Early Riser

Early Riser


Early Riser

Early Riser


Our Vessel

Early Riser 40ft Northshore

  • Comftable fishing 12 passengers and 2 crew
  • 500HP yanmar engine
  • Cruise speed 16kts
  • Fishing licence FL030119
  • NSW Maritime registration CFB23037
  • Flybridge
  • Toilet,shower,sink,seating,rod and drink holders.

Onboard Early Riser you will find the following state of the art electronics and facilities to help you catch that fish of a lifetime.

  • Colour JRC depth sounder running a Samsung 28inch screen with a 3Kw transducer
  • Autopilot TMQ
  • Lorenz pro GPS chart plotter
  • VHF and 27MHz radios
  • TV
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Galley and sink
  • Seating on deck and inside cabin
  • Rod and drink holders for each person
  • Fish cleaning table and sink
  • Fish ice boxes
  • Live bait tank
  • Covers and clears to keep you warm and dry

Life jackets and lifejacket lightsSafety Equipment onboard Early Riser

  • Life rafts
  • Life rings
  • Flares,Charts,Flags,Lights etc
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Marine Radios and Mobile phones.

Your Captain

Captain Leigh Merriman

Contact Us

Your Captain

Captain Leigh Merriman

Contact Us


Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters have Digital Gift Vouchers available for your family, friends or staff! Our Gift Vouchers make great presents for all occasions including Christmas, birthdays, Mothers day, Fathers day, Easter, Valentines day or to say thank you to someone special.

How to Buy Gift Vouchers

There are three different Gift Vouchers available for purchase. NOTE KINGFISHING , MONDAY TO FRIDAYS ONLY.

Kingfishing Fishing Charter

Each voucher entitles One Person access to a great day's Kingfish Fishing with Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters for up to 8 people!

Add To Cart
Reef Fishing Charter

Each voucher entitles One Person access to a great day's Reef Fishing with Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters for up to 12 people!

Add To Cart
Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charter

Each voucher entitles One Person access to a great day's Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi) Fishing with Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters, for up to 12 people!

Add To Cart
RE- BPAY References- Credit Card data.jpg




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, Terrigal 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?

Terrigal Haven Eastern Boat Ramp

Terrigal Bluewater Fishing Charters is situated on the NSW Central Coast. The Haven, by Terrigal is a short 60 minutes drive from Sydney’s CBD.

  1. From Sydney, drive north on the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3 freeway).
  2. Continue along the motorway and take the Gosford exit.
  3. Continue along the Central Coast Highway.
  4. At Erina turn right onto Terrigal Drive
  5. Follow to Terrigal beach then to Terrigal Haven(where boat ramp 1 is located).

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 Terrigal 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. Early Riser 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.