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Sydney Fishing

Sydney Fishing

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populated city in Australia. Located on the East coast, Sydney is home to the world's largest natural harbor. With easy access to rich estuaries, plentiful reefs and wrecks, and legendary offshore fishing, Sydney is one of the best destinations for anglers in the world.

Fishing the inshore waters around Sydney allows anglers to target many different species of fish throughout the year, including Bream, Flathead, Mulloway, Salmon, and Whiting. On the many reefs and wrecks nearshore you can catch many different species of reef fish, including Grouper, Jacks, Snapper, and Trevally.

Offshore fishing out of Sydney provides anglers with many different species of billfish, including Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, and Sailfish lurking just offshore. There is also excellent Tuna fishing, with lots of Yellowfin, Dog Tooth, and Pacific Bluefin Tuna. Mahi-mahi and Wahoo fishing is good much of the year as well.

Sydney Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Sydney, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Australian Bass

  2. Australian Bass

    There is a 33.05% catch rate for Australian Bass, based on 1289 Australian Bass counted.

    Sydney Australian Bass Counts Chart


  3. Yellowtail Amberjack

  4. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 16.51% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 644 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Sydney Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart


  5. Striped Mullet

  6. Striped Mullet

    There is a 13.26% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 517 Striped Mullet counted.

    Sydney Striped Mullet Counts Chart


  7. Bull Shark

  8. Bull Shark

    There is a 9.97% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 389 Bull Shark counted.

    Sydney Bull Shark Counts Chart


  9. Mulloway

  10. Mulloway

    There is a 7.85% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 306 Mulloway counted.

    Sydney Mulloway Counts Chart


  11. Yellowfin Bream

  12. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 6.1% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 238 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Sydney Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart


  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 5.15% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 201 Bluefish counted.

    Sydney Bluefish Counts Chart


  15. Great White Shark

  16. Great White Shark

    There is a 2.41% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 94 Great White Shark counted.

    Sydney Great White Shark Counts Chart


  17. Australasian Snapper

  18. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 1.92% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 75 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Sydney Australasian Snapper Counts Chart


  19. Dusky Flathead

  20. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 0.62% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 24 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Sydney Dusky Flathead Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 36 species of fish and 3900 fish counted for May around Sydney.

To date, there are 93 species of fish and a total of 192066 fish counted for Sydney and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1817 (207 years).

Last Update: 5/17/2024 10:12:18 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Sydney Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Sydney are the following:

  1. Wreck Corlette Bay

  2. Boltons Reef

  3. Trawleys Reef

  4. The Plonk Hole - Sydney
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  5. Umina Point

  6. La Perouse Point
    La Perouse Point

  7. Snapper

  8. SS Tuggerah
    The SS Tuggerah, lying 2.2 kilometres off the coast of Royal National Park on Sydney's south, was one of the "Sixty Miler" steam powered colliers that plied the New South Wale

  9. Port Hacking FAD

  10. BB-22

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  • Ambition Report 1st.April’24
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  • Ambition Report 28th.March’24
    I Took Sean and his brother Kevin from Ohio out last Monday with high hopes of finding the March Marlin and Yellowfin that we’d seen over the previous weeks. Recently we’ve h

  • Ambition report 11th.March’24
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  • Ambition Report 15th.January’24
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  • Ambition report 15th.December’23
    I was keen to get out today after being out last Monday when we raised a Striped Marlin but sadly missing the hook up. However I was surprised today to see how conditions had

  • Ambition report 26th.November’23
    Joe’s Marlin I took Joe and his wife from Florida out last Friday on what turned out to be beautiful day at sea. The sea calm and the rain cleared as we headed out. So off we

  • Ambition Report 30th.October’23
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  • Mahi Mahi in the US Dolphin fish in Australia or Dorado in South America.. all the same
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  • Wow a great day at sea last Saturday a box full of fish and a happy crew what more can you ask for?
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Top Sydney Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Rockdale Sports & Fishing Tackle
    Established in 1986 - Rockdale Sports Fishing Tackle (previously Kyeemagh Bait and Tackle) offer a wide range of fishing gear and accessories at competitive prices. Offering over two decades of intensive fishing knowledge - owner Gary Gu Quach offers

