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Estuary fishing charters South West Rocks

Massive Macleay mulloway

At Wildside Sportfishing we run guided fishing tours providing ‘one on one’ tuition for small groups of up to four clients, on board our purpose built Contender 25T.

We use the latest fish finder technology, highest quality tackle and the most reliable boating brands on the market.

All this to give our clients an adventure on the water they’ll never forget.

Cost

Price $150 per person inc. GST

*Mixed group charters have a minimum of 2 passengers onboard and a maximum of 4. 

Standard duration 6am until 11am or 1130am until 430pm (5x hours)

Please contact us for sole charter rates

Dusky flathead from South West Rocks
Huge dusky flathead frequent the Macleay River

Calm waters

There is minimal wave action and generally an easier pace in the river which often suits folk who don’t enjoy being out at sea.

Apart from the famous rock walls the Macleay has small creeks, flats, weed beds, bridge piles, snags and deep holes that all hold a multitude of fish life.

Species?

Estuary fishing in the Macleay can be exceptional at times for variety, numbers and quality.

Species like flathead, trevally, bream, whiting, mulloway, cod and mangrove jacks are residential in the river.

Offshore species such as kingfish, cobia, bonito, frigate mackerel and snapper also make regular visits – particularly within the first few kilometers.

Big jack
Michael holding a thumping 51cm mangrove jack from the Macleay River

Techniques

We use a range of different techniques depending on the tides, water quality and season.

One of our favourites is to chase mulloway and flathead with vibes and soft plastics along the rock walls.

Both live and cut baits are also highly effective especially over peak tidal changes.

The Macleay River Estuary is an incredible fishery at times, you never know what will turn up!

We Provide

  •  ‘Wildside’ our Contender 25 Tournament vessel. She is fast, comfortable and a purpose built sport fishing weapon!
  •  Iced water and soft drinks
  •  Quality Fishing Tackle rods and lures (on a replace if lost or broken basis)
  •  30+ sun screen and insect repellent
  • Tuition from a fully qualified experienced guide with over 18 years in the industry
  • Complete list of offshore safety gear including a satellite phone
  • Portable toilet
  • Gutting or filleting of any fish kept

What to bring?

  • Sun hat and/or buff style head scarf
  • Food
  •  Camera and spare batteries
  •  Sunglasses (polarised being the best)
  •  Protective clothing and a spray jacket in case it rains

For bookings or more info contact us.

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Jewfish are common in the Macleay River
Wildside Sportfishing
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South West Rocks
Mothers Day was pretty special for Kath who landed her biggest fish ever - two cracking wahoo! 👏💃 #yehthegirls
We also managed spanish mackerel, some big spotties, tasty reef fish and a few dollies over the past few days 🎣
Unfortunately the shark 🦈 plague continues to destroy our gear and many good fish 😔
#getonboard winter means calmer weather, big snapper on plastics and kingfish 🤙
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🎣⚠️🎣 #getonboard our late season run of mackerel - seats available over the next four days - 1x tomorrow Saturday 7th, 2x Sunday 8th, 3x Monday 9th and 1x on Tuesday 10th 🎣⚠️🎣 (only availability left until late June)
**These fish will migrate north again in the next few weeks**
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Daly River
Apologies to anyone who has tried to contact us recently - ive been back up in the NT fishing the #barraclassic 🤠
(Bad reception)
We ended up in 5th place out of 59 teams which we're pretty happy with 🤙
Fishing was very tough, we worked hard and came back from way up the field with some reasonable fish - Glenn catching the unofficial biggest for the competition 92cm (on the last day) on a 3 inch plastic in 80cm of water on light spin 💪 a super heavy barra but lacking in length, could've easily been meter plus... and unfortunately due to a 'bad photo' on our dodgy digital camera, it wasn't excepted at its measured length 😪 devastating.. but that's a story for another time 😶 #weknowthetruth
The Daly River is a place of extremes 😵‍💫💯 we hit rock bars and logs, lost a wheel, lost many fish 🐟🐟🐟, had a breakdown, lost me beloved Rambo Lures cap, flat tyre, burnt to a crisp in crazy heat 🔥, carried away by mosquitoes 🦟 and blasted by storms ⛈️ #makinmemories 🎣🎣🎣
Congrats to Tackle World and Edge Rods for 1st and 2nd place - made us all look silly with their exceptional usage of technology 🤯 wowsers!!
Thankyou to @irukandji_tackle for slinging us some awesome soft plastics! 👌
Lastly, Cheers 🍻 to my legendary crew @alexrubai_ink @double_n_mate for all the hard work, effort and many many laughs 👊 #teamwildside
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South West Rocks
🎣 #mahimahi are a crowd favourite, and who can blame em! Fast growing, spectacular looking, crazy fighting and delicious 😋 🌮
⚠️ getonboard last available seats for May are 5th, 8th and 10th ⚠️
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🦓 WAH YIEWW 🤙
Put yourself in this pic - full boat available tomorrow due to a cancellation 🎣
⚠️ #getonboard 2x seats available 5th, 8th and 10th of May ⚠️
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South West Rocks
Got out a couple of days this week finally! Had a blast casting Rambo Lures 'pelagic cigars' at big schools of busting longtail tuna - very cool watching them explode on the skipping garfish imitations and scream off line to the horizon 💥
Some nice snapper around too, with loads of tailor on the light gear 🤙 tripple hookups the norm.. 👌
🎣🎣 #getonboard 2x seats available easter Sunday and few seats available through May 🎣🎣
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