Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring on the fishing trip?
Fishing can be a lot of fun, providing great life memories for you, your friends and your family. To make sure you get the most out of the experience, it's important that you are well prepared for the trip.
Here's a checklist of items to bring:
- Appropriate clothing. It can get very cold and windy at sea or very bright and sunny.
- Wet weather gear, if it looks like it's going to rain.
- Camera or video recorder to to grab a happy snap of that big fish!
- Slip, Slop and Slap. Sunglasses (especially polarised) and a wide brim hat are great for combating the sunlight. Remember, the sun reflects off the water at sea too!
- If you wish, you can bring your lucky fishing rod!
What's required to make a booking?
A 50 % deposit is required. IF THE NEED ARISES, requiring the Captain to cancel a charter due to DANGEROUS WEATHER conditions on the day of your charter, a RE-BOOKING or a FULL REFUND will be offered to all passengers.
What if I decide to cancel my charter?
For any cancellation within 7 days of your booking, we will endeavor to fill your booking. If we are unsuccessful, Broken Bay Bluewater Fishing Charters will debit your Visa or MasterCard the full amount of the cost of your booking.
If you cancel within 24 hours of the vessel departure date, full payment must be made.
Gift Vouchers are forfeited if booking is cancelled or transferred within 7 days of booking date.
If passengers do not turn up on the day, full payment must be made.
What happens if it's raining?
If the forecast is for rain or if it is raining, there is often less rain at sea than on the land and cloud cover improves the catch rate on many species. We suggest that you bring a rain coat.
Is there BYO?
Yes, you can bring your own fishing gear, food, drinks, sunscreen, etc. Alcohol is permitted in moderation, any signs of unsafe behavior, i.e. lurid and unsociable behavior will result in the trip being terminated prematurely by the captain.
What's included in the price?
All Fishing Licenses, rods and reels, tackle, bait, sunscreen, tea, coffee, tips and assistance from your skipper and deckhand.
Where do We Meet for Pickup?
We have two pickup locations; Umina and Palm Beach. Please discuss your preference with our office and the specific pickup location.
What happens with the fish that I catch?
All of your legal catches can either be released, shared or kept by you. All your fish you wish to retain are bled, gutted, iced down and bagged for you
When should I book if I'm on holidays?
It is recommend that you book your fishing trip on a day early in your holiday, so that we can reschedule in case of unsafe weather, (i.e. strong wind or high seas).
Can Broken Bay Bluewater Fishing Charters help with accommodation?
Yes, give Sharon a call on 0418 293 886 and they will be more than happy to help you with accommodation.
What else do I need to know?
The safety of all our passengers is our first priority, upon boarding our vessel you will be briefed about our boats safety equipment and how to use it in the unlikely event of an emergency.
We advise all customers to listen to our experienced crews to ensure a safe day out on the water, we will brief you on the safe and correct methods of how to use our fishing tackle.
The Australian sun can be harsh, we advise all passengers to bring a hat and sunscreen to avoid the affects of the sun. The Prophet is in current N.S.W department of transport survey and is fully equipped with all required safety equipment, on board toilets and full cover for protection from the elements.