Come and fish the aqua waters of Broome and experience one of our magnificient Sailfish or Marlin.

Broome Western Australia

Broome can boast as being the Sailfish capital of Australia and we’ve been operating game fishing charters since 1996. Come aboard 'Billistic', our custom 11.5 metre custom game fishing boat, enjoy our great shady saloon, wide 3.6m transom and 360º walk around deck. Makes sail fishing just that much more enjoyable.

Sail fishing is one of the most spectacular forms of game fishing around with specko jumps, back flips and tail-walks not uncommon and our Sail's and Marlin are released unhurt to fight another day!


The Broome game fishing season starts in April and lasts until October/November, fish and weather dependent.

We specialise in Game Fishing Only covering Sailfish, Marlin, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna and Cobia. The Sailfish turn up in numbers late June and finish in October/November. Sail fishing is all light tackle so your partner and kids can join in too. We pride ourselves in being the best at what we do, you won't be disappointed.

Fishing for Sailfish and Marlin is done by switch baiting off teasers and onto a trolled bait. We exclusively use circle hooks approved by the Billfish Foundation; this has increased hook ups and dramatically reduced injury to the Sailfish.

All fishing gear is supplied as well as lunch, nibbles, soft drinks and water.

All you need to bring is a hat, sunglasses (polarised are essential), camera and alcohol if required. The boat is equipped with an onboard toilet and fridge freezer.

A day charter starts at 7.15am pickup and arrives back around 4.00pm.

For tide details see the Charter Information page.

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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.

Broome has the largest tides in Australia so please give me an idea of when you're planning your holiday and we'll match the right tides to your stay.

Experience: We've been Game Fishing in Broome since 1996 and have over 30 years experience.

Tackle: We supply everything for a day's game fishing including New Penn, Daiwa and Shimano tackle; 10kg, 15kg, 24kg and 37kg standup gear.

All sail fishing is done by switch baiting from squid teasers with 10kg spinning outfits using Garfish/Mullet and circle hooks.

Lunch, soft drinks, water, suntan lotion and experienced deckhand are supplied.

Times: Pickup time 7.15am; back on the beach 4.00pm.    

Please note: We do NOT accept credit cards. 

Accommodation: After working out the right tides, book your accommodation/flights, you need to be on good neap tides to catch Sailfish.

About Our Company

Local knowledge - Experience and History of operating since 1996 – what a Winning Combination!!

Our vessel ‘Billistic’ has been custom built/designed in Broome just to chase Sailfish/Marlin and it does it very well. With 360º walk around – heaps of shade and room you’d expect from a custom 11.5m Game Fishing platform.

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About Broome

Broome is arguably one of the hottest Sailfish destinations in Australia.

With its calm aqua waters, rich abundance of wild life, it is a hard place to beat and what a great holiday destination! With heaps of things to do and places to go, bring your family and enjoy the "Broome Time Lifestyle".

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (+61) 8-9192 2127
  • Mobile:
  • 0427 682 241
  • Email:
    chris@broomebillfish.com
  • Address:
    PO Box 3135
    Broome, 6725
    Western Australia