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4.9 / 5
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trips from $855
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4.9 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Sydney

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Sydney, New South Wales are: Full list of top fishing charters in Sydney

The average price for a private 4 hour Sydney fishing trip is $937, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,111 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Sydney that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Sydney are:

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The top 3 types of fishing in Sydney are:

Many fishing charters in Sydney provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Sydney are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Sydney are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $1,326
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,807
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,743
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $942
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $2,433
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,900
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,150

There’s one thing anyone who’s had a go at fishing Sydney’s waterways will agree on: these waters have something for everyone. Just as the city of Sydney has an attraction for every type of tourist, its fishing spots have something for every angler. With everything from scenic boat cruises past the Opera House to deep sea Marlin fishing adventures, the fishing charters Sydney offers have it all. If any city can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed, this is the one.

Known For

It doesn’t get much more iconic than Sydney Harbour. And there’s no better way of taking it all in than by boat. As far as holiday hacks go, taking a fishing trip in Sydney is a pretty big one. Not only do you get to enjoy choice views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you will be able to catch a very diverse selection of fish. If you’re lucky, you could even come up close and personal to breaching Humpback Whales, too.

Sydney Harbour is the most sheltered harbour in all of Australia. Everything from Bonito to Kingfish, Salmon, and Tailor drops in on this huge expanse of water during the year, and we don’t blame them. With calm waters most of the year round, this watery playground is pretty pleasant for people, too.

But the Harbour is only part of what you will experience when you go fishing in Sydney. Head south, and you can explore the rich aquatic life around the reefs of Botany Bay. Even if you’re fishing from a small boat, you will be able to access the artificial reefs and beaches that make this area one of the most popular fishing hotspots in Sydney. Travel slightly further out, and you can try reef fishing over Sydney favourites such as the 12 Mile and The Peak. Kingfish, Snapper, Trevally, and even the odd Mahi Mahi will keep you entertained here for hours. All this, within a 20 minute boat ride from the Heads.

Now, that’s all great for families, people fishing for food, or avid anglers who don’t want to go too far offshore. But when it comes to sport fishing, Sydney really comes into its own. With Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin all making an appearance in the summer and Southern Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Albacore Tuna in the winter, there’s hardly a time when you can’t put your big game fishing expertise to the test. And for those in the deep dropping fraternity, Blue Eye Trevalla and Gemfish can be found in favourite haunts such as the Browns Mountain seamount. Believe us when we tell you that when you’ve tried fishing in Sydney once, you’ll be hooked.

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

Anything from good old fashioned bait fishing to high speed jigging or even big game fly fishing has its time and place in Sydney. Bream and Flathead are the local inshore superstars and great fun on super light tackle. Kingfish, Bonito, Salmon, and Tailor can be explosive on light tackle with soft plastics. Or, anchor up and have a go at reef fishing for some big Snapper. And if you’re after a Kingfish to brag about, live bait can be a good option. Head offshore for some incredible spearfishing opportunities too. 

But it’s when you head further offshore that things get really fun. Deep sea charters will take you trolling for Marlin in the Summer or Tuna in the winter. In these parts, it’s common to use a mixture of divers and skirts in your trolling spread, and then ‘cubing’ for Tuna. These monsters of the sea find the local delicacy of small cubes of pilchards hard to resist!

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January

New Year kicks off with a bang in Sydney. Peak tourist season makes the town and beaches packed. Escape the crowds and head offshore - Marlin and Mahi are swimming nearby along the East Australian Current.

February

Escape the heat of the city and breathe in the sea breeze. There is good Marlin fishing to be had offshore, with Mahi also being caught around the FADs. Morning fishing tends to be the most successful.

March

Visitor numbers fall slightly, making March a great time to visit Sydney. Water temperatures gradually start to drop. There's still some chance of Marlin and Mahi offshore, with Tailor, Salmon, and Bonito biting in Sydney Harbour.

April

Most of the fishing moves closer to home as the temperatures drop. Look for Tailor and Salmon off the beaches or Bonito and Mac Tuna in the Harbour. Offshore, Mahi is still a possibility, with Blue Marlin on the cards, too.

May

Local species start to feed up for winter. The changing season can make fishing unpredictable, but Kingfish, Flathead, and Mulloway are common catches. Deep drop for Hapuka and Blue Eye Cod offshore.

June

As winter draws in, some Sydney anglers pull in their boats and take a break. But not us. This is a great time to catch Snapper over the inshore reefs. As for other species, there might be fewer of them, but they are better quality. 

July

It might be cold, but don't let that stop you getting out. Look for tasty Squid, Trevally, and Bream in the Harbour, Snapper, Teraglin, and Kingfish over the inshore reefs, and Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Albacore Tuna offshore.

August

Believe it or not, this is a great time of year to fish offshore in Sydney, with Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna generally very good. Don't miss the SGFC Tuna Slam and the Geoff Woolley Memorial Monster Mako Tournament.

September

The weather begins to feel a little more spring-like, with the bite transitioning alongside the weather. Flathead starts to liven up, with Bream, Tailor, and Salmon still putting up a good show at the beaches.

October

The waters offshore begin to warm, meaning hook ups on Striped Marlin if you're lucky! Join in the local spirit at the Warringah Anglers Club's 'Hunt for Red October' Snapper competition - all proceeds go to charity.

November

This can be a really fun time to fish. Tailor and Salmon are reacting better and better to surface lures in the Harbour. Look for Kingfish over the local reefs. This month is full of surprises - you never quite know what you'll catch!

December

Peak tourist season hits Sydney as summer arrives. Head offshore for Marlin and Tuna or stay closer to home, fishing for Tailor, Kingfish, Salmon, Bonito, and much more. It doesn't get more festive than this!

