Rathlin Charters

1 Market Street
Merimbula NS, Australia

Rathlin Charters are giving you the chance to come and catch that fish you have always wanted to catch.

Fishing aboard a 41ft Steber that is powered by twin caterpillar engines, you will get you to the fishing grounds in good time so you have hours to spare to catch the fish you are after. The boat features a toilet, galley, and a spacious lounge. The attentive crew are there to tailor for your every need and get that fish of a lifetime.

If you want to catch a Black, Blue, or Striped Marlin, Ratlin charters will give you the opportunity to do so from January until May. Take a game fishing charter at this time of year, and you will always have a chance to pick up a Dolphinfish or Mako Shark at the same time.

Wintertime fishing is no less exciting, with the chance of catching large Bluefin Tuna from the end of June till the end of August.

If that wasn’t enough, reef fishing is great all year round. The natural reefs that lie within easy reach of Merimbula are amazing fishing grounds for colourful and delicious species such as Snapper, Morwong, Flathead, Gummy Shark, and a few other species that frequent the reefs.

Rathlin Charters are giving you the chance to come and catch that fish you have always wanted to catch.

Fishing aboard a 41ft Steber that is powered by twin caterpillar engines, you will get you to the fishing grounds in good time so you have


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Steber (Flybridge) originally built in 1994. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
14 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Flathead

 
Leatherjacket
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Morwong
 
Shark (Gummy)

 
Shark (Mako)
 
Snapper (Pink)

 
Tuna (Bluefin)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

About the Captain

Craig Chambers
Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Member since August 2016
I used to work as a commercial fisherman and would fish recreationally whenever I had some time off. So it made sense to start charter fishing. Now I operate Rathlin, one of the most well-established boats in Merimbula. I still have a great passion for fishing and will never stop looking for fish for customers.I pride myself on giving customers the best there is to offer on the south coast
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 97%

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Great day on the water crew and Captain really good. Everyone caught fish and too some home for the table.

Whilst my partner Katrina caught the most, all had a great time.

We will be back. Thanks Gents

Fished April 16, 2017
Craig Chambers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 18, 2017

Thanks John It was a pleasure having you and your wife aboard

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I would happily give Rathlin Charters 10 out of 10. My morning on board has been the highlight of my trip to Merimbula. Craig was continually looking for fish for us to catch and succeeded. We all came home with enough for 2 feeds after returning a lot back to fight another day. If you have the chance let Rathlin Charters show you what Merimbula has to offer.

I simply cannot recommend this Charter enough. The crew were amazing and helped out every individual as needed and offered advice as to what we were doing wrong. Simply an amazing experience. The best charter I have been on.

Fished March 24, 2017
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Fished February 2, 2017
Craig Chambers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 12, 2017

Elly Simpson Had a great day out. My husband, Peter, was the main one who wanted to go fishing as I dont do it. But I had a go and caught lots of fish and had fun. My grand daughter did well too and caught 2 fish on one line. Craig, the captain, and Zed were very helpful and friendly. Especially as the younger kids were sick and had to go back to shore and then he took us back out to keep fishing. They knew what they were doing. Thanks guys.

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