Billy Billson’s Bluewater Sportfishing Workshops

Learn from the best to achieve greater success….


With over 300 highly satisfied students, Billson’s workshops have set precedence in the training of all aspects of sport fishing for both the beginner and the experienced

Bills wealth of experience, justified by his outstanding results through his history, of over 30 years, has made him one of the most respected Captains in the world.

His career achievements include:

  • 5 times winner of the prestigious Lizard Island Black Marlin Tournament
  • Numerous runner-up, champion angler & largest fish weighed awards
  • 4 times winner NSW Interclub Tournament  – largest tournament in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Winner or runner-up of some of Cairns most recognized tournaments including the Lexus
  • Tournament, MSA Inaugural Tournament, 40th Anniversary Tournament
  • Captained & crewed for the capture of world records in black, blue & striped marlin, yellowfin tuna & mako sharks
  • Captain for the largest fish ever to be caught on fly fishing tackle a 134kg blue on 10kg tippet & Largest striped marlin 108kg on 8kg

Workshops include:

  • Bill’s personalized switch baiting techniques
  • Tackle preparation
  • Bait & lure rigging – conventional & switch baiting
  • Correct choice of tackle & equipment
  • How to read the signs of the ocean
  • Fish finder set-up and tuning
  • Boat handling skills

Bill’s world renowned boat the Viking II will be the platform for the workshops held in Port Stephens, NSW and the Gold Coast, QLD.  The Viking II has been set up with special furuno electronics including large display screen in saloon with images of the sounder & GPS so students at all times can see what the Captain sees.

All students are eligible for highly discounted rates for charters from Port Stephens, Gold Coast & Cairns.


“We learnt so much……2 days on the awesome Viking II, being taught by the best in the business! What more could any angler want?”
Neil Delaney Sydney NSW

“I picked up more tips in 2 days than in 10 years” 
Carry McDonald New Zealand

” Billy’s years of knowledge and success shine throughout this 2 day workshop.  I not only immensely enjoyed each part of the workshop but have managed to successfully use Bill’s switch baiting techniques out of my own boat.  I’m now happy to say that switch baiting is the way to go if shown by an expert like Billy!”
Brian Jefferson, Gold Coast.

Book early as they fill quickly.