Come and fish the aqua waters of Broome and experience one of our magnificent Sailfish or Marlin.
Broome Western Australia
Best kept secret in Broome
Did you know that Broome is one of the best kept game fishing hot spots in Australia for Sailfish?
The best light tackle game fishing experience in Broome
Welcome aboard ‘Billistic’, our custom 11.5 metre boat has been specifically designed and built to catch fish. Billistic is fitted with a 5 metre tower, great for spotting Sails and a 3.6 metre wide walk around deck. What else do you need? Yes, there’s a flushing toilet and heaps of shade as well. Our customers range from 9 year old boys n girls to 81 year old adventurers, all with varying skills and abilities, so if you want the best light tackle game fishing experience in Broome, Contact Us.
Specialists in light tackle game fishing and tournaments
Billfish Charters specialise in full day game fishing, targeting mainly Sailfish, Marlin, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia & Longtail Tuna.. We’ve been chartering out of Broome for over 20 years and are the best at what we do.We are 3 time winners of the Billfish Classic tournament held in July by the Broome Fishing Club, Winners of the A.I.B.T. and for more achievements have a look at our Highlights
Your fishing experience
Sail fishing is likened to sight fishing at its best, in other words you get to see the sailfish when your dropping a bait back to it. On the trip out to the grounds you’ll be shown how, when & why to drop a switch bait back to hungry sailfish and a bit of the terminology we use as well. Our experienced & helpful deckie Shannon and myself are there to give assistance as the both of us ‘love catching sailfish’ and expect a full hands on day. Have a look at our Facebook page to see what we catch.
Our season starts in April and goes thru to Oct/Nov weather dependant. Around mid June the Humpback whales and bait schools start appearing in numbers. 'Where there’s Whales there’s Sails’. Make sure you checkout our tide chart
for the best chance of hooking up to a Sailfish, Marlin or one of our many pelagic species. Contact us for a price on multiple day charters.
Wildlife we come across
The wildlife out there is amazing, humpback whales, pilot whales, turtles, dolphins, sea snakes, frigates, turns, jesus birds, budgerigars just to name a few.
What to bring
Bring your polarised sunnies (to see the fish) and a peaked cap, better suited for hearing the skipper when spotting Sailfish in the spread. Make sure you have "slip on shoes" as we leave from the beach and if you like a couple of beers or a wine at the end of the day feel free to bring them along.
Our fishing grounds vary in distance, as a rule early April, May & June we’re within 20 nautical miles of Broome and Aug, Sept, Oct/Nov we can be working 30+ Nm North.
Departure and Pick up times
We pick you up at 7.15 am drop-off 4.15 pm, tide dependant. Our charter includes supply of all fishing tackle, soft drink, water, snacks and a home made lunch is supplied.
Our special sailfish boat
Photographs (Updated October 2107)
For tide details see the Booking Information page.