FIND FISH FAST aboard Fishfinder

(16) In demand!

Operating out of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, Fishfinder Fishing Charters aim to provide you with a quality fishing experience in this famously productive fishing spot. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful and accessible waterways, the harbour leads to impressive offshore game fishing opportunities as well as hosting a large variety of sportfish such as Marlin and Tuna. Great tasting and fun reef fish such as Snapper, Perch and Kingfish are also abundant in the area.

Fishfinder charters are held aboard a recently renovated 45 ft Harriscraft that was built in Western Australia. Powered by a Cummins 400 HP engine, the boat can take you far offshore in search of your ultimate trophy fish. Its design makes for a very comfortable and stable ride even in bad weather, and its expansive deck space makes it a great fishing platform. Equipped with extensive tackle (sponsored by Shimano), as well as the full range of safety equipment and navigational electronics, including a TMQ sea-plot system and Furuno fish-finding technology, Fishfinder is well furnished to do what its name suggests! Inside the cabin there is an electric toilet with a wash basin and a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator. An extended awning over the deck increases anglers’ comfort even further. Famous personalities to have fished aboard Fishfinder include the South African National Cricket Team, and the boat is Shimano Tackle Co. Australia’s preferred Sydney vessel.

Fishfinder is owned and operated by Capt. Tony Davis, who has 23 years of experience in the charter industry. He and his able crew have extensive local knowledge that allows them to get you to the hot spots fast. They will guide you to the terrific fishing found off ‘the heads’ and beyond before dropping you off to the wharf of your choice. A variety of delicious culinary options can be prepared on board made fresh from your catches: please inquire for more details



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  • Private trip
    Sport / Game Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    11 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,303
    up to 10 persons
    Fish for sport and game fish. Targets depend on the season; Marlin season usually runs from Dec - March. In this period you can also catch Mahi Mahi and Striped Marlin, which may remain in the area through into winter, depending on the current. In the winter fish for various species of Tuna, including Big Eye, Bluefin, Yellowfin and Albacore.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Mount Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,197
    up to 10 persons
    Fish depths of about 1200 ft, up to 60 km offshore for Blue Eyed Cod, Bass, Groper, Hapuka and Gem Fish. These trips run in the winter (roughly April to September), although precise dates depend on the east coast current.
  • Private trip
    Kingfish Jigging Charter
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,021
    up to 10 persons
    Jigging / live baiting for Kingfish. 1st Jig supplied free per person.
  • Private trip
    Snapper Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,021
    up to 10 persons
    Offshore fishing for Snapper, using light spin outfits and quality soft plastic lures. Baits optional. Max 8 people. 6 recommended
  • Private trip
    Reef Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $986
    up to 10 persons
    Rod and reel fishing for mixed reef species for table fish such as Snapper and Perch. These fish can be found any where between 1 and 12km from shore.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing - Afternoon
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $916
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for Snapper and other table fish. Max 10 people.
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About the Captain

Tony Davis
Birchgrove, New South Wales, Australia
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16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2015
Capt. Tony has 25 years experience as a charter captain, having previously fished for 13 years as a professional commercial fisherman. In 2007 he took the Australian all tackle species record (ANSA) for Big Eye Tuna. He is a Shimano sponsored pro-angler who carries a full master 5 MED trading ticket. As well as running a successful charter business, Tony also builds bespoke hand-made fishing rods.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Hapuka
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink)
Tarakihi

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

HarrisCraft W.A (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 455HP Cummins engine.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (11)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with Captain Tony
Half day trip with Captain Tony
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Krisa C.
Forest Hill, VIC
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   April 10, 2019
We had such a wonderful experience.  The boys caught a perfect amount of fish and enjoyed the day with Captain Tony and...
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Yuliana R.
Jakarta, Jakarta
 5.00
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Tony was great with Kids

VERIFIED   December 26, 2018
We had a great experience fishing with Tony just off the heads beyond the harbour. Tony made sure we came back all happy with...
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Richard Z.
Darlinghurst, New South Wales
 5.00
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Trip with Fish Finder

VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
Enjoyed a beautiful day on the water.
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Robert S.
Rockdale, NSW
 4.67
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Offshore reef fishing

VERIFIED   November 3, 2018
Trip out with the family, both Tony and John were great with novices and kids alike. Even though the tide and time were not...
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Leonard T.
Casula, New South Wales
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 12, 2018
Trip was very good. The captain was very knowledgeable. I would do this again.
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