Merimbula Game Fishing

Our skipper, Phil Mitchell, has extensive experience in big game sports fishing on the Sapphire Coast to ensure both professional and novice fishermen alike have the best chance to land their dream fish.
The Sapphire Coast Game Fish season operates from December to July. Small Yellowfin Tuna usually make an early run in December and as the waters warm up, toward the beginning of January, we see the start of the Marlin season.  Marlin can run along our coastline for up to 4-5 months subject to water temperatures and as the waters cool, the Tuna season comes back into force with larger Yellowfin and Albacore Tuna hitting our coastline toward the end of May through to July.

Primary Game fish targeted on the Sapphire Coast include:

  • Yellow-fin and Albacore Tuna
  • Blue, Black and Striped Marlin
  • Dolphin Fish (Maui Maui)
  • Shark

Game Fishing Charters operate over 8 hours with a maximum of only 6 anglers on board share charters and up to 12 passengers on private charters.

Game Fish packages are also available on a private charter basis from as little as only $3500, including 4 nights accommodation in Merimbula and 2 days private charter fishing (9hrs p/day). This represents great value! For more information on our Game Fish Packages, click on the link for PRICES in our menu.

Quality game rods, reels, tackle and fishing licensing requirements are supplied on board our Game Fish Charters. Tea, coffee and a light morning snack is also provided and you are welcome to BYO any food or drinks you may like throughout the day.

For accommodation in Merimbula, check out our very own Fisherman’s Lodge. Gift Vouchers are also available on any of our fishing charters. Please contact us anytime to discuss your needs.

All charters depart from the main public wharf
Market Street Merimbula (opposite the Lakeview Hotel).

A New South Wales fishing licence is not required while fishing on board Reel Affair.