Flyboat Fishing Charters

If you’re looking for an exciting and professionally guided all-Australian fishing experience, look no further than Flyboat Fishing Charters. With over 30 years of experience, they know how to offer truly exceptional fishing out of Sydney Harbour, Pittwater, or Port Hacking.

The ‘Flyboat’ is a 21’ custom built Sea Jay fly/spin sportfishing charter boat. It comes powered by a Yamaha four stroke engine and is packed to the gills with the best navigational and safety gear. It also features downriggers and can be wheelchair accessible with the help of the crew.

Guide Stephen Gaynor and his crew are in love with fly fishing and will work hard to accommodate all your needs and fishing desires. They’ll do everything they can to put you on the most attractive species of the area, including Tuna, Kingfish, Salmon, Bream, and much more. Guided river and lake fishing tours near the Snowy Mountains are also available upon request.

Your trip will include a basic fly fishing introduction and for already keen fishermen, use of the best fly gear around by brands such as Primal and Redington. For people who prefer spin fishing, they also have a huge range of soft plastics and lures to keep the fish guessing. They also provide live bait, if that’s what you prefer. Just let them know in advance, and they’ll get the jackers early in the morning.

Snacks and drinks are provided, but you’re also welcome to bring your own to be stored in their cooler. Flyboat Fishing Charters will supply everything you need for an unforgettable day on the water. You just have to turn up, and they will take care of the rest.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $541
    up to 1 person
    + $34
    each additional person
    This 9-hour adventure will include using fly and spin fishing gear to chase pelagic and other species in the waters of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. From surface bust-ups to subsurface fishing, the thrills never end. All the best gear is provided, just turn up and be ready for a great day on the water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $406
    up to 1 person
    + $34
    each additional person
    If you don't want to spend the whole day on the water, this 7-hour trip will give you enough time to go after everything your heart desires. Tuna, Kingfish, Salmon, Bream, and more will be on the many. You can also enquire about the later start of this trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing & Sightseeing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $237
    up to 1 person
    + $34
    each additional person
    These trips are perfect for people on a short stopover or visit to Sydney. Your captain will pick you up from a location closest and most convenient for you. You'll go exploring the beautiful Sydney Harbor and cast a few lines while you take in the beautiful surroundings. You can choose from fly fishing, spinning, handlining, etc. The captain is flexible when it comes to pick-up and drop-off times, so just let him know ahead of time and he will accommodate it for you!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $237
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Enjoy a full day of non-stop sport fishing action! If you're having trouble finding someone to go fishing with, no worries because there are plenty of people looking to split the cost of a charter. You'll be using live bait, as well as soft plastics and fly gear to test your hand at landing a big one! Flyboat Fishing will take good care of you. All you have to do is book your trip, pack your bags, and go fish!
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shared
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $203
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Enjoy a fun-filled day of action-packed sport fishing! If you can't find someone to go fishing with you and you're not in a position to pay for a private charter yourself, don't worry, there are plenty of people looking to split the cost of a charter. You'll be using live bait, as well as soft plastics and fly gear to land a big one! Flyboat Fishing will supply everything you need. All you have to do is book your trip and come on down!
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About the Captain

Stephen Gaynor
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
10 Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2019
I have been fishing since I was 4 years old and have always been around the water, either surfing, spearfishing, prawning, crabbing, or, of course, fishing. Before I started fly fishing, I dedicated 5 years to the elusive Jewfish, but now I love to chase a multitude of species on the fly, including Jewfish. I’m passionate about what I do and love to share that with other people.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Black) Bream (Black)
Flathead Flathead
Salmon (Australian) Salmon (Australian)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Whiting Whiting
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Sea Jay (Commercial) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 80HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Yellowtail Kingfish caught on fly rod and fly.
Catch of the Day\u2019
Fishing with Stephen
+3
Angler Rating
5
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0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David P.
Argyle, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
Awesome fly fishing experience in Sydney Harbor area.  Spin casting was fun too.  Stephen intimately knows each corner...
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Tord P.
Lakemba, NSW
 5.00
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Halfday trip

VERIFIED   March 11, 2019
Perfect service, pickup and drop close to our hotel.  Stephen offered us a perfect trip for everything we wanted. Really...
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Daisuke Y.
Tokyo, Tokyo
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
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Christine G.
Leichhardt, New South Wales
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VERIFIED   March 10, 2019
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Bruce P.
Seattle, Washington
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Fishing trip with Captain Setve

March 11, 2019
Fishing in mostly inland waters.
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