Hot Fishing Charters – Tru-Dee-V

Hot Fishing Charters runs offshore game and sport fishing charters in the waters off Bermagui, NSW. Bermagui is the perfect place to go for some amazing offshore adventures, as it boasts a very short run of just around 13 miles out to the continental shelf. When you come aboard, you’ll waste no time getting your gear in the water, as you focus on the pulse-racing fishing in the open waters.

The “Tru Dee-V” is a 48’ Randell offshore sportfishing vessel powered by twin 400 HP Caterpillar engines. These were fitted, along with a complete overhaul of the propulsion systems in 2013, meaning she’s a modern boat.

She has plenty of space aboard for up to 14 anglers, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a full spread of outriggers and center riggers, a fighting chair, a livewell full of the freshest bait, and even twin tuna tubes for those looking to give themselves the best chance of landing a real monster.

The vessel also boasts a comfortable interior complete with a galley, head, and cabin, as well as the all-important flybridge for lounging between bites. Come aboard, and make yourself at home, as you get your fish on in true style like never before.

You’ll go after monster Marlin or Tuna, depending on what’s in season, as you use nothing but the best gear to catch nothing but the best fish. Choose from a selection of fishing techniques, as the crew provides set-ups for trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and kite fishing to make sure you don’t just land the fish of your dreams, but you also land it your way.

Hot Fishing Charters promises everything you need for a fun-filled, productive day out. Take advantage of live bait, snacks, drinks, and a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take away at the end of the day, as you sit back and focus on the fish. The catch of a lifetime is out there, come aboard and make it yours!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    price breakdown
    June, July, and August are prime time to land monster Bluefin Tuna. Head out from the NSW coastline to the seamounts of the Pacific and get your fish on in style. These beasts are a must for any angler worth their salt, and you'll have the chance to land the catch of a lifetime as you troll the open waters. Get ready for some heavy lifting to get them out of the water, as you work up a sweat to land that all-important catch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    price breakdown
    From January through May, you'll have the chance to go after one of the holy grails of saltwater sportfishing. Head to the deep waters offshore and battle it out with a monster Marlin. At the continental shelf, you'll fish the rich waters of the Pacific, where you'll find Black, Striped, and Blue Marlin, each of whom will do everything they can to get off the end of your line. Settle in for a thrilling adventure to land the catch of a lifetime.
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About the Captain

Crusty Johnson
Bermagui, New South Wales, Australia
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since June 2015
Captain Crusty grew up fishing with his grandfather. He rightfully claims that he's a lifelong fisherman, who has spent all his holidays and weekends on the water, ever since childhood. He's now spent many years in the fishing industry, working as a charter deckhand, and now as a charter captain, and can't wait to show you why the ocean is the best office in the world.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Randell (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 1999. Powered by 2 400HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

48 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Bermagui to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Timothy H.
Greenwich, New South Wales

Fishing with Bret "crusty"

VERIFIED   January 4, 2018
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Harley K.
Sydney, NSW

Fishing with crusty

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Dean R.
Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory

Full day game fishing

VERIFIED   April 1, 2017
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