At Chase the Bite Charters, they focus on taking their customers to the perfect locations offshore of Sydney, where the fish are biting! They are newly opened as of October 2020 and ready to provide the best fishing experience there is.

Meet skipper and master Shane Dwyer. You could not find a better fishing guide for your charter, as Shane has a lifetime of experience fishing the waters of Sydney, possessing unmatched knowledge of the local waters. Shane also competes regularly in game fishing and sportfishing tournaments and still holds the NSW Junior record for Striped Marlin at 124kg (Line Class 15).

Shane is qualified as a Master V and Marine Engine Driver 2 and has all the necessary first aid qualifications to ensure your trip will be in safe hands.

Hop aboard Maddie Belle, is a 23’ aluminum vessel which was custom built in 2014. It comes equipped with all the necessary electronics (GPS, fishfinder technology, radar) to ensure that your chances of catching fish are maximized. The vessel is equipped with brand new fishing equipment from the top brands such as Daiwa.

The crew takes out groups of up to 4 people whilst Covid restrictions are in place. Their packages include game fishing, sportfishing, and reef fishing trips depending on the species you’re aiming to target.

For game fishing trips, mainly target Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin of various kinds, as well as Mako Sharks depending on the season. On sportfishing trips, you’ll target the mighty Kingfish as well as Mahi Mahi and Snapper. For those wanting to fish the many and varied colorful reef species which are found on the Sydney reefs, there are reef fishing packages, which usually bring in large quantities of catches.

Chase the Bite caters for all levels of experience, ranging from beginners wishing to learn to hardcore "fishos". All are welcome. Your captain provides all bait and ice for the trips. You only need to bring yourself, some sunscreen, and a fighting spirit!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Gamefishing Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,178
    This package is for those who are seeking the thrill of chasing the large game fish which inhabit Sydney waters. The main species we target are Tuna (primarily Yellowfin Tuna), Marlin, and Sharks (Mako and Thresher), each depending on the season and the day in question. This is a full day trip.
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $729
    Experience what the Sydney reefs have to offer! You can find a large and varied amount of fish on the reefs, which means your chances of catching fish couldn't be higher. It's also suitable for the kids. You'll target Mackerel, Snapper, Maori Wrasse, Sergeant Baker, Scorpion fish and Sweep, along with many more!
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $729
    This package for those wanting to experience what the Sydney reefs have to offer. The reefs are located offshore and close to the Sydney heads. The advantage of reef fishing is that you can find a large and varied amount of fish on the reefs, meaning that your chances of catching fish couldn't be higher. It's also suitable for the kids. The main reef species you will be likely to find are Snapper, Mackerel, Maori Wrasse, Sergeant Baker, Scorpion fish and Sweep, along with many more!
  • Private trip
    Sportfishing Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $729
    Enjoy the excitement of sportfishing in Sydney offshore waters. The main species you target on sportfishing trips are Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Snapper, depending on the season and the day. You'll head up to 30 nautical miles offshore for such trips - but most importantly, go to where we know you will have the best chance of catching the fish that you're seeking.
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About the Captain

Shane Dwyer
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Member since September 2020
I'm a passionate fisherman who has been fishing all my life in Sydney. I'm keen to share my knowledge and skills with my customers, to give them the best chances of catching the fish they're seeking. I'm also light-hearted and always ready for a good yarn or laugh!

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras GT70 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 139HP Suzuki DF 140 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sydney to departure site is available and 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Chase the Bite!

Chase the Bite! offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $990 per group - Reef Fishing Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • AU $990 per group - Reef Fishing Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • AU $990 per group - Sportfishing Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • AU $1,600 per group - Gamefishing Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Chase the Bite!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chase the Bite! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Chase the Bite! offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 55 km offshore (30 nautical miles))
  • Reef Fishing

Chase the Bite! offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chase the Bite! include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo