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Charter Types

FISHING CHARTERS

We offer a wide variety of fishing types for all levels of experience.

Illusion is a fantastic fishing and cruising platform with all the modern conveniences.

We offen cater for private groups and enjoy whale and dolphin watching as part of the days events.

If Illusion is booked exclusively for your group custimising your day to include some of the sights and wonders of Jervis Bay is possible.

Give us a call to discuss your personal requirements.
fun on the bay

BAY FISHING

A great day on the water for those wanting to experience fishing for the first time in relatively calm water. A great experience for kids, also suitable for anglers who don't have the best sea legs .

Species caught in the bay are seasonal. Snapper, Sea Bream, Australian Salmon, Bonito, Slimy Mackerel, Yellowtail Kingfish,Trevally , Flathead, Redspot Whiting and Tailor are all available along with a healthy stock of Calamari, using fast tappered rods and reels spooled with 40 lb braided line.

Departure times:
- Morning trips approx 6am-1.30pm.
- full day approx 6 am till 5 pm

A fisheries fishing licence is provided whilst fishing on Illusion and all fish are cleaned and kept on ice for your convenience.

Maximum anglers for this trip 18, maximum passengers on Illusion 22.




a nice snapper on one of our close reefs

BAY / REEF

For the more experienced anglers and the novice wanting to try their hand at offshore fishing.

Species targeted are Snapper, Sea Bream ,Jackass Morwong, Leatherjacket, Kingfish, Sweep, Tiger and Sand Flathead using a fast tapered rod and reels spooled with 40 pound braided line.

We generally fish water depths of between 35 and 120 meters depending on oceanic currents and the time of year.

Departure times:
- Morning trip approx 6 am - 1.30pm
- Full day trip approx 6 am - 5 pm.

A fisheries fishing licence is provided whilst fishing on Illusion, and all fish are cleaned and kept on ice for your convenience.

Maximum anglers for this trip 18, maximum passengers on Illusion 22.



KINGFISH

SPORT FISHING

For the more experienced anglers wanting to take the challenge on light to medium tackle.

Dolphin Fish, Kingfish, Australian Salmon, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore and Striped Tuna are available .

All species are seasonal so booking times are important.

Trip duration is approximately 10 hours and the departure is approx 6.00am .

A fisheries fishing licence is provided whilst fishing on Illusion, all fish are cleaned and kept on ice for your convenience.

Maximum 8-10 anglers for this trip.




yellow fin

GAME FISHING

For experienced anglers and anyone GAME to have a go.

Generally heavy tackle is used for the three Marlin species hooked on our Canyons.


24kg and 37kg stand up tackle with SHIMANO TIAGRA'S, the preferred weapon of choice coupled with custom rollered bent butt rods.

Blue , Black and Striped Marlin are all possible on the Jervis Bay Canyons during the months of January, February and March with some striped Marlin around until late April early May.

Mid June see's the arrival of Yellowfin Tuna and Albacore usually show up mid July and hang around for the colder months along with Mako and Blue Sharks.

Larger Yellowfin turn up in mid to late August and early September and then the numbers steadily increase heading towards November.

By late December all the Yellowfin are gone with only a sprinkling of small rat Yellowfin to be had.

Each year is slightly earlier or later depending on the oceanic currents.

Arguably one of the hottest Game fishing locations on the New South Wales Coast.
There is always something in the game fishing category to fish for off Jervis Bay.

Trip duration is approximately 10 hours and the departure is approx 6.00am .

A fisheries fishing licence is provided whilst fishing on Illusion, all fish are cleaned and kept on ice for your convenience.

Maximum number of anglers for Marlin fishing is 6 and Tuna fishing 10 per trip.





blue eye

DEEP SEA FISHING

Fishing the deep water canyons for large Blue Eye Cod, Hapuka, Bass Groper, Gemfish , Ocean Perch, Nannygai and Endeavour Shark.

This is done in water depths of up to 400 meters using special Alvey reels and 200 pound braided line.

Trip duration is approximately 7 to 8 hours and the departure is approx 6.00am .

A fisheries fishing licence is provided whilst fishing on Illusion, all fish are cleaned and kept on ice for your convenience.

A maximum of 10 angers is recommended for this trip.