Sydney Guided Fishing Charters

Phone Craig McGill for Sydney Harbour Charters on 0412 918 127
Phone Stu Reid for Inshore and Offshore Charters on 0438 440 406


Want to go fishing in Sydney? Enquire here. Fishabout guides Craig McGill and Stuart Reid have spent many years fishing Sydney and it's surrounding waterways, and have built up an intimate knowledge of species, locations and seasons. This unsurpassed 'Local Knowledge' of Sydney's hot spots, what species are biting and where, is put to your advantage.

During daylight savings we offer 2 sessions per day, with a morning sesion starting at sunrise and ending at 1pm, and an afternoon session starting at 1.30pm and ending around sunset. Outside of daylight savings, we run two sessions each day, with the morning session being standard length of around 7 hours, and a shorter afternoon charter at reduced prices.

In winter we run one session each day, with the option of sessions starting later to avoid the morning chill.

Our fishing is done both inside the harbour and close offshore, where we target everything from big Kings and Jewfish to Snapper, Flathead, Dolphin Fish, Salmon, Trevally, Blackfish and much more.

Sydney Inshore Reefs and Wrecks
Over the last few years Stuart had been spending most of his time fishing outside the Harbour. The majority of this fishing effort has concentrated on the many offshore reefs and wrecks around Sydney. The reef systems are all within 20 minutes boat ride from the heads and are close enough to shore so that seasickness is usually not a big issue. Catches of over 30 kingfish are common place on both bait and lures. During the summer there are Dolphin Fish on the FADS averaging around 80cms. In winter the Snapper turn up.

These sessions are spent aboard Fishabout's 5.5 and 8 metre boats and include: • All Tackle • Guidance & tuition • Large lure selection • Light refreshments • All bait
Whether a total novice or an experienced angler, trips are tailored to meet your objective, and we look forward to having you out on the Harbour!

Thanks Craig for a great day yesterday, both Steve and I loved it and will be back

Just a note of thanks for the great fishing experience on Sunday. Our guide Nick was fantastic, so enthusiastic & helpful & very welcoming to my guests from Indonesia.  They had a great time, and could not stop talking about their fishing experience for the balance of the day.  It was a first for them, to fish at sea.  A wonderful experience.  Photos are already on their facebook pages, with lots of enthusiastic commentary. Please pass on my thanks

Thanks to Stuart for an absolutely stunning day on the water. We relaxed, we fished, we enjoyed the moment! and we had more than enough for Dinner last night! The tourists got on the plane early this morning after one of the best "last day in Sydney" ever! We shall be back!! Thanks again.

Trips in Sydney

Inshore Sydney Fishing

Stu Hooker 8m


Inshore Sydney Kingfish



Offshore Sydney Fishing

Mahi Mahi


Sydney Harbour Fishing Tours

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Sydney Harbour Jewfish

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Sydney Harbour Wash Fishing

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Jimmy Barnes out with Fishabout

Jimmy Barnes with his Kingfish

Jimmy Barnes with a beautiful Sydney Harbour Kingfish 

Sydney Harbour Charter Pick Up Points

Click below to see a map image of our pick up points. Please note pick ups from secondary pick up points involve travel by the guides, which may be up to an hour, and is taken out of the overall time of the charter. We highly recommend using the primary pick up points.

Primary Harbour Pick Up Points

Secondary Harbour Pick Up Points


Sydney Weather

Want to catch a monster Jewfish?

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We have set aside a couple of dates in Sydney where the lunar phases and tides are perfect for catching that Jewfish of a lifetime!


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