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Fishing in Sydney
Sydney is the destination for you, whatever you want to get out of your vacation. Great for city breaks, active holidays, and beach trips, you can’t ask for more from a single place. This applies equally to fishing: Sydney has something to offer every sort of angler. With everything from scenic boat cruises past the iconic Opera House to deep sea Marlin fishing adventures, fishing charters in Sydney have it all. If any city can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed, this is the one.
Fishing Sydney Harbour is an experience everyone should try. The most sheltered harbour in Australia, it is teeming with fish, with everything from Tailor to Bonito and Kingfish within easy reach of the city. There are also amazing fishing spots close to some of Sydney’s suburbs, including Botany Bay (south of Sydney), which sports several artificial reefs and is a haven for Tailor, Kingfish, Bream, Silver Trevally, Dusky Flathead and many more. Further south still, you have Port Hacking - yet another hotspot for exciting and productive game fishing. While here, visit Gunnamatta Bay for a beautiful setting and explosive lure fishing. When it comes to deep sea fishing, Sydney offers Mahi Mahi and Marlin in the summer, and Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Albacore Tuna in the winter.
Rules & Regulations
Fishing licenses are required in New South Wales for anglers over 18, although some Sydney fishing charters hold a Recreational Fishing Fee Exemption Certificate - check to see if the boat you are booking has this, as it will allow you to fish license free. Bag and size limits apply to numerous fish species: your skipper will be able to inform you which of the fish you catch are legal to keep.
Types of Fishing
Soft plastics and light tackle for smaller Kingfish, Bonito, Salmon, and Tailor. Heavier tackle offshore, with jigging and trolling live baits being good options for larger Kingfish and Mahi Mahi. Take some super light tackle and fluorocarbon leaders for fun with Bream and Flathead.
Insider’s tip for Sydney fishing: don’t miss out on high speed jigging for Kingfish if you want a true adrenaline rush!
What People Are Saying About Sydney
"Great Trip: CAPT Myer, Foreshore Charters, 25 March 2017"
There are several good charters on here and good info. I was a first-timer and got connected easily, with easy deposit and payment. And....caught fish!!
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