Merimbula Fishing Charters

Merimbula Fishing Charters

Merimbula on the far south coast of NSW offers some of the best fishing in the country.

Like Bermagui, the continental shelf runs close to the coastline off Merimbula, only 18 miles from shore, bringing deep water species such as yellow and bluefin tuna, and all three species of marlin, within easy reach of our anglers on board Head Hunter.

The Merimbula Coastline offers easy access to plenty of great fishing ‘country’ including Bunga, Tathra, Merimbula, Twofold Bay & Green Cape Canyons and there is a FAD in 14nm straight out the front.

On the continental shelf, there is plenty of structure that holds bait almost year round. The FAD is great for light tackle fishing for mahi mahi and is an excellent area for targeting striped marlin.

Merimbula fishing anglers are also blessed with Green Cape being the start of the Bass Strait which create a unique area where the EAC meets the colder water from down south. As a result, Merimbula is the first area on the NSW coastline to see the southern bluefin tuna.

Yellowtail kingfish fishing is great around Green Cape, Mowarry Point plus the Hunter Reef in the bay at Merimbula (fish to 20kg not uncommon on the Hunter!) – a picturesque costal bar with plenty of things for the family to do in town also.


Visiting Merimbula

Merimbula is a perfect holiday spot and ideal for a plethora of water based activities beside the great fishing including surfing, swimming, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing. Wave-sailing, kitesurfing and SUPs (stand up paddle) many of which can be enjoyed in the relative protection of Merimbula Lake.


Merimbula has a deserved reputation as the delightful holiday destination with its superb golden beaches and clean waters, making it the perfect place for a family vacation.

The region is also known for its great seafood including locally produced award-winning oysters.

Merimbula is part of what is known as the Sapphire Coast. The entire region from Bermagui in the north to the Victorian border in the south goes under this moniker.  The region is famous for its clean beaches, clear water and a great outdoor lifestyle.

From May to November and during the annual whale migration, Merimbula and the entire Sapphire Coast attract visitors from all over the country for the sole purpose of whale watching (also a popular activity while we are out fishing!)  The whales are particularly predominant during the months of October and November on their (return) souther migration.  The whales travel so close to the coastline you can watch from land-based vantage points including Short Point

The Whale Festival is hosted out of Eden annually in November.


Traveling to Merimbula

Fly: Merimbula Airport is located just 2 km from the Merimbula’s town centre. Visitors can catch a taxi from the airport to make the short trip into town, alternatively rent-a-car service as available at the airport.

Drive:  Visiting by car? Merimbula is a picturesque drive from Melbourne (6hrs), Sydney (6hours) and Canberra (3 hours).

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