Botany Bay Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Botany Bay

Botany Bay: 2 fishing charters available

Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters

Sydney • 38 ft • 10 persons

Cronulla Fishing Charters is located in Sydney and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"Friendly captain with great sense of humour. Thank you Chris for all your hard work!" —⁠ Armin,
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trips fromUS $852
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters

Sydney • 24 ft • 6 persons

Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters is located in Sydney and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"Christian is the best. He made our day and managed to bring us fish though the weather conditions were tough." —⁠ Dmitry,
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trips fromUS $826
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Fishing in Botany Bay

Botany Bay is just 13 km away from Sydney Harbour, but without the comings and goings of ferries that the Harbour has. The Bay has been coined the "birthpalce of Australia" as this is where Captain James Cook first landed. Yet this isn't the only reason you'd want to visit the Bay. Botany Bay fishing is fun for the whole family and very varied, due to the rivers on the west of the bay and the Tasman Sea on the east. It won’t matter what skill level you have, as everyone can catch something in these productive waters. 

Two rivers run into the Bay: the Georges River and the Cooks River. This meeting of freshwater and saltwater allows for some great fishing, with a mix of species you might not expect. From the rivers, you can also target Estuary Perch and Bass. This is an unusal mix of freshwater and saltwater species that makes the fishing interesting all year-round!

What to Expect

Some of the top species you can catch in the Bay include Australian Salmon, Pink Snapper, Tailor, Bream, Whiting, Flathead, and more. You can also expect to see Kingfish and Mahi Mahi without heading too far out. The continental shelf drops 15 km away from shore, which is where the fishing gets very exciting! Head offshore from Botany Bay to target big game, such as Blue, Striped, and Black Marlin, as well as Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Albacore Tuna.

In the Bay itself, there is a wide range of habitats to fish, from the flats and mangroves to oyster beds and cockle beds. Each area calls for a different fishing technique and trips can be much shorter here. You can get a taste of the fishing on offer on just a half day trip.

The most effective techniques vary, depending on the time of year and how deep the fish are. During the winter, you can expect to go trolling for Tailor. All year round you can catch Trevally on light tackle and can go spinning for Flathead. Kingfish are available to target starting in October, and this is one battle you don’t want to miss!

How to Prepare

Charter captains usually provide a fishing license for your whole group, as well as drinks. If you head out of the northern side of the bay, you’ll have access to parking. 

There are strict rules in NSW for filleting your catch. Your captain will have up-to-date information for you regarding this, but will usually be able to gut and clean your catch for you.

Need to Know

Keep an eye out for the protected areas in the Bay, as these are not open to fishing. The area also attracts many scuba divers who come down to see the largest known population of Leafy Seadragon, so be considerate and look out for them before dropping a line. 

Catch limits apply to  most local species – your captain will tell you what you can keep and what you have to release. Small fish should be released to fight another day. 

Head over for a day of Botany Bay fishing that the whole family will enjoy. There’s a fish out here with your name on it!

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Botany Bay Fishing Seasons

January

After New Year’s Eve, enjoy three weeks of cultural performances in Sydney and join in the celebrations for Australia Day on January 26.

February

Everyone is invited to join in Mardi Gras! Lots of fun and colour make this a not-to-be-missed event!

March

Head over to Sydney Harbour for the annual Sydney Harbour Regatta. There’s lots going on for boat enthusiasts this month.

April

There are plenty of activities this month for the whole family to join in during the lead up to Easter. Don’t miss the Royal Easter Show.

May

From May to June the city is transformed with music and lights for the Vivid Sydney festival. Have your camera ready!

June

Both indoors and outdoors, join in with the longest-running film festival of its kind! There’s something for everyone to watch and enjoy.

July

Winter is in full swing in July. Head to an ice skating rink, warm up with a hot chocolate, or fill your belly with some yummy street food at the winter night markets this month.

August

Run, walk, jog, or however you’d like, for the City2Surf running event. Will you manage to get up Heartbreak Hill?

September

The running continues with the Sydney Running Festival. You’ll run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge – as views go, it doesn’t get better than this.

October

Every year is the Gone Fishing Day in multiple locations in NSW, including Botany Bay. Beginners can try out fishing and participate in training sessions.

 
November

The weather is starting to head up and summer is welcomed  with the Sydney Open and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Lots to do this month!

 
December

Watch the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Boxing Day, shop at open air Christmas markets, and get tickets to the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations!

 

Botany Bay Fishing Calendar

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What anglers said about fishing in Botany Bay

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Top Types of Fishing in Botany Bay

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Top Fishing Techniques in Botany Bay

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Top Targeted Species in Botany Bay

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