Fish for: Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mulloway, Australian Salmon, Bonito, Flathead, Bream, Luderick, Tailor, John Dory, Squid and more

Avail Seasons: All year round

Location: Sydney, Australia’s gateway city

Recommended stay: 7 Days, 3 or 4 Fishing

Accomodation: Beachfront hotel in Manly

Other activities: Golf, Tennis, Snorkeling, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Coastal Walks, Fine Dining, Spa, Randwick Races etc
Pricing: Variable based on number of days fishing and the accommodation’s seasonal price variations

You’ll be amazed at the quality of fishing available in Australia’s most populus city. Our guides are the best on the water and cover everything from fishing for luderick under floats to mahi mahi around the FADs off the coast.


Stuart Reid covers all areas from the FADs to Long Reef to Bondi. He knows them all well and where to be in different seasons to give you the best chance at some awesome fishing.


Craig McGill is the most experienced guide in Sydney and focusses on the opportunities inside the harbour.


The most targeted species is yellowtail kingfish which can be caught anywhere from west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the crystal-clear waters of Long Reef and everywhere in between. Trophy metre plus kingies are a frequent catch and test even the most skilled angler’s stamina. They frequently congregate in huge schools of 60cm to 80cm fish which can keep you entertained for hours. They can be targeted many different ways including casting poppers and stick baits, trolling live baits, lowering live squid around marker boys and beacons and erratically retrieving soft plastics.

The mahi mahi are easily targeted around the FADs and wave rider buoys that are a few miles off the coast.


They are at their peak between December and May when the Eastern Current is running closest to shore.


Over the years we have caught some enormous mulloway inside the harbour providing testament to how good a fishery Sydney is.


If you’re targeting kingfish, mahi mahi or mulloway your day will always start with catching live bait in the form squid, cuttlefish, slimey mackerel and yellowtail scad. This can normally be achieved pretty quickly and then it’s off to the grounds to chase your preferred species.


During the winter months the kingies tend to move offshore, so if you are keen to stay inside the harbour it’s more sedate styles of fishing like fine lining for bream, flicking plastics for flathead, using cabbage weed under floats for luderick, setting a live bait for john dory and possibly a mulloway. There can also be huge schools of Australian salmon, tailor and bonito which can be great fun on light spinning gear or excellent targets for fly fishing.


Your accommodation will be at either the Manly Pacific or Sebel Manly. Both are excellent hotels where many of the rooms have stunning views. Manly is the entertainment centre of the northern beaches and has an array of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars.


Other activities include snorkelling the marine reserve between Shelley Beach and South Steyne, catch a wave at Manly Beach, have a hit of golf at nearby courses like Long Reef and Mona Vale and if you are around on a weekend you could head to Randwick Races.


You can access the Sydney CBD easily via the famous Manly Ferry service which runs frequently from Manly Wharf to Circular Quay and back.



We will organise your accommodation and the fishing but the rest will be to your own account.

Other Options

View all Destinations 

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains is situated on Swim Creek Station at the mouth of the NT’s mighty Mary River. The unique seasonality of Bamurru Plains means no experience is the same. This is what makes it such a special experience.

Chiawa Lodge (Eco Tour)

Chiawa, possibly Zambia’s most exceptional game viewing lodge and proudly ranked among the top 10 in all of Africa. The lodge represents a fantastic fusion of plentiful game, expert guides, superior accommodation and attentive service.

Kimberley Coastal Camp (Eco Tour)

Even by Kimberley standards, this is a remote location with access being limited to either float plane or helicopter. It’s amazing to think that accommodation of this quality is available on a corner of the Admiralty Gulf.