Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours

Fish aboard Sydney’s newest boat with an experienced guide who is happy to tailor trips to suit the needs and interests of his clients. Not only will these trips give you the chance to enjoy the unforgettable experience of seeing Syndey from the water, they will also take you offshore to sample some exciting, hands-on fishing.

You will be fishing aboard a brand new boat that is fully equipped with all the latest marine electronics and gear. With space for up to five passengers, this boat has all you need for an enjoyable charter trip, and it is powered by twin Suzuki engines to take you to the fishing spots quickly and reliably.

Your guide Seamus specializes in targeting Kingfish using various techniques such as live baiting, jigging, and downrigging. He uses top of the range equipment including Shimano reels and Black Hole rods for excellent light tackle fishing, and also carries four spinning outfits on board. A wide range of lures are kept in the tackle box, with brands such as Maria, Jackson, Sebel, and Yamashita giving you a huge arsenal of possibilities to use, whatever the conditions. As well as targeting Kingfish, you could also have the chance to catch Blackfish, Squid, and Tailor.

These charters are family friendly, with the crew very experienced in helping young people enjoy fishing. They will do all he can to make sure your trip suits you and your group, and provides everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Kingfish - Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $582
    Fishing for Kings. All gear and license supplied. You will be live baiting and jigging either in Harbour or outside the Heads. Max 5 people though up to 4 is the most comfortable. With the Fisheries Department working so hard the kingfish are now a 12 month option to just have to know where to look
  • Private trip
    Summer Kings and Dolphinfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 1
    $582
    In the warmer months, the Kingfish on the Sydney outside waters really fire up, catches of 20 plus fish are not uncommon. We also will track down the dolphinfish on the FADs and fish traps. Max of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Winter Jigging/Deep Reef Kingfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $582
    In winter, Yellowtail Kings in Sydney will often move out to the deep reefs off Sydney. The Kings this time of year are generally bigger and taste better We target fish over reefs from 30 meters to 110 meters either with jigs or live baits. The day starts with the bait collecting then off to the Kings' home grounds.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon 5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $510
    Often people on holidays in Sydney can't do early mornings. This afternoon trip suits families and clients who want to see Sydney at its best. The fishing is still good in the afternoon though with the shorter time frame, we generally stay within the Harbour.
  • Private trip
    Blackfish and Squid
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $510
    Not everyone wants to catch Kingfish. Sydney also offers variety. Blackfish or Luderick are a more esoteric option. Fishing long soft rods with a float and green weed as bait will produce plenty of these hard fighting table fish. Squid are a fun target and have the benefit of superb eating qualities. This tends to be a winter trip.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trips For the Younger Ones
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $473
    A lot of people ask what the minimum age for trips is? From experience, it’s about 6. What we do to make these trips enjoyable for all involved is have a short 3 hour trip in the afternoon as it’s better them wanting more not having too much. The trip centers around keeping the youngsters engaged so it involves a bit of squidding and some sight fishing. These trips stay in closed waters.
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About the Charter Operator

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 Fishing Reports
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
After 20 years as a currency broker, Stuart Reid decided to follow his real passion and spend his working hours doing what he loves - being on the water, catching fish. He has worked as a guide for 15 years now and specializes in introducing people to the thrills of fishing for Kingfish. His background as a currency broker in London and Sydney makes him well suited to hosting corporate trips, while fishing with his own children has given him plenty of experience in introducing young anglers to the thrills of being out on the water, catching fish. Your guide for the day will be Seamus, his skipper and he will make your adventure memorable!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Hooker (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Father and son fishing adventure!!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip - Kingfish - Private on July 8, 2021
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip - Kingfish - Private on October 2, 2019
My husband and 2 friends went with Captain Stuart and before the trip even happened Stuart was friendly, quick to respond,...
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FAQs about Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $600 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 1 guest - Afternoon 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • AU $600 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 1 guest - Blackfish and Squid (7 hours)
  • AU $600 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 1 guest - Kids Trips For the Younger Ones (3 hours)
  • AU $700 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 1 guest - 7 Hour Trip - Kingfish - Private (7 hours)
  • AU $700 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 1 guest - Summer Kings and Dolphinfish (7 hours)
  • AU $700 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 1 guest - Winter Jigging/Deep Reef Kingfish (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Client to cover cost of replacement gear if lost ov)
  • Live Bait (Catch squid and live baits at start of trip )
  • Lures (Al jigs and lures supplied on a you lose it you buy)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water )
  • Fishing License

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Sydney Harbour )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 15 nautical mile )
  • Offshore Fishing (Mahi mahi during summer )
  • Reef Fishing (Both artificial and natural reefs)

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Shimano reels Black Hole rods 15 pound line )
  • Trolling (Shimano )
  • Spinning (4 )
  • Jigging (Maria , Shimano )
  • Popping (Jackson , Maria , Sebel , Yamashita)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack