Reel Affair Fishing Charters

Reel Affair Charters offers a personal service on fishing charters out of Merimbula, New South Wales. With a crew of two as well as the skipper, there is plenty of help on hand for everyone from novice to the most experienced anglers. And with a wide variety of fishing and boating options available, they assure you will have the best possible experience aboard their boat.

The Reel Affair is an attractive 38 ft Mariner boat with a flybridge for fantastic views of the surrounding ocean. The boat comes complete with all the creature comforts you will need for an enjoyable day on the water, including a bathroom, a shower, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and plenty of covered seating. On top of that, there are also all the necessary sporting and safety additions for a successful day fishing the offshore waters or the local reefs.

Depending on your experience, budget, and appetite, you can choose from a variety of fishing charters aboard the Reel Affair. You could bottom fish the reefs for species such as pink Snapper, Leatherjacket, and Morwong, as well as hooking predatory Sharks and tasty Kingfish. Otherwise, passionate anglers might enjoy some light tackle jigging or heavy tackle offshore trolling. Whatever you prefer, all the gear and helping hands you will need will be provided in the cost of the trip.

Whale watching charters are also available; take an unforgettable trip and catch the annual Humpback Whale migration between mid September and mid November. There’s nothing quite like seeing these gentle giants up close in their own habitat!

All keeper fish will be cleaned and packaged for you by the friendly crew on return to the dock.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Lodging Package—2 x Fish, 4 Nights
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,196
    up to 12 persons / day
    4 nights accommodation at Fisherman's Lodge Merimbula, up to 10 people with 2 full days fishing.
  • Private trip
    Game Fishing - Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,025
    up to 12 persons
    Private game fishing charters target Striped and Blue Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, Dolphin Fish and Sharks
  • Private trip
    Full Day Reef - Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $889
    up to 12 persons
    8 hours of private reef fishing for up to 12 people, fishing for delicious fish such as Snappers, Gummy Sharks, Salmon, Leatherjackets, Flathead, Morwong, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Kingfishing Trip - Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $820
    up to 12 persons
    Fishing for Kingfish about 10 miles south of Merimbula, about a mile offshore. These are great fun fighting fish on light to medium tackle and will give you a good run for your money! On top of that, they are great eating fish.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Reef - Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $684
    up to 12 persons
    Have the boat to yourself and enjoy a reef fishing trip that is tailored specifically to you. All tackle, bait, tea, coffee and a light morning snack is included.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Reef - Shared Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $89
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Reef fishing targeting Snapper, Morwong, Cod, Leatherjackets, Gummy shark. Using quality tackle. All fish cleaned and packaged
  • Shared trip
    Whale Watching (Sept-Nov ONLY)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 15
    $48
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Whale watching mid September til mid November. Enjoy watching humpback whales mums and calves migrate down the south coast
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About the Captain

Phillip Mitchell
Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Angler's Choice
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since November 2016
With over 20 years of experience running charters from Merimbula, Reel Affair's Skipper Phil Mitchell has almost unbeatable knowledge of the waters of the Sapphire Coast. He is regarded as an approachable and friendly skipper, and he enjoys passing his considerable knowledge on to his guests, whatever their level of experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod
Leatherjacket
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Salmon
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Mariner (Flybridge) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 250HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.54
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Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Peter P.
Meatian, VIC
 4.33
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Windy Day

VERIFIED   NEW  November 21, 2019
The day was not kind weather wise, very windy but the crew did everything in their power to make the day a success and fish...
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Kirrilee T.
Lane Cove, NSW
 5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 5, 2019
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Ben P.
Lidcombe, NSW
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 3, 2019
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Jay R.
Lane Cove, NSW
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VERIFIED   October 2, 2019
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Shane T.
Rowville, VIC
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Fishing with Phillip

VERIFIED   January 3, 2019
I have been on a few charters before but Phil and his crew were one of the best but I’ve been on and I would recommend...
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