  2. Daiwa Australia
    More than 50 years after its establishment in 1958, Daiwa is rising to the challenge of remaining the world leader in fishing tackle. It is over 50 years since Daiwa’s establishment in 1958, now is the time to change & challenge for the next 50 y

  3. Big Als Bait and Tackle
    Fishing bait live, fresh and frozen. Fishing Tackle major brands Assisting with rod and reel repairs

  4. Otto's Tackle world
    Otto's Tackle World - Sydney's Premier Fishing Tackle Superstore- All major brands of fishing equipment for all different styles of fishing as well as a large range of bait. Friendly, knowledgeable staff help to make your selections easy.

  5. Shimano Australia
    Across the planet, the Shimano name is synonymous with fishing. Founded in the early 1920’s by Shozaburo Shimano, Shimano started off as a company known for precision engineering. Today the company is regarded as one of the forerunners in product

  6. Global Tackle
    We are located at Kingsford in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. We have a wide range of quality products, catering for the novice beginner to the advanced professional. Advice from local fishing to global fishing, we can help you to catch more fish.

  7. Fish Therapy

  8. Net & Tackle Sales

  9. Narrabeen Bait & Tackle

  10. Windybank's Bait Service

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Top Sydney Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures
    Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures, owner operator niche sportfishing adventures throughout Vanuatu. Live on board trips & resort based trips at Trees & Fishes Anglers Lodge, Efate Vanuatu.

  2. Ambition Charters
    Game Fishing along the NSW coast from Bermagui to Port Stephens depending on the season

  3. Kingfisher Deep Sea Charters
    Cruise Sydney Harbour with Deep Sea Charters, the finest harbour in the world, then offshore to experience great deep sea fishing at productive reefs and fish feeding grounds a few nautical miles out to sea from Sydney Heads. Have a look at our BLOG

  4. All At Sea Charters
    All @ Sea Charters is a well established Australian business providing services on a 34’ flybridge cruiser with excellent facilities, safety and range. We arrange sport fishing and pleasure cruising from Port Hacking, Cronulla.

  5. Fishfinder Fishing Charters
    Fishfinder Charters operate out of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, Australia. One of the world's most beautiful and accessible waterways, Sydney Harbour leads to impressive offshore game fishing opportunities, hosting a huge variety of sport f

  6. Sealord Fishing Charters
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  7. Bravo Fishing Charters
    Deep sea fishing Sydney reef systems on a charter boat with one of Australia’s most experienced crews is an experience not to be missed. We offer a choice of two vessels licenced with the New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment (Fisher

  8. Highland Spirit
    Experience river cruises in Perth today! Our Highland Spirit charter vessel is highly ideal for private and corporate parties or for day trips and liveaboard fishing charters.

  9. Mystery Bay Charters

  10. Deep Blue Charters Australia

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Top Sydney Marinas

  1. Birkenhead Point Marina
    Located west of the Harbour Bridge at the entrance to Iron Cove Bay in Drummoyne and adjacent to the Parramatta River. Birkenhead Point Marina is only 10 minutes by road or water to the Sydney CBD and an easy 30 minutes cruising to Sydney Heads and i

  2. Balmain Marina
    A Sydney Harbour Marina with all facilities including berths, moorings, slipway and a full range of shipwright and anti-fouling services, marine engineers, insurance and pre purchase boat surveys, boat charter, and boat sales.

  3. Sydney Wharf Marina
    Sydney Wharf Marina caters to both the sail and motor vessel community. A state of the art marina facility boasting 54 private marina berths ranging in size from 8 to 30 meters. Berths can be leased or purchased.

  4. Gladesville Bridge Marina
    Located only 10 minutes from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we offer sheltered berths and swing moorings for vessels up to 22m. We have some of Sydey's finest tradesmen working at our marina. Our Slipway can take vessels up to 65' for simple anti

  5. Burraneer Bay Marina

  6. Empire Marina Bobbin Head

  7. Clontarf Marina

  8. Sylvania Marina

  9. Cronulla Marina

  10. Double Bay Marina

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