Reel Affair Fishing Charters

Market Street
Merimbula NS, Australia

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 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1268
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1087
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 942
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 870
    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
    Deep Sea Fishing - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Feb - 31 Dec
    US$ 797
    up to 12 persons
    Fishing the 40 Fathom Reef (about 8 miles offshore) and/or the 70 Fathom Reef (about 15 miles offshore) for species such as Tasmanian Trumpeter, Nannygai, Morwong, Deep Sea Perch, Tiger Flathead, and Leatherjacket. This is a private trip for groups of up to 12 people.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Reef - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 725
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 94
    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 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Sep - 15 Nov
    US$ 50
    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 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

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 Included

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.
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

About the Captain

Phillip Mitchell
Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Member since November 2016
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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.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 84%

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Good fun wih Phil and Hayden and ended up with a good feed of fish

Fished April 23, 2018
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Fished March 31, 2018
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We had an excellent half day fishing with a knowledgeable crew, the captain was more than happy to keep moving the boat over the best reef ground in order to give us maximum opportunity to catch the target fish. We caught a large number of good fish across a wide number of species. Joel the assistant crew was very attentive to baiting hooks, unhooking fish and cleaning the fish. We would recommend this charter over others to anyone looking for a great day’s fishing.

Fished February 12, 2018
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