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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
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Great session casting soft plastics and octojigs with Wayne, Luke and Rusty 🎣👌
Awesome #fishing and even better crew - nice work lads!! 🍻
Caught snapper, tuskfish, pearl perch, pigfish, flathead, tarwine, maori rock cod, flower pots.. and a shovel nose all on lures 😄
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Fellas, whats the secret to catching more fish?? 🎣🎣 Make sure you invite the better half 😘
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Winter #action from the weekend 🎣🙌
Double hookups on kingfish, jewfish and snapper - plenty of excitement battles won, and lost 💯
Caught another tagged snapper that we re released - good chance it was one of ours originally... (stay tuned)
Everyone went home with a great feed 🍽🤤
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