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November is a shoulder season, however, we were only focused on Marlin fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November is a shoulder season, however, we were only focused on Marlin fishing
Nancy  G.
Nancy G.
The only reason for the four stars, was the evening is short due to the early sunset as it is autumn and days are getting shorter. Otherwise it would be a 5 stars.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only reason for the four stars, was the evening is short due to the early sunset as it is autumn and days are getting shorter. Otherwise it would be a 5 stars.
Lisa  B.
Lisa B. Osakis, MN
Book a trip with Findfinder and Tony and John will give you all the tips you eed
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Findfinder and Tony and John will give you all the tips you eed
Heney  H.
Heney H. Boston, MA
Well the only thing that you need to keep in mind when you go fishing at all, you may or may not catch what you are looking for and that's why it called fishing and not catching. Put your faith in the Captain and crew and you will have a good day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well the only thing that you need to keep in mind when you go fishing at all, you may or may not catch what you are looking for and that's why it called fishing and not catching. Put your faith in the Captain and crew and you will have a good day.
Herman  L.  H.
Herman L. H. United States
Check the weather before going out and take sea sick tablets even if you don’t get sea sick!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Check the weather before going out and take sea sick tablets even if you don’t get sea sick!
Philip  N.
Philip N. Lilyfield, New South Wales
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!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!!
John  E.
John E. Australia

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Was a tough day out there but Seamus was excellent and managed to find a good patch of fish. Seamus was very knowledgeable and good bloke. Would recommend this charter to anyone both experienced and novice.
Lachlan  B.
Lachlan B.
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Very knowledgeable with getting onto fish! From start to finish the boat was run perfectly. Have learnt how to fillet as well. Would highly recommend
Richard  O.
Richard O.
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Took my son on a charter for his 14th Birthday. He loved it. Caught Kingfish unfortunately under size. But he caught a 114 cm Mahi Mahi he was so happy. Seamus took us to many spots and definitely new his stuff. We had a fun day.
Steven  P.
Steven P.
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
3 of us took the afternoon charter with Christian. He was funny and worked very hard to keep all the rods out and the baits loaded. We caught several species and Christian’s knowledge of the reefs and techniques really showed. Thanks mate, will deffos be back!
Hector  B.
Hector B.
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Great time and boat captain was helpful and a great character that gave us a really good day
Scott  L.
Scott L.
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Stuart Reid is a good gillie and knows the waters around Sydney to catch fish. Friendly helpful even if you never be ad sea you will have the time of your life.
Jan  H.
Jan H.
Sydney Sea Charters
Sydney Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
These guys are great! Flexible, informative, and knowledgeable! A really good option whether you are a family or a group of lads. They will have you covered. We’ll definitely be back on their boat soon. Thanks gents!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P.
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
We had an absolute blast on the fish finder charter , Toni and John absolutely made our day making it easy and relaxing for us , both hilarious characters and Rebecca in reception made the booking and keeping us informed about everything in the lead up to the day…. Definitely go back again no problem 👍 thanks guys cheers
Chris  M.
Chris M.
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
The crew were experienced, generous with their knowledge, and great with helping my kids to fish. Good people.
Christine  S.
Christine S.
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
My husband and his group had the best time and enjoyed everything about the charter. They caught so many fish and all enjoyed. He said he wouldn’t hesitate in booking again. The planning and guidance beforehand from Rebecca was professional and helpful and made the process easy as I purchased as a gift. Thanks so much for everything. Lisa and Sam
Lisa  B.
Lisa B. Sydney, New South Wales
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
It is our first fishing trip and it was fabulous. Staff are kind and patient. We even saw the whales and dolphins! We caught a lot fish, definitely will book again!
Zhengyang  D.
Zhengyang D. Sydney, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
What a great Sunday (13th Aug) afternoon fishing trip. Captain Tony is very kind person with great fishing experience. Staff John help us to clean fish & makes everything properly. The boat is nice & clean with full fishing equipment. Will book with them again.
Yang  Y.
Yang Y. Boston, MA
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a blast, despite the fish not biting the day of the trip. Captain was a great conversationalist and had tons of stories. The trip was relaxing and enjoyable.
Tucker  K.
Tucker K. Columbia, MD
Sydney Sea Charters
Sydney Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Joe and Julian were legends, had a great day out fishing an the got us on to plenty of fish 🐟 would recommend
Edward  H.
Edward H. Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Overall great experience, from booking to how the captain answered all my questions and catered to the needs of my group, and even the filet job for our fish at the end of the trip.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Stuart was our Captain. We booked an afternoon fishing trip to do with my 15 year old son. It was a great experience and we had a great afternoon. Unfortunately we couldn't do the full afternoon as the sunset was early, but Captain Stuart adjusted the fee. We caught multiple King fish, unfortunately non were legal size, which is okay since we were unable to cook it. If we had time we would have loved to book another trip out with Stuart.
Lisa  B.
Lisa B. Osakis, MN
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great trip. Clean, solid boat. Seamus knew what he was doing and we caught plenty of Kings.
Kurt  O.
Kurt O. Klein, TX
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Tony and staff outstanding, great day with inexperienced fisherman all had a ball. Thank you
Brad  C.
Brad C. Australia
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Top bloke of a captain. Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. I will say. Christian will look after you. Thanks for the day brotheerrrrrrrr
Benny  T.
Benny T. Sydney, New South Wales
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
It was a great trip, the captain was very enthusiastic to help us and lead us to the location where the fish were plentiful and we all had a harvest.
Shihang  W.
Shihang W. Sydney, NSW