Makaira Game Fishing operates charters all year round in the abundant waters surrounding the picturesque tropical town of Broome.

To the west lies the rich and balmy waters of the Indian Ocean which boasts endless Game, Sport and Reef fishing opportunities – with incredible numbers of Sailfish being a major drawcard in the winter months.
To the east lies the stunning setting that is Roebuck Bay.

It’s vast tidal flats and estuary systems are teeming with life and are home to many highly sought-after fish species, including the Kimberley’s iconic Barramundi.
Makaira Game Fishing tailors each charter to our clients needs to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

Our Custom built 7-meter boat, fitted out with the latest top of the range electronics and carrying an arsenal of unsurpassed fishing gear and terminal tackle all makes putting you onto your dreamfish just that little bit easier.
Broome’s incredibly tidal waters (up to 10-meter tides) hosts a very diverse fishery that changes with the seasons.

To ensure we can achieve your fishing goals, email or call your guide (Jeda) to discuss what time of year will be most suitable for you.

Makaira Game Fishing caters for all levels of experience. Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed fishing with the experienced angler, nothing gives us more satisfaction then guiding a novice through the required techniques to hook, flight and land that fish of a lifetime!

Your Skipper

Broome fishing charter

Jourdain (Jeda) Ellens-  Master Class 5/Skipper Grade 3 & MED Grade 2′

“When he’s not fishing, he’s fishing!” – Veronica (Jeda’s Wife)

Fishing since he could walk, a background in commercial fishing and working in the Broome Fishing Charter industry for 11 years, Jeda has gained an invaluable wealth of fishing knowledge from both the East and West coasts of Australia.

Being based in Broome since 2008 and spending 200+ days per year on the water, Jeda has an expert understanding of the local conditions and fish species.

His passion and love for the sport drives him to get the most out of each day on the water. Fishing is his lifestyle, if he doesn’t have a charter on you can bet you’ll see him out there fishing anyway!

Makaira Sportsfishing – Fishing Charters Broome

  • 11 Years Local Experience

  • Award Winning

  • Billfish Foundation Top Tagging Sailfish Captain

  • on the water 200+ days a year




Highly recommend a fishing charter with Jeda. Owner operator and only 4 people at a time was perfect. Lovely lunch, snacks, water and soft drinks supplied and my husband and I had a great time. We ticked off another bucket list item with myself tagging my first sail fish and my husband tagging 3. All up for the day our charter tagged 8, couldn’t ask for a better day and we will be back.

Sail Fishing was Awesome! ★★★★★HappyLK

Jeda was very friendly and helpful, Boat was excellent. We came to Broome for one specific reason for my fathers 70 year old dream to catch a Barramundi. Mission Accomplished 4 times but they were too small to keep. He would not eat a Barramundi until he caught one, there is now no excuse. We have one very happy father/grandad on cloud 9

Mission Accomplished! ★★★★★John N

Spent a day with my wife Suzi on the Makaira fishing for Sailfish and Mackerel with Jedda as our skipper. The Makaira is a magnificent boat and perfectly suited to a day of sailfishing. Jedda’s knowledge of the area and of his target species make for a memorable experience in what must be one of the richest fishing waters in the world. Suzi and I both landed our first Sailfish and then went on to record unbelievable numbers of Spanish Mackerel and Tuna. This is not a cheap day out but when you see the quality of the gear you are using and experience the quality of the fishing itself, it quickly makes the expense justified.

Must do fishing experience out of beautiful Broome WA ★★★★★ Darwin Hully

Ticking off a bucket list species for my son Oliver was only a small part of a great fishing experience in Broome. Jeda runs the most professional game fishing charter service I have ever experienced in either Australia or abroad. While known for it’s sailfish numbers of which we were fortunate to land 3 from 3 very early in the season, I was pleasantly surprised by the reef and estuary fishing options, whether the serious fisho or looking for a fun day out with the whole family I would highly recommend Makaira. Jeda will look after everything with the highest of quality fishing gear, a custom built boat, getting the best possible pics of your fish and even recommending somewhere to take your catch for dinner at the end of the day. A fishing must do.

So much more than just sails! ★★★★★Ian M