Species We Target


Sydney is home to many different highly prized recreational sports fish and we are able to tailor your trip personally to get you hooked up with the species of your choice. 

Some of the most popular species we target are listed below. If you have any specific requests that are not shown below, please get in contact and we will be happy to accomodate your request.


Kingfish (Yellowtail Kingfish)

Yellowtail Kingfish

One of the fish featured on our logo and rightly so, this is one of the most targeted sports fish in Sydney waters. These guys can be fished many different ways,  and if you hook up with a larger model, you will be in for a real test.

Diet: Small fish, squid, cuttlefish.

Sporting: A highly sought after, powerful fighting fish. Very good sporting quality

Eating: Above Average


Snapper

snapper

The snapper fishing has been very popular this winter season. We have seen a lot of Big Reds in the past few months, with a good few in 70cm+ range.  Common names include: reddies and squire, which are the names of juvenile snapper during different stages of their lifecycle.

Diet: Small fish, squid , cuttlefish , prawns, crabs and shellfish.

Sporting: Strong hard fighting fish, especially in shallow waters

Eating: Very good – medium textured white flakey flesh, low oiliness


Jewfish (Mulloway)

Jewfish Mulloway

Mulloway are mostly silver with a blue/grey, green, or bronze coloured back. They possess a line of silver/white spots that follow the lateral line and sometimes have a black mark at the pectoral fin base.

Diet: Small fish, tailor, mullet and of course fresh squid

Sporting: Strong fish that marks a hard first run, but slows easily after

Eating: Good quality small to large fish


Flathead

Flathead

Flathead are found in estuaries and coastal bays, from Cairns in Queensland to the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria. They occur over sand, mud, gravel and seagrass and can inhabit estuarine waters up to the tidal limit. They are more commonly caught during the summer months.

Diet: Small fish, prawns, crabs, squid and cuttlefish.

Sporting: Very popular target species, particularly fun on light gear and soft plastics.

Eating: Great eating quality – medium textures white flesh, very easy to fillet.


Bream

Bream

A very common fish around Sydney waters and a popular target species for recreational anglers.

Diet: Small fish, squid, prawns and crabs.

Sporting: Good fun to fish on lighter gear

Eating: Above Average


Tailor

Tailor

Tailor are a common fish in the system during the summer months & into autumn. They take baits & lures readily & put up a good fight.  The average fish taken in Pittwater or the Hawkesbury would probably be 1/2 a kilo but schools of larger fish can turn up anytime. Bigger fish are more common offshore

Diet: Small fish, squid, cuttlefish.

Sporting: A toothy hard fighting fish, be careful on the nylon line

Eating: Good quality oily flesh. Bleed on capture for best flavour

 

 


Groper

Groper

Groper live along most rocky areas of the coastline from southern Queensland to Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria. Another closely related species the Western blue groper looks very similar and can be found from South Australia to southern Western Australia.

Diet: Small crustaceans, sea urchins, crabs

Sporting: A strong, powerful fighting fish. They fight hard and can be a real challenge to land.

Eating: Good eating, larger fish are a little dry & course


Rock Blackfish (Drummer)

Rock Blackfish

The black drummer is one of the dirtiest fighting fish you can hook on to in Sydney waters. Usually caught in shallow waters around the washes, these guys will shoot straight for the rocks the moment you hook up and if you don’t halt the first run, you will likely lose the fish. We are one of the few Sydney fishing charters that offer wash fishing trips targeting Black Drummer and once you are hooked up with one of these bruisers you will understand why this is one of Sydneys best kept secrets.

Diet: Weed, prawns, bread.

Sporting: A seriously powerful and dirty fighting fight. If you can survive the first 30 seconds, you can most likely land the fish…if you make it past the first 30 seconds.

Eating: Great quality


Trevally

Silver Trevally

Commonly grow to 40cm but can get up 70cm in the Sydney area. These are great fun on light gear and make great sashimi if you like it RAW!

Diet: Small fish, prawns and crabs

Sporting: A highly sought after, powerful fighting fish. Very good sporting quality

Eating: Great as sashimi


mahi-mahi-charles-hardenDolphinfish (Mahi Mahi / Dorado)

 

The second fish featured on our logo and possibly our favourite target species. They turn up each summertime when the water temperature rises and provide no end of fun on the lighter gear. Incredible blue/green flashes in the water and dramatic leaps when you hook up.

Diet: Small fish, squid.

Sporting: A highly sought after, powerful fighting fish that makes dramatic jumps out of the water. Very good sporting quality, one of the best

Eating: Fantastic

 

 


Teraglin

teraglin

Commonly mistaken with jewfish, teraglin are only caught around offshore reefs, not from beaches or in estuaries. During the day teraglin reside near the ocean floor, but rise towards the surface to feed during the night. Teraglin is a notable eating fish. Common name: trag.

Diet: Small fish, squid , octopus and crustaceans.

Sporting: Average

Eating: Above Average


For more information on fish in NSW, check out The Department of Primary Industries