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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.



Top Sydney Fishing Spots

  1. Wreck Corlette Bay
    1/15/2014 11:23:06 PM -


  2. Boltons Reef
    1/15/2014 11:22:14 PM -


  3. Trawleys Reef
    1/15/2014 11:22:59 PM -


  4. The Plonk Hole - Sydney
    5/6/2011 11:35:04 PM - -34.00267 151.438


  5. SS Tuggerah
    5/6/2011 11:35:05 PM - 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


  6. La Perouse Point
    6/29/2017 8:08:50 PM - La Perouse Point


  7. Umina Point
    6/20/2019 10:06:31 AM -


  8. Snapper
    6/20/2019 10:06:32 AM -


  9. BB-22
    6/29/2017 8:31:27 PM - BB-22


  10. Golden Warrior Trawler
    1/15/2014 10:48:02 PM -



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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. Bull Shark

  2. Bull Shark

    There is a 86.02% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 12302 Bull Shark counted.

    Sydney Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE SYDNEY BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


  3. Yellowfin Bream

  4. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 7.47% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 1068 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Sydney Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE SYDNEY YELLOWFIN BREAM COUNTS CHART


  5. Mulloway

  6. Mulloway

    There is a 2.1% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 300 Mulloway counted.

    Sydney Mulloway Counts Chart
    Mulloway

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  7. Yellowtail Amberjack

  8. Yellowtail Amberjack

    There is a 1.95% catch rate for Yellowtail Amberjack, based on 279 Yellowtail Amberjack counted.

    Sydney Yellowtail Amberjack Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

    ENLARGE SYDNEY YELLOWTAIL AMBERJACK COUNTS CHART


  9. Australasian Snapper

  10. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 1.64% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 235 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Sydney Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE SYDNEY AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  11. Sand Tiger

  12. Sand Tiger

    There is a 0.13% catch rate for Sand Tiger, based on 18 Sand Tiger counted.

    Sydney Sand Tiger Counts Chart
    Sand

    ENLARGE SYDNEY SAND TIGER COUNTS CHART


  13. Great White Shark

  14. Great White Shark

    There is a 0.12% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 17 Great White Shark counted.

    Sydney Great White Shark Counts Chart
    Great

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  15. Dusky Flathead

  16. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 0.07% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 10 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Sydney Dusky Flathead Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE SYDNEY DUSKY FLATHEAD COUNTS CHART


  17. Greater Hammerhead

  18. Greater Hammerhead

    There is a 0.07% catch rate for Greater Hammerhead, based on 10 Greater Hammerhead counted.

    Sydney Greater Hammerhead Counts Chart
    Greater

    ENLARGE SYDNEY GREATER HAMMERHEAD COUNTS CHART


  19. Bluefish

  20. Bluefish

    There is a 0.06% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 9 Bluefish counted.

    Sydney Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE SYDNEY BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 31 species of fish and 14302 fish counted for February around Sydney.

To date, there are 77 species of fish and a total of 147695 fish counted for Sydney and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1817 (206 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:31:14 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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.

View full Sydney Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Sydney Fishing Reports

  • Ambition report 10th. January’23
    1/18/2023 4:55:51 PM -  January Striped Marlin  2023 January Striped Marlin  2023 I and I expect everyone who has been out chasing Marlin have just experienced the best January Striped Marlin fishi


  • Ambition Report 12th.December’22
    12/11/2022 6:11:06 PM - Game Fishing December… We took Zack an American who was basically a freshwater fisherman out on Saturday. He had had no experience at Game Fishing December off Sydney but was


  • Fishing December 2022
    12/6/2022 6:35:32 PM - Fishing December 2022 How different can two years be? Though I can’t compare fishing December 2022 with December 2021 due to Covid and associated lockdowns. Below is a report


  • Ambition report 16th. November’22
    11/17/2022 3:31:09 AM - November Offshore:- It’s November offshore and it feels like forever since I have had anything to write about and I suppose in all fairness I still don’t have anything much t


  • Ambition report 11th.September’22
    9/16/2022 6:37:01 AM - Yellowfin. Well it did turn out to be a good day for Yellowfin. Not so much weatherwise though. We had a shot early for Kingfish but it must have been too early for them. We


  • Ambition Report 28th.August’22
    8/30/2022 2:21:15 AM - August Spearfish We went out on Sunday in ideal conditions. And after hearing of the results of those who fished on Saturday there was a degree of optimism. The last thing we


  • Almark
    8/24/2022 5:50:27 PM - Almark reef is 28 miles out of Port Stephens and is well known for holding good sized Kingfish as well as Snapper and the occasional Bar Cod. Almark is a Jigger’s paradise as


  • Ambition Report 7th.August’22
    8/6/2022 7:40:23 PM - August Tuna August Tuna are when the Yellowfin are often found by both trolling and cubing. In fact a may be  caught right up and through to November. In fact some of the big


  • Ambition report 23rd.May’22
    5/23/2022 4:11:15 AM - Friday Due to the weather I’d been looking forward to getting out for a while now. What with the weather opportunities have been rare. But a last minute call on Thursday had


  • Ambition report 18th.April’22
    4/19/2022 6:18:57 AM - Mahi Mahi Yesterday in perfect conditions I took Brian his father and his two young sons out fishing. They were visiting from America and wanted to experience Game Fishing. S


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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. Narrabeen Bait & Tackle


  9. Net & Tackle Sales


  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. 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

  6. Sealord Fishing Charters
    Fishing Charters Sydney by Sealord Fishing Charters

  7. 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

  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. Deep Blue Charters Australia


  10. Mystery Bay Charters


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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. Sylvania Marina


  8. Clontarf Marina


  9. Cronulla Marina


  10. Como Marina - Boat Hire


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