on the boat, on the last day of competition, at GAMEX 2014,  which included 4 of the 5 species of billfish, being a sailfish, black marlin, blue marlin and stripped marlin. That day saw 11 billfish raised and 10 tagged by Team Mahi Mahi.

Skipper Cooper Chapman

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Skipper Cooper Chapman worked in the commercial fishing industry for 4 years, before starting work as a deck hand with Mahi Mahi fishing charters, and recently obtaining his qualifications to join the company as a skipper. His vast knowledge of Fishing Charters has been obtained from working with Captain Bernie Vale.

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