Best Sydney Fishing Charter

If you’re interested in exploring the prolific waters off the coast of Sydney, Best Sydney Fishing Charter is the way to go! Join Captain JM Lee who’s been fishing for the past 20 years, and embark on your new adventure. He’ll take you to all the best spots in the area, and make sure you have fun.

Enjoy your day on a 25’ Fisher runabout boat, accommodating up to 6 people. You’ll find all the necessary safety equipment on board, and there’s a mobile toilet for your convenience. Everything is up to date and double-checked to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that your friends or the entire family can enjoy.

Capt. JM will provide you with all the necessary equipment, including Daiwa and Shimano rods and reels. You’ll be fishing using live bait caught during the trip. After a productive day, feel free to take your catch home for a delicious meal, and the captain will clean it for you.

These deep blue waters have rich underwater life, and they’re abundant when it comes to fish species. Depending on your wishes, as well as the tide, you can target the likes of Bonito, Bream, Mahi Mahi, Flathead, Salmon, Snapper, Tailor, Trevally, and Yellowtail Kingfish.

Bring your kids with you, and show them a great time on the ocean, while making some amazing new memories! Kids over 6 are welcome on board, just let your captain know so he can bring life jackets for them.

There’s ice storage and bottled water on board, so all you need to bring is some food and drinks for your refreshment. Make sure to wear a hat, sunglasses, and a rain jacket, and bring some sunscreen so you can soak in the sun above Sydney waters.

Join Best Sydney Fishing Charter, choose your adventure, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Fishing - Christmas Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 21 - Jan 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $814
    price breakdown
    $814
    On this 7 hour trip, you’ll choose to target either the most prized game fish in Australia – the Kingfish, or reef species such as the Snapper! Either way, you'll experience exhilarating fights, hold beautiful fish and delicious table fare that will make this year's Christmas far more memorable. You'll be provided all the necessary equipment required for a successful day of fishing, simply allow Capt. John to provide his knowledge so that you can experience a trip guaranteed to be a thrilling experience!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Fishing - Easter Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - Apr 5
    $814
    price breakdown
    $814
    On this 7 hour trip, you’ll choose to target either the most prized game fish in Australia – the Kingfish, or reef species such as the Snapper! Either way, you'll experience exhilarating fights, hold beautiful fish and delicious table fare that will make this year's Easter far more memorable. You'll be provided all the necessary equipment required for a successful day of fishing, simply allow Capt. John to provide his knowledge so that you can experience a trip guaranteed to be a thrilling experience!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Kingfish/Sportfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $814
    price breakdown
    $814
    On this 7 hour trip, you’ll target one of the most prized game fish you can find in Australia – the Kingfish! Available year-round, this beautiful fish will give you a fight you’ll remember and serve as a tasty meal if you manage to reel it in. Alternatively, you can target a variety of other pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Australian Salmon, small Tuna, and more. Capt. John will use his knowledge to help you land your catch so join him and experience the thrill of battling these exciting fish!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Snapper/Reef Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $814
    price breakdown
    $814
    Suitable for anglers of all skill levels, this trip is great for those who want to take some top-quality table fare home. You'll hit the reefs and fish for a variety of species including Snapper, Morwong, Flathead, Teraglin, Trevally, Red Rock Cod, Leatherjacket, and more. You’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment required for a successful day of fishing, just bring some food, drinks, and sunscreen and the captain will take care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Kingfish/Sportfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $736
    price breakdown
    $736
    On this 7 hour trip, you’ll target one of the most prized game fish you can find in Australia – the Kingfish! Available year-round, this beautiful fish will give you a fight you’ll remember and serve as a tasty meal if you manage to reel it in. Alternatively, you can target a variety of pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Australian Salmon, small Tuna, and more. Capt. John will use his knowledge to help you land your catch so join him and experience the thrill of battling these exciting fish!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Snapper/Reef Trip – Weekday
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $736
    price breakdown
    $736
    Suitable for anglers of all skill levels, this trip is great for those who want to take some top-quality table fare home. You'll hit the reefs and fish for a variety of species including Snapper, Morwong, Flathead, Teraglin, Trevally, Red Rock Cod, Leatherjacket, and more. You’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment required for a successful day of fishing, just bring some food, drinks, and sunscreen and the captain will take care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing - Christmas Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 21 - Jan 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $697
    price breakdown
    $697
    On this 5 hour trip, you’ll choose to target either the most prized game fish in Australia – the Kingfish, or reef species such as the Snapper! Either way, you'll experience exhilarating fights, hold beautiful fish and delicious table fare that will make this year's Christmas far more memorable. You'll be provided all the necessary equipment required for a successful day of fishing, simply allow Capt. John to provide his knowledge so that you can experience a trip guaranteed to be a thrilling experience!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing - Easter Holiday
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 2 - Apr 5
    $697
    price breakdown
    $697
    On this 5 hour trip, you’ll choose to target either the most prized game fish in Australia – the Kingfish, or reef species such as the Snapper! Either way, you'll experience exhilarating fights, hold beautiful fish and delicious table fare that will make this year's Easter far more memorable. You'll be provided all the necessary equipment required for a successful day of fishing, simply allow Capt. John to provide his knowledge so that you can experience a trip guaranteed to be a thrilling experience!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 19 - Apr 4 (Sat, Sun)
    $697
    price breakdown
    $697
    Recommended for beginners and experienced anglers alike, a 5 hour trip will give you enough time to explore the productive reefs surrounding Sydney. You'll target Kingfish, Snapper, Mowong, Trevally, Red Rock Cod, Flathead, Teraglin, Leatherjacket, as well as many other seasonal species that inhabit these waters. Just bring some food and drinks to keep you energized for the day, the captain will take care of all the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weekday (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 4 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $620
    price breakdown
    $620
    Recommended for both beginners and experienced anglers, a 5 hour trip will give you enough time to explore the productive reefs surrounding Sydney. You'll target Kingfish, Snapper, Mowong, Trevally, Red Rock Cod, Flathead, Teraglin, Leatherjacket, as well as many other seasonal species that inhabit these waters. Just bring some food and drinks to keep you energized for the day, the captain will take care of all the necessary equipment.
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About the Captain

