All sailfish and Marlin caught are switch baited using teasers, dead bait and soft platics only.
This method has been adopted to avoid damage to the fish and boredom to the anglers.
TIDES, TIDES, TIDES - Very Important
We only fish the (Neap Tides) so PLEASE contact us for good tides when heading to Broome.
Season: Commences in April and finishes late October/November depending on weather; Sailfish arriving June. Other pelagic's start in April.
IMPORTANT: Polarised Sunglasses, Polarised Sunglasses, Polarised Sunglasses, Polarised Sunglasses.
TidesWe have some of the largest tides in Australia please checkout our tide chart before you book your accommodation. The best tides for fish for Sailfish, Marlin and pelagic’s are on the Neap tides (indicated in blue). This is because the water is clearer and the fish can see the bait better. Yes we ‘love catching Sailfish’ to.
What to expect on charterAs well as Sailfish & Marlin we also catch Spanish Mackerel, Cobia & Longtail Tuna as we often run a deep diving lure in the patten – Not bad by-catch! Over the past 20 years game fishing we’ve picked up a few tips n tricks, so while your waiting for Mr Sailfish, feel free to ask Ringo or myself for a few of them, we’e only to happy to spread the knowledge.
Billistic is on the move all day and covers a lot of ground.
Tackle & TacticsWhile on ‘Billistic’ you will be using 10kg spinning outfits, main reason is speed as you need to drop a bait back to the nose of either Sailfish or Marlin a.s.a.p. Our spread consists of up to seven teasers and drop back baits can be garfish, milkfish, mullet or even pilchards. This is hands on game fishing similar to fly fishing but on a larger scale and much more exciting.
ProtectionHats, essential just make sure you can hear the skipper as he’s the one upstairs giving you directions as to where to drop your bait.
Sunnies: Polarised, just so as you can see the fish better and make sure you have slip on shoes as we leave from the beach.
Free Release CardsOn ‘Billistic’ you maybe asked to fill out a Free Release Card, this method lowers the impact on our sailfish and marlin and the information collected goes to the NSW tagging program to monitor our fishery.
Food & DrinkWhile on board ‘Billistic’ you can expect a home made lunch, morning tea, snacks, water/soft drink & sun tan lotion and even a smile if your lucky.
Pricing & Pickups
Price is $400 per person to share. Boat price $1500 per/day. For multiple day charters please contact us.
Oh and we don’t accept credit card.
Pickup time is 7.15 am and drop-off around 4.15 pm tide dependant
Please note: We do NOT accept credit cards.
If you would like to contact us please see here for details.
Cancellation and refund policy
In the event of a cancellation or if you fail to turn up for a charter after confirmation with Broome Billfish Charters, the following fees apply:
- Within 28 days or more of intended charter - full refund
- Between 14-27 days of intended charter - 50% refund
- Less than 14 days of intended charter - no refund
Broome Billfish Charters reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter a charter due to weather or mechanical failure or unforseen circumstances. In such an event a full refund will be given.