Botany Bay

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Botany Bay Fishing Charters

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Botany Bay: 2 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Sydney
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trips from $797
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Sydney
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Botany Bay

According to customer reviews, Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters and Cronulla Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Botany Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Botany Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Botany Bay fishing trip is $956, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,458 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters and Cronulla Fishing Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Botany Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Black Marlin, and Australian Salmon. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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!

Botany Bay
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27740 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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!

 

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Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 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
(16 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
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Cronulla Reef Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain christian is a very easygoing, unrestrained and passionate person. It's clear that he loves what he does. We had a good time fishing in the sea🎣.
Jack  L.
Jack L. Sydney, New South Wales
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
My activity was completed under a nice weather and chill atmosphere, with 10+ fishes by 6 ppl, though we were late. Everything was fine, and caption was professional to bring us multiple spots and assisted us everything
Kachan  C.
Kachan C. Sydney, New South Wales
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Tom caught the first fish of his entire life(pictured) and brought a load of flathead and snapper home. The captain worked hard to ensure a great experience for all five of us! We had a blast!!
Bruce  S.
Bruce S. Sydney, New South Wales
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a wonderful trip. High Wind warning on sea/reefs prevented us from leaving harbour which meant thinking on his feet, Captain quickly found a favorite inlet of his which we trolled for 3 hours and which led to a strategy of his and execution by us to hook fish every few minutes. What a great time for myself and adult son. I have done 10+ deep sea fishing charters and this was my son's first. We will do again everytime we visit Sydney. Thanks to Chris!
Donald  D.
Donald D. Greenwood Village, CO
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had some marginal weather, high winds which limited the areas where we could fish. Still we managed to find some fish and had a great time, beautiful scenery to look at while you fish. Would recommend this trip.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M. Houston, Texas
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
The Captain certainly knows his fishing spots. Caught 7 species. Caught more fish than we needed. Endef with catch and release . Great communication. Responded quickly to text messages. Was helpful with cleaning our fish do we could enjoy a meal. No waiting or waisted time. Was prepared and ready to go. Highly recommend this captain!! You won’t be able!
Elisa  L.
Elisa L. Imperial, NE
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a great trip, hooked a lot of fish. Captain and first mate were great! They really know where the fish are, how to get them on the hook and in to boat! We will book again for sure!
Trent  M.
Trent M. Ashwaubenon, WI
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Cronulla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Chris was very knowledgeable and my cousin was impressed that he knew exactly what the fish was by the way they were bitting. Fun time. When we had to go back and fish bitting was still on fire!!!
Laura  N.
Laura N. Pearland, TX