Creek & Estuary Fishing Charters

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Absolute Ocean Charters welcomes you to come aboard ‘Jaybee’ for a fantastic morning of estuary fishing in Broome amongst the beautiful turquoise waters. Take advantage of our custom creek fishing vessel and local knowledge to explore the picturesque estuarine systems and try your hand at landing that “once in a lifetime” fish!
Barramundi Fishing Broome

If ocean fishing is not your thing then estuary fishing charters could be just what you’re looking for as you explore the estuarine creek systems and try your hand at landing a Barramundi or Mangrove Jack! Mud Crabs are also an option so drop a crab pot in, drop a line in, and soak up the picturesque sites of the mangroves.

Creek Fishing

Fish your way around the bay trying your luck in Dampier Creek, Crab Creek or Black Ledge depending on tidal movement. You will fish several different areas throughout the tour.

We cover a mixture of fishing with live bait, dead bait and lures.

All fishing gear is supplied – rods & reels, bait, hand towels and catch bags. You are welcome to bring your own fishing gear if you wish.

Mud Crabbing Broome

Fish targeted on this charter include but are not limited to Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Blue Nose Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Black Jew, Queenfish, Tripletail, Catfish.

Mud crabbing is available on request.

We will clean your catch and pack it straight on ice to give you the best quality fish to take home. All undersize or unwanted fish are immediately returned to the water to increase survival rates and promote sustainability of fisheries.

General Tour Info

Beginners, experts, families & children are welcome. Our highly trained and experienced staff is always on hand to help you enjoy your day.

Half Day Creek Fishing charters go for approximately 5 hrs and we take a maximum of 3 passengers. Start times vary depending on the tides.

Please be aware the Creek fishing vessel is an open boat so you will be exposed to full sun. Please wear sun smart clothing and a wide brim hat.

See our Charter FAQs for advice on what to bring on charters and other information that may not be on this page.

Collage of people creek and estuary fishing in Broome

Creek & Estuary Fishing Charters

Pick-up

Beginning with a free pick up service from your accommodation around 7am, you will be transferred to one of the landings on the shore of Roebuck Bay. You will cruise Roebuck Bay towards one of the creeks passing beautiful mangroves and rock formations on the way. Here you will fish to your heart’s content in the surrounds of Broome’s local creek systems, and, if you like try for a Mud Crab as well!

Meals

Amid fishing you will be served fruit and a sandwich for morning tea.

Help yourself to unlimited cold drinks including bottled water & soft drink. BYO alcohol – an esky and ice is provided to keep your drinks cold.

Return

We return to Broome around 12pm. You will then be transferred in our air-conditioned courtesy Broome bus back to your accommodation with your catch.

Charter FAQs

Whatever you need to be comfortable, protected from the sun and capture memories. Think hat, sunnies, ideally long sleeved clothing and bring a camera (although nowadays phone cameras are plenty good enough). Wear whatever footwear you’re comfortable in, thongs are fine, but if you prefer to wear sneakers they’re unlikely to get wet.

Drinks? Feel free to BYO, however we request you bring only a small esky or cooler bag to keep them cold. Alternatively, we’ve got a licensed bar on board with a great range of bevvies, and prices start as low as $5 a drink, bargain! Of course, we’ve also got a great range of non-alcoholic refreshments, too.

Need sea sickness medication? Please ensure to bring this if necessary, as we don’t generally carry this on board.

While we do provide everything you’ll need to snag a beauty, if you’d prefer to bring your favourite rod and reel please feel welcome. You won’t need to bring bait, buckets or an esky though.

Fin-Nor Offshore spin reels with braided line are used for bottom fishing. The same reels are used for trolling with mono line. All outfits are rigged with high quality leader and hooks, giving you the best chance to catch and land your fish. We don’t use cheap gear, or skimp out on what’s important. We want to see you land a record breaker and will do everything possible to make that happen!

No, we have eskies on board for both your fish and your drinks. We’d prefer if you didn’t, purely for the sake of storage space and keeping the deck clear, however if you’d like to bring a small esky or cooler bag to keep drinks or snacks cool then please do so.

If you’ve booked a private charter, we can chat through your specific requirements and ensure you’re set up for a great time.

Contessa C fishes 14 lines at a time, but can take up to 25 passengers for group bookings.
JayBee takes a maximum of 3 passengers.

If you’ve got a partner or young kids that aren’t keen to fish all day, a shared line might be a good option. This gives you 1 rod to share between two people, so you can take turns and enjoy the day at a more laid back pace. Please note, Shared Line bookings must accompany a Single Line booking.

On Absolute Ocean Charters’ Broome Fishing Charters, you can keep anything you catch as long as it’s within Fisheries regulations. It’s important to follow these rules to ensure the longevity and sustainability of our ocean’s health. Of course, if you’d prefer to catch and release, you’re more than welcome to!

We follow Fisheries regulations on landing fish. The larger fish are filleted (usually Spanish Mackerel) while the smaller fish are gut and gilled. To read more on the exact legislation around recreational fishing, and under what scenarios a fish can be filleted, see here;

WA Statewide recreational fishing rule changes FAQ

Yes! Children of all ages are welcome on our Broome Fishing Charters. We encourage you to bring the kids along for a great day out on the water, however please be aware all children on board are the responsibility of the parent at all times. Children 4 years and under are free.

Broome Fishing Charters operate daily year round. In the quiet season (November to March) charters are booking-dependent, but in the busy season there’s hardly a day where the boat isn’t full—so get in quick to secure a spot!

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