JM Lee
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
I am an IT professional but have been fishing for the last 20 years each weekend and holiday period, or whenever there is a chance to go out fishing. For me, fishing has always presented me with thrilling experiences, and has allowed me to bond with a community who share the same passion as me. I love to share this experience with other people.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Bream (Black) Bream (Black)
Crab Crab
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flathead Flathead
Salmon (Australian) Salmon (Australian)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Tailor Tailor

Trevally (Silver) Trevally (Silver)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Fisher (Runabout) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 165HP Volvo Penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Try Jigging - A More Thrilling Alternati
Try Jigging - A More Thrilling Alternati
January 16, 2021
Our customer learned how to catch Kingfish with jigging technique with us. He caught a nice keeper. Well done! Jigging is not only effective, but the thrill and action involved in hooking the fish is addicting. Experience jigging by booking your trip with us!
An Unexpected Catch
An Unexpected Catch
January 2, 2021
Some more good size Kingies today - 82cm and 90cm. Suprisingly, we caught them at a spot we usually go to catch live bait. While looking for bait fish, we marked a school of Kingfish. As soon as I dropped the first jig, bam! A 90cm Kingfish got hooked up. Handed the rod over to a customer. Then quickly dropped another jig before the school disappeared, bam! Another 82cm King got hooked up. Luckily no rats were around! We tried to mark them again but they had left already. What unexpected action! Wished our customers knew how to jig, everyone would have hooked up! One of our customer lost a big Kingfish today. I’m assuming it would be over 1m as our 40lb braid with saragosa 6000 and Jewel PE 1.5-3 rod could not stop running. It was the same gear that landed the 90cm Kingfish today. We caught over 30 rat Kingfish with jigging. What a day!!
Anyone Can Fish!
Anyone Can Fish!
December 27, 2020
Our customers hooked another Kingfish over 1m! Ryan, at only 11 years old, managed to pull this on the 27 December. Very impressive. Well done Ryan! We have very limited dates left for a Kingfish session in January. Contact John on 0402 393 355 to secure your spot now! Check out our website https://BestSydneyFishing.com.au for details regarding pricing.

Customer Reviews

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Abanoub S.
Campsie, NSW
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VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Kingfish/Sportfishing Trip on January 17, 2021
Great experience and would highly recommend to any beginner or novice angler. The Captain was incredibly knowledgeable and...
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Michael T.
Cardiff, NSW
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VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Kingfish/Sportfishing Trip on January 5, 2021
John was an absolutely lovely guy and made every effort to make it a great day, but as everyone knows it doesn’t mean...
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Joanna C.
Cherrybrook, NSW
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Snapper/Reef Trip – Weekend on December 6, 2020
Had a great time and caught lots of snapper and a variety of fish.
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Ibrahim K.
Auburn, NSW
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Kingfish/Sportfishing Trip on August 13, 2020
The capton took me on a good trip into the sea @12nautical miles, creating new hopes to take it further deep next time.
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VERIFIED   Weekend Afternoon Fishing on February 23, 2020
John was a great host! Tried his very best under tough conditions.. for future development, I’d recommend having an extra...
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