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, Stuart Reid, 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: Stuart has five kids of his own and is very experienced in helping young people enjoy fishing. He 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.



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  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Kingfish - Private
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $474
    up to 1 person
    + $68
    each additional person
    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 available 1 Dec - 1 Apr
    $474
    up to 1 person
    + $68
    each additional person
    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 onbthe FADs and fish traps Max of 4 anglers
  • Private trip
    Winter jigging and deep reef kingfi
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $474
    up to 1 person
    + $68
    each additional person
    In winter yellow tail 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
    $406
    up to 1 person
    + $68
    each additional person
    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
    $406
    up to 1 person
    + $68
    each additional person
    Not everyone wants to catch kingfish. Sydney also offers variety. Blackfish or Luderick are more esoteric option . Fishing long soft rods with a float and green weed as bait will prduce 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
    $237
    up to 1 person
    + $68
    each additional person
    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 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 Suzukis 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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
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Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Member since April 2016
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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.
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Ian P.
Haberfield, NSW
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Kingfish 7 hour with Stuart Reid

VERIFIED   April 21, 2019
Catching 2 serious kingfish proved easier than catching the slimy mackeral and squid for bait. Capt Stuart was great….seems...
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Sydney, New South Wales
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The "Kingfish Specialist"

VERIFIED   October 14, 2016
On 14-Oct-2016, Mr Stuart R (the Captain of the Sydney Harbour Charters Boat) has demonstrated full expertise starting from...
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A great day on the water

VERIFIED   November 6, 2016
Stuart was our guide for the day. He took the time to contact me prior to the day to identify what sort of fishing experience...
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Half day trip with Stuart

VERIFIED   October 8, 2017
We had a fun day, Stuart made it a great experience, he put us onto the fish and everyone caught good size Kingfish. There...
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Best in Sydney!

VERIFIED   January 11, 2017
One of the best days you can possibly have with the nicest and most knowledgeable fishing guide SYDNEY has to ffer
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Fishing Reports

Big winter kings

August 01, 2019

The run of big winter kings continues . The Harbour is fishing extremely well this winter . Plenty of big kings getting caught down rigging and on jigs . The weather is cold so rug up Stuart Read Full Report →


Kings going off in Sydney

July 10, 2019

Best big king winter in memory Both inside the Harbour and close offshore Plenty of kings over a meter and whale watching as a bonus Stuart Read Full Report →


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