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Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Sydney
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $975

Cronulla Fishing Charters

Sydney
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trips from $129

Northern Rivers Sportfishing – East

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
South Murwillumbah
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trips from $279

Ambition Charters – Port Stephens

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
Port Stephens
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trips from $1,671

Shoki Charters

Sydney
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trips from $2,785

Ambition Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Sydney
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trips from $1,532

Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Sydney
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trips from $418

Best Sydney Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Sydney
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trips from $251

Deep Blue Charters–Susannah (16pax)

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(23 reviews)
Sydney
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trips from $1,044

Sydney Luxury Charters

Bad
1.3 / 5
(1 review)
Sydney
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in New South Wales

The average price for a private 4 hour New South Wales fishing trip is $857, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,078 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder, Cronulla Fishing Charters, and Northern Rivers Sportfishing – East are some of the most popular fishing charters in New South Wales. Full list of top fishing charters in New South Wales.

Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder, Cronulla Fishing Charters, and Northern Rivers Sportfishing – East all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New South Wales.

The most popular fish species you can target are Pink Snapper, Flathead, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and bottom fishing. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 25014 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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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
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

Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Tony and John where Very professional and knowledgeable team. Got us on early and they just kept coming. Good variety of fish as well as target fish caught. Great set up on the boat. Highly recommend
Jason  H.
Jason H. Launceston, TAS
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Wow, what can I say, the team was amazing! Each booking, great communication and support and on the day we had a few changes and the team was so accommodating. Then the fishing, so so so much fun! It was a first for a few of us and they taught us all we needed to know to the point we got super confident on the water which made it even more enjoyable, even gave us some ideas on how to cook our fish haha. Thanks guys for an amazing day, we will definitely be back again.
Ana  S.
Ana S. Sydney, New South Wales
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
These guys were great! 8 of us from the states went out for a 7 hour reef fishing charter. We got on some good fish, and probably had about 20 keepers, and threw back a bunch more. There wasn't much wind, so the drift was hard and with 8 of us, out lines kept getting tangles. These guys were pros and got the tangles out in a few mins and got us back in the water. Would recommend them 10/10 times!
Zach  P.
Zach P. Chicago, IL
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great communication from Capt Tony including his office. Nothing was too much trouble and our team thoroughly enjoyed their fishing event in Sydney Harbour.
Russell  B.
Russell B. Picton, New South Wales
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a fantastic day. Plenty of fish, and a crew who went out of their way to ensure that we had a good experience.
Martin  S.
Martin S. Manly, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Tony and deck-hand John were bloody amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better time and the five hours absolutely flew. Tony was extremely accommodating for the overall needs of our group and I wouldn't hesitate in the slightest to rebook with them. Cant wait for our next trip.
Jacob  K.
Jacob K. Roseville, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
This was our second time on Fishfinder Charters and again had a wonderful day. Tony and John are down to earth and make the trip enjoyable. Can't wait to go again highly recommended.
Heney  H.
Heney H. Boston, MA
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Was a cold day but was a good day out caught heaps of fish and crew were very good would highly recommend
John  C.
John C. Sydney, New South Wales
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Absolutely amazing. Loved the captain and Deck hand! Great people. Really taught us a lot. Would highly recommend to family and friends! And even you guys reading my review! :) looking forward to my next trip with them again. -Dennis.
Dennis  T.
Dennis T. Lane Cove, NSW
Ambition Charters
Ambition Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(10 reviews)
Although we did not catch a marlin, the very competent crew ensured we had a good day and caught some smaller fish which was great fun. I do think it would help to give some more info about the boat, particularly that there is no seating or shade on the lower deck - maybe more emphasis should be placed on promoting this as being a sports fishing vessel rather than for tourists. However we all had a great time. Thankyou
Tamsin  B.
Tamsin B. Surfers Paradise, QLD
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
My family and I had a fantastic morning fishing with Tony and John. They made us feel welcome from the start and were extremely helpful throughout the day. Even when a few in our group were feeling seasick they bought us back in through the Heads to a more protected area where we kept fishing. Overall a great day.
Alex  W.
Alex W. Sydney, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We enjoyed a great day out for our end of year work party. Tony was a great skipper and helped out with everything we needed. His knowledge of the best fishing spots was spot on, and we had a great day with a good haul to take home for dinner for those who wanted.
Dirk  S.
Dirk S. Minto Heights, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
It was a fantastic day. Caught fish at all their suggested spots. Very responsible team. Made sure everyone was safe and had a really great time. Would love to do it again.
Domonic  M.
Domonic M. Sydney, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had such a wonderful experience. The boys caught a perfect amount of fish and enjoyed the day with Captain Tony and his mate Johnny. Wonderful men, I couldn’t tell who was having the most fun between the four of them. I will be forever grateful for the kindness they showed my boys and also me...as I had a good bout of sea sickness during the journey. Definitely recommend this!
Krisa  C.
Krisa C. Forest Hill, VIC
Ambition Charters
Ambition Charters
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
One day trip trolling for marlin & tuna. Only one bite but made it count with a 133 lb. yellowfin tuna. The seas were nice. It poured rain on us during the fight but still well worth the trip. Captain Ivan has a wealth of knowledge fishing Australia.
Robert  K.
Robert K. Australia
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a great experience fishing with Tony just off the heads beyond the harbour. Tony made sure we came back all happy with our catch. He was wonderful with the kids and his boat is very clean. I would highly recommend taking a trip with Tony
Yuliana  R.
Yuliana R. Jakarta, Jakarta
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Trip out with the family, both Tony and John were great with novices and kids alike. Even though the tide and time were not favorable, they made every effort to ensure that we caught fish. We're now sitting around the BBQ enjoying our catch. Ocean to table in hours... yum!
Robert  S.
Robert S. Rockdale, NSW
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Find Fish Fast – Fishfinder
Fishing charter in Sydney
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Trip was very good. The captain was very knowledgeable. I would do this again.
Leonard  T.
Leonard T. Casula, New South Wales
Ambition Charters – Port Stephens
Ambition Charters – Port Stephens
Fishing charter in Port Stephens
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had an awesome time fishing for Black Marlin out at the Carpark! Ivan and Howard were a great team who made the day thoroughly enjoyable and will definitely be back for more! Thanks again guys
Livio  K.
Livio K. Dulwich Hill, NSW
Ambition Charters – Port Stephens
Ambition Charters – Port Stephens
Fishing charter in Port Stephens
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Unbelievable trip . Perfect day . 2 blues 150 kg and 200kg Ivan is a true master and expert as was Rob What else can I say Will be back next year Thanks SO SO much guys
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Moorebank, New South Wales