Mark Snadden (Skipper Owner)

Owner and Skipper, Mark Snadden, has been in the recreational, charter fishing and boating arena for most of his life and is the longest serving charter boat operator in South Australia for over 28 years. Mark is also an owner of Reel Action Fishing Charters in Marion Bay which has won numerous game Fishing tournaments, including being champion angler and champion boat.

Mark is the voice on the phone and the man behind the emails.

Mark primarily runs the charters out of Marion Bay.



Darren Marks

Darren joined the team in 2019 and quickly fast tracked through to Skipper.  This doesnt mean he is new to the fishing world, this guy has gills!   We’ve not been disappointed with Darren.  He’s a hard working knowledgeable fisho and goes out of his way to put you on the fish.  We are really excited for the coming seasons having Darren on board.  He’s available during the week and weekends and has also earned his stripes at Marion Bay.


James Bawden (Skipper)

James’ passion for being on the water has driven him to progress up through the ranks and we are now thrilled to acknowledge his new title of Skipper.  James took on further study through the Maritime Academy and successfully completed his Coxswain certification.  We were already thrilled with the way James worked the deck for us so this new role and his vast experience on the water as a Deckhand, recreational fishing and a stint on a long line boat  makes him invaluable to our charter operations. He is great with people and will help teach you the art of fishing if you need it.


Cody Snadden (Deckie)

The whipper snapper has finally come of age and from time to time you’ll find Cody on the deck.  He has quite a bit of experience having been born with the fishing bug in his blood.  Cody’s specialty is line class and has won numerous awards, including a World Record for a Samson fish on light line and has participated in the 2018 Tuna Shootout in Lincoln.


Jenny Snadden (Deckie)

Jenny is the better half to Mark and will run the deck better than most of the guys so don’t get in her way :).  She’s also been known to chase a record or two as well.

Jenny was also a Dive Instructor.



Peter Koschelew (Crew)

Peter has been a great inclusion to our team with plenty of fishing experience and can often be found in his own boat down at Marion Bay. Peter is also a keen diver and can also be found underwater catching crayfish.




 Ben (Crew)

Ben is young in years but certainly holds his own on the deck!  Having an undeniable passion for fishing and boating Ben is one young man who has great skills and also seems to know what the customer needs.  He has a long career in the Maritime industry if he chooses this path.


Nick (Crew)

Nick has also recently joined us.  After completing a Coxswain course while at school. Nick needs to get his sea time up and once that happens, we’ve no doubt he will find himself mastering our boats.  He is very confident on the boat and is equally at home with salt or freshwater fishing.




 Dale (Crew)

Another valuable team member. Dale has crewed a large number of our charters out of West Beach and is a very keen fisherman. Dale started us one of our customers and liked it that much he attended training at the Maritime academy to become a fully qualified crew member.