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4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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Sydney
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New South Wales

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

The average price for a private 4 hour New South Wales fishing trip is $932, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,112 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in New South Wales that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in New South Wales are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in New South Wales are:

The top 3 types of fishing in New South Wales are:

Many fishing charters in New South Wales 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 New South Wales are:

Who are the top awarded captains in New South Wales?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in New South Wales 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

While the whole Australian continent is home to excellent fishing opportunities, New South Wales is probably the most popular haunt of passionate anglers. It’s no secret that deep sea fishing here is superb, and the freshwater action follows close behind. That’s why NSW fishing guides are at your service every day of the year – there’s always something to target.

What makes the offshore bite so special is the abundance of the most sought-after game fish – Marlin. Come summer, Striped, Blue and Black Marlin swarm the bluewater and it’s a sight to behold. You’ll have to travel 15–20 miles to get to the fishing grounds, but there you can also hook into Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish and even mighty Swordfish.

Things are just as interesting on the reefs and inshore, where you can find anything from Flathead and Bream to Pink Snapper and Barracuda on your line. In the freshwater realm, you’ll enjoy excellent Trout action in the mountain streams and rivers.

When it comes to the types of trips you can book with NSW guides, the sky’s the limit. If there’s a particular species you’d like to target, skippers often offer specialized excursions. Full day expeditions are recommended for big game chasers, while shorter options are better suited for family outings that will put you on a variety of delicious reef fish.

You’ll find fishing charters in any big city in New South Wales, including Sydney, Port Stephens and Bermagui. All you need to do is pick a destination and reserve your spot in advance to avoid the summer rush.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re hitting the water with a fishing guide, you don’t have to worry about fishing licences – they’re included in the price of the trip. Solo anglers will need to get all the appropriate permits and carry them while they fish.

New South Wales
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The beginning of the year marks the beginning of the high season. NSW fishing guides can take you out and have you fishing for Blue and Striped Marlin, as well as a variety of reef fish like Hapuka, Trevally and Kingfish.

February

This is one of the best fishing months in the state. Just about everything is biting in February, but Marlin are the ones that steal the spotlight. Freshwater enthusiasts will enjoy prime Trout bite wherever they go.

March

Tuna? Grander Blue Marlin? Striped Marlin? Hapuka? Trevally? They’re all on the cards this month and both locals and visiting fishermen know it. All you need is a booked charter trip, a good mood and the fishing battles can begin!

April

With autumn around the corner, Yellowfin Tuna take the stage both when it comes to the number and the size of the fish. There’s still plenty of Striped Marlin around, and Swordfishing is at its best in April.

May

Things are slowing down in the offshore waters of New South Wales but there’s still plenty to do. Delicious Kingfish are the most common catch, and game fish aficionados can enjoy a premier Tuna or Swordfish hunt.

June

The weather is getting chilly and unpredictable, not to mention the waves and fishing conditions in the bluewater. Worry not, because there’s some good Pink Snapper to be had around the reefs, while Swordfish are still roaming around.

July

This is the coldest month of the year, so fishing isn’t as productive. On a good day, you can still hook into solid Pink Snapper, Hapuka, as well as Bluefin and Bigeye Trevally. Trout fishing is put on hold in the winter.

August

It can still get quite cold and windy on the water, so if you do head out, make sure you’re staying safe. Strong reef fishing action will make up for your troubles with good numbers of Hapuka, Trevally and Snapper.

September

Fishing restrictions are enforced in September, so targeting Kingfish, Tuna and Swordfish is not allowed. The same goes for Trout fishing, which will open up in October, but until then, you can cast a line in saltwater and go after Hapuka and Trevally.

October

Join in the “Gone Fishing Day” across NSW in October. There are lessons and competitions throughout the day and you won’t need a fishing licence to participate or fish. The Trout bite is back on – top-notch Rainbows, Brookies and Browns are on the menu.

November

With spring in full swing, a lot of freshwater anglers head inland to the numerous streams and rivers where beautiful Trout await. Rainbows and Browns are particularly hungry in November. In the saltwater realm, it’s a good time for Snapper and Hapuka.

December

The end of the year marks the return of the majestic Marlin and it’s not a moment too soon! NSW fishing guides organize both saltwater adventures and freshwater Trout bonanzas. All you have to do is pick which one you want to do first.

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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
Follow the instructions of the skipper and his crew and you can’t go wrong !!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Follow the instructions of the skipper and his crew and you can’t go wrong !!!
Ashley  K.
Ashley K. Carrajung, VIC
Recommend doing a charter boat fish to start off with great catches. Following that, enjoy some chill light fishing from the Narooma board walk or beach fishing to soak up some sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend doing a charter boat fish to start off with great catches. Following that, enjoy some chill light fishing from the Narooma board walk or beach fishing to soak up some sun.
Yun  L.
Yun L. Greenwich, New South Wales
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
I would recommend this for people fishing for first time the staff are very helpful and explain everything you need to know
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend this for people fishing for first time the staff are very helpful and explain everything you need to know
Damien  O.
Damien O. Homebush, 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
(31 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.
Sheriff Charters
Sheriff Charters
Fishing charter in Narooma
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(53 reviews)
Had a good time on trip,we all caught some fish,they cleaned our fish and the crew were friendly.
Ian  R.
Ian R.
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
(31 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
(56 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
(56 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
(56 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
(56 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
(56 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
(31 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
Aquilla Fishing Charters
Aquilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wollongong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
What a great day out on the water especially for my 2 grandsons who were over the moon with there catches, we all took home a feed of fish but unfortunately no big ones for a photo, mabe next time , thats how fishing goes. Capt Bobby and decky were excelent and helpful in every way , looking forward to another trip with them. Cheers, Norm
Norman  M.
Norman M.
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 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
(31 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
(31 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
(56 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