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Bill Raiser is an Owner Operated charter fishing boat operating from the beautiful port of Bermagui.  We specialise in big game fishing and target Marlin, Tuna and Sharks.  Our focus is on giving you a great day on the water and we will fish a variety of techniques to maximise your chances of hooking the big one!   Depending on the conditions and what’s been happening in the area, we will troll lures, live bait, skip bait or try switch baits, when our teasers raise a marlin.

Bermagui is situated on the south coast of New South Wales. Known as the Sapphire Coast, this region is a great tourist destination and apart from the spectacular big game fishing at Bermagui, it’s within easy reach of towns like Merimbula, Bega, Tathra, Narooma, Moruya, Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.

Bermagui is one of the most spectacular and safest harbours on the south coast, allowing access in most weather conditions.

The Continental Shelf is at its closest point to Mainland Australia, being only 13 miles off the coast at Bermagui.  The shelf, as well as the associated underwater systems like the 12 mile reef, attract pelagic fish almost all year round.  Autumn and early winter bring schools of Yellowfin Tuna to the area.  Spring sees the arrival of the southern Bluefin Tuna, Albacore and, as the weather warms up we see the arrival of the mighty Striped Marlin.  Some of the largest Striped Marlin you will ever see follow the warm currents to this region.  Other billfish, such as the Black Marlin and the huge Blue Marlin also frequent the waters off Bermagui.

If sports fishing is your passion, or if you just want to give it a go, then call us to tailor a fishing package to suit you.  Rather than trolling for a full day, why not consider a combination package – half day out deep and then finish up with some reef fishing, to give you an opportunity to catch your dinner! There’s no need to pay extra for a recreational fishing license either, we cover everyone on board under ours.

We are currently taking bookings for the Bermagui 2015/16 marlin and yellow fin tuna season. Please proceed to the booking page to make a reservation or go to our contact form to inquire about dates, upcoming fishing competitions, availability and pricing.


Experience the exhilaration of Big Game Fishing from as little as $1350 per day for a group of six. Bookings for 3 days or more also get a 10% discount.


Charter rates:

1/2 day reef fishing $130 per head, min 4, max 6 anglers

Full day $1350, no min, max 6 anglers


To enquire about the best days fishing you’ll ever have, phone us or send an email via the contact page

Craig: 0425 796288

Glenn: 0404 342861