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 both live and dead 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.



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  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $627
    These trips are perfect for people on a short stopover or visit to Sydney. 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.
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About the Captain

Stephen Gaynor
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 Fishing Reports
11 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) Black Bream
Flathead Flathead
Salmon (Australian) Australian Salmon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

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
Snowy Mountains
Lake Fishing
Snowy Mountains
Inshore Fishing
Sydney Harbour, Pittwater, Port hacking
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Daiwa
Live Bait
Available upon request
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Done on the shore, after the trip
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Sandwiches, on full-days only
Fly Fishing Equipment
Primal and Redington

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

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
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
No ramps, with the assistance

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (7)
Great day
Yellowtail Kingfish caught on fly rod and fly.
Catch of the Day\u2019
+4
Angler Rating
10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Daniel Z.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 2, 2022
The charter operator canceled 2 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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John M.
San Jose, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 15, 2019
Our guide Steven was amazing, which made the trip one that we will never forget!!  He is a true people person who is passionate...
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Trent P.
Erskineville, New South Wales
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Fishing on January 18, 2020
It was a tough rainy day but the guide was excellent and we stayed after them. Managed to land a couple on the fly and moved...
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Fadi L.
Warringah Mall, NSW
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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One of the best fishing trips ever

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 21, 2019
It was my son b/day, we did have soooo much fun, the captain fully experience know his stuff and most of all he super friendly...
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David C.
Regents Park, NSW
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 13, 2019
Amazing day out. Caught alot of fish. Steve is a great personality and even better fishman. Been on alot of...
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FAQs about Flyboat Fishing Charters

Flyboat Fishing Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $800 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 1 guest - 7 Hour Trip – Fishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Flyboat Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Flyboat Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Available upon request)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Done on the shore, after the trip)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Sandwiches, on full-days only)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Primal and Redington)

Flyboat Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Snowy Mountains)
  • Lake Fishing (Snowy Mountains)
  • Inshore Fishing (Sydney Harbour, Pittwater, Port hacking)
  • Flats Fishing

Flyboat Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Flyboat Fishing Charters include:
  • Bream (Black)
  • Flathead
  • Salmon (Australian)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Whiting
  • Yellowtail Amberjack