Pacific Coast Fishing Charters

Come join Pacific Coast Fishing Charters and discover the beautiful, bountiful waters of Forster and Crowdy Head! With native NSW fisherman Captain Richard Dihm at the helm, you’ll be exploring this fantastic fishery with the guidance of a truly experienced local.

Capt. Richard’s first vessel was a 11’ timber rowboat, at the age of 12. Many boats have come and gone since then, but his love of fishing remains as fresh as his first cast. He has one simple motto when it comes to running his charter: along with safety and organization, having fun is high up on the list! Whether you’re looking to target some big game species, spend a day sportfishing, or take your family on an estuary adventure, Capt. Richard offers something for every guest.

You’ll be heading on your adventure in a 24’ Fisher 7.5 aluminum boat. She’s equipped with top-of-the-line navigational and safety gear – no matter whether you’re heading offshore or to the estuary, she’ll get you on fish in plenty of comfort. She’s also fully mobile, so Capt. Richard is happy to depart on your trip from Forster or Crowdy Head. Just discuss this with him in advance – he’s happy to customize your adventure for you!

As for the species you’ll be targeting, it depends on your location – either way, you’ll be spoilt for choice! If you opt for an offshore adventure, get ready for battle, as you’ll come face-to-gills with a bounty of big game fish. Expect to reel in Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and plenty more. There’ll also be a variety of Snapper lurking around the reefs. If you choose to cruise the estuary, expect to haul in plenty of Crab, as well as Flathead, Black Jewfish, and more.

Your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, and you’ll be reeling in your own live bait as you travel to the fishing hotspots. Your fishing license is also included, so all that’s left is to grab your favorite snacks and come aboard Pacific Coast Fishing Charters to see how the locals do it!

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  • Private trip
    Estuary Crabbing and Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Perfect for novice anglers and families with little ones who are just discovering their sea legs. You'll be relaxing in the beautiful saltwater lakes and rivers, pulling crab pots and estuary fishing. Get ready to reel in anything from Flathead, to Common Bream, to Black Jewfish. Your captain will provide top-notch rods and reels, as well as water and soda. Pack your favourite snacks and come aboard!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef/Game Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Head out to some seriously productive offshore waters, and get ready to battle some big game fish! You can expect to come face-to-gills with Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin (December and January are the best times of year for this hard-fighter), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and plenty more. You'll also target the reefs for a variety of Snapper, amongst others. Perfect for hardcore anglers! Departure points are flexible (including Forster and Crowdy Head), so discuss this with your captain. Rods and reels are included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - PM and Night Time
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    up to 6 persons
    Capt. Richard says it best himself - at night time on the water, the big ones come out to play! Get ready to target the reefs and head offshore for the chance to reel in Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Cobia, a variety of Snapper, and plenty more. You can choose to target the waters of Forster or Crowdy Head - just discuss this with your captain. Rods and reels are provided, and you'll be reeling in your own bait as you head to the hotspots.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Start your day off the right way and spend your morning fishing the plentiful waters of Forster or Crowdy Head! Capt. Richard will have you targeting the reefs and heading offshore. Expect to reel in a huge variety - Blue Marlin (book your trip in December or January to increase your chances of battling one of these beasts!), Kingfish, Spotted Mackerel, Wahoo, and plenty more. You'll also be catching your own live bait as you head towards the fishing hotspots. Rods and reels are provided.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Bream (Common) Bream (Common)
Cobia Cobia
Crab Crab
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flathead Flathead
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fisher 7.5 (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 165HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

24 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancelation
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


Book with 20% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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About the Captain

Richard Dihm
Forster, New South Wales, Australia
Member since August 2016
"I grew up in small sea side town on the east coast of Australia. My first vessel was a 11 foot timber rowboat when I was 12 years old. Many boats have come and gone since then, and my love of fishing remains as fresh as my first cast. I have worked from Cairns to Eden on the east coast of Australia and experienced the many fishing options between, from Marlin to Snapper. I run a safe, organised charter with fun high on the list!"
Response time: 20 hours
Response rate: 67